SGC will shut down the autograph authentication arm of its business as of the end of the month.
The Florida-based company told customers on Wednesday by email that it was making the move to “allow us to focus our full attention on card grading and uniform authentication.”
They say submissions that arrive before April 1 will be completed and returned as normal but collectors who wish to have their submission returned instead can do so.
SGC will still be offering on-site autograph authentication at this weekend’s Ohio Sports Collectors Convention.
Larry Studebaker, who had been SGC’s primary authenticator, has already been hired by Beckett.
SGC began authenticating and grading autographs in 2013. It opened a uniform authentication division last year.
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