Collecting & Authenticating Autographs - COAs, Scams, ITP, Witnessed, Fakes & Reprints

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In this episode I talk all about collecting basketball autographs. Learn how to tell a real from a fake, and the differences in certificates of authenticity that are out there. I give lots of examples and walk you through all of the different ways items get signed.

Table of Contents:
0:26 - Introduction
1:15 - Certificates of Authenticity
1:55 - PSA/DNA In The Presence vs. Opinion Certs
4:15 - A Look at Certificates of Authenticity (Upper Deck, Steiner etc.)
6:23 - Exclusive Signers (Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Zion Williamson)
7:45 - Evolution of on-card certification on basketball cards
9:00 - Kinds of autographs (On-card, Sticker, Cut, Facsimile)
15:19 - Reprints and how to spot them online
15:51 - Fraudulent copies of real autographs (Kobe Bryant, Co-Signers, Michael Jordan)
21:15 - Fake autographs with real certificates
23:47 - Accepted fakes (Secretarial, Autopen - Jay Leno, Shaquille O'Neal)
26:53 - The evolution of players' autographs
28:26 - In-Person Autographs
31:17 - In Person tips to authenticating and preserving
33:13 - Upper Deck Authenticated "PenCam"

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