Don't take a risk when investing. Don't treat your memorabilia investment any differently. Rock'n'Roll and Hollywood memorabilia is VERY hard to come by. Someone with the wherewithal to authenticate a piece knows what it is worth. There is not a respected dealer in the business who has multiples of these types of pieces.
Real dealers have long waiting lists on the high end pieces... They won't be sitting on big inventories.
Search for information about them online and draw your own conclusion.. Use your brain, educate yourself, and enjoy collecting! - The Autograph Source Aspen.ABOUT THE AUTOGRAPH SOURCE: The Autograph Source specializes in unique, History, Hollywood, Sports, and Rock'n'Roll pieces. Our goal is to provide you with an investment-grade collectable that will be an incredible conversation piece in the short term, and appreciate in the long term. We have provided customers all over the world with some of the finest pieces the industry has to offer. Look under "authenticity" for more information. The Autograph Source is located in downtown Aspen, Colorado. Our location gives us exposure to many of the modern celebrities and their agents. The simple fact that many of the autographs that we sell are from people who pass through our retail location gives our customers absolute confidence that our pieces are real. Due to the unique nature of our business, sometimes it can take us months to authenticate and negotiate for a piece.
By the time we receive the piece, there can be several parties interested in purchasing it. As a result, a high percentage of our pieces sell in the first 48 hours.
Our founder has been involved at the highest level of this field for decades. He has been collecting for most of his life, and has found a way to live and breathe his passion for Rock'n'Roll, Sports, Hollywood, and History each and every day. Feel free to contact any of our staff at any time. AUTHENTICITY OF OUR PIECES: We do not take any risks on the pieces that we sell.
The provenance of each piece is the most important thing. If the provenance is impeccable, then we move on to authentication of the piece or signature. If any part of the equation does not add up, we simply do not deal with the piece. We offer a Certificate Of Authenticity, which is a lifetime guarantee that the piece is real, with every piece.
A Certificate Of Authenticity is only as good as the company that issues it. Our reputation is impeccable, and our letter means something. Different items are sourced in different ways, and we are always happy to discuss this topic.
It is the most important facet of our business. In an industry where counterfeiting and forged autographs run rampant, it is near impossible to sell an autographed item without third-party certification. Buyers know they can't just take the sellers word that they got the item themselves, and sellers know that they can increase the value of their item by having it authenticated.
But which company does the authentication matters, not all third party experts are equal. Beckett Authentication Services led by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero, have a combined 25 years of experience authenticating autographs. It's not just that they have been doing this longer than everyone else, it's that they are responsible for personally authenticating the most valuable items in the industry including: Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox, the 1857 Laws of Baseball document and the only known Joe Jackson signed photograph. When there is an item of significant value that needs authentication, the industry turns to Grad and Sobrero for their expert opinions.
More than just our experts being the best, BAS utilizes cutting edge technology to add security features to all of our products to prevent counterfeiting. Our tamper-evident encapsulation holders are impossible to penetrate without detection, which means once it has been hermetically sealed, you can rest assured that you are receiving an authentic Beckett certified item.Our certification stickers can only be applied to an object once, and if someone does try to remove it, it will be evident. Everything we do, from our online database to custom watermarked paper, is to protect you, the buyers and sellers of Beckett Authenticated items.