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Old 03-24-2015, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $15 PSA/DNA autograph authentication/ecapsulation special

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that this month PSA/DNA is running a special, $15 to authenticate and encapsulate single signed autographs. Not a bad price, and you don't have to be a member of their collector's club to get the special.

I sent in a few autographs at the beginning of the month and got them back today:


Jessica Alba signed bookplates


Arnold Schwarzenegger signed bookplates


Also, wanted to let people know about a fairly inexpensive way to pick up some autographs. As you can see, these were autographed bookplates, cut out from signed books. A lot of times whenever a celebrity puts out a new book, there will be signed copies available, at the same price as an unsigned book! I got these books at the Wireless Catalog website. The terminator was originally a $35 book, but went on sale last month for $18 (unfortunately it's now sold out), while the Alba book was originally $23, but is currently on sale for $16. If you sign up for their mailing list, they send out coupons a couple of times a week, for free shipping, or sometimes an extra 20% off of sale items.

I originally bought these books to get some autographs that could be used in some custom booklets I want made. If you're thinking about that, just be aware that people with long names might not fit in a regular sized card. I bought 5 Schwarzenegger books, but only 1 of the autographs is small enough for a regular sized card. The Alba's were better, 3 of the 5 I bought will fit. And for you Star Wars fans, they currently have a Carrie Fisher signed book for $11, and the signature should fit in a card:






Anyways, sorry about the long read, but wanted to share these with you.
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dang, too bad it is only for single signed papers

it also says its only for cards with regular authentication fee of $49 or less and under $250 in value, couldn't do my Roger Maris

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Thanks for the post! Even at $50 shipped to Canada might be worth it for the Carrie Fisher book... Or I can go to Vancouver Fan Expo next weekend and get her auto in person.

Hmm, decisions decisions...
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Does this deal include 3x5 index cards? Thanks! -- Chris
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Picked up an couple of Arnold's with a friend a few month's ago for some Terminator customs. I also grabbed a Fisher at that price. Thanks for the heads up on slabbing.
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dang, too bad it is only for single signed papers

it also says its only for cards with regular authentication fee of $49 or less and under $250 in value, couldn't do my Roger Maris
Yeah, it would be an amazing deal if you could get people like Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, etc authenticated for $15. So the deal is only for autographs that would normally not require upgraded authentication to a full LOA.

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Does this deal include 3x5 index cards? Thanks! -- Chris
It includes any flat item that will fit in one of their holders. So, yes it includes 3x5 index cards. Would also include checks, and smaller photos, and envelopes. Would not include 8x10 photos or anything bigger.
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Thanks for the tip on both the grading and the website!
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Yes, I am very interested in this. I would love help with some additional questions. Can I mail in a mixed package of sizes, like a few index cards, and a few trading cards? What if one of the signers is obscure, and while you think it would be on the low and spectrum, you really have no idea if it's an expensive autograph? Does anyone else have any suggestions or website links? This would be my first time trying any of this.
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Oh, and one last question, is this a rare special that I should really jump on? Or is this one that rolls around every four or six weeks?
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Yes, I am very interested in this. I would love help with some additional questions. Can I mail in a mixed package of sizes, like a few index cards, and a few trading cards? What if one of the signers is obscure, and while you think it would be on the low and spectrum, you really have no idea if it's an expensive autograph? Does anyone else have any suggestions or website links? This would be my first time trying any of this.
Yes, you can send in different sized items. In my order, I also sent in an autographed postal first day cover / envelope, and it was encapsulated in a longer holder than these bookplates.

On the signers, here's a link to PSA/DNA's fees where you can search by name:

Autograph Fees and Services

If you search on "alba" for example, Jessica Alba is the second name listed, and you can see their normal authentication fee is $30. So it's eligible for this special (any normal fee less than $50). Hope that helps!

Also, this particular special does pop up about twice a year. Next month with baseball starting up, I expect the special to be on baseball autographs. In August or September, I expect it to be for football autographs. Etc.

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Ok, I've never been able to post this before till now, so sorry Aggie! lol. I donated to one of Rosario Dawson's charities before, and when you donate you never ever expect anything in return. Anyways I was absolutely shocked to get this poster in the mail a few weeks afterwards. Rosario not only signed it (near the knife, pretty hard to see) BUT she also had her friend Jessica Alba sign it as well!

Wonder if they'd authenticate this? lol jk
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just ordered 3 Carrie Fisher books at a total of $43.00 with shipping. The autos will be great to use in a double mat cutout with a nice Princess Leia photo.

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Thanks for the heads up. Picked up two Carrie Fisher books and one Jessica Alba.
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Mailed off 8 for the encapsulation special.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Awesome thread, thank you! I've always wondered about the authentication process.

If only I could get this slabbed...
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