One other thing. Like I said earlier, GAI is no longer in existence. When Global Authentication (GAI) ran into financial trouble in early 2009, it attempted to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But a judge threw out the filing, forcing it to find another option to continue operating. Part of the solution was to sell off the card grading arm, which was reborn under new management as a new business called Global Authority.
There is an authentication company named GA (Global Authentics). To make it clear, GA (Global Authentics) is a separate entity and is not affiliated with the old GAI.
Please use due diligence when buying an autograph. Unless you witnessed the player signing, you will have to rely on a third party to say it is legit or not. If you have any questions or comments do not hesitate to contact me. I hope this guide helps a bit.
LIST OF EBAY TRUSTED AUTHENTICATION COMPANIES
Global Authentics LLC
James Spence Authentication
Pre-certified autograph companies:
LIST OF BANNED COA's ON EBAY
Coach's Corner Sports Auctions LLC
Christopher L. Morales
Forensic Document Services
J. DiMaggio Co. / J. DiMaggio Company
Legends Sports Memorabilia
Nathan's Autographs / N.E. Autographs
Pro Sports / Pro Sports Memorabilia
Rare and Signed .com
R.R.'s Sports Cards & Collectibles
SCAA / Front Page Art / Angelo Marino
Slamdunk Sportscards & Memorabilia
Sports Alley Memorabilia
Sports Management Group
Stan's Sports / Stans Sports Memorabilia
TTA Authentic (formerly STAT Authentic)
Blank COAs and LOAs
COAs and LOAs as stand-alone items
COAs and LOAs from anyone listed on the FBI's Operation Bullpin website.
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