It’s the fanboy news of the week!
PSA DNA and JSA under fire apparently as memorabilia becomes increasingly difficult to authenticate. Millions being made? Very interesting. It’s a great article.
Other news, creepiest autographs of all time, Drake cancels his meet and greets and more!
Autograph Fakery: Two Firms Monopolize a Lucrative Business
The feud illustrates a deeper conflict that’s roiling America’s booming memorabilia market: the role of paid “authenticators” whose say-so drives the value of collectibles. Two companies in particular have come to dominate the niche industry of “verifying” celebrity autographs.
Drake Cancels All Fan VIP Packages Ahead of Summer Sixteen Tour Kick-off, Source Says
Fans heading to Drake Summer Sixteen Tour will have to see the rapper from the audience, and the audience only. An industry source tells PEOPLE that Drake has canceled all of his fan VIP packages for the tour, which kicks off on July 20 in Austin.
Lionel Messi gives autograph and hugs to a fan who rushed the field Tuesday at Copa America [Video]
Lionel Messi probably has fans throwing themselves at his feet all the time.That might be why Argentina’s all-time leading scorer didn’t appear a bit flustered when a crazed fan rushed the field at NRG Stadium in Houston on Tuesday night before the start of the second half of Argentina’s 4-0 Copa America semifinal victory over the U.S.
This Hero Cavs Fan Got J.R. Smith To Autograph An Actual Pipe
The NBA Finals had a lot of heroes — LeBron James with his all-around domination, Kyrie Irving’s dagger, Kevin Love’s last-minute defense of Steph Curry, etc. — but since the Cavs won, the celebration has had one hero above all: J.R. Smith. First, he gave such an impassioned speech about his family that he left the post-Game 7 press conference to applause. After that, it was a whole lot of shirtless partying, A.K.A. J.R.’s best day ever.
Creepiest Sports Memorabilia Ever? New O.J. Simpson Autograph Signed Just Before Nicole’s Murder
About a week ago the owner of one of the most haunting, if not downright disturbing, pieces of memorabilia in the history of American popular culture opened his safety deposit box to retrieve it. For almost 22 years it had never seen the light of day. He then mailed off his unholy relic to Lelands for an auction this fall.
‘To Orlando, love, Dolly Parton’: This Bangor man got the autograph of a lifetime
Forty-seven years after he snapped a compelling photograph of 23-year-old Dolly Parton making her debut performance in Bangor, city resident and pawn shop owner Orlando Frati finally had a chance last weekend to meet the now-famous country-music superstar.