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Gateway Stamp Autographed Cachets

I have a lot I purchased in the 1990's and early 2,000s. A few of the more expensive ones I would like to get authenticated. Has anyone sent to PSA and once the auto is judged, how do they send them back? Also what price category would they be Much appreciated.

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  • JMS1223JMS1223 Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you want opinions you can always ask here. A lot of things might turn out to be sure fakes like autopen so it’s best to ask us first before spending money. We have some pretty good experts here that can help you out. Don’t be afraid to post a few photos of some of the autographs you have.

    If we are unsure or the autographs are not ones we know enough about to determine authenticity then you might want to check out Quick Opinion.

    PSA and other third party authentication companies do a thing call Quick Opinion where it costs $10 each and you just send a picture of the autograph in question through their site and they get back to you in 24-48 hours. I would only do this if we here can’t determine if autographs are good or not. If we can’t determine authenticity, then Quick Opinion is a cheaper and easier way to go than full authentication which can cost over $100 each autograph being authenticated. If it’s a high end autograph and Quick Opinion checks out as Likely to Pass then and only then should you go the full authentication route — this is if you are planning to sell the autograph(s). Otherwise authentication in my opinion is a waste of money.

  • IronmanfanIronmanfan Posts: 5,414 ✭✭✭✭

    I've had a handful authenticated/slabbed although I can't recall what category they fit into.

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  • @JMS1223 said:
    If you want opinions you can always ask here. A lot of things might turn out to be sure fakes like autopen so it’s best to ask us first before spending money. We have some pretty good experts here that can help you out. Don’t be afraid to post a few photos of some of the autographs you have.

    If we are unsure or the autographs are not ones we know enough about to determine authenticity then you might want to check out Quick Opinion.

    Thanks for your thoughts. I might not have been clear. I purchased these cachet's directly from Gateway - I believe they are real. I want to see a few of the higher priced ones on ebay and am considering PSA to authenticate.

  • JMS1223JMS1223 Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @dwills1955 said:

    @JMS1223 said:
    If you want opinions you can always ask here. A lot of things might turn out to be sure fakes like autopen so it’s best to ask us first before spending money. We have some pretty good experts here that can help you out. Don’t be afraid to post a few photos of some of the autographs you have.

    If we are unsure or the autographs are not ones we know enough about to determine authenticity then you might want to check out Quick Opinion.

    Thanks for your thoughts. I might not have been clear. I purchased these cachet's directly from Gateway - I believe they are real. I want to see a few of the higher priced ones on ebay and am considering PSA to authenticate.

    If you want to sell on eBay then you probably should get them authenticated by PSA. It will be expensive though. Good luck!

  • SDSportsFanSDSportsFan Posts: 5,071 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 20, 2023 1:20PM

    If you bought them direct from Gateway already signed, then they are completely authentic; except for two known instances.

    Some early Reggie Jackson and Pete Rose cachets were signed by either Reggie's secretary, or, in Pete's case, by Tommy Gioiosa; all the fakes are easy to spot.

    Steve

  • SDSportsFanSDSportsFan Posts: 5,071 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 20, 2023 1:24PM

    Also, if you really are intent on having them authenticated, then I would go with JSA. Depending on where you live, you could take them to a card show, as JSA representatives appear quite often at shows around the country; cost is usually $25 or less per signature, unless it's a big name like Mantle, Mays, Aaron, Williams, DiMaggio.....

    Just make sure, if you go this route, to have JSA put the authentication stickers on the back of the envelope. Collectors do not like the stickers to be on the front of the item.

    Steve

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