Beckett Grading Services and James Spence Authentication Form Exclusive Alliance

Beckett Grading Services (BGS) and James Spence Authentication (JSA) today announced the formation of an exclusive alliance between the industry leading grading company based in Dallas and the internationally recognized authentication experts based in New Jersey. Effective immediately, customers will be able to submit their autographed card orders directly to JSA, which will then be encapsulated by BGS, with the option available to add card and autograph grades.

“This combination of services will provide our customers with the highest levels of expertise in the grading and autograph authentication industry. By offering the services of our two companies under one banner we will be able to provide the best customer service on the highest quality products,” said Mark Anderson, Beckett Grading Services, Senior Manager. “There is no other Autograph Authenticator we would rather work with than James Spence Authentication. Their reputation stands for itself across the hobby.”

It is anticipated that in the near future, the relationship will expand with both companies acting as reciprocal submission centers, co-branding across a broad spectrum of products and services, and with James Spence once again authoring articles on the signing habits of deceased HOFers for inclusion in Beckett publications.

According to Mr. Spence of JSA, “We are excited and exceptionally proud to be associating with Beckett not only for its unparalleled name but also for the broad reach and exposure it gives to JSA into virtually every aspect of the hobby.”

JSA has earned the universal respect and approval of auctioneers, dealers, and collectors worldwide with their accurate authentication expertise. A third generation autograph collector, Mr. Spence’s knowledge and exposure has its roots in over thirty years of hobby experience. Almost every world renown auction house, including Sotheby’s, Mastro Auctions, Grey Flannel Auctions, Robert Edward Auctions, Hunt Auctions, Heritage, Upper Deck, Sotheby’s – SCP, Huggins & Scott Auctions, eBay and many others employ the services of JSA to insure the legitimacy and affirm the value of their autographed offerings. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of the Treasury (IRS) have depended on Spence as their sports authentication adviser and asked for his assistance during past investigations.

Beckett Grading Services has been recognized as the best grading company by readers of CardTrade six years in a row and continues to lead the industry in innovative products that are both secure and above reproach.

Beckett Grading Services (BGS) and James Spence Authentication (JSA) are pleased to offer customers an autograph authentication/card grading service. Thanks to an exclusive alliance between BGS, the industry leading grading company based in Dallas, and JSA, the internationally recognized authentication experts based in New Jersey, customers may now submit autographed card orders directly to JSA, which will then be encapsulated by BGS, with the option available to add card and autograph grades.

This combination of services provides hobbyists with the highest levels of expertise in both the grading and autograph authentication industries. By offering the services of the two companies under one banner, we are able to provide the best customer service on the highest quality products. It is anticipated that in the near future, this relationship will expand with both companies acting as reciprocal submission centers.

Please note that autographed card orders for the JSA/BGS service must use the JSA/BGS submission form, may not be combined with standard BGS/BVG orders, and must be sent directly to JSA.

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