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Old 07-30-2017, 12:32 PM
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OK, this is my first post on Net54. I would like to know everyones opinion, especially after the National and HOF Induction weekend, about COA's after you pay for an autograph after a show. A few months ago, I paid for Darryl Strawberry for a project piece I'm working on at Dave & Adam's in Buffalo. When I was through, I received a FREE COA with a hologram for my item and a card with a matching hologram. Yesterday I was in Cooperstown and paid for Ryne Sandberg, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith and Dale Murphy for the same piece. No COA's given by MAB or 7th Inning Stretch......BUT, I could pay JSA $10 for a letter at the MAB show. My opinion, and I am hoping others as well, is that for the amount of money we spend on autographs, I feel the promoter should provide us with a COA for free. I understand that it is a total racket with MAB and JSA because I literally watched dozens and dozens of collectors standing in line for COA's after they got items signed. It's just my personal opinion that the COA should be part of the process at no cost to the collector and hats off to Dave & Adams for doing it for free. Thanks.

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Old 07-30-2017, 12:57 PM
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I would say that nothing is free. D&A just included it in the price of the auto while the others gave you the option of paying less for an auto without a COA.
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Old 07-30-2017, 01:17 PM
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True, nothing is "free", but we aren't paying "less" for anything. Prices are increasing.......I actually watched Rickey Henderson question someone's item and said it was too big and told him to go out and upgrade the ticket because neither he nor his handler understood what "Oversized item" meant. My point is that the COA should be included as part of the autograph. I just think its BS to go pay JSA $10 to give me a letter to tell me the autograph I just paid $160 for is authentic.

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Old 07-30-2017, 01:37 PM
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Free COAs would definitely be a
Nice perk at no cost, but the harsh reality is, organized events would provide the COA versus COAs at a event such as the Baseball Classic played at Cooperstown annually


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I don't get the point. If you see it being signed, do you need a certificate to tell you it is real? And, will a buyer actually care about a COA from a show promoter?
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:09 PM
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I don't get the point. If you see it being signed, do you need a certificate to tell you it is real? And, will a buyer actually care about a COA from a show promoter?
The point is that we see so much fake stuff out there, and we are spending a LOT of money at these shows that I feel that the COA should be a part of this when the autograph is purchased. That's really all my point is. Like I said, I saw a LOT of people paying $10 a pop to get something from JSA. And I really feel MAB should be providing us with something. I have had several discussions with another Net54 member who feels the same way.
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If COAs were issued with autographs as standard practice, then the promoter/issuers would include some extra charge in the auto fee for the materials and the effort. But not all auto purchasers care to pay extra (included or on top of the base fee) for this service. I don't go to many auto signings but, when I do, I don't opt to pay for a COA and would rather the base fee not include something I have no need for.
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If COAs were issued with autographs as standard practice, then the promoter/issuers would include some extra charge in the auto fee for the materials and the effort. But not all auto purchasers care to pay extra (included or on top of the base fee) for this service. I don't go to many auto signings but, when I do, I don't opt to pay for a COA and would rather the base fee not include something I have no need for.
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Yes, it should be included.
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:02 PM
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Keep your auto ticket and take a picture with your phone of the athlete signing your item. There's your COA.

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