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spaceflori
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posted 02-02-2013 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can someone stop this please??!!

This is an autopen signature without any doubt! Bids are up to $89.50 - amazing how blind some collectors trust PSA/DNA...

mjanovec
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posted 02-02-2013 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing how some collectors don't check the autopen patterns...

Bob M
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posted 02-02-2013 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And amazing how many (over) paid authenticators (PSA/DNA again in this case) don't check autopen patterns. It's not hard, just takes being competent and concerned about doing the job they are paid for and that collectors expect.

Is this a rare case of PSA/DNA making an obvious mistake with astronaut autographs? Nope, just another.

mjanovec
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posted 02-02-2013 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very true Bob. A paid authenticator should be able to ID autopens, when that pattern is well known and readily available for comparison. If they can't do that most simple of tasks, what good are they? But very little surprises me about PSA/DNA authentications anymore. I sometimes wonder exactly how long they "study" each item given to them for review.

Bob M
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posted 02-02-2013 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that they work in such high volume that they don't have/take time to really check things out like they should and are paid to do. They have a long and notorious history of really bad mistakes with astronaut autographs and there really is no excuse for making mistakes with autopens. If they OK autopens, then how are they doing with today's more skillfully done forgeries?! Scary.

chet
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posted 02-02-2013 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chet   Click Here to Email chet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I contacted the seller about this item 2 days ago, and received a reply that the auction has been cancelled.

PSA/DNA, for space at least, is a bad joke that keeps getting re-told. Oh well.

spaceflori
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posted 02-02-2013 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceflori   Click Here to Email spaceflori     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also just heard from the seller he's ending the auction. At least a good sign from an honest seller who was probably fooled by PSA/DNA as well!

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