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#589235 - Mon Dec 29 2014 08:50 PM Newbie Question
fasteddie Offline
Member

Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: NY
I am real new to this area of collecting and joined this site in part because I believe that a fool and his money are soon parted. I know when I am buying sports memorabilia certain independent authenticators (JSA, PSA/DNA) are well respected and trusted. Do authenticators like that exist in this area in the sense that if you see an eBay or auction items saying certified by X, that you know the item is good. Thanks in advance.

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#589236 - Mon Dec 29 2014 08:57 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: fasteddie]
bowserman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jan 30 2012
Loc: Zumbrota, MN
This should help answer your question. The best thing you can do is ask questions on here and educate yourself through books and research.

http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?u...true#Post530657
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#589762 - Thu Jan 01 2015 05:22 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: bowserman]
Highway66 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Oct 14 2013
Loc: SANTA MONICA, CA
Nobody has established something like that. I'm sure it's coming, with the skyrocketing value of petroliana and amount of novice people getting burned. But will everyone on OG or a private collector's submit their item's for "appraisal and grading" probably not. Reading books and living here on OG will help from making a poor decision.

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#589769 - Thu Jan 01 2015 05:41 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Highway66]
Steven C. Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
I remember asking this same thing in some sort of way 2 1/2 years ago when I first got in the hobby. The idea made so much sense to me. Still does. But after about a year in, and getting to know this site and a little about how this hobby ticks. I realized, it will never happen.
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#589837 - Thu Jan 01 2015 10:42 PM Re: Newbie Question [Re: Steven C.]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
If someone tries to do something like that the motivation will be to better their bank account, not better the hobby.
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