ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. Popular among dealers and collectors alike, the Basic Cert employs the same valued authentication process to verify autographed items.
Included with the Basic Cert program is a 3" x 5" James Spence Authentication registration card printed with a unique certification number corresponding to the alpha-numeric tamper evident label. Of course, similar to the Premium Letter of Authenticity each certification number is uploaded into the JSA database for 24-hour customer verification access. All Basic Cert cards are fully transferable without resubmission. Each item is methodically examined and reviewed individually by each of JSA's authenticators to ensure their expert instinctive impressions are in agreement.
This intuitive sense has been developed after many years of examining thousands of autographs. The expert is extremely familiar with many different variations and evolution of an individual's signature and can quickly identify irregularities evident in a clubhouse, secretarial, or forged signature. Second, the expert more closely examines each and every component and letter of an autograph, paying close attention to characteristics such as signature flow, style, spontaneity, letter angle, etc. In most cases, this process performed separately by each authenticator will quickly eliminate the vast majority of non-authenticate autographs.In cases where closer examination is required, James Spence Authentication employs a high-technology authentication tool to reinforce the expert's findings. The Video Spectral Comparator is a powerful workstation designed to examine questionable documents and autographs using sophisticated color and infrared imaging, magnification, coaxial lighting, side lighting, and on-screen, side-by-side or overlaid autograph comparisons. The VSC detects erasures, reveals masked and obliterated signatures, differences in ink types, and several other features useful for autograph forgery detection. The authenticators then collaborate and employ a scoring system for the final determination of an item's authenticity. Certified items are then given a registration number and the tamper-evident label is applied to either the item itself. James Spence has the universal respect and approval of auctioneers, dealers, and collectors worldwide with his accurate authentication expertise. A third generation autograph collector, his knowledge and exposure has its roots in over thirty years of hobby experience. Spence is a 1982 graduate from Iona College of New York with a double major in International Business and French.
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. Spence has successfully completed certification in Forensic Document Examination. Dealers have also relied on his knowledge, experience and integrity for some of the highest valued, historically significant and rarest signed artifacts in existence. Countless collectors have sought the reassurance that their investments will retain marketability when the time is right to divest of their holdings. It has long been the industry's choice to secure a James Spence Authentication Letter of Authenticity.
ALL LETTERS & NUMBERS ARE SEWN ON!!! We have a staff that works very hard to get your items to you. Please notify us as soon as possible if this happens and we will do everything possible to correct the mistake. Thank you and have a great day.Weekends and Holidays are not considered Transit Days. What does it mean to be Verified? The Verification process varies by country or region. For example, in the U.
In Germany, a Verified member has completed a bank transfer or the Expanded Use Process. FAKE & REAL NHL JERSEYS.....HOW CAN I TELL THE DIFFERENCE? If it's too good to be true, then it's probably a fake. Reebok does not liquidate authentic jerseys due to overproduction or any other reason. This is important as many illegal vendors will use this as an excuse for the really low price. Illegal vendors may also claim they know someone at Reebok.
The Internet is full of fake jerseys. Several sites sell fake NHL jerseys directly from China.Search engines such as Google do not pre-screen websites that appear in their search results. Be cautious of websites that appear on Google searches for "NHL Jerseys" or similar keywords or search terms. Just because the jersey has a fight strap sewn into the back, doesn't make it authentic. Now, many fans, "rookie" collectors always have a mindset that a jersey with fight strap is authentic, or at least make it an authentic jersey, or even make it as a jersey that players worn on the ice. Well, an experience collector can tell you right away that "A JERSEY HAVING A FIGHT STRAP DOES NOT MAKE IT AUTHENTIC, AND DOES NOT MAKE IT TO BE THE SAME JERSEY THAT PLAYERS WORN ON THE ICE"! You could add a fight strap to a - jersey easily, but that doesn't mean the fight strap all of a sudden makes it an authentic jersey, or someone like to phrase it as same jersey that players worn on the ice. Counterfeit jerseys don't cost much, why should I care whether it's real of fake? Purchasing a counterfeit jersey may support unlawful labor conditions and organized crime. In addition, counterfeit jerseys are of poor quality and not very durable. Reebok manufacturers all of its authentic jerseys in Saint-Hyacinth, Quebec. Reebok's - jerseys are currently produced overseas in Indonesia. Both Reebok and its parent company, The adidas Group, pride themselves on being socially responsible. They only employ factories which meet strict, internationally recognized labor standards. Unfortunately, more often than not, labor regulation does not exist in the Chinese factories producing counterfeit NHL jerseys. What's the difference between an authentic and - jersey from Reebok? Authentic jerseys are made to the same specifications, and with the same materials, as those worn by NHL players on the ice. Reebok's authentic jersey features (1) stretch fabric in the collar with PLAYDRYT moisture management technology to maximize comfort, breathability and temperature control, (2) 4Way Stretch Mesh in areas including the underarms and back to provide additional range of motion and increased ventilation, (3) Reebok's innovative BEAD AWAYT water repellent technology, and (4) X-trafil incorporated into high-abrasion areas such as the shoulders and elbows to provide increased durability.
While Reebok's - jersey does not include all the same performance traits of the authentic, it is made of high-quality 2Way Stretch performance material. Reebok often refers to the - jersey as its Premier Jersey.
Although, it does not have a fight strap, the quality of Reebok's - jersey is far superior to that of any counterfeit jersey currently on the market. Not only will Reebok's - jersey last longer, but it will stand up to the rigors of competitive garage leagues and is great for recreational hockey. What is a fight strap?
A: Also called a tie-down, it is a white strap that is sewn to the lower back of an authentic EDGE jersey. It is made to be looped through a strap hockey pants outer shell, and fastened with a pressure button and very rigid Velcro. The fight strap is intended to prevent the jersey from being pulled over a player's head."Real" fight strap is first sewn onto a piece of solid twill and then sewn onto the jersey. The thread marks are noticeable on the outside lower back of the jersey and are always centered and symmetrical. This is not the case with most fake jerseys.
Standard measurements are 10 inches long and 2 inches wide. Most fake jerseys come with a fight strap to trick the consumer into thinking it's an authentic EDGE jersey. What is the Reebok water test?All authentic NHL jerseys feature Reebok's innovative BEAD AWAYT water repellent technology. Try pouring water onto the front of the jersey. If the water falls off the jersey, it's real.
However, if the water is absorbed into the fabric, it's fake. Premier - jerseys do not feature this technology. HOW TO SPOT A FAKE. 5 Things To Look For First. Does the web site look professional?When it comes to online shopping, your first impressions are important. Does the site offer multiple methods to contact the company?
A reputable website will always provide a full physical address on its contact page, as well as Telephone (toll-free is even better), and often live chat. In addition, they also may offer product reviews and site performance ratings to provide feedback from past satisfied customers. Where is the company based? If you do find a physical address (or other evidence) that the company is based offshore (especially Asia), then it is pretty much a sure bet that the jersey you are getting is a knock-off.
Is the price too good to be true? If the listed price is significantly below the typical retail price, that should be an obvious warning flag. Inspecting The Jersey for Authenticity.
The following are some key things about the jersey's construction to look for. As mentioned, it's been some time since the introduction of the RBK Edge jersey. And many fakes are now very close to being identical to the authentic so be very thorough in your investigation!The very first thing to note is the coloring of the jersey. Many knock-offs are good with the main colors of Black and White. However, you may be able to notice marked differences in Blues and Reds upon comparison to authentic jerseys. Check the logos and numbers for the correct detail. Again, the knock-offs are getting better at the detailing, but some NHL team logos have detail that can be hard to duplicate.
Pay particular attention to the sizing and spacing of the letters and numbers on the jerseys. The letter and spacing are likely to be larger or smaller than the authentic version.
Patches and stitching are also very important to compare. Compare the location of the stitching around the armpits and back of the neck to make sure the construction is authentic. In addition, the NHL and RBK trademarks on authentic jerseys are actually patches and not embroidery. This is one good comparison to make when shopping for a jersey on E-bay. You can see this clearly from the image posted below.This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Hockey-NHL\Jerseys". The seller is "locker_room_sports" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.