Sports memorabilia popularity has flourished throughout the years, partially due to the recent impact athletes like LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Landon Donovan have contributed to the world of professional sports. But because of this steady rise in popularity the need to protect your investment in any type of sports memorabilia or collectible has grown considerably as well.
To forgers, public interest in sports memorabilia signifies a golden opportunity to make a buck off unsuspecting fans. Upper Deck recognized the problem and introduced a solution when the company established Upper Deck Authenticated and employing the first authentication system designed to validate athletes' signatures inked on your favorite sports memorabilia. Our mission has been to create a process so fans like you could trust a provider of genuine autographed sports memorabilia and collectibles.
At the heart of our five-step authentication process, our policy ensures an Upper Deck representative witnesses each autograph signed by any one of the high-profile athletes with whom we have a relationship.
Every autograph is witnessed by an Upper Deck Authenticated representative. After all, observation is the only way to guarantee authenticity.
A record of the autograph and associated piece of sports memorabilia is signed by both the athlete and an Upper Deck official and is then stored securely in a permanent file.
An Upper Deck Authenticated serial numbered hologram is affixed to each signed piece of sports memorabilia.
A certificate of authenticity is assigned to each piece of sports memorabilia and includes a matching hologram to the one affixed to the autographed item.
Every piece of signed memorabilia is packaged with a registration card. The owner has the opportunity to register the item with Upper Deck Authenticated. If for some reason the item is sold or transferred to a new owner, a full detailed record of the item's history is readily available.