Pawn Stars’ Steve Grad Launches Beckett Authentication Services

Beckett Media has launched an autograph authentication company, led by renowned autograph authentication expert Steve Grad of Pawn Stars fame. With Grad and Brian Sobrero as authenticators, Beckett Authentication Services is now accepting submissions at the Beckett Authentication Services website.

“I am beyond excited to take this incredible next step in my career,” Grad said. “Partnering with Beckett’s talented global team will allow Beckett Authentication Services to deliver unparalleled service to dealers and collectors worldwide.”


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Kevin Keating & Bill Corcoran Join PSA/DNA as Steve Grad & Brian Sobrero Depart

PSA/DNA, one of the leading third-party autograph authentication services, announced the hiring of two new full-time authenticators on September 30. Veteran sports autograph dealers Kevin Keating and Bill Corcoran replace PSA/DNA authenticators … [Continue reading]

RR Auction Lawsuit Update: Court Rejects Johnson Attempt to Change Lawsuit

Smothers Brothers signed guitar Michael Johnson claims is a forgery.

A trial date was set on August 26 for the Michael Johnson v. RR Auction lawsuit, two weeks after an August 12 ruling denying Johnson's fourth attempt to add allegations of illegal bidding practices. While Johnson's lawyers claimed in their motion … [Continue reading]

Sgt Peppers Album Autographed by The Beatles Auctioning June 29 at Bonhams

A Sgt Peppers album signed by all four Beatles is being auctioned by Bonhams in Knightsbridge, London on June 29, 2016.  Band-signed Sgt Peppers albums are very rare and highly desirable. Only 7 to 9 examples are known to exist that are accepted as … [Continue reading]

Worthridge’s 2016 Spring Sports Auction is Open

Worthridge’s 2016 Spring Auction is underway. The Jim Fregosi Collection and the Dick Williams Collection are both featured in the auction, which includes over 500 autographed items plus unsigned sports memorabilia. Worthridge is very careful … [Continue reading]