Single-Signed Item: To determine the fee of your item, search for the autograph in our fee schedule.
Multi-Signed Item: To determine the fee of your multi-signed item, first, look up the fee for the premier autograph. The premier autograph is the autograph that holds the most value. Next, count the total number of signatures and refer to the chart below. Find the column and row that corresponds to the fee and number of signatures you looked up in step 1 for your total authentication fee.
|Single-Signed||2 Signatures||3-4 Signature||5-20 Signatures||21-49 Signatures|
The authentication fee for a multi-signed item (2-49 signatures), with a Premier Autograph that has an authentication fee of $150 or higher, remains the same as the single-signed Premier Autograph rate.
Please contact BAS to price items with 50+ signatures
Letter Upgrade: Items with authentication fees under $50 are issued a small 3x3 Certificate of Authenticity, upgrades to full Letters of Authenticity are available for an additional fee of $10. Items with authentication fees $50 and above are automatically issued a Letter of Authenticity, no additional payment is required.
Autograph Grading: Once the autograph is deemed authentic, it can then be graded based on condition using a scale of 1-10, with ten being the highest. To determine the fee please refer to the chart below. Note, the grading fee is in addition to the authentication fee.
|Autograph Grading Fees|
|If Authentication Fees =||Grading Fees =|
|$50 - $100||$25|
|$101 or higher||$50|
Baseball Encapsulation: Baseballs can be encased in our unique tamper-evident case for an additional fee of $30. The attractive, hard plastic cases provide protection from most damage.
Encapsulating Your Autographed Items: Tamper-evident cases are used to encapsulate autographed checks, cuts, index cards, cuts, postcards and trading cards. By choosing encapsulation, the Certificate/Letter of Authenticity and tamper-evident label are forfeited, unless the customer requests a Letter Upgrade for an additional $10 per item. Please note, you must fill out the correct Encapsulation Submission Form , and encapsulation is only available for items that fit in our current holders. Items larger than 5”x7” will be charged an oversized fee of $8 per item.
Card Grading: Licensed trading cards with authentic autographs can also have the card graded based on condition for an additional fee of $10. Please note, both the autograph and the card must receive a grade in order to use this service, therefore the final price will reflect the appropriate authentication fee, autograph grading fee and card grading fee. Cards that have autographs which have been certified directly through the manufacturer can be submitted on a Beckett Submission Form.
Lost Certificate or LOA: Replacements for lost Certificates or Letters of Authenticity are available for a fee of $10 each. Please contact customer service for more information.