Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) is launching a new line of oversized, encapsulated “jumbo holders” to assist collectors with preserving and authenticating signed and unsigned original photos, as well as important documents boasting signatures and historical significance.
The jumbo holders debuted at the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) in Cleveland.
“The new holders are being integrated into our autograph encapsulation and original photograph services,” said PSA President Steve Sloan. “They will enable us to encapsulate a wider variety of collectibles for collectors, specifically original photographs and autographed 8x10s.”
PSA will utilize its established red labels on all original photos, whether signed or unsigned. Autographed photos that are not classified as original photographs as well as autographed documents will receive PSA’s blue label. Depending on the content, the labels will include callouts ranging from photo genre and photo type to the primary signer’s name and an authentic designation. A unique certification number will be assigned to every photo holder and/or document holder encapsulation, and descriptions will be applied when appropriate.
The outer dimensions of each holder will be the same: 9.73” wide by 13.21” high by 0.322” thick. The insert sizes, however, will vary depending upon the item that is being encapsulated, and will include the standard inner size of 8.5” x 11” as well as 8.5” x 10.5,” 7.5” x 9.5” and 6.25” x 8.25”.
Retail pricing for each encapsulation will be $30, not including the autograph authentication where applicable.