(Newport Beach, California) - One of America's top sports autograph experts, Mike Gutierrez, now is an authentication consultant for the PSA/DNA division of Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), the world's largest sports memorabilia authentication and grading service.
Nationally known for his quarter-century of expertise and aggressive consumer protection against fraud and forgeries, Gutierrez is President of Mike Gutierrez Auctions of Phoenix, Arizona and serves as an appraiser on the popular PBS television series, Antiques Roadshow. He has authenticated autographs from the legendary Barry Halper Collection as well as memorabilia from the Bruce Lee and Pete Rozelle estates.
"I'm glad to be joining the biggest autograph authentication company in the world," said Gutierrez. "PSA/DNA established high confidence in the otherwise troubled marketplace of autograph collecting, and the public has enthusiastically responded. With the current team of PSA/DNA authenticators, forgers and charlatans will have to find another business to make money."
PSA President, Joe Orlando, described Gutierrez as "one of the top autograph authenticators in the sports memorabilia business."
"Over the last few years, we've assembled an unrivaled group of experts at PSA/DNA. No other authentication company comes even close to the overall level of expertise offered by the PSA/DNA team, and buyers recognize this with the higher prices paid for PSA and PSA/DNA-authenticated material," Orlando said.
PSA and PSA/DNA are divisions of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).