Since 1998, PSA/DNA has evaluated approximately four million autographs. Last year alone, PSA/DNA’s team of experts reviewed over 400,000 autographs from collectors and dealers worldwide.
Unfortunately, as a result of the popularity and value of many autographs, unscrupulous individuals forge significant portions of them.
In fact, it is not uncommon for the rejection rate at PSA/DNA to meet or exceed 50% on some of the more prominent names.
In our opinion, these are The Most Dangerous Historical & Entertainment Autographs of 2014. The values provided range from average quality cut signatures or photos to premium items such as signed guitars. Please note that truly exceptional examples and special items can bring even more than the prices listed.
Read the full article on this year’s Most Dangerous Autographs.
#8 Jimi Hendrix
This guitar legend died at the age of 27 after vaulting to the top of the music world. His death was also shrouded in controversy and the way it happened is still a subject of debate today.
Hendrix autographs, a common target of forgers, are considered even tougher than autographs from contemporaries like Jim Morrison or Janis Joplin. In fact, the earliest known Hendrix contract (1965) sold for about $200,000 at auction in 2009, one of the highest prices ever recorded for a signed contract of any sort...even in the sports genre.
$2,500 for a signed cut to $7,500 or more for a signed photo.