PSA QuickOpinion™

Get a PSA Authenticator’s
opinion before you bid.

Purchasing autographs without third-party authentication is a risky endeavor.

PSA QuickOpinion provides collectors with a fast, inexpensive way to have online autograph auction listings reviewed by the industry’s leading authentication firm for their opinion. Within approximately 48 hours, PSA authenticators will evaluate the autograph images and provide their candid reaction as it pertains to authenticity.

Before you spend hundreds of dollars, invest as little as $10 on peace of mind. Plus, apply the QuickOpinion purchase price as a credit towards full PSA authentication.

QuickOpinion is a fast, low-cost way to get the opinion of our PSA authenticators.

Authenticator review
Fast turnaround
Low cost
Credit toward full PSA authentication
Available for eBay, Heritage, and other top auctions

How Does It Work?

QuickOpinion™ is safe and easy to use.

STEP 1

Provide PSA with the
auction listing.

STEP 2

Our authenticators review the images of the autographs.

STEP 3

You receive an email with our opinion.

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QuickOpinion Results

You will get a qualified opinion based on our authenticator’s examination of the image.

Likely Genuine

If physically submitted to PSA for examination, item would likely receive a Certificate or Letter of Authenticity.

Likely Not Genuine

If physically submitted to PSA for examination, item would likely NOT receive a Certificate or Letter of Authenticity.

Unable to Render an Opinion

Reasons include: (1) Inadequate scans (2) Outside area of expertise (3) Not all signatures visible (4) Request made too close to auction closing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about QuickOpinion services? Please check out FAQ’s for answers.

QuickOpinion generally takes 24-48 hours.

QuickOpinion costs $10 for autographs listed on eBay ($15 for all other auction websites).

No, the fee is charged whether an autograph is deemed “Likely Genuine” or “Likely Not Genuine.” The only exception is “Unable to Render Opinion.” You will receive a refund if our authenticators are unable to render an opinion.

QuickOpinion is strictly for autographed items that are actively listed on auction websites like eBay, Heritage and Memory Lane, plus many others. It is also available for fixed price "Buy It Now" listings on eBay.

No, you will not receive a certificate, letter or guarantee of authenticity. You will get our authenticator’s candid reaction to the item based on the quality of the information presented in the lot listing. It is important to understand that the QuickOpinion program is just that - a quick opinion. For the very low fee of $10.00 (or $15.00 for non-eBay auctions), you will get the unbiased opinion of the most respected brand in the autograph authentication field. You should be fully aware that this opinion is NOT GUARANTEED and that errors are possible.

This means that the images provided on the auction listing were not of a high enough quality for our authenticators to render an opinion. For example, the images were too small, poorly focused, or shot with bad lighting.

While we pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and the diversity of our expertise within sports, historical and entertainment autographs, there may be rare occasions where an autograph is simply too obscure for our authenticators to render an opinion without extensive research. Due to the nature of the service being a “quick opinion,” these instances do not qualify for the service.

It is fairly common for auction lots to contain more than one autograph. In fact, some lots may contain hundreds of signatures on a single item. In those cases, in order for our authenticators to opine on the autographs, each one must be available for viewing. The good news is that if the lot contains multiple autographs and each one is available via scan, our authenticators will review the entire lot for only $10 (or $15.00 for non-eBay auctions).

Furthermore, the same is true of multi-signed items such as team-signed baseballs, bats, autograph books, programs, etc. All of the autographs within a lot must be visible via scan in order for our authenticators to render an opinion through this service.

In cases where you are only concerned with certain autographs within a particular lot, you can specify exactly what autograph (or autographs) you would like reviewed. For example, you may have an autograph album where Pete Rose has signed one page and his autograph is available via scan but many of the others are not. Even though our authenticators cannot see the remaining signatures within the album, you can choose to proceed with the QuickOpinion as long as it is limited to the visible autograph of Pete Rose.

Our staff does its best to process each request in a timely manner, but there may be instances where requests are made too close to the end of an auction. For example, if you send a request to PSA within 24 hours of the auction close, while there is a good chance your request will be processed in time, our authenticators may not be able to process the request before the bidding ends for that item. Please be aware of this risk and plan accordingly. Once an order has been placed, the charge of $10 ($15 for non-eBay auctions) is automated and non-refundable.

If you ultimately purchase the item, you have the option to physically send the autograph to PSA for a formal and complete examination.

If we receive the item within 90 days of the close of the auction (60 days for non-eBay auctions), you will be entitled to a credit of $10 off our regular authentication fee ($15 for non-eBay auctions). Simply attach a copy of your paid QuickOpinion invoice to the PSA submission form.

After the in-person examination takes place, and if your item(s) are deemed authentic, you will receive a Certificate or Letter of Authenticity.

Please note: QuickOpinions are non-transferable.

Before you spend hundreds of dollars, invest as little as $10 on peace of mind.

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Terms and Conditions of Service (Important!)

  1. Collectors Universe (CU) will endeavor to render opinions within a reasonable time frame after receipt, but disclaims any liability whatsoever to Customer for damages (including incidental or consequential damages) allegedly due to CU's failure to render an opinion within any time frame.
  2. CU will not render opinions with respect to items consisting of (a) autographs NOT listed on CU's Autograph Schedule or, (b) autographs that in CU's opinion are damaged and/or their scans illegible. Fees paid to CU for such items shall be refunded to Customer.
  3. Only items received within 90 days (60 days for Non-eBay auctions) of the close of the auction will be entitled to a credit of $10.00 (or $15.00 for Non-eBay auctions) off CU's regular authentication price.
  4. Certification and authentication involves individual judgments that are subjective and require the exercise of professional opinion, which can change from time to time. CU does not guarantee that any opinion rendered by QuickOpinion will agree with the opinion(s) of any other autograph experts, or with the opinion rendered by CU itself should the item be submitted for physical inspection immediately following purchase or at any time in the future. Therefore, CU makes no warranty or representation and shall have no liability whatsoever to Customer for the opinion rendered by QuickOpinion with respect to any item, including, but not limited to, losses or damages incurred by any person as a result of relying upon any QuickOpinion opinion in connection with the purchase (or non-purchase) or sale of any item. CU further disclaims any liability whatsoever for losses or damages incurred by any person as a result of the reproduction and/or use of any QuickOpinion opinion by third parties not connected with CU.
  5. QuickOpinion opinions are non-transferable, and Customer agrees to the following with respect to dissemination of any opinion Customer receives from QuickOpinion with respect to any item: (a) not to disclose QuickOpinion's opinion to any third party; and (b) that QuickOpinion's opinions are confidential and may not be reproduced or distributed without CU's express permission.
  6. The QuickOpinion service and opinions rendered through the QuickOpinion service are for the sole and exclusive benefit of CU’s Customers and are not intended to be relied upon or utilized by any person or entity other than CU’s Customer. Without the express written consent of CU, QuickOpinion opinions may not be copied, reproduced, modified, disseminated, or utilized, in whole or part, or in any manner or for any purpose, by any person or entity, other than CU’s Customer pursuant to these Terms and Conditions of Service. CU reserves the right to pursue all available legal remedies against any person or entity who, without the express written consent of CU, copies, reproduces, modifies, disseminates, or utilizes, in whole or part, or in any manner or for any purpose, any QuickOpinion opinion.
  7. Except as expressly set forth herein, CU disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, regarding the QuickOpinion service.
  8. Any and all disputes arising out of, related to or concerning the QuickOpinion service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic substantive laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of laws provisions or rule that would cause the application of the domestic substantive laws of any other jurisdiction. Any and all disputes that concern or arise out of the QuickOpinion service shall be resolved exclusively within the jurisdiction of the State of California, within the County of Orange.
  9. ANY CLAIMS AND/OR ACTIONS INITIATED ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE QUICKOPINION SERVICE SHALL BE COMMENCED WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF CU PROVIDING THE QUICKOPINION SERVICE.