Items submitted for Autograph Encapsulation undergo the same process as those submitted for Autograph Authentication, however, instead of receiving a tamper-evident label and Certificate/Letter of Authenticity they are encapsulated in our tamper-evident case.
The measurements listed above are the maximum dimensions for each holder. Because all items vary in size, inserts may be used to provide a more custom fit. There may be items that BAS's current holders cannot accommodate, but check back in the future as new holders are introduced.
Beckett Authentication Services does not offer guaranteed turnaround times; however, we strive to complete each order submitted for authentication and encapsulation within 20 business days. Note, orders submitted for Card & Autograph grading have a 45 business day turnaround time. Please keep in mind, during national trade conventions and holidays turnaround time may exceed 20 business days because of office closures.
No. By choosing Beckett Authentication Autograph Encapsulation, you forgo the certificate/letter of authenticity and tamper-evident certification sticker. Therefore, once an item is removed from the case, or it shows signs of tampering, there is no way to validate that the item was authenticated by Beckett Authentication.
All after-market autographs must be submitted through Beckett Authentication Services to be authenticated. Once deemed authentic, the submitter can add on autograph and card grading. Autographs issued and certified by the manufacturer can be submitted directly to Beckett Grading for card and autograph grading.
The tamper-evident encapsulation case can accommodate a wide variety of items from 8x10 photographs to trading cards and everything in between. Using a custom inner sleeve made specifically to the dimensions of your item, checks, cuts, index cards, postcards, photographs, and documents can all fit securely inside of our holder. We also have the ability to encapsulate baseballs in a patented holder made specifically for baseballs.