Even Bill 'Moose' Skowron

Unfortunately, when the piece is taken out of the frame, it is also a laser print. It’s printed on double-sided matte paper. It is not an index card. Even the pink and blue lines are printed on the matte paper. A total fabrication. 
Is any of this sounding horrifyingly familiar? 
The backing paper had a JSA sticker on it, sticker E12887. Yet again, we wondered how JSA had missed this when the Basic Cert was issued. Could it happen again? The piece was brought back to JSA. What did they do? You may already have guessed. 


Enos Slaughter too!

What a deal Brett Farve....Wow

Certificate Number: E12888 Signer: Moose Skowron Description: framed display 
 item is confirmable at www.SpenceLOA.com 
Unfortunately, when the piece is taken out of the frame, it is also a laser print. It’s printed on double-sided matte paper. It is not an index card. Like the Enos Slaughter piece, even the pink and blue lines are printed on the matte paper. A total fabrication. 
Is any of this sounding distressingly familiar? 
The backing paper had a JSA sticker on it, sticker E12888. 
Yet again, we wondered how JSA had missed this when the Basic Cert was issued. Could it happen again? 




Your Certificate Is Valid 
Certificate Number: B99056 Signer: Enos Slaughter Field: Baseball Description: Signed Cut Manufacturer: Not Visible Type: Framed with Black & White Photo Size: 1 1/4" X 4 1/2"H Number Of Signatures: 1 Location: Lined Side Writing Implement: Fiber-tip Marker Color: Purple The item is confirmable at www.SpenceLOA.com. 


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Another associate went to see the JSA booth at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. He brought the Brett Favre photo above with him. 

The JSA people asked him to leave the piece for a few hours. When he returned, JSA provided him with the report pictured above, stating that the piece was not a genuine Brett Favre signed photo. Finally, after all of the passed laser prints, JSA has failed something.

So, after passing all of those laser prints, JSA was shown a Brett Favre hologramed photo. A Brett Favre certified photo. A guaranteed product signed by Brett Favre under contract at a controlled signing. They failed it. 
What’s the problem? Could it be that the Brett Favre photo was not a laser print? We have already discovered that both JSA and PSA/DNA really like those. 

We also had to wonder when those irregular overlapping strokes became part of the signature. Was it when Brett Favre signed it at a controlled, witnessed signing? Was it when the piece was marked with the hologram and certificate? Was it after that? 
Does Brett Favre know that he is supposed to be aligning his signature with a make-believe baseline? Doesn’t he know not to undulate when he signs his signature? Shouldn’t he fix these things when someone pays him to sign pieces under contract? 

The failure of the Brett Favre piece by JSA – after the wildly high passing percentage of all of those laser prints - made us wonder what PSA/DNA would do with the same Brett Favre photo. Would they “follow the leader” again and whiff on another piece? 
Once again, we had our unsuspecting dealer walk the piece in to PSA/DNA. Surely, after passing all of those laser prints, they would also pass a hologrammed, certified piece, right? 
Then again..
According to PSA/DNA, the signature was, among other things, 
Shouldn’t someone contact Brett Favre and suggest that he not do that when he signs pieces at controlled, contracted signings? 

At least PSA/DNA did not consider the witnessed signature a secretarial, clubhouse or facsimile. PSA/DNA deemed it an outright forgery. It just didn’t have the class of all of those laser prints that PSA/DNA was so fond of. 
When Brett Favre signed the signature in front of witnesses, it was a controlled, scheduled event, so technically, it would not have been spontaneous. He was contracted to be there signing the signature at a stated time. 
Did Brett Favre have rhythm when he signed this signature in front of witnesses? Does anyone have rhythm when they sign their signature? 

Did Brett Favre have conviction when he signed this signature in front of witnesses. He knew he was Brett Favre. The witnesses knew he was Brett Favre. What more conviction does a signature require? 
Does the signature lack movement? How can anyone write anything without some sort of movement? 

As we asked when both JSA and PSA/DNA passed all of those laser prints, was this just an isolated incident, or a darker sign of something really scary? 

You guessed it. We decided to find out. We don’t like to leave questions unanswered

Certificate Number: E12887 Signer: Enos Slaughter Description: black and white photograph Notes: framed display 
That’s right. They upgraded the piece to a full Letter of Authenticity, with JSA sticker B99056. That’s right, yet another laser print was upgraded from a Basic Cert to a Full Letter of Authenticity. They replaced the basic cert sticker with the new sticker. Once again, they felt the laser print had a pen pressure that was consistent to other items in their database. They also declared the laser print signature the product of a felt-tip marker. 
We asked the same unsuspecting dealer to drop this piece off at PSA/DNA when he brought some of his items in for review. Like the Allie Reynolds piece, we did not tell him that the Enos Slaughter piece was a laser print, for fear that he would not be able to act casual when he with them. Would they notice the nagging little fact that the piece was yet another laser print? 
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PSA/DNA Authentication Services it is our opinion that the signature(s) is/are genuine.
That’s right. It passed. The “experts” at PSA/DNA passed yet another laser print. The certificate can be verified at www.psadna.com The piece has a new sticker on the back. 
That’s right. It passed. The folks at PSA/DNA must have read JSA’s advertising. They did “follow the leader”. They followed JSA’s example and certified a laser copy as an original signature.
The certificate can be verified at www.psadna.com 


Instead, JSA used it as a reason to fail the Brett Favre photo. 
The Brett Favre photo was presented to JSA with the hologram featured above affixed to the front of the photo. JSA was also shown the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity, which has a hologram sticker that matches the one affixed to the photo. According to the text, 

The hologram sticker has the text “135389

authentic 4 Brett Favre” printed on it. 

The 4 identifies the piece as a product of the company Fan4Ever, which had a contract with Brett Favre during his tenure with the Green Bay Packers. 
According to a representative of Fan4Ever, Brett Favre was under contract to sign all of the pieces that would bear the numbered hologram sticker. Brett Favre would sign all of these pieces, per the contract, in front of a representative of Fan4Ever. 
That’s right. No secretary signing photos. No clubhouse photos. No facsimiles. No stamps. Just an actual Brett Favre signature. 
That’s the point of the Certificate. Fan4Ever’s selling point is the fact that the piece was witnessed and has been marked accordingly. The company representative acknowledged that producing the likes of a secretarial, clubhouse, or copy signature would harm the company’s reputation, and would not be worth the potential damage to the company. To safeguard against this, Fan4Ever had controlled signings and issued the accompanying certificates. What the consumer was buying was two things, Brett Favre’s autograph and the Fan4Ever certified guarantee that came with it.
 

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This piece was also brought back to JSA. What did they do? We think you know by now. Consistency seems to be the key. 
Your Certificate Is Valid Certificate Number: B99055 Signer: Bill "Moose" Skowron Field: Baseball Description: Signed Index Card Manufacturer: Not Visible Type: Framed with Black & White Photo Size: 3" X 3 1/2"H Number Of Signatures: 1 Location: Lined Side Writing Implement: Ballpoint Pen Color: Black 
That’s right. They upgraded the piece to a full Letter of Authenticity, with JSA sticker B99055. That’s right, yet another laser print was upgraded from a Basic Cert to a Full Letter of Authenticity. They replaced the basic cert sticker with the new sticker. Once again, they felt the laser print had a pen pressure that was consistent to other items in their database. They also declared the laser print signature the product of a ballpoint pen. 
The item is confirmable at www.SpenceLOA.com 

Along with the other pieces, we asked the same unsuspecting dealer to drop this piece off at PSA/DNA when he brought some of his items in for review. Like the Allie Reynolds and Enos Slaughter pieces, we did not tell him that the Bill “Moose” Skowron piece was a laser copy, for fear that he would not be able to act casual when he met with them. Would they notice the nagging little fact that the piece was yet one more laser print? 

i73349 PSA/DNA Authentication Services it is our opinion that the signature(s) is/are genuine. According to the Certification Database, this item is defined as follows: 
Item: CUT  Primary Signer: MOOSE SKOWRON  Authentication Date: 09/24/2009   Result/Grade: Authentic 
Need we publish the results? That’s right. It passed. Another laser print. The certificate can be verified at www.psadna.com 

It seems this could go on indefinitely. We only had these pieces. It certainly appears that, with both JSA and PSA/DNA, this could go on and on and on. They clearly seem to enjoy putting stickers on laser prints.