Upper Deck Authenticated

As the popularity of professional sports has grown over the years, so has the demand for autographed collectibles. To forgers, public interest in sports signifies a golden opportunity to make a buck off unsuspecting fans. Upper Deck recognized the problem and introduced a solution when the company established Upper Deck Authenticated in 1992 and created the first authentication system in the industry. The company's mission was to create a source that sports fans could trust for genuine autographed sports memorabilia.

At the heart of the company's patented five-step authentication process is the company's policy that an Upper Deck representative must witness each autograph signed by any one of the high-profile athletes with whom it has a relationship. The five-step process goes like this:

Authentication Process

As the popularity of professional sports has grown over the years, so has the demand for autographed collectibles. To forgers, public interest in sports signifies a golden opportunity to make a buck off unsuspecting fans. Upper Deck recognized the problem and introduced a solution when the company established Upper Deck Authenticated in 1992 and created the first authentication system in the industry. The company's mission was to create a source that sports fans could trust for genuine autographed sports memorabilia.

At the heart of the company's patented five-step authentication process is the company's policy that an Upper Deck representative must witness each autograph signed by any one of the high-profile athletes with whom it has a relationship. The five-step process goes like this:

Authentication Process