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Old 04-01-2014, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: Al Simmons Pro Bat in Goldin Auctions...

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I agree about there being a big issue with this being a clerical error. Does PSA issue letters of non-authenticity for store model bats? I mean, what would the error have been?
The error was , in a stack of letters to be signed for an auction that had many bats, one of the office workers in his office used the template 'professional model bat' instead of 'store model bat' as everything else they ran off was indeed 'professional model'
It happens, no one is happy when it does, but when it was discovered, we pulled the item. It would have been nice to run it as a mint store model bat as it would have gotten a few hundred $ as a mint example, but the write up and LOA were ruined.
if you want to crucify PSA for what I can tell you is 1000% honest clerical error, go ahead. but in any business, unfortunately, it happens, occasionally. the key is to resolve it immediately when you notice it. which was done in this case
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:15 AM
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Default Re: Al Simmons Pro Bat in Goldin Auctions...

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The error was , in a stack of letters to be signed for an auction that had many bats, one of the office workers in his office used the template 'professional model bat' instead of 'store model bat' as everything else they ran off was indeed 'professional model'
It happens, no one is happy when it does, but when it was discovered, we pulled the item. It would have been nice to run it as a mint store model bat as it would have gotten a few hundred $ as a mint example, but the write up and LOA were ruined.
if you want to crucify PSA for what I can tell you is 1000% honest clerical error, go ahead. but in any business, unfortunately, it happens, occasionally. the key is to resolve it immediately when you notice it. which was done in this case
Come on collectors, this explanation makes perfect sense. Goldin Auctions isn't going to knowingly try to pass off an obvious store-model bat as the real thing.

An embarrassing error?... Yes. A knowing and willing act of deceit?... Nope.

BTW, how many of you have seen sealed PSA holders where the cards were labeled incorrectly? Sorry, but IT HAPPENS.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:41 AM
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Default Re: Al Simmons Pro Bat in Goldin Auctions...

Exactly. It totally makes sense. People need to lighten up. Let's stop making this bigger than it needs to be.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:08 PM
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Default Re: Al Simmons Pro Bat in Goldin Auctions...

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The error was , in a stack of letters to be signed for an auction that had many bats, one of the office workers in his office used the template 'professional model bat' instead of 'store model bat' as everything else they ran off was indeed 'professional model'
It happens, no one is happy when it does, but when it was discovered, we pulled the item. It would have been nice to run it as a mint store model bat as it would have gotten a few hundred $ as a mint example, but the write up and LOA were ruined.
if you want to crucify PSA for what I can tell you is 1000% honest clerical error, go ahead. but in any business, unfortunately, it happens, occasionally. the key is to resolve it immediately when you notice it. which was done in this case
Ahh, okay. I didn't realize they did store model LOAs. I would have figured they'd just fail the bat if it weren't a professional model, since the service is authentication of professional bats. I'm not crucifying anyone. That's why I asked if they did authentications for store models or non-authentic letters. I've never had a bat rejected (mostly because I can't see paying authentication plus grading for something that I'm not pretty sure is real), so I didn't know what they would do in the event one wasn't an authentic pro bat.

I'm wondering, since it was a clerical mistake, will PSA issue a store model LOA to the consignor? I mean, if they still wanted to sell it, could John mail you the correct LOA?
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: Al Simmons Pro Bat in Goldin Auctions...

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Ahh, okay. I didn't realize they did store model LOAs. I would have figured they'd just fail the bat if it weren't a professional model, since the service is authentication of professional bats. I'm not crucifying anyone. That's why I asked if they did authentications for store models or non-authentic letters. I've never had a bat rejected (mostly because I can't see paying authentication plus grading for something that I'm not pretty sure is real), so I didn't know what they would do in the event one wasn't an authentic pro bat.

I'm wondering, since it was a clerical mistake, will PSA issue a store model LOA to the consignor? I mean, if they still wanted to sell it, could John mail you the correct LOA?
Yes, they do LOAs for store model bats, YES it is corrected , and it will be in the next auction.
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