This item comes CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC and was hand signed in person and guaranteed for life. The COA that accompanies this item is not just a plain piece of paper, it's a Certificate from a UACC Registered Dealer (Autograph Pros is UACC RD #237). This elite organization is not just a pay for membership and your in club, there are strict guidelines to become a member and a very strict Code Of Ethics which mainly revolves around ensuring only 100% authentic autographs. If you have any questions about this item please don't hessitate to ask. In addition to our own certification this item has been examined and certified authentic by PSA/DNA and features their tamper resistant PSA/DNA sticker with unique # which can be looked up on their website for confirmation. The PSA/DNA # is: J14421 PSA/DNA is the world's leading third party autograph authenticator. This item has undergone their full thorough examination and was deemed hand signed and authentic. It was then marked with a dna strand, invisible to the naked eye but can be viewed using a specially calibrated infrared laser. Their authentication firm includes life long experience, a nationally recognized reputation, the largest exemplar file in the hobby and formal training in the field of Forensic Document Examination combine to offer the most reliable service to identify autograph legitimacy. The Letters of Authenticity that are generated are guaranteed to be accepted by any major auction house . Clientele include most national auction houses (Christie's, Mastro Fine Sport, Grey Flannel, Hunt Auctions, etc), dealers, collectors and investors nationwide. Their certification definitely adds great value to this autographed item. Simply put, having documentation from a UACC Registered Dealer and also from PSA/DNA puts this item in the most elite and sought after collectible category available.