A footnote to yesterday’s news story on the donation of Kobe’s signed shoes to the Dixie Canyon Elementary School Auction. PTA President Bridget Smith attempted to get the shoes authenticated by PSA/DNA Authentication Services in Newport Beach, the item did not pass the PSA/DNA authentication process.
When kobebryant.com contacted PSA/DNA via telephone we were told that it was “Just their opinion”. That being said, its our opinion that if you are seeking autograph authentication you should consider someone other than PSA/DNA, and their $80.00 fee.
Since we witnessed Kobe signing the footwear (As we always do) its our opinion that they should re-evaluate their process. Trying something more scientific than “ Atypical letter slant, angle, or pitch, drawn slowly, excessive pen pressure or improper shading, irregular spacing between letters, poorly positioned, irregular letter shape and/or formation.” As a means to determine authentication. Their opinion could have really had an adverse impact on a great group of kids and a great cause.