Sports fans around the world are continuously on the hunt for their next piece of authentic autographed memorabilia to add to their collections. Autograph collectors need to be sure what they are purchasing is really an authentic signed item and that is what makes the autopen device so frightening as the signatures it creates look like the real authentic. An autopen or signing machine is a device used for the automatic signing of a signature. The reason for employing an autopen is typically as a compromise between making every signature by hand and printing a reproduction of the signature, perceived as impersonal by the recipient. They are not new either, autopens or as they are sometimes called, robot pens have been in use for decades.  This article was composed by Tyler Brown from Upped Deck Blog.
Late in January, Upper Deck launched a new promotion that will potentially change the way we collect hockey cards. Known as - Upper Deck e-Pack, the company’s initiative promises to bridge the gap between digital and traditional card collecting. While there are other online platforms such as Topps Bunt and Star Wars Digital, e-Pack is the first platform that allows collectors to build a digital collection while simultaneously adding physical cards to their inventory, thanks to a partnership with Check Out My Cards (hereafter referred to as COMC). Their objective is to provide hobbyists who may not have access to a local card store, or even those collectors who do, the instant ability to open packs, boxes, or even entire cases of cards with a few simple clicks. This is, and with no hint of exaggeration, something that can revolutionize card collecting.
Before sending your cards in to get third-party grading, it is important to understand the criteria the various grading companies use. This will help you decide which cards to send in and get the highest possible grade. In order to check and evaluate cards for grading, it is best to have the following items:
Card condition is one aspect of trading cards that determine the value of a card. There are four areas of interest in determining a cards condition:
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