National Sportscard Authenticators (NSA)

National Sportscard Authenticators (NSA) is a card manufacturer and grading company.  They sell game used cards slabbed in their protective holders of players from all different sports.  On their website they claim that if they grade a card that has been trimmed or is counterfeit they will pay the cardholder $1,500.00.  I wonder how that really works?  If someone sends in a card for grading that they know it is counterfeit or trimmed and it comes back graded what is the person going to do?  Are they going to admit the card was doctored?  Probably not.  Even if you sent the card in and didn’t know it was doctored and it comes back graded, how does that help?  If you sent in a card in which NSA graded it you would have to remove it from the holder and submit it to another grading company like PSA or BGS just to get a second opinion.  The whole thing seems a bit confusing to me.  The serial numbering on the cards for example says “1 of 25″.  Why couldn’t they just stick with “1/25″ for a serial number?  The way they have the cards numbered makes you think they are part of a set and not serial numbered.  Browsing eBay you can see that NSA cards don’t really sell that well.  Most of them don’t even sell at all.  Personally, I wouldn’t buy them, but thats just me.  Has anyone else had any experience with them?

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  1. hello all i cant say these cards will ever be worth much but i have bought many and just to get a chance to get special parts of jerseys you usually cant get in a pack is fine with me it all boils down to are you collecting for profit of joy and if its your special player does it really mater as long as its real, just 1 way of looking at it ….

    • I work in the Printing Industry and I know these for a fact.

      You cannot use anybody’s image or likeliness to promote anything for beneficial gain without the person’s written consent and/or compensation.

      That means you must have a written release from the photographer and the Athlete.

      Magazines, Newspapers, Television, etc. have a different set of copyrights because public figures are subject to criticism, opinions, etc but not slander.

      But in this case, it is Advertising because without the athlete’s image or name, the individual item would not be able to sell itself.

      Only other way to do it is when copyright does not apply is if someone has been dead for more than 70 years, then it becomes Public Domain.

      If you don’t believe me, even someone using a similar looking image can be sued:

      http://www.totallawyers.com/legal-articles-50-cent-lawsuit.asp

      When Beckett did their own Game Used Cards, they had to get a card that was under license from a brand of cards, grade it and slab it, then add Game Used into the slab and not the card.

      So get real people. You guys are really stupid for supporting NSA.

    • OK, I will put my 2 cents in this forum. I’ve bought a few of these in the past and I like them. They are very unique game used memorabilia. I’ve seen them selling on EBAY for the past 7 years so they got to be somewhat legit. I wouldn’t spent too much money on them if I were you, but they are great for displaying, presents or even resale. So don’t listen to me or someone else with an “opinion”, make up your own mind if this is for you or not! I will say this at the end though, if something is fake it usually take less then 7 years for eBay to shut it down. That alone should tell you that these cards are a real thing.

      • One thing here about the word ” Legit” I seriously doubt anything that is sold here is real. Have you all heard of “Operation Bull Pen” if not just goggle it.. This company has no copy right’s from the players unless they took the pics themselves or copy copy right permission. Guarantee they are out of business in a few years. The FBI has been taking all of this very seriously lately, especially autos.

      • Not licensed= Counterfeit

    • Its retarded how of you stupid fucks complain about NSA’s cards, when the company tells you that they are NOT cards. NOT CARDS!!!
      N O T C A R D S !!!
      If you are a grown man collecting cards, because your mom threw them out in the garbage when you were a kid when you didn’t clean your room then you don’t want to buy NSA’s products, because they are NOT cards you retard!

      • were did you hear that there not cards – i have one in my hand right now and it looks like a card to me – even if the company it’s self is saying that this is not a card – i do not know how any one could say it’s not a card cause it diffenetly looks like one – if you were looking at a car and someone told you it’s not a car it’s not a car what would you say thank you — ed

      • The jerseys are NOT authentic game worn jerseys. No athlete has worn them. I have been collecting jerseys for years and the NSA jerseys are simply replicas. There is a huge difference in the quality. Dont be so eager and naive people. NSA is garbage. I know for a fact these are NOT worn in NBA, NFL, MLB, or NHL games. Like I said the quality isn’t there. Just one authentic NBA jersey is $200++. I’m talking the official NBA jersey LeBron James would wear in an NBA game.

    • i’ve bought these in the past and they make great gifts, everyone loves how unique they are

    • I bought a few NSA swatches on ebay and I just love the way they look. I will be buying more. I have to agree with Tom. If you collect CARDS only, then you just need to move on and not buy NSA products, because they are NOT cards. WTF half of this forum is about card collectors bitching about that they are not cards. We already established that shit.

      • not for nothing you said you have bought a few of these NSA items when you look at this item what does it look like – it does not matter who or why people or companies are saying these are not cards cause when i look at this item it looks just like any other beautiful patch card i have – i have been in this business since 1971 almost 42 years and i say it’s a card i thank everyone for there time thank you –ed

      • Not licensed= Counterfeit. They are just pieces of thin paper with unlicensed images of thee athletes with a fake jersey swatch. Wake up people. You’re being scammed. There is a video on YouTube where a guy cracks the case open and shows how its done. If anybody is a jersey collector like myself you can clearly see these are NOT game worn jerseys. The quality of a game worn jersey and replica are miles apart. I know you guys want to believe they are real because you bought them, gave them as gifts, or received them as gifts but take it from a JERSEY and card collectorr, NSA is a fake/fraud.

    • awesome cards, sick patches, way to go nsa, kick some ass

    • This statement is being used on the NSA site as a testimonial to the company. Thats interesting.Go to their site and see for yourself.

      • so, the same person wrote it in both places why is that so weird, there are few others that are on here as well

        NSA CARDS ARE AWESOME, LOVE THE BIG SWATCHES

  2. I HAVE SEVERAL LEBRONS AND HAD NOOO PROBLEM WITH THEIR GRADING!MAYBE IF THEY HAD THEIR OWN SITE LIKE PSA AND SOLD THEIR OWN CARDS THEY WOULD BE MORE CORRUPT LIKE PSA!!!!!!POINT BEING THERE ARE BIGGER PROBLEMS THAN THIS $1500 GUARANTEE.

    • Follow up to my previous post, I chaged my mind:

      I called eBay and they told me that they investigated the company and will not re-investigate it again and again. I will trust eBay with their findings and continue to buy NSA products. I understand that they are not considered cards, but just look so good. 1 of 1 thing is a gimmick however, because they are all 1 of 1.

      • Dawn,
        I agree on the 1 of 1 thing, wish they just made 1 or 50 or 1 of 100 with better pictures, it seems picture quality suffers from making tons of 1 of 1’s.
        Great cards, all my friends love them.
        Curtis

      • EBay only cares about making money. I have reported many fake things such as polo Ralph Lauren shirts and autographs I knew were fake and they didn’t do a thing. Please wake up. You’re just happy because you think you’re getting a good deal. Hasn’t anyone ever told you if its too good to be true then it is? There’s a reason NSA Jordan “cards” only go for $10-$15 dollars vs. $30-$100 from reputable sportscard/memorabilia companies. Wow if I were a dishonest man I would have a field day with you people, like NSA is LOL

  3. Just bought a NSA 8 on eBay (1969 Reggie Jackson). I was skeptical as I had never heard of NSA so didnt bid much and boy, am I glad. The card was equivalent to a PSA 4 which is about what I paid so it worked out but I would have been one unhappy camper had I expected and paid for a true NrMnt card (or PSA 8).

  4. I bought a 2 Lebron James Jersey cards. I think NSA is actually a good company since it is often hard to get a piece of that big of swatch of an NBA jersey. I was lucky and got half of an NBA logo from LeBrons jersey. I also got a high school jersey. They are great prices going by the fact that most lbj highschool jersey pieces are a load more. Its a rare find because they dont play near the amount of high school games that they do in the NBA. I just think NSA is a good company

    • I have a real nice lj High School Jersey Patch,3 colors and graded bgs9.5. If interested,drop me an email

      • The lebron James High School jersey card,3 color, is an UD card and graded a BGS9.5 GEM MINT. If interested, email me. All inquiries will be considered. Thanks People and have fun collecting and trading while making friends all over the world.

    • Hello,

      It’s hard to get a FAKE piece of that big of swatch of an NBA jersey.

      (you left the most important word out of your statement …)

      Honestly, people, if you buy that stuff, you have absolutely ZERO common sense. You are the people the scammers love, you are the reason the scammers exist.

      Now, to anyone who buys NSA stuff … I have this great deal for you on a bridge I am interested in selling.

      • all i hear is bitching
        can you actually post some facts about this company?

      • The word “FAKE” hasnt been mentioned in ANY of my comments. I have several pieces from NSA, which I someresell or if they are really SPECIAL, like my MJ dual NIKE LOGO SWATCH, one from the Wizards & One from the Bulls, which I will never let go. Heres the REAL PIONT. People resent the fact and coulod afford to pay the BIG BUCKS for cards authentiicated by PSA/DNA or Beckett, while the common person, such as myself Love these cards.If they were Quote “Fake” as some jerks likes to refer to them as, dont you think ebay would allow these to be sold on THEIR website. I DONT THINK SO. PERIOD. Quit complaining because some of us buy these cards and happen to enjoy them and are not paying the BIG BUCKS you refer to. Oh, and about this bridge you are selling, put your name on the DEED to this bridge and then ask if anyone wants to buy it. Point just being made. Thanks NSA.

    • Hey dumbass this shit isnt real stupid fuck

    • Your are a fucking little kid idiot these are not really worn by the players you fucking retard.

  5. i am pretty sure that this company is not legit. who would sell a mickie mantle jersey for 10 bucks, or a jordan/kobe patch for 9? If you want to pretend that you are not getting the card to sell later and live in imaginationland then get the card. I dont plan on selling any of my cards any time soon, but I dont want to embarass my children when they try and sell them When you see a Mark Sanchez logo patch card from the rookie shoot, then we will all know that these cards are a fake. I will take my chances with Topps and PSA/DNA because I pay for quality assurance.

    • those are not facts, just your opinion thats all, everything is about buying ans selling for you? you buy cards so you can sell later, you are not a true collector, more of an investor if you ask me

  6. i cant believe these guys havent been busted for selling fake jordan logomen patches..what did they spen 1 million dollars on 100 jordan game used jerseys, so they could cut them up and sell them for 49 bucks on ebay?

    i cant believe people actually buy them, people are so naive..

  7. say what u want i would think if these jersey cards where not the real thing these stars would have sued NAS for false advertisement by now i know i would have wouldn’t u so i’m buying them up as fast as i can befor they chatch on & the price skyrockets

    • HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      Are you kidding? What NBA star is going to bother suing some creep who makes fake memorabilia in his backyard shed? You think they care?

      A sucker born every minute … keep buying that fake crap, sucker.

      • “I HAVE PURCHASED SOME OF THESE A WHILE BACK ON EBAY ALSO…
        I AM A LAWYER WITH A VERY LARGE FIRM. I HAVE TAKEN IT UPON MYSELF TO INVESTIGATE NSA AND HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THIS COMPANY IS 110% REAL IF YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT. THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN INVESTIGATED AND HAVE PROVEN DOCUMENTS OF ALL PURCHASES ON THEIR GAME USED MEMORABILIA.”

        I Just Want Everyone to Keep on talkin about These Memorabilia Items, Because when you find out how Real This company is, I am Sure the Pieces I Bought will Skyrocket in Price, Thanks Alot Guys,

        P.S. I am Not in anyway affiliated with this Company.

  8. my husband has bought cards off ebay from a site named loveofthegame17 with you logo on it saying they are 1 of 1 on of the cards is of micheal jordan and tiger woods at the top say game used memorabilia and the pieces of clothing doess noy match what they are wearing could you please go to this site and tell me if these cards are are from you or if they are fake. please contact me at me email address my husband has bought to mini of this cards and i believe they are fake.

    sincerely,
    dawn rhodes

    • EVERYONE PLEASE READ THIS POST!!!
      Dawn, I’m sorry to hear that you folks have been buying this garbage, please stop now.
      I’ve been in the business for over 20 years, now.
      I had a baseball card shop for about 8 years.
      There are soooo many problems with authenticity of “NSA”.
      1. Card companies have to pay the NFL, NBA, UFC in order to use any logos (team logos, league logos, etc).
      2. To use any likeness of a player, permission ($) must also be granted by the player.
      3. There are a TON of these #’d 1/1 cards, but what set are they from?
      4. Upper Deck owns the exclusive rights to Michael Jordans game used memorabilia, and they pay him millions of $ for that.
      5. Many other athletes memorabilia rights are exclusive to one company.
      6. Did anyone read the discalimer on some of the cards?
      It says right on the back of the card, on the “certificate”, that they claim no responsibility/liability resulting from the sale of the card.
      6. Lastly, just check out the current auction on ebay for the 1/1 A. Peterson/B. Favre dual jersey.
      It has a quantity of 21 available.
      Yes, this seller has 21 of the same 1/1 card available at the same time. it’s item #320486743492.
      Enough said??????

      • In not one of your six comments to you prove that NSA is a fake. As for your # 1 & 2 ok who said they dont. As for #3 NSA themselves tell you their not from any set just a picture of the player and a piece of their Jersey. Way to discredit a company by posting what they themselves say. As for #4 Upper Deck owns the exclusive reights to MJ if you think that means that only Upper Deck can sell his memorobilia I think maybe you should find out something like “FACTS” before making such a comment. In your 20 years in the business have you ever seen a Jordan game used Topps card or are they also a fraud. The same goes for your #5. As for your #6 (again something which NSA themselves say that they have many similar 1/1 cards just none of the same EXACT card which is what item #320486743492 is selling. He has 1/1 21 A Peterson/Brett Favre dual Jerseys but every one of them is a little different., but I dont have to tell you any of this for someone whose in the business 20 years you obviously know all this. In your 20 years have you ever come across 2 NSA 1/1 cards that were exactly the same? You would figure with all these allegations everyone makes there would be ONE FACT to back it up everyone just has a bunch of theories.
        Enough said?????????

      • there are hundreds maybe thousands of these NSA cards. GUCCI AND COACH BUST PEOPLE ALL THE TIME ON EBAY, why not bgs or psa or THE NBA OR JORDANS PROPLE OR LEBRONS PEOPLE. i think just because you aren’t paying 3500.00 for a dual jersey it isn’t fake, NOW THE 1/1 PART MAY BE STRECHING IT A BIT, BUT IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT , topps sterling in 2006 took a bunch of AUTO’D MANTLE POSTCARDS and GLUED THEM TO A CARD AND PUT “HR7″ ON THE CARD, with sn’s 1 thru 10 . now aren’t they the same card except SN’D 10 DIFFERENT TIMES, WITH CUT AUTO’S, and in 3 years they buy them back CUT THE AUTO FROM THE CARD AGAIN AND THEN MAKE A 5/10 NEW CARD ? doesn’t that bother anyone for 6000.00 ?, who determines these auto’s are authentic? and why 6000.00 for a glued auto on a fancy sn’d pice of cardboard , why not buy a bat with a real auto directly from mantle. , and don’t even GET ME GOING ABOUT THE STICKER AUTO’S……………………….. slab a sticker of arod on a card and sn it 3 of 5 and get 1200.00 . stupid. I SAY GOOD FOR NSA AND THE LITTLE GUY , AFTER ALL ITS JUST A PIECE IF FABRIC, ITS NOT LIKE JESUS USED IT TO DRY OFF AFTER A SHOWER.

      • YOU SHOULD SUE THEM , make your point and then say hahahaha to everyone on this posting, but until you can prove its fake then its not, it’s called “the free market economy” . BGS AND PSA ARE A HUGE PART OF THE PROBLEM , IM GLAD THE MARKET TURNED DOWN FOR A WHILE, beckett can take thier BV ND RE-EVALUATE THEIR PRICING, , NOTHING IS WORTH 18,000.00 FOR A PLAYER IN THE NBA FOR 6 YRS AND NO RING, SORRY , now he has to go and hunt for a ring, i was in portland and still am when drexler WENT HUNTING FOR A RING WHEN JORDAN RETIRED, HE GOT HIS RING BUT IT NOTS WORTH a thing , any rings passed out while jordan was retired are worthless. just like thE 6000.00 dual lebron wade auto (on stickers ) sn’d 1 of 3 with warm up jersey cards. stupid. KEEP COLLECTING NSA, FOR 10.00 TO 20.00 YOU CAN HAVE THE SAME THING THE GUY THAT PAYS 5000.00 FOR.

      • First, I really dont care if they are fake or not. They would make cool gifts. The 1/1 thing, well I guess no one is really getting the point. When you cut a jersey to make a swatch no two will be alike, so YES, every one would be 1/1 even if they had 100.
        Understand now? I will say it again, no two will be the same, so yes everyone can be 1/1…..

    • these cards are 100% fake. Anyone who knows anything about the hobby knows that and can see it a mile away.

      • Yeah you said that before read the above post where the guy says until you can actually prove they are fake, they are NOT!!! Just say fake one more time. Its you who is a stupid. When you came out the doctor slapped your mom. But thats not as funny as the fact that you don’t get it.

    • Dawn,
      Swatch does not have to match the picture. Photos are ramdomly generated. You need to call eBay and ask for FRAUD department and they will tell you that they investigated NSA in the past and everything checked out. Its a collage of a picture and a jersey patch, they are not cards. They are 100% authentic game used. I have seen the process. I use to buy directly from NSA, but they cut me off, because I was not buying enough. I own a memorabilia shop not too far from the Yankee Stadium and this stuff is flying off the shelf. NSA haters need to post more garbage on this blog so that I can buy them cheeper on ebay and make more money. HAHAHAHA
      Did you want to sell your NSA cards? Email me I will take them off your hands.
      This is the only post I will leave on this blog, I will not check back, don’t have a lot of time on my hands.

  9. Why would this company risk going to jail over a few dollars? You can buy a Brett Favre Game Used jersey for $500 cut it up into 1000’s of pieces where each piece would be about 50 cents or so. You can sell the cards for $25 -$30. You can easily make $25,000 from 1 jersey. What do you think Upper Deck does? It does not have to be fake! Get the point!

    • Please read my answer to Dawn above.
      #7 to my list, would be that a Brett Favre Game used Vikings jersey would cost about $5000, not $500.

      • Brock Terry I’m sorry to hear that your in the business for 20 years and you still cant get a Favre game used Vikings jersey for less then $5,000. I’ll tell you what tell me which authenticator you trust Steiner Jsa/Psa whoever and I’ll get you one authenticated by them for $1,000, look at that i just made u 5x on ur money.

    • Have you seen what these things consist off once they are taken apart? Are you fucking serious this shit is the most pathetic attempt of faking game used mem. I have ever seen your a fucking dumb fuck.

      • have you seen a bgs inner poly sleeve seam fall apart and damage the edges of the card , and when you call BGS THEY SAY “sorry” we can reslab but will have to look at the bad edge and regrade the card, plus charge you the 13.00 . BGS I A SCAM JUST LIKE PSA , PSG PGR PMS. THEY CREATE THE ARKET, BUT THEY DIDN’T count on the bad economy now you can’t give away cards graded or not, which means only 3 cards are being graded(modern) (lebron , jordan arod)

    • Sounds like you bought a lot of these….Too bad….

  10. How can u people think there real there is a thing called fake patches athletes don’t have time to sue every fake patch seller psa dna ud and topps stand buy because they have proof buying from the team they don’t DON’T FALL FOR THIS

  11. Kevin,
    Do you have any proof that they are not real?
    This company is not licenced by NBA or MLB or NFL, They don’t sell these in pack at Kmart like Upper Deck or Topps. They sell their cards on eBay for the fraction of the Upper deck card becase they don’t have to pay NBA or Michael Jordan, but that does not make them fake. I am sure its a big business and I am 100% sure they have paperwork to prove they are real.

    • I’d like to see the paperwork. I’ve e-mailed them a few times and then never reply back to my questions. That displays a red flag right there.

      • Why would they show you paperwork? Are you the authority? I am sure they have to show paperwork to someone.

      • i asked for a refund just a few minutes after the transaction was made . never heard chit

    • Please read my post above.

    • You don’t get it, and I mean that with respect….The CARD COMPANY has to PROVE that they are AUTHENTIC….not the consumer prove the fake-ness of it…..with your logic, then ANYONE can make a card, stick a peice of fabric from a walmart bought jersey, and sell it as the REAL THING…..just put “authentic” on it…..and that is just what this company is doing…obviously….
      I believe the people that are buying these cards want to believe that they have the real thing just because they are so desperate to get a nice card at a cheap price…..but a REAL nice card…especially a true 1/1….with a multi-million dollar business backing the authenticity, would never sell for 10 bucks…
      Come on….lets get real…So you lost some money on crap….don’t try to convince others to step into the trap too….
      I would check out the negative feedback before bidding n these cards…seriously…
      If it seems too ood to be true…it probably is…in this case…you’d have to be pretty stupid to not see this scam…
      The people sticking up for the company, probably work for them….

      • NOWHERE IN YOUR POST YOU HAVE ANY FACTS, JUST YOUR OPINION, LEAVE IT TO FBI OR EBAY TO CRACK DOWN ON IT, UNTIL THEY DO ITS REAL, AND 1 OF 1, WELL IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE ALL 1 OF 1’S, THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT, I SEE TONS OF NSA ON EBAY AND MOST SELLERS HAVE A NICE RECORD, SOME EVEN TOP-RATED, THAT SHOULD TELL YOU THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE HAPPY WITH NSA PRODUCT. ITS THE “CARD COLLECTORS”, WELL YOU GUYS ARE A SPECIAL CROWD. DID YOU EVER NOTICE THAT CARD DEALERS HAVE LOWER RATINGS THEN OTHERS ON EBAY, I WONDER WHY THAT IS…

  12. I was going to purchase a few of this companies cards but why would ebay let them sell them if they were’nt legit. i would think ebay would put the BRAKES on rather quickly if they had any inkling tis company was aa fluke. I say its worth the chance.

    • Because eBay likes to make their fees from them.

      • Ebay could care less.

        Seriously, these people are either really ignorant, or they are the scumbags behind NSA and the fake garbage they sell to suckers.

    • Yeah since ebay really cares about people getting ripped off. They just know they are making their fee money off of them. Watch youtube you dumb fucking idiot you will see what these things consist of.

    • ebay lets sellers sell counterfeit coins on ebay and does nothing about except collect their fees and turn their back when someone reports these type of findings.why would ebay stop fraud sales when fraudulent sales line their silver pockets.I thought about buying a few of these patches but after looking at my real authentic ones i could definitely tell these are fake.if other people want to waste their money on garbage,let them.i know i won’t be.

  13. Everyone likes to make their fee’s but ebay would’nt allow anything illegal just to make a couple of bucks. I like their cards and because they’re not UD or Topps or Donruss does’nt make them illegitimate. Maybe you rosschrisman2003 can afford these high end products but there are people like me who can’t. You buy your stuff and I’ll buy mine.

    • Seriously you people who think these NSA pieces of junk are real are real silly! Ebay allows tonnes of fake stuff to be sold on their site. Ebay is a scam, horrid, rip off company themselves just like NSA is and just like the sellers who sell NSA garbage. Scam, fake, not real, not game used, not authentic, not 1/1, piece of worthless junk! Also they state they are not cards which is fine but they aren’t 1/1s or real jerseys either!

  14. What about their REPLICA cards? Why would they put REPLICA on them? Wouldn’t they make a lot more money if they said GAME USED instead?

    • Don,
      Thats a good point! If they are so fake why not make everything game worn? Dude emailed them for some paperwork. What a joke! They probably have a few of these idiots email them each day.

      • they are worn jerseys alright worn out jerseys hahahaa good will wont even take em hahahaha

  15. I just bought a Tom Brady/Peyton manning (my first NSA card). Must say i am upset with the quality of the card. The card is clearly printed off a computer, the picture of manning is BLURRY and pixelated. Looking at it I’m like WTF, i could have done a better job making this card in photoshop! this card could have been made with Microsoft Paint, and i wish i was exaggerating. On the other hand, the jersey patches are beautiful– the brady patch is 4 colors. But heres the other thing, the card is “numbered” 1 of 1!!!!
    SO, if this card is so authentic, and sooo rare as to be numbered 1 of 1, then why on earth does it look like my 2 year old nephew made it?

    • I just bought the same card payton manning , and I have read all the reviews and even bought them from the same buyer , this does sound like a scam ! I am going to send my cards in to beckett grading and see what they have to say about them .

      • Any news, as to what happened with your NSA cards being graded by BGS(beckett)?

    • i have the same exact card numbered 1 0f 1

    • no 2 cards are the same, so 1/1 . salees gimmick , but go to the uda store and buy one there.
      HAS ANYONE TAKEN A PATCH OUT AND SENT IT TO BGS FOR AUTHENTICATION? if so let me know.

  16. I received my Chase Utley Auo.1/1 and very disappointed in it. I spoke too soon before when I posted my POSITIVE comments about this company. There is an Auto. on the card , its serialized 1/1 but nowhere on the card does it state Chase Utley’s name and that HE personally signed the card like the BIG BOYS of the Sports Card Industry. It looks like an Utley Auto. Honestly,but I don’t like it and I wont buy another. It cost me a few dollars but was a very educational experience and I am sorry I did’nt read all these comments before investing the few dollars I did. I guess I’m my own worst enemy. Thanks to everyone out there who is trying to convey their message of “You get what you pay for” and in NSA’s case, I DON”T BELEIVE their cards are authentic. An $18.00 lesson Learned. But, My Lebron 3 color G/U High School Jersey Is still available. It IS an UPPER DECK CARD graded by BGS 9.5 GEM MINT. Drop me an email if interested. I love trading cards.

  17. If you read the CoA closely on these cards, you will see that this company does not guarantee any sort of authenticity. All the CoA says is that the card has been certified by NSA. Certified as to what?! That, it does not tell you. And rightfully so, because these cards aren’t certified to anything!

    I can print cards and “Certify” them, but it’s worthless. Unless it says “NSA certifies that the enclosed jersey pieces were personally worn in an NBA game by XXX” then it doesn’t say anything.

    Legally and technically, NSA isn’t lying in their CoA. They probably did “Certify” the card in the jersey pieces.

    They just didn’t certify them as to anything!

    • EVERYONE NEEDS TO BRING THIS UP TO EBAY . SOMETHING IS FISHY ABOUT THIS SHIT , I GOT A GAME USED PAYTON MANNING / TOM BRADY CARD FOR 8 BUCKS. COME ON DUDE ! WHY WAS I NOT THINKING !

  18. EVERYONE PLEASE REPORT THIS TO EBAY SO THE INVESTIGATE IT .

    • EBAY NAKES MONEY ON THE SALE OF EVERY NSA CARD , WHY WOULD THEY CARE , EBAY IS THE DEVIL, NOT YOUR FRIEND.

      • Exactly! Ebay is the devil and not anyone’s friend! Greedy scumbags! Former CEO of ebay spent $150 million of her personal funds trying to become the Governor of California in 2010! She lost the election to the Democrat! Californians should be happy she didn’t win!

  19. I was ready to buy a Tiger Woods game used jersey card. It was cheap. It surprised me no one was bidding to raise the price. Then I found this website. Discovered this company uses 1 of 1 all the time. Doesn’t mean the items are rare. Quality is questionable from what I have read from those who have bought. I am glad I found this site. I spent the time reading to learn and missed the opportunity to put in a winning bid. I am very glad. I will instead spend money on quality items. If you buy right now, you will have a great investment for the future.

  20. Yeah I asked the user loveofthegame for a refund and she did it . So I gave her a good rating her her honesty . The thought has crossed my mind and anyone can make their own brand of fb or bb cards. Why not !

  21. HEY GUYS
    I HAVE PURCHASED SOME OF THESE A WHILE BACK ON EBAY ALSO…
    I AM A LAWYER WITH A VERY LARGE FIRM. I HAVE TAKEN IT UPON MYSELF TO INVESTIGATE NSA AND HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THIS COMPANY IS 110% LEGIT IF YOU CAN BELEIVE THAT. THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN INVESTIGATED AND HAVE PROVEN DOCUMENTS OF ALL PURCHASES ON THEIR GAME USED MEMORABILIA. THERE IS AN ARTICLE IN SED ON THIS COMPANY THAT PROVES THEY ARE LEGIT. THESE ARE NOT CARDS, I HOPE YOU ALL KNOW THAT -BUT SIMPLY A COLLECTIBLE PIECE WITH A COLLAGE- SIMILIAR TO WHAT BECKETT DOES IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER.
    I THINK THESE ARE GREAT ITMES AND MY RESEARCH HAS ME CONVINCED THEY ARE JUST A GREAT BUY IN THESE HARD TIMES. NOBODY EXPECTS THESE TO BECOME MILLION DOLLAR ITEMS, SO IF YOU DON’T LIKE….DON’T BUY EM IS MY ADVICE!!

    • Whatever you say. I still believe they are fake. Send me a copy of the investigation. These things are so fake its not even funny. The COA is so general.

    • Funny, most lawyers “with very large firms” are quite educated and can spell.

      They don’t use words like “LEGIT.”

      They also don’t type in ALL CAPS LIKE ANNOYING LIARS FROM NSA.

    • You are a lawyer and can’t spell believe? Itmes? Or do you work for the company?

    • I am a lawyer with a big firm too. Wait saying it doesnt make it so. Educated people dont use caps lock.

    • This statement is being used on the NSA site as a testimonial to the company. Thats interesting .Go to their site and see for yourself.

    • This statement is being used on the NSA site as a testimonial to the company. Thats interesting.Go to their site and see for yourself. All of NSA testimonials are from here.

  22. were is the hard evidence, that’s what I want to see the actual COA, my local dealer is very critical of these cards and sells them for around $5 for Favre 3 color patches, can it be real for that price I think not.

  23. NSA is a hoax. The website has been “under construction” for almost 2 years. Stick with Beckett and psa.

    • YEA BECKETT , thers a great one to hold on to . terrible poly inner sleeves they break after about 6 years and damage the edges of the cards. won’t refund or reimburse , you get the “sorry’ have a nice day

  24. It should be noted that law enforcement does not have time to bother with such small potatoes-type scum.

    Doesn’t anyone understand that? Does anyone really think the cops or the feds have the resources to go after a loser company like this?

    Look up “Operation Bullpen,” read about it. Where are the mass convictions for these frauds? It was nothing more than a scare tactic, not because there weren’t frauds and scammers, but because the feds have other things to worry about.

    If the ENTIRE hobby was a fraud (and it may be thanks to Upper Deck), then the feds might … MIGHT sit up and take notice. Until then, they simply don’t have the resources to “bust” small-time creeps like these NSA guys, or Kevin Burge, or the ebay seller named “Aruba202.”

    Ebay doesn’t care about people selling fake items. Have you ever reported anything on ebay? Try it. You will get a form-letter response, and nothing will happen. There is simply too much stuff on ebay for them to care about fake garbage like this.

    It’s up to us, as collectors, to become informed, and inform others.

    • let’s talk about meat and potatoes
      what proof do you guys have thet stuff isn’t game used?
      all you can do is bitch about it
      can someone post some true facts about this company?

      • Fact #1 – If you buy this stuff you are a sucker.

        Fact #2 – There is a sucker born every minute.

        Those are all the facts needed.

      • we do not need to know facts about yourself
        LOL

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  27. go to :

    http://www.nsa-grading.com

    and there they explain what 1 of 1 means and how they offer cheap merchandise. They also admit and tell everyone that these are not actual cardboard cards but simply and piece of memorabilia encased and made to look nice.
    But it is definitely authentic.
    Has anyone looked at this website? I bought a card and I know everyone says its fake but some of us cannot afford to spend hundreds of dollars on something that is PSA or UD authenticated. You pay extra for the PSA or UD service.
    Well thats my opinion and I know some idiot is going to say that I am a sucker. Well, personally you are for paying that much money on some stupid piece of cardboard. Invest your money where you can earn a living.

  28. There is one on Ebay right now. Jordan/Bryant Game used fabric. Seller claims the item is in Chicago. Seller wants to get paid in Aussie dollars. Absolutely NO returns. Can you say “RED FLAG”? Helllllloooooooooo—is anyone in there?

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  30. I have only left one comment on this blog in the past.
    I think you are fishing for something that is not there and have been for a while and it is a disgrace. Just because someone has opened the items does not mean that they are not real, and actually they look quite real to me. I have also looked at some of your photos; maybe you should thank God that you have a chance at life-
    Clearly you do realize that you are just giving NSA more business! I am also sending a copy of all this to NSA so now they are aware of what you are doing.
    Since I am a lawyer I hope they sue the shit out of you.
    All you are doing is writing about a product so you can get hits on your blog meanwhile boosting business for them and making yourself look bad in the process.
    It is very apparent from their response to you they have done nothing wrong, any smart person knows there are only 3 companies that do professional authentication and to only accept game used memorabilia from these companies is highly professional of them.
    Maybe you just need to get laid…your blog is a joke
    I will represent NSA at this point, if they would like for free or maybe trade for some of their great products.

    • Shut up, Bob.

      You are laughable.

    • Hey Bob,

      Instead of threatening to sue people, why don’t you realize your company NSA is a joke. And doesn’t one of these testimonials look familiar to you? http://nsa-grading.com/testimonials.html

      And oh yeah, if you are a so called lawyer, I’ll investigate that since I am from the FBI. Have a nice day.

      • You are not from FBI. If you were you wouldn’t write here LOL
        Bob is right all you guys are doing is creating more biz for NSA.

      • shouldn’t you be busting some drug dealers or confiscating some really cool cars and houses for the gov’t ? are you using an FBI computer?

  31. if they’re selling a product the burden of proof is on them to show authenticity, game used jerseys cost a ton, and they never say what when or where these jerseys come from. What does game used mean to them? They don’t say. Were they used in official games? We don’t know. They are frauds give it up.

  32. Ross,

    We all know these guys are fake.

    http://nsa-grading.com/testimonials.html

    Check out their “testimonials,” they look pretty familiar, eh?

    (Just read the comments here people, NSA pulled a cut-and-paste scam)

    Keep exposing fraud in the hobby,

    Eric

    • One of the testimonials is from that so called “lawyer”. What a joke! Do you need any more proof Jamie???

      • OK so does that prove that they are not game used jerseys? No, it does not! Where is the beef? They have been selling since 2003 or so. They sell tons on ebay and I am sure elsewhere. There are a few big sellers with outstanding record. How come? Why don’t people nail them with negatives? Wouldn’t you think they would be shut down and in jail by now if the shit wasn’t real? I am done with this forum. Going to waste my time elsewhere.

    • i saw that too. Funny

  33. ok , i decided to put me two cents in on this site. NSA cards have sold on ebay and other websites for over 2 years. that i am absolutely sure of. to say ebay is ONLY interested in making money and doesn’t care if they are fake is simple minded. 1st of all the liability they would incur if they knew and did nothing is certainly not worth the risks to make a few hundred thousand dollars in fees.the harm to their reputation that they would get if let’s say a news story came out that it was fake and they knew. it just doesn’t ring true , now there are many doubting thomas’ out there and i understand that, but why should NSA defend themselves against the nay sayers who would even if they were furnished documentation would then say that it was fake too. this would probably create and cause more problems than it would solve. just guessing i would say that ebay has received inquirys about this by the hundreds judging by these and other comments . once ebay is satisfied of their authenticity do you think they are going to spend time and resourses over and over again to please these people? i think not! they will do as they always do the ebay security center will keep shitcanning the comments and complaints on items they have already investigated. last i want to say it’s easy to sling mud and hard to clean up. so… unless you have more than your opinion don’t call it facts.your opinions do NOT cary any credibility with me !!

  34. I bought one of these NSA cards…just to add to my advanced player collection. I bought this knowing that it was questionable. But after having it in hand i agree with most of you…these are a joke as far as authenticity.

    I have numerous patch cards and an actual game used jersey of the player…and this patch is nothing like a real one! The real one has tackle twill and the layering build up is quite noticeable. This NSA patch is not tackle twill..more of a vinyl and very thin. It resembles a newer replica jersey from Korea or Hong Kong that are littered everywhere on ebay for $30…..not of a true game used piece. I can see moisture marks under the hard case where the patch ends on the horrendously pixelated paper print out that wraps front and around the back of the peice. It is quite a large patch portion. There is NO WAY that they would put that much patch in one card if it were real. I agree with others on here that have posted…if you think you are getting something “Real”….you better keep shopping ebay and save up for a Topps, UD, SP etc. card where they disclose a “straight to the point” COA on the back of the card…and sometimes put a picture of the bat, jersey, hat, shoe etc. that the swatch was cut from.

    Just my $.02

    • look i know this the person behind this company and he is shady to say the least he was let go from pro sports gradind for some of the same things you are complanning of so BEWARE.

  35. You people are nuts. If these cards are fake, they would be in a world of hurt. I have a Tony Romo -Roger Staubach card. It clearly shows the team logo. Do you think the NFL or the players union would allow that if they were not licensed by them? I think not. They would be sued just like Upper Deck was. if you read the back of the card it says, each card is a 1 of 1 because no two patches are alike. The printing of the card might be the same but the patches are not. this is there out in the advertising. Each card is a 1 of 1. I wish they would put a date on the cards.

  36. These are fakes. Everyone wants proof? How about this ebay item: http://bit.ly/cPjMEs

    The Kirby Puckett “game worn jersey” has the 2009 Metrodome closing patch on it. For those of you unaware, Puckett played his final game in 1995 and sadly died in 2006. I pretty sure he didn’t wear a jersey with a 2009 patch on it.

    NSA, if you’re going to try to pass off fakes as being real, you can’t be this sloppy, haha.

  37. These cards are pure shit. That ‘big firm lawyer’ was scammer himself, no doubt about it.

    Don’t buy these rubbish cards, it’s a favourite to scammer if you do it.

  38. I’ve read and re-read hundreds of blogs from people claiming this company is fake a fraud they dont say what their certifying it just says game used.
    First of all other then to get posts on ones particular blog the basic consensus reasoning behind all your unjust accusations are
    1- How can they sell for so cheap? The reason for this as well as “THE ADVANTAGE” behind this basically goes hand in hand with my number 2, its because they are able to mass produce from a particular game used Jersey for example if your buying wholesale you can easily get a Lebron James authenticated game used Jersey for a couple of hundred dollars (at most), now figure you can cut the jersey into about 200-300 slabs (approximatley) so now their paying $1 for each game used piece, they then in turn can sell these game used collectibles for a very reasonable price as opposed to the brand name companies that are only producing 1/25 of a particular card and therefore the price is astronomical (as only 25 people in the world can acquire that particular card). Instead of all of you people without any basis, other then posting clips of other E-Bay sellers who may or may not be shady (I unlike most of you have no problem saying I dont know and without proof I wont accuse anyone) but either way “THEIR NOT NSA” so instead of blasting NSA what they are doing is actually helping people acquire collectibles of their favorite player(s) for a fraction of the cost
    2- Their not really 1 of 1 because there are a whole bunch of the same “PLAYER/COMBO(S) OF PLAYER(S)” but if before you slender a whole company and a whole group of people atleast have the decency to say that NSA themselves tell you this that its just the “EXACT” collage/patch that is 1 of a kind not the concept.
    3- Lastly as far as not saying what the game used item their authenticating is, being that you guys are all so knowledgable then I”m sure you know that for example a signed baseball authenticated by JSA (James Spence Authentication) or PSA/DNA (which I have them both in front of me) that on the COA which is obviously not attached to the balI I quote “This item has been fully examined by JSA and it is our considered opinion that the item is genuine” end quote. They dont either say the name of the player which their authenticating rather they use the same system as NSA which is a matching Serial #, and the same goes for several high end authenticators which I have right in front of me.
    That being said I”m sure you have many other “inside and confidential sources and information” which you cant reveal that proves their fake.
    95% of the blog you guys just attack each other instead of discussing facts and not based on your probability.
    I hope people dont judge you the same way your so quick to judge them.
    Take Care. I say Topps/Upper Deck/Fleer what the heck their all crooks because um,,,,,, I”ll…. they must be.

  39. re: Jason’s comment

    So, address my concern Jason. I posted at 10:21 am on May 22 that the Kirby Puckett game used card being sold on eBay had to be a fake because there’s no way Puckett could not have worn a 2009 patch.

    At 5:21pm the same day, the seller (obviously contacted by NSA) changed the item desription on eBay to say: “THIS IS AN ERROR CARD, CAME OFF OF JUSTIN MONREAU JERSEY WAS NEVER USED BY KIRBY PUCKETT

    NSA IS HUMAN, JUST LIKE UPPER DECK AND TOPPS, THEY MAKE MISTAKES TOO”

    That change shows a couple things:
    1. NSA is careless on how they handle “game-used” items.
    2. Since it didn’t come from a Puckett jersey, they were able to tell which players’ jersey that ‘error’ piece came from just by looking at the card?? Really? That was obviously just a quick reaction to what was posted on this site. There’s no way they’d know that quickly. Jason, as you requested, I’m just discussing facts.

    So, come on .Use some logic. These are fakes.

  40. So basically your saying the company is fake because some random person posted a card on E-Bay that he assumed was a Kirby Puckett. Now whether or not he was notified by NSA (which you say is obvious) it dosent mean that they didnt know about the error the whole time therefore were able to instantly tell him that it in fact a Morneau card and an error on saying it was a Puckett card (which as the seller and everyone knows every sports company has error cards).
    Let me ask you something if I placed a Topps Jordan card on E-Bay and it turned out without my knowing it it was a Lebron Card and the next day I updated it to say that its really a Lebron error, would u then say the same thing that (they were obviously contacted by Topps, and how could Topps realize the mistake instantly Topps must be a fake) which is in essence what you are doing here. NSA is Careless? because a stranger selling their card on E-Bay wasnt aware that he actually was selling an error card?
    Again if you want to believe something (and I emphasise again I am not here to say I have inside info rather that without concrete evidence how can u just berate an entire company/ tons of collectors) you can make everything look bad against them. Everything your saying against NSA I can do against Topps/Upper Deck or even Snapple for that matter. If you want to make people believe something is fake its very easy.

  41. So again to sum it up there are no facts to your

    #1 their careless – every company has game used errors.

    to your
    # 2 how could they know so fast – they already knew the seller on E-Bay is the one who didnt know.

    Oh and by the way were discussing facts but they “OBVIOUSLY WERE CONTACTED BY NSA”

  42. You guys obviously have your minds made up facts or not so nothing I or what anybody else says will change your minds. On the other hand if someone was able to give me “FACTS” that their fake I would be more then glad to listen. I just havent seen that fact yet.

  43. Of course the seller on eBay didn’t know it was an error card….NSA labelled it as a Puckett game used. Thus, NSa is liable for the error, not the third party seller? Is the “random person” seller supposed to authenticate the game used material from every NSA card they have? Does that make any sense? I don’t understand the argument.

  44. Nsa is liable for the error just like Topps , Upper Deck etc… are liable for theirs. Every company has error cards.

  45. NSA has a burden of proof here and so do their defenders.

    #1) where can anyone buy a game used jersey for $500 of any pro player? Defenders are claiming this is true so please prove it, a link, an auction, the phone number of a company, I would count all those of proof.
    #2) can I get the direct contact info of anyone at NSA? I want to contact them, so as proof i’ll accept their working responsive e-mail, a phone number, or their address.
    #3) if lawyers have looked into it can I please have the firm name and a copy of their findings with supporting documents?

    • JBob
      1. if you are buying wholesale you can buy jerseys even cheaper then $500 email me I will seel you some. Jason even said he can get some for $200
      2 they don’t have phone or address listed so people like you can’t contact them, that doens’t mean anything
      3 call ebay, i am sure they looked into this

      • Really?!?! Jerseys under $500. Sure, you could likely get the Punter for the Detroit Lions for $200. I can honestly say I’ve NEVER heard of someone buying an Adrian Peterson, Brett Favre, LaDainian Tomlinson, Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Ben Roethlisberger, Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux, or any other star’s Game Worn jersey for less than $500.

        Hell, it costs $179.99 to go into a store and buy an “Authentic” replica jersey of an athlete, yet you’d have people believe NSA is getting all these jerseys for $200 a pop. You are hilarious!

  46. I am still amazed that people are defending this company. It boggles my mind.

  47. I agree with the people saying these cards are fake. I think the people who are saying they’re real bought some of these things thinking WOW! I GOT A MICHAEL JORDAN PATCH CARD FOR 20.00! And now they’re realizing they got bamboozled but are denying it. Well keep getting ripped off. I could cut up my larry bird jersey in my closet and put it on a card. It is game used, I played basketball in it, so it wouldn’t be a lie saying it’s game used, it’s just game used by me, not Larry Bird. Apparently though, I guess I could sucker somebody into buying it.

  48. so if you buy a jersey for 20.00 its a fake, if you buy a jersey for 3500.00 its real , real simple , its blogs like these that make american companies go to india for call centers because all thier employees are arguing about a 10.00 jersey. hows the weather in india?

  49. Why are you guys so stupid?

    Seriously, when an athlete signs an exclusive contract, that means he is exclusive. That means Topps cannot have Michael Jordan in their product. That means when the NBA Players Association signs a deal with Electronic Arts for rights to use them in NBA Live, Michael Jordan is not in the contract and EA cannot use him unless they contract with Jordan themselves.

    Seriously, you guys are really stupid to believe that your NSA Card is worth thousands or even hundreds of dollars when in fact, it is as valuable as that cardboard it was printed on.

    If you don’t believe me, go look at those Pacific and Collectors Edge Cards on eBay. The saddest part was, THEY HAD A LICENSE TO DO THAT.

  50. LOL to the guy who said you can get wholesale a game worn Lebron James jersey for a few hundred dollars….. you are a MORON!!!!

    To the people who support NSA….. you are ALL MORONS!!!

  51. So your saying that if I cut my game used Jordan jsy up into little squares and sold them for 5 bucks a pop mounted on nice little cardboard printouts that I would have to have a LICENSE to do that?…. I dont think that is correct sir. I can do whatever I want with MY jsy that I purchased…

    That is what NSA does, they buy stuff from people like you and me and then turn it into these little slabbed, affordable and sometimes cool little display units. I dont think they are trying to rip anyone off, they are just making this stuff available for the people that want it. By using lesser quality pics and lesser quality card stock, they are keeping it affordable for the people that cant afford to pay $500.00 for a Jordan GU low numbered card from UD, Topps or Panini…..

  52. to all those defending the authenticity of NSA: Yes, these cards are fake. Go ahead ask for my proof, call me a liar, demand that God himself smite me with lightening bolts for spouting such heinous blasphemy. That does not change the fact that if you purchased these products, you got ripped off. If you’ll indulge me on this you will be able to prove this to yourself and your fellow NSA supporters. Send any one or all of your memorabilia items from this company to JSA, PSA or BGS and you’ll almost surely find that they can’t be certified by any reputable company. There certification is as valuable as my own. If I were to buy a real qame used jersey and destroy it by slicing it into little pieces glue them to some inkjet paper, slab them and put a not on the back that says “I promise this is the real thing” would you buy it? Another detail that should immediately set off alarms is that the company has no address. Upper Deck, Topps, Panini, PSA, JSA, Beckett all have addresses. If you really wanted to you could go to their offices and check out the operation. I think Upper Deck even gives tours. You can’t even call an NSA representative on the phone. There is a reason that they will only come and meet you in person in order to buy memorabilia items. They don’t want people to know where they are. I’m willing to bet they never pay cash for items either, probably just a bad check with a fake address and no phone number.

    Go ahead and hate me,
    Eric Jackman
    Long time collector

  53. Hahahaha, i’m sorry, I had to laugh. I’ve been following this company for a few years and I had to laugh after reading some of the “supporters” for this brand. First and foremost, I think it is important to note that I am sadly one of the “suckers” who did end up purchasing an item when they first came onto the ebay scene a few years back. =( I regret that decision ever since my card arrived and I could clearly tell the patch “appears” to be nothing more than a $2.00 piece of cloth.

    SO, in an effort to find closure, I’ve tried researching everything I could on the company. To no surprise to me, but alarming nonetheless, I found ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

    I have seen how the website was in construction for 2+ years. I have seen how the company’s website now says that they are under “new management” . For anyone who would like to try and STILL support this company, can you tell me even one name of the “NEW MANAGERS”. They don’t even offer a first name….if they are so excited for the new direction that the company is heading, shouldn’t management get ANY credit?! Guess not….

    Anyways….I’ve taken it upon myself to try to find answers. No, I’m not a lawyer, no I do not work for the FBI, but I’ve been alive on this planet long enough to know a thing or two about technology. So, wanna know what I find FASCINATING about this company?!

    Here’s a brief summary:

    1- I have contacted NSA personally through their “contact form” on the website numerous times. If you want a laugh, ask them to verify one of their “authentic cut #’s”. After numerous requests for them to even begin to identify the card I possess by the cut #, I have yet to get a reply. Why? Because they have NO RECORD. Now, this is only my speculation, but HONESTLY PEOPLE?! How can a “company” since that’s what they consider themselves, not have any records of what their “authentic cuts” even are? Its because they don’t know, because the “cut #” is a phoney as their namebrand is.

    2- Since I cannot get a response via email from them, I attempted to find the website owner’s contact information via the WHOIS system. For those of you who don’t know what WHOIS is, it is a national database that shows the contact information of who a domain name is registered to online. At the very least you can usually get a person’s name and city, state. Here’s what I find hysterical though. NSA apparently utilizes an outside company called domainsbyproxy.com. Look up the website I just listed and read what they do. Have you figured it out yet? Their job is to HIDE INFORMATION so you cannot even get the site owner “THE NEW MANAGEMENT’S” name!!!

    Why in the world would someone need SO MUCH SECRECY? Beats me! I would only have to assume its because they KNOW they are fake…and don’t want you to call them on it!

    Soooo, while I’m sure this won’t sway anyone’s opinion who is already supportive of the company, I hope everyone can see the extreme lengths that this “manager” will go through to conceal his identity!

    Oh, and yes, if you haven’t read posts from others on this page by now, my 3rd indication that they are fake is because their “TESTIMONIALS” on their website can be seen by people who have submitted posts ON THIS PAGE! Funny, I never thought I’d see someone’s words of praise appear on the company’s website WORD FOR WORD as a sworn testimonial! Then again, like others on this board, I guess I’ve still got alot to learn….

    • And to follow up, I contacted them through their “Sell Your Memorabilia” link online almost a week ago…not to my surprise though, I have yet to hear from them. I legitimately have an authentic Evgeni Malkin jersey I purchased from the Pittsburgh Penguins with the official COA from the team even. I forwarded an email (with no intent to sell to WHOEVER NSA is)….just curious to see if I got ANY response from a person. Well….what do you know? NO RESPONSE! I bet that it goes to an email that is NEVER checked….just the scammers’ attempts to make the business seem even more legit! Don’t believe me? Contact them as I have! I dare you! I’d love to hear a response of some sort. :-p

    • to smiler31
      if nsa answered every dumbass like you they would not have any time to make anything, that just plays into your hand, i don’t blame them, you bought something in the past, why not just ask for a refund? or you’d rather keep a reminder of how dumb you are

      • Oh you’re right Tony, why didn’t I think of that?! Because NSA is such a LARGE corporation that they don’t have TIME to email customers back…at all. Sellers of NSA products (as I’m sure you’re well aware but if you’re too naive let me tell you anyways) DO NOT allow refunds! Why? Because they know the product is a croc and if they did offer them NSA cards would not be on ebay because sellers would get tired of refunding every pissed off customers money!

        2nd….to everyone who says that ITG cards are not licensed yet contain jersey pieces…I agree! This is true and there is little disputing the fact that they incorporate the same practices as NSA….But last time I checked, my local hobby shop has boxes of ITG cards for me to purchase, right then and there! I can’t recall the last time I walked in and saw a box of NSA product. Oh wait, I remember, they only sell to “Dealers” as they say on their website and they are not considering any other new dealers at this time. I could see why, since they’re so legit, that they wouldn’t want to go into the hobby market by sending their items out to stores worldwide. I must be the dumbass. Sure kiddo! Looks to me like if you’re still going to support NSA after reading this thread then the only dumbass on here is you my friend. And while we’re at it…I got a couple of jerseys in my closet here…If you’d like a Dan Marino and Joe Montana “authentic jersey card” I can make one for you too sir….I’ll give you a good price ;-) Then again, maybe I’ll just go online and take the eBay route!

  54. NSA cards have sold on ebay and other websites for over 2 years. to say ebay is ONLY interested in making money and doesn’t care if they are fake is simple minded. 1st of all the liability they would incur if they knew and did nothing is certainly not worth the risks to make a few hundred thousand dollars in fees.the harm to their reputation that they would get if let’s say a news story came out that it was fake and they knew. it just doesn’t ring true , but why should NSA defend themselves against those who would even if they were furnished documentation would then say that it was fake too. this would probably create and cause more problems than it would solve. just guessing i would say that ebay has received inquirys about this by the hundreds judging by these and other comments . once ebay is satisfied of their authenticity do you think they are going to spend time and resourses over and over again to please these people? i think not! they will do as they always do the ebay security center will keep shitcanning the comments and complaints on items they have already investigated. last i want to say it’s easy to sling mud and hard to clean up. so… unless you have more than your opinion don’t call it facts.your opinions do NOT cary any credibility with us !!

  55. Very true…I agree 1000000000000000000000000% it is easy to sling mud and hard to clean up. Maybe my whole logic is based on “opinion”, but then tell me, why will NOBODY from NSA reply to numerous email requests? Why is there NO information as to a contact on the website, EVEN A FIRST NAME, to associate with their product. Think just because they’re sold on ebay makes them legit? Look at the COUNTLESS listings where you see “AUTHENTIC NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL,…” and any other jersey out there. I can already tell you which of them are fake…they all read “ALL HAND-SEWN” NOT CHEAP CHINESE KNOCK-OFF….but you know what they are?? Yep…you guessed it….counterfeit jerseys! So how are they sold?? Because, first off….unless someone licensed from Nike, Reebok, etc files a formal complaint with ebay, do you think that they will remove the listing just because Joe Schmo thinks there is a chance that maybe the jerseys are fake? I should say if that were the case, ebay personnel would need to increase their employee count ten-fold because of all the suspicious complaints they’d need to formally investigate.

    Oh, and furthermore, look at sellers’ feedback on ebay dealing with other items. Its not just jerseys….look at something like computer software, another VERY popular counterfeit item. It won’t take you long to find a seller offering you OFFICE 2010 for $29.99 when it retails for $149.99, or Adobe Acrobat for $19.99 when it retails for over $100….why do you think that is? Because some good spirited individual paid top dollar for it and decided…eh… i’m never going to use this? Please!

    I think the amount of counterfeit items that are sold on a daily basis on ebay speaks for itself! Like I said, check some sellers’ feedback. Maybe I do base my thoughts on opinion….but many others out there find their fair share of counterfeit items on ebay as well that get sold everyday without notice from ebay.

    Thank you

  56. I am filing a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST NSA,E-bay,AND any group of sellers I’ve dealt with specifically. If you can prove what you have purchased, and that it is infact “FAKE.” WHAT you paid INCLUDING SHIPPING & HANDLING !!!

    • “If you can prove what you have purchased, and that it is infact “FAKE.””
      Are you drunk?
      Who is suppose to prove it?
      You are laughable!

  57. I got a Lebron James 1 of 1, and I opened it and sent it out. The card is a fake. PSA said the jersey wasn’t real, like you can get a Lebron James patch with four different colors for $12 dollars. I’ll keep the card just because. I never heard of the NSA, and I have a hell of a nice collection, but I took a chance and had to pay PSA to grade the card. If any one wants I can send the paper work to you and a picture of the card. The jersey looks fake for example the red is bleeding all over the other colors.

    • Jeff, I would love to get a copy of the paperwork if you don’t mind sharing it. I’d like to try and end the company’s ebay reign once and for all. Maybe by providing this evidence to ebay we can shut “NSA” down! Way to go on taking the initiative to validating many peoples’ suspicions all along. If you’re able to I’d appreciate it if you can email the paperwork to me at S.miller5331@gmail.com. Thanks again for the good work!

      • This idiot works for ITG (in the game) rival company, this tread was started by them to shut down NSA. NSA rocks, and has been on ebay for the past 5 years
        EBAY WILL NOT LET YOU SELL FAKE SHIT FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS!!!!

    • Jeff works for ITG (in the game) rival company, this tread was started by them to shut down NSA its competitors. Shame on you Jeff if thats your real name. PSA will not grade NSA cards because they are not cards. What you send a piece of paper with a jersey piece to PSA and they told you it wasn’t real. Yeah I want to see the paperwork send it to John.McGwire@yahoo.com.
      NSA rocks, and has been on ebay for the past 5 years
      EBAY WILL NOT LET YOU SELL FAKE SHIT FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS!!!!

    • you paid only $12 and that makes it fake?
      so if you pay $100 then its real
      you’re a goddamn genius gump!!!
      why don’t you buy some NSA cards t from me for $1000
      HAHAHA

    • Jeff still waiting on your so called paperwork, that you got from PSA. PSA said jersey is not real? What is it his underware? PSA doesn’t have credentials to tell you whether or not the jersey is real. I think if eBay has no problems with NSA cards for the past 6 years, then they must be somewhat legit right?

  58. this came of there website

    We would like to try to answer as much as we can on our website so that we are not overwhelmed with emails.

    NSA purchases jerseys and cuts them up. Please note…jersey’s are not cheap, HOWEVER – we get a lot of pieces from a single jersey so that savings is passed on to the customer unlike other name brand manufacturers.

    Also, all pieces are numbered 1/1, meaning there are no other similar pieces with the same photos or game used piece inside it.

    These are not licensed products and NSA is not affiliated with any major league sport organizations, we do reserve the right to purchase game used memorabilia and encase it as a preserved piece for our customers.
    NSA is not responsible for resale values and we do not sell to the general public, so please do not inquire about sales. We wholesale to dealers solely and are not considering any new dealers at this time.

  59. ITG cards are unlicenced as well and are all over ebay. Who said you can’t buy a jersey and cut it up?

  60. NSA cards are obvious frauds with no licensing from the league or the players. Their guarantee explicitly states that they do not stand behind their phony product. If you or a loved one spent money on this scam – that is unfortunate – but don’t make it worse by continuing to suggest that these folded paper rip-offs are worth anything. My favorite is the Brady Welker Moss triple swatch on sale on ebay right now that is clearly a single piece of material – you can follow the stitching straight across the 3 holes. OMG – please – this stuff is GARBAGE!

    • Steven,
      Whats the auction number? Atfer all the scrutiny you think they actually put a single piece of jersey in a triple card? I find it hard to believe.

    • Dude you are so full of it. I don’t care what you say, no company can stay on eBay for as long as NSA and sell fake stuff. Dude you need to move out of your moms basement and get laid instead of collecting cards. I bet you are into action figures as well. Am I right?

      • Don’t be mad because you have fake cards, dude. You are only fooling yourself. I bought a Tebow “1/1″ and learned the hard way. Open it up, and see what’s inside…..I dare ya…..MORON!!

  61. i bought some of this stuff i cant belive that ebay lets them sell it if its fake.if it is fake im not very happy with ebay,would they let them sell it.

    • Ebay dosent care until they start feeling the heat. They make money from it too.

      • You opened it up? Why? NSA tells you its not a card right on their website. Who is a MORON now?
        Ebay doesn’t care? NSA has been on Ebay for the last 7 years when is this heat comming? Looks to me like NSA has legit product and Ebay approves of it. If it wasn’t Ebay would shut it down just like they do to fake jordans fake rolexes and fake gucci. For as long as NSA been around CMON MAN! :) I mean I am not an NSA supporter, but to stay on Ebay for as long as they have? And none of you said anything remotely smart. Saying its fake because its not a card is just stupid.

      • matt,
        did you evr wonder why people selling fake shit don’t have a lot of feedbacks? its because they are new and ebay hasn’t caught up to them yet, but people that sell nsa stuff been on ebay for the last 10 years with pretty good feedback, go check, what does that tell you? still think its fake?
        Don

    • Paul,
      its not fake, ebay would not let them sell fake stuff for that long, i am just guessing that ebay deals with these “card collectors” on the daily basis and shitcanning all of their requests, why? because it must be real, if it was fake ebay would would shut down all of the sellers very quickly, ebay doesn’t need to spend time listening to all those cry babies,
      until ebay declares that you can’t sell nsa – its real, and they haven’t because it is real

  62. I bought a few NSA swatches on ebay and I just love the way they look. I will be buying more. I have to agree with Tom. If you collect CARDS only, then you just need to move on and not buy NSA products, because they are NOT cards. WTF half of this forum is about card collectors bitching about that they are not cards. We already established that.

  63. I didn’t scroll through all of the comments but it’s clear (unfortunately) that a lot of people got duped by buying these fake 1/1 cards. They might look nice, but the “game worn” swatches in them are clearly fake — they are made of the same twill as Asian knock-off jerseys and not the pro-twill on authentic jerseys. Anyone can cut up jersey, make up a card design, and attached a photo of an athlete. NSA just took it one step further by making them 1/1 and slabbing them to make them “look” legit. They are not. The fact they continue to have hundreds of auctions on eBay does not change this fact — eBay’s wrong does not make NSA right.

    • who made you an expert on game used memoranilia? leave it to the expert to decide if its real or not, man its very hard to get reputation but very easy to destroy it.

    • tvp,
      I am sorry but nowhere in your post you state any facts, just your opinions which are taken from thin air. You need to call ebay and ask them about NSA investigation and they will tell you that NSA is 100% real game used products. You are just trying to discredit the company based on your opinion. Stop being an ass.

      • Interesting, because both Curtis and Rocky are the ones assuming that I have no expert knowledge, and that I am pulling opinions out of thin air. I have collected game used memorabilia for over 10 years, and have been on eBay since 1997. I have seen eBay scams come and go (i.e. fake autographs being sold on eBay; then fake sports jerseys; now fake game jersey cards), so I know a thing or two about how eBay operates.

        Can you spot the difference between pro-twill and the twill used on Asian knock off jerseys? I can. Since there is 0% chance that an Asian knock off jersey would be used in a game, there is also 0% chance that NSA jersey swatch was used in a game. Need any more facts?

        P.S. I have nothing to gain or lose by posting this — I do not collect game worn cards, NSA or otherwise, and have never bought an NSA card. My sole motivation by posting this is to warn unsuspecting buyers. However, for those who are clearly (blindly?) trying to defend NSA, there’s no point in trying to convince you. Your mind has already been made up (as has mine).

      • TVP,
        You really think NSA would risk it by cutting up asian jerseys instead of real ones? You have nothing to gain? That is a bullshit statement. You are a fucking retard card collector and your stupid jersey cards are going down in price thanks to NSA. Who the fuck collects jersey cards anyway, they will never be worth shit!!! Move out from your moms basement and get laid!!! Sorry guys, but pukes like this make me mad.

      • again just opinions, according to ebay you are no longer registered, you “collected game used memorabilia for over 10 years” but “do not collect game worn cards” really? game used memorabilia but not a single card hmmm… , well if you go to nsa-grading.com they tell you right there that they are not cards, maybe you should start buying HAHAHA

      • tvp
        but you haven’t bought an nsa card so how would you know that they are asian knock off jerseys for a fact? you can tell by looking at the scans? i think not, you are just mad your upper deck cards are losing value, dude dump all of you ud’s before its too late

      • Wow. So instead of responding with facts, people accuse me of being a liar (by saying I collect jerseys cards when I said I don’t), and a motivated one at that (wanting to preserve the value of upper deck cards I don’t even own). Tom decides to throw in a bunch of baseless personal insults for good measure. Classy. This will be my last post here — no point in wasting any more time on this site.

        Rocky: tvp is not my eBay user name — not sure why you would just assume that. I also collect the real thing — actual game worn jerseys authenticated by MeiGray and other official sources — not random little pieces of cloth glued to cardboard with a “1/1″ slapped on the back.

        And yes, I can tell these are fake just by looking at the scans — I don’t need to call eBay or speculate about “replica” cards. That is what happens when you develop expertise — you can form conclusions based on knowledge and facts, not speculation or guessing about why eBay does this or why NSA does that.

        At the end of the day, if buying NSA stuff floats your boat, then go ahead and buy it. Whatever makes you happy. Just know that your purchases will have zero value on the secondary market, and you are supporting a deceptive company at your expense. If that doesn’t matter to you and you’d rather own that awesome “1/1″ patch card for only 10 bucks, then go ahead and buy it. Won’t affect me either way.

      • dude we don’t care what your name is you could be santa claus for all we care, you haven’t answer any questions, just whole bunch of garbage about your “expertise”, your opinions are not based on FACTS, bottom line is eBay allowing NSA cards to be sold on their site is because they are 100% authentic, you don’t have to buy them, just throw your money away on topps and upper deck they will for sure hold their value … NOT !!!!

      • nobody called you a liar, you just don’t have enough credentials to investigate, just blow some smoke up someones ass, erick reported it to ebay, they are suppose to take it down or not :) no offense but i will take ebay over you anyday

      • Asian knock off jerseys instead of real ones? That is the most retarded statement I ever heard. Not only you are claiming that they are not game used, but now they are “Asian knock off jerseys”? Are you fucking serious? OMG This is the most pathetic attempt to discredit this company I have ever heard. I would encourage everyone to contact ebay, fbi or other authorities in your area and talk to them before you take this dumbass’ word.

  64. Sorry to disappoint all the nsa supporters on here but i just personally reported nearly every nsa “card” to ebay as they violate ebay’s policy against using the name, photos, and signature of celebrities without permission. the only way to sell celebrity photos legally is if you took them yourself, have permission from the photographer, or own the original. you CANNOT print photos off the internet and sell them. it is illegal. these douchebags need to go down… one way or another

    • oh and you think you are the first one to report these? HAHAHAHA

    • so if ebay doesn’t take them down then they are not violating any ebay policies and are allowed on ebay and i can buy as many as i want, hurry up everyone buy up nsa cards they are going to be shut down according to this genious and thats not a joke, so cmon go buy some nsa cards they are going out of business

    • Eric,
      Great post, EVERYONE need to read this. Even if you took photos yourself you would still be violating celebrity rights by selling them. Ebay would NOT let anything illegal on their site especially if a member reported this. So you reported this to ebay and they DID NOT take anything down. Hmmm… What does that tell you? NSA is for real. Notice they don’t sell all of the celebrities just the ones they have permission from. See you just assumed they are illegal, but now you know they are not. Why don’t NSA make Sveven Strasburg game used stuff? They would make tons of money on it.

      • Funny….I’d like to know whom NSA contacted to make “replica” cards of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth….??!?!?! I didn’t know NSA had SUCH AMAZING CONNECTIONS…because, based on what Dave just said, NSA HAS permission for every single item they produce! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA that’s funny…but ripping people out of their money is not!

      • Smiller5331,
        YOU BUDDY ERIC REPORTED EVERY AUCTION TO EBAY AND THEY ARE STILL AROUND, I WILL SAY IT ONE MORE TIME EBAY WILL NOT CREATE PROBLEMS FOR THEMSELVES BY HAVING FAKE MEMORABILIA ON THEIR SITE, THEY WOULD BE LIABLE FOR THAT, IF SOMEONE REPORTS A VIOLATION THEY TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY. STOP BEING AN ASS!!! TVP YOU BEEN ON EBAY FOR 13 YEARS YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS BY NOW

      • Smiller5331,
        Quote: “I’d like to know whom NSA contacted to make “replica” cards of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth….??!?!?! ”

        why not just make them game used? who buys replicas?

      • I don’t know who buys replicas, I just know NSA makes them as well…

      • And Dave who types in ALL CAPS….CLEARLY TYPING AS IF YOU’RE SHOUTING MAKES YOU AN ASS….AND THE FACT THAT YOU STILL ARE A DIE-HARD SUPPORTER OF NSA MAKES YOU A BIGGER ONE! MAYBE YOU’RE THE ONE PRODUCING THE CARDS IF YOU’RE GONNA GET SO UP TIGHT ABOUT IT. geez,…you don’t get your point across any clearer by typing in all caps, we can all read here chief.

      • i will write small for you, your buddy reported every one on nsa cards to ebay for violating celebrity’s rights, ebay DID NOT take anything down, do you think ebay would go to bed for NSA and risk it, well don’t answer that, you are a MORON if you think that, i dare you to put up a fake Jordan rookie or my favorite 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and see how long your auction and your account will last, and this is NOT the first time that someone reported NSA to ebay, there are far more educated people with a lot more knowledge that are trying everyday to put NSA out of business and this is a FACT, everything you are takling about is your opinion, there is a difference FACT is something well documented and the question about replicas we know they make them but why?

  65. that is somewhat true, but who said nsa doesn’t have permission? is that a fact that nsa downloads illegal images of the internet and have been making cards for the past 7 year and successfuly selling them on ebay? you really think that? we’ll just wait and see what happens with this

  66. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR ME:

    Why does NSA make replica cards? Why not just make them into game used ones?

  67. As long as NSA will make quality game used product at affordable prices they will be around forever whether you like it or not

  68. Last piece of evidence against NSA….Not that the “DIEHARD” supporters will agree with me…but anyways…

    I urge everyone to check this out because I’m sure once”NSA” realizes this, the listing will be deleted to “maintain their integrity”

    Go to the following link:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/TOM-BRADY-PEYTON-MANNING-GAME-USED-WORN-JERSEY-1-1-LOGO-/330447634701?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf036c10d

    If you can take ANYTHING from the pick….look at the ‘patch’ on the left…..Notice anything funny….maybe that the football has NO LACES! Also note how the line for the Q, goes straight down?

    Now, look at a REAL logo at this link:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/LADAINIAN-TOMLINSON-07-TRIPLE-THREADS-NFL-SHIELD-PATCH-/170574880761?pt=US_Football&hash=item27b70e1ff9

    See laces? See the Q, and how it looks like a Q, not an O with a little line coming from the middle of it down?

    Who knows? Maybe I’m ‘fishing for something’…but too all you haters out there who will support NSA til the originator of these clearly fake collectibles goes down in flames, there’s NO DISPUTING the pics. Then again, I’m sure everyone will reply that I’m only stating my opinion. I guess its just my opinion that there’s no laces on the logo….and that the Q does not look like a Q. Oh well. I’m tired of people supporting this practice. I’m sick of someone profiting by selling thousands of these when people who work hard to earn a living just manage to get by.

    Sure, ebay allows them to be sold. I’m also tired of the excuse “ebay wouldn’t let them sell illegal stuff!”f To those people I say this! Have you seen rolex listings starting at $50? Or ‘coach purses’ for a few dollars. Newsflash, they aren’t real! But then again, I bet the ones who support NSA are the same ones who buy the other counterfeit garbage floating around ebay, taking it for the real thing….I think I’ve made my point.

    Tata!

  69. Well, “TOM”, maybe I am a fool, but at least I have common sense.

    A: I never said “ASIAN” knockoff jerseys were used to make these “patches”….so either you assume when I say they are fake that I mean from ASIA as opposed to any other area of the world, or you are one of the ones making these cards from Asian knockoff jerseys.

    I just find it funny that although fake jerseys can come from ANYWHERE in the world, you are quick to defend NSA stating there’s noooo way they are Asian knockoff jerseys. Anyone with common sense would suspiciously take that to mean that they ARE from Asia and that you have knowledge of this. Anyways, I digress.

    Also, where does eBay rank in the top investigative fraud companies in the world. Last time I checked, eBay is a BUSINESS, not a government agency and certainly not in the business of investigating every single claim that an item is counterfeit.

    Therefore, as many, many people on here have stated, just because eBay allows these to be sold is not a free pass to certify them as authentic! That’s ludicrous. eBay will allow, pretty much anything to be sold online if the “fraud dept.” cannot PROVE something is fake, it will be allowed on the site.

    So I ask you, how can they PROVE these are not fake when they have no contact names for the owners of NSA, no address or phone number where they can call NSA, hell, no ANYTHING if you look at their website. There’s no “Proof” these are fake, but anybody who knows ANYTHING in the hobby knows they clearly are and I don’t have to argue that point.

    So, what have we learned here? Either that you directly deal with NSA, or possibly sell these cards and know the jerseys are from Asia which is why you so adamantly declare that they are not, OR we know that you like giving people money for garbage!

    If the latter is true, I’ve got a great deal for you! For $100 I can get you a “GAME USED JOCKSTRAP CARD!” I promise you it’ll be a real 1/1 as I have yet to see another of its kind on eBay…..I just need to know what player you would like this jockstrap card to be of and need to run to the store and buy some ink so I can print out a pic of him. Anyways, reply back with a name so I can get to making a personalized 1/1 card just for you! ;-)

    • Win!!!

    • You my friend are a moron.

      • If I am the moron you are referring to, what does that make you as the one defending an OBVIOUSLY fraudulent act?! One day, it will be a public fact that NSA is not legit….So which side of the line do you want to be on when that day comes? I know which side I want to be on when that day arrives…Because then, the real morons will be easy to pick out! =)

    • I never said I collected cards. I collect money (silver, gold coins, mostly silver, some paper money) and these as I understand are not even cards, just a piece of jersey of that special player that you like sealed in a graded card slab and thats why its so confusing to a card collector. Are you trying to scam me for $100?

  70. I will not waste anymore of my time talking with idiots that don’t know anything. I will say one last thing ebay is a business, but if they allow fake game used stuff to be sold on their site and profit from it they can be liable for it. I am just assuming they receive a lot of complaints about NSA evry day. Ebay knows NSA is 100% authentic otherwise they would not allow those cards to be sold on their website. You can compare shit all you want and blow smoke up someone ass who believes you, but FACT remains the same EBAY HAS NO PROBLEM WITH NSA CARDS wether you like it or not.
    Tata!

    • no…Ebay is a business….businesses exist to make money, Last time I checked…ebay does not make money by investigating fraud, but, you know, whatever gets your rocks hard. If buying fake shit’s your thing, go for it!

      • and they are a multi-billion dollar business at that….so if they are liable, what will they be liable for….a couple mil? I’d gladly sell illegitimate product making millions in profit if there’s only a slim chance of me being sued for a few thousand. I think that seems like a good ol’ case of the principle-agent problem from econ 101

  71. NSA does not make millions :) if you are so smart put a fake rolex auction and see how long it will last
    enough said

  72. ” I’d gladly sell illegitimate product making millions in profit if there’s only a slim chance of me being sued for a few thousand.” hmmm… who is a scammer now
    You might know a thing or 2 about whatever it is you know a thing or 2 about, but you don’t know shit about ebay. When they get a report that seller is violating their policies and selling fake stuff, they not only take down his auctions, but susspend his account. When get get enough of these reports they do an investigation. They don’t take those things lightly.

    PS smiller31( 0 ) Not a registered user
    I wonder why …
    Can’t register on ebay? Had an account susspended already? Keep trying sometimes switching around first and last name works
    Stop discrediting this company, better take a look at yourself.

    • hahaha that’s not my eBay ID….I’d gladly give it to you but then again, knowing you Tom, you’d report me for some reason only God knows….but, for your info, I sell legit cards, and yes, I have a 100% positive feedback rating….sorry my name on here isn’t the same as ebay…thought you’d be smart enough to figure that out, guess not…then again, you still support NSA so what more can I expect from you good sir? I guess that’s MY bad!

      • I see the truth finnaly comes out, YOU ARE A CARD DEALER, enough said, if you sell legit cards why are you so afraid that someone will report you? unless you sell not so legit cards, in any case all card dealers are the same pieces of shit, sorry but this is a reputation you guys have

      • of course its not you user id, the guy who started this forum (also a card dealer like yourself) has his id out in the open, but not you :)
        your opinion is tainted because you are a card dealer, nsa is putting out affordable product out there and your cards are losing value so why not throw out your opinion out there, well whatever, you are entitled to your opinion maybe nsa will shut down and your cards will go up in value

      • Haha oh silly boys….fine….here’s my ID: Smiller5331…since you all THINK I’m a dealer?! HAHAHAHA you guys are insane…..I sell cards from my personal collection, LEGIT cards, TOPPS, UPPER DECK, PANINI,

        I have perfect feedback, now let’s see your ratings you punk assholes….or don’t you have them?

  73. and, just to humor you, let’s suppose you’re right….Let’s just assume for the sake of argument, that EVERY illegitimate item on eBay is removed, and NOBODY can sell fake items on eBay without getting suspended and the works.

    Can you PLEASE, for the sake of everyone here, explain how so many sellers offer BRAND NEW jerseys for $29.99-49.99 when these AUTHENTIC items retail for $129.99-149.99?

    I mean, maybe I’m missing something? MAYBE every seller who lists these jerseys received all of them as gifts (which sounds absurd, then again, so does someone saying NSA is for real)….Either way, why are so many of these items vastly discounted? Are you so naive as to think all of them are authentic?! Really Tom?! I mean, I know this argument has nothing to do with NSA but the point is, I can pick out my favorite athlete and GUARANTEE you I can find his or her *Authentic* jersey on eBay from a buyer with damn near perfect feedback for $29.99.

    Are you suggesting that these items are indeed authentic, because thousands are sold every day?

    I’ve said it before, but I guess I’ll say it again. JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING’S ON EBAY DOES NOT MEAN IT IS LEGIT. IT MEANS THEY HAVE NO PROOF OF THE BRAND’S ILLEGITIMACY, THEREFORE HOW CAN THEY SAY IT CAN’T BE SOLD.

    True, every argument on this blog IS an opinion. My arguments are opinions, but so are yours! You have no more proof of NSA’s legitimacy than I have for their illegitimacy.

    My sole point here is that an item’s presence on eBay does not make it genuine. There are many rolex watches on eBay that I can buy (contrary to your opinion) that anybody can buy for cheap! There are “diamond rings” on ebay that go cheap. Anything you can think of….can in all likelihood be found on ebay, as a fake.

    If we are all to believe your claims, then PSA/DNA, Beckett Grading, JAI, and all authenticators can pack up and call it quits, because according to you eBay is the only criteria one needs to consider when it comes to Authentic items. From one opinionated to another….that just sounds absurd!

  74. Just to humor you, let’s suppose you’re right….Let’s just assume for the sake of argument, that EVERY illegitimate item on eBay is removed, and NOBODY can sell fake items on eBay without getting suspended and the works.

    Can you PLEASE, for the sake of everyone here, explain how so many sellers offer BRAND NEW jerseys for $29.99-49.99 when these AUTHENTIC items retail for $129.99-149.99?

    I mean, maybe I’m missing something? MAYBE every seller who lists these jerseys received all of them as gifts (which sounds absurd, then again, so does someone saying NSA is for real)….Either way, why are so many of these items vastly discounted? Are you so naive as to think all of them are authentic?! Really Tom?! I mean, I know this argument has nothing to do with NSA but the point is, I can pick out my favorite athlete and GUARANTEE you I can find his or her *Authentic* jersey on eBay from a buyer with damn near perfect feedback for $29.99.

    Are you suggesting that these items are indeed authentic, because thousands are sold every day?

    I’ve said it before, but I guess I’ll say it again. JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING’S ON EBAY DOES NOT MEAN IT IS LEGIT. IT MEANS THEY HAVE NO PROOF OF THE BRAND’S ILLEGITIMACY, THEREFORE HOW CAN THEY SAY IT CAN’T BE SOLD.

    True, every argument on this blog IS an opinion. My arguments are opinions, but so are yours! You have no more proof of NSA’s legitimacy than I have for their illegitimacy.

  75. smiller 31 …. i am with you 100 % my friend ,,,,,
    A true card collector would never insult their collection with this worthless junk .
    There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that ebay
    could care less if they are legit or not so long as the profit is made on their end.
    Cheap prices or not , these things are of horrid quality , why would anyone want such a putrid looking collectible that is 100% phony tarnishing a good collection ??
    I am quite sure the truth will eventually come about , but either way , i wouldn’t buy a “pro-set” type quality mass produced jersey card ,licenced or otherwise , so why would i buy this garbage …. with all the fraud and ponze schemes of our world today , why would anyone be so silly to believe that anything of decency would sell for 1/100 of the cost , and all the while not even be a worthy quality knockoff ??? The good old US of A really is dumbing down their population , WAKE UP FOLKS !!!!!!

    • Thanks Danny,

      What Tom refuses to acknowledge is that I am not a “dealer” nor am I some heartless S.O.B. who just holds a grudge against people for no reason whatsoever.

      What I am is a card collector. (And yes Tom, before you say it again, I KNOW NSA states these are not cards, thank you) But its disgraceful how this company is allowed to continue to sell their product on eBay. It also frustrates me to know that many Americans struggle to find jobs and make ends meet, yet one individual can print these pieces of garbage in their own homes and make $10,000+ a year doing it. It’s absurd. Then again, so is anyone who supports this shady business.

      • You’re Very welcome … seems as much as you try and help/assist people with their concept and thought process towards a sound judgement and common sense , there are still some that like to believe in terrible grade products within the marketplace … someone tried to pass themselves off as me on a later post saying they contacted someone at ebay and appologizing on my behalf LOL … as if i would waste my time calling ebay with this , all i tried to do was to make folks aware that every sound market will have threats cast upon them by counterfits and less then fair grade products , I hope i saved someone from utter dissapointment by my words and awoke a few others in the process …. even making just 1 person aware and saving them the grief is worth my time and words here …. we live in a very sad world at the present time , there are many vultures among us , and unfortunately , the sheeple are becoming their prey , WAKE UP FOLKS , IF ITS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE , well you know LOL … Have a good one Smiller and thanks for you’re part in trying to help innocent people out and saving them some grief in the future , take care pal , ur friend , Danny :-)

      • yes, americans can’t find jobs because they spend all their time here HAHAHAHA

  76. You are not Tony 2 time are you, because you just said everything twice to make yourself more believable. :)
    I am not an expert on brand new jerseys. But I know a thing or 2 about ebay. You are correct “JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING’S ON EBAY DOES NOT MEAN IT IS LEGIT”, but NSA cards been on ebay for the past 7 years. This blog is a joke. My Norton Antivirus told me that my computer was attaked when I went to this site.
    Yes I will take you up on your offer please find me some GAME USED jersey patches by NSA of the my favorite atheletes :

    Mario Lemieux
    Wayne Gretzky
    Mark Messier
    Maurice Richard
    Bobby Orr
    Joe Montana
    Walter Payton
    Jim Brown
    Cal Ripken
    Hank Aaron
    Willie Mays
    Babe Ruth
    Mickey Mantle
    Magic Johnson
    Bill Russell
    Karl Malone
    If you find any I will give you double of what the seller is asking. Here is your chance to make some money. I will only take NSA patches I will not accept substitutes.

  77. somehow my posts are being filtered
    another thing is my Norton antivirus is picking up an attack whenever i go to this website
    i would agree with you that it is just your opinion, but since you are a card dealer its tainted due to the fact that your cards are losing value because NSA is putting out a more affordable product
    in fact all NSA haters are card dealers, i get it you guys make less money now, maybe you should diversify with NSA cards, so don’t spitt into the well that gives you water

    • Again…i’m not a dealer, just an honest American sick of someone who clearly prints out pics from google, cuts up jerseys that are CLEARLY not right, and makes a profit from these….but Tom, since I gave you my ebay ID and you can see I am legit with no negative feedback whatsoever, let’s have your ID….is it
      kvadtech?
      is it bronxcardz4u?

      Based on my own research there are over 1500 NSA pieces on eBay as of right now….

      and more than 1400 of these pieces are from these two sellers…..

      I guess THESE are the two “distributors” that NSA mentions on their website, yet does not give out their names on there.

      One way or another, NSA will be shut down…

      • and what is your ebay ID again?

      • I don’t sell on ebay, just buy a lot of coins for myself and sometimes I buy NSA stuff for presents because it just looks so damn good, those swatches are nice and big, unlike upper deck or topps and its already encased. Makes a nice present.

        QUOTE – ” I’d gladly sell illegitimate product making millions in profit if there’s only a slim chance of me being sued for a few thousand.”

        QUOTE – ” I am legit with no negative feedback whatsoever”

        HARD TO BELIEVE ITS THE SAME PERSON

  78. and furthermore, lets recap my reasons for doubting NSA’s legitimacy vs. your reasons supporting them:

    My reasons:

    1) company gives NO information out on website concerning where they are located. Where’s the phone number? An address? Nothing but an email address that goes unanswered for the most part

    2) The “COA” if you can call it that on the back of the product expressly states if you open the product, it automatically voids the authenticity of the item. So, if I buy a Tom Brady and just look at the swatch, its authentic, but if I open it, then its fake? Hmmm….

    3) Any legitimate company sells to CONSUMERS…not DISTRIBUTORS. And, if they do choose to only deal with distributors, who are they?! How do they get the product to these people (unless they are the ones printing this crap all along)

    4) The company itself gets its OWN testimonials from what people have written on this page….Odd…

    5) As per their website:

    Recently, NSA was purchased and the new owners decided to turn their focus towards memorabilia sales and purchased many game used merchandise from various clients, auctions, charity events, sports agents, and of course…eBay.

    Yet, if you contact them attempting to sell an item (even if you lie to them) this is what you need to do:

    a) Have an original COA from the team
    b) Have a photo of you with the athlete with his personally handing you the jersey
    d) Fly out to a local courthouse of theirs [at their expense] and sign a notarized document stating that you guarantee the item is authentic
    e) Then have your jersey verified for authenticity by one of their “authenticators” who they refuse to disclose who this is also

    How can they claim such things, yet admit on their website that they buy game-used jerseys on ebay…..and under what ebay ID are they buying these items????

    OK, let’s review your reasons for supporting the company:

    1) they are sold on ebay

    I think any semi-intelligent individual sees my point

    • Card sales must be rough if you spend time here. :)

    • Quote: “Yet, if you contact them attempting to sell an item (even if you lie to them) this is what you need to do:

      a) Have an original COA from the team
      b) Have a photo of you with the athlete with his personally handing you the jersey
      d) Fly out to a local courthouse of theirs [at their expense] and sign a notarized document stating that you guarantee the item is authentic
      e) Then have your jersey verified for authenticity by one of their “authenticators” who they refuse to disclose who this is also”

      So the company doesn’t want to buy fake shit that someone might try to sell them. They must have their trusted sources where they usually buy game used stuff, but if they buy from the public they just want to be sure they are getting “GAME USED” jersey. Why is that so hard to understand?

  79. ebay doesn’t care about fakes!!!!

    The laws in China are much different than they are over here. They do not have the laws against counterfeiting like we are SUPPOSED to have in this country. They even have large MALLS in Asia that sell nothing but counterfeit designer goods.

    Ebay has a “hand’s off” policy when it comes to counterfeits and they say policing for fakes is “too time consuming” (i.e. “costly”). So, they leave it up to the copyright holders & members to report the items. (Look up VeRO on Ebay help.) Ebay has also made HUGE improvements to their response to counterfeit items reported but there are still tons of counterfeits being sold on Ebay daily.

    There aren’t enough people complaining as so many people are willing to buy and use counterfeit goods. Why? Because they don’t REALLY understand it. Visit the International Anti-Counterfeit Coalition’s site (IACC) for more info.

  80. Yes I will take you up on your offer please find me some GAME USED jersey patches by NSA of the my favorite atheletes :

    Mario Lemieux
    Wayne Gretzky
    Mark Messier
    Maurice Richard
    Bobby Orr
    Joe Montana
    Walter Payton
    Jim Brown
    Cal Ripken
    Hank Aaron
    Willie Mays
    Babe Ruth
    Mickey Mantle
    Magic Johnson
    Bill Russell
    Karl Malone
    If you find any I will give you double of what the seller is asking. Here is your chance to make some money. I will only take NSA patches I will not accept substitutes. And what was your ebay ID again? I could only find a guy with your name that is no longer registered, (susspended)

  81. I take my words back I just called ebay and talked to Curtis in Fraud Dept. and he assured me that NSA is 100% game used. Sorry I posted some garbage earlier.

    • Thats Not Me , I posted earlier , Please use you’re own name Fraudster , and have some pride , you should be ashamed of yourself selling garbage to innocent people for the padding of your wallet … a good product would never be this horribly graphically produced …
      My god , someone sure is desperate to make this horrible company sell its garbage , and BTW , they have only been selling on ebay for 2 years , not 4-5-6-7 and on and on like the fraudsters are claiming on here to suck in more gullable people …. Please people , do you’re due dillagence and look into a product before purchasing it , go to a local retailer of sound judgement and ask some questions about any/all products before blindly making a purchase and ALWAYS , ALWAYS REMEMBER , IF IT LOOKS OR SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE , IT MORE THAN LIKELY ALWAYS IS — WAKEY WAKEY FOLKS !!!!

      • you are not Danny in the world, dumbass

      • your not the only Danny in the world

      • Dan , if you had half a brain , you would be dangerous , man , you really are brain dead … hmmm, I know im not the only Danny or (Dan) in the world LOL ,,,, but where else on this blog did a Danny leave a negative message and then re-post one day later supposedly recanting his comments ,,,, My god , think man … use you’re brain if it can still be accessed :-)

      • If you check LOVEOFTHEGAME17 feedback, then you would know he started selling NSA back in June 2003, closing on 8 years. NOT 2 as the WHINERS are claiming.

  82. I bought a few NSA swatches on ebay and I just love the way they look. I will be buying more.

  83. I’ve read and re-read hundreds of blogs from people claiming this company is fake a fraud they dont say what their certifying it just says game used.
    First of all other then to get posts on ones particular blog the basic consensus reasoning behind all your unjust accusations are
    1- How can they sell for so cheap? The reason for this as well as “THE ADVANTAGE” behind this basically goes hand in hand with my number 2, its because they are able to mass produce from a particular game used Jersey for example if your buying wholesale you can easily get a Lebron James authenticated game used Jersey for a couple of hundred dollars (at most), now figure you can cut the jersey into about 200-300 slabs (approximatley) so now their paying $1 for each game used piece, they then in turn can sell these game used collectibles for a very reasonable price as opposed to the brand name companies that are only producing 1/25 of a particular card and therefore the price is astronomical (as only 25 people in the world can acquire that particular card). Instead of all of you people without any basis, other then posting clips of other E-Bay sellers who may or may not be shady (I unlike most of you have no problem saying I dont know and without proof I wont accuse anyone) but either way “THEIR NOT NSA” so instead of blasting NSA what they are doing is actually helping people acquire collectibles of their favorite player(s) for a fraction of the cost
    2- Their not really 1 of 1 because there are a whole bunch of the same “PLAYER/COMBO(S) OF PLAYER(S)” but if before you slender a whole company and a whole group of people atleast have the decency to say that NSA themselves tell you this that its just the “EXACT” collage/patch that is 1 of a kind not the concept.
    3- Lastly as far as not saying what the game used item their authenticating is, being that you guys are all so knowledgable then I”m sure you know that for example a signed baseball authenticated by JSA (James Spence Authentication) or PSA/DNA (which I have them both in front of me) that on the COA which is obviously not attached to the balI I quote “This item has been fully examined by JSA and it is our considered opinion that the item is genuine” end quote. They dont either say the name of the player which their authenticating rather they use the same system as NSA which is a matching Serial #, and the same goes for several high end authenticators which I have right in front of me.
    That being said I”m sure you have many other “inside and confidential sources and information” which you cant reveal that proves their fake.
    95% of the blog you guys just attack each other instead of discussing facts and not based on your probability.
    I hope people dont judge you the same way your so quick to judge them.
    Take Care. I say Topps/Upper Deck/Fleer what the heck their all crooks because um,,,,, I”ll…. they must be

  84. this is from their website http://www.nsa-grading.com

    We would like to try to answer as much as we can on our website so that we are not overwhelmed with emails.

    NSA purchases jerseys and cuts them up. Please note…jersey’s are not cheap, HOWEVER – we get a lot of pieces from a single jersey so that savings is passed on to the customer unlike other name brand manufacturers.

    Also, all pieces are numbered 1/1, meaning there are no other similar pieces with the same photos or game used piece inside it.

    These are not licensed products and NSA is not affiliated with any major league sport organizations, we do reserve the right to purchase game used memorabilia and encase it as a preserved piece for our customers.
    NSA is not responsible for resale values and we do not sell to the general public, so please do not inquire about sales. We wholesale to dealers solely and are not considering any new dealers at this time.

  85. LOL , HEY SMILLER …
    Now I know for a fact this blog and the NSA product are a total piece of Garbage …. someone posted on here dec, 22nd @7pm LOL ….
    At least state you’re honest name if using mine …
    I Have no more to say on this Blog other then this company produces the shittiest looking product i have yet to see since pro-set of the ealry 90’s … you’re choice people , but i won’t tarnish my collection with this complete Garbage ,,,,
    I wouldn’t pay .10 cents let alone 10 dollars , but i guess if it makes one feel content to have 10th grade garbage within their collection , knock yourselves out … Curtis in the fraud dept on ebay , what a complete joke ,,,, try calling ebay and getting a Curtis , good luck finding one whom exists ….
    You like throwing money away on garbage , knock yourselves out , but don’t say you weren’t warned …
    I am also sending buyers of this crap messages on ebay now that some joker took the time to duplicate my name on here , and warning them of the same message … the buyer can be contacted by the positive feedback they leave on a purchased item , thru their ebay used id and made aware of this illigitimate product , this blog is a joke Smiller, i don’t know why you bother , obviously there are NSA fraudsters on here and couple that up with the naivety of some people and you have a lethal combo , but much like the old story goes , when the truth about this asian kncok off garbage finally gets its due , they will feel stupid having this junk on any/all display shelves they may have within their collection , my god folks — WAKE UP , NO ONE SELLS ANYTHING DECENT THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS PRODUCT , I WOULD QUIT COLLECTING BEFORE PURCHASING THIS GARBAGE , AND IT IS GARBAGE , TAKING ADVANTAGE OF INNOCENT FOLKS , THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED , BUT THE MIGHTY DOLLAR HAS A HOLD OF THEIR PRIDE , SO THEY HAVE NO PRIDE !!!!

    • wow, that would be called harrasment, and ebay would susspend you for it, good luck

    • Danny,
      I am with you on this. We need to drive this company out of business. I would not send messages to buyers though, you can’t say anything bad or point them to this blog, you can only ask questions, bogus, but thats how ebay operates. I got my account susspented about 6 month ago because of this. There is gotta be another way to shut down those crooks. I will contact this lawyer I know to see if there anything could be done. I will keep you posted.

      • Thanks Sanford , looking forward to hearing Back from ya …. I just hope people figure this out , its terrible for the hobby as a whole and allows these crooks to pad their pockets with innocent peoples cash … Keep in touch my friend and have a wonderful xmas season , best of health to you and you’res :-)

      • Danny,
        Merry Xmas to you as well. I will keep you posted, these people need to be put out of business one way or the other. I got my dads account on ebay now. Maybe we should buy something from one of those sellers and leave a negative, but that would be going down to their level. Just a thought

      • Yes Stanford buy something from a seller for the sole purpuse of leaving them negative, yeah that will teach ‘em! You people have no shame! Did you ever stop and think thant maybe NSA products are legit. I mean it is possible that they actually buy game used jerseys and make game used slabs out of. If you have questions just contact them directly at nsa@nsa-grading.com the key is to be polite and they will answer some of your questions, they do when i email them, well HAPPY HOLLIDAYS to ALL

  86. well, then you will send an ebay message to me and a couple of other pro-nsa folks who will report you to ebay immediately, i guess you are as dumb as you look if you are willing to jeopardize your ebay account :)

    • Oh my , what on earth would i do without an ebay account … listen , you have you’re opinion and actions , and i have mine … most people will appreciate knowing of the TRUE Facts of an issue , and if one is approached with dignity and respect , not to mention coutreously with some honest info , they will in almost all cases exclusively , respect that info ….
      I said my part , everyone have a fantasitc Christmas , that goes for EVERYONE , Both the fans and critics of this less then honest product , I hope ALL have a great / safe Holiday season and a GREAT 2011 as well … good day Ladies and Gentleman :-)

  87. love NSA card, great job NSA

    • Brad , thats ok if you like them , everyone is entitled to their own opinion …. If i may ask , what is it that you like about the product other then the extremely low cost as apposed to the same item from one of the big boys ???
      Have a great xmas fella’s , hope everyone gets the collectables their after :-)

      • I like everything about them, nice holders, big swatches etc…sometimes pictures are a bit blurry, but you can pick out the ones that are not, merry xmas to everybody that celebrates it and movies and chinese food for everybody that doesn’t

  88. After reading the many comments here , i have to admit that Danny seems like one of the most sensible , non bias critics … Its seems like he is just trying to make people aware of what we should already know if our day to day lives , that is something is too good to be true ,,, then it prolly is fake … And furthermore , he is bang F’N on when he says the NSA looks like a s s .. i could print a better photo off my laptop … But to each his own , i wouldn’t display this crud with my other collectables !!!!

  89. I unfortunately purchased some NSA products over a year ago now. At the time of my purchase there wasn’t a lot of information out about NSA products. I had my suspicions when I first saw them appear on eBay. Since there wasn’t much information out on them and the price wasn’t steep enough to deter me, I made my purchase. When I received the cars in the mail, I was convinced they weren’t what I was led to believe. I can’t even call them cards. They’re some type of jersey pieces wrapped with a sheet of paper that happens to be in a slab of plastic. The only way these can be game used jerseys is if the fraudsters who make them are playing games in cheaply made replica jerseys. I seriously doubt the jerseys have been used in games by the players depicted on the sheets of paper.
    One of the most interesting submissions to this blog that I read was:
    “jon, on May 22, 2010 at 10:12 am said:
    These are fakes. Everyone wants proof? How about this ebay item: http://bit.ly/cPjMEs
    The Kirby Puckett “game worn jersey” has the 2009 Metrodome closing patch on it. For those of you unaware, Puckett played his final game in 1995 and sadly died in 2006. I pretty sure he didn’t wear a jersey with a 2009 patch on it.
    NSA, if you’re going to try to pass off fakes as being real, you can’t be this sloppy, haha.”

    I actually saw the card mentioned in that post and can confirm it was a 2009 patch. Kirby passed away in 2006 and the card said it was game used jersey. Now how can a dead man play in a 2009 jersey?
    I don’t object to someone selling homemade cards on eBay, I’ve seen several examples of this through the years. But own up to what you sell and don’t make false claims about your product. I’m confident that the people who sell these cards would still make a considerable profit by selling them as “replica” memorabilia pieces. I would however recommend them to use some of the profits to buy a better printer…
    That said, if the amount of information about these products was available when I made my purchase, I wouldn’t have made the purchase.

    my two cents…

    • VERY WELL STATED JEREMY … I Have to full heartedly agree with you’re statement on the above quote of the Kirby Puckett item … if that doesen’t say it all , then what does LOL …. some folks need to fool themselves into believing , others just have to learn the hard way , but at the end of the day , these pieces of rubbish are going nowhere fast in the collectors world , so if folks wanna throw cash away , let ‘um have at it LOL ,,, NOT ME !!!
      HAVE A GRRRRRREAT 2011 EVERYONE :-)

    • Jeremy,

      I don’t think you get it.

      1. nobody is calling them cards

      2. “I seriously doubt the jerseys have been used in games by the players depicted on the sheets of paper.” THATS YOUR OPINION

      3 “I would however recommend them to use some of the profits to buy a better printer” I AM PRETY SURE THEY ARE NOT DUMB ENOUGH TO USE CHEAP PRINTER AND THROW THEIR MONEY AWAY ON INK CARTRIDGES, AS FAR AS THE IMAGES BEING TOO BLURRY, WELL THATS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU MAKE EVERY CARD 1 OF 1

      4. Kirby Puckett Card. WOW, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ONE (1) CARD, HOW MANY MISTAKES DOES UPPER DECK OR TOPPS MAKE EVERY DAY

      5. “That said, if the amount of information about these products was available when I made my purchase, I wouldn’t have made the purchase.
      YOU CALL THIS BLOG AND THE 2 KIDS ON YOUTUBE “amount of information”?

      Just stick with your buddy Danny from Bemidji. Keep making those autographs in your basement and shill bidding on each other auctions.

      Do you see Smiler writing anymore? He’s got his hansd full right now. Hows going Samuel?

      • hmmm…not sure why Paul would call me out….I have said all there is to say…and frankly…my time’s more valuable than to spend arguing my points anymore.

        Oh, and yes, I agree, Upper Deck and Topps do make error cards. I have seen them, I’m sure every collector has. The difference here is that Topps and Upper Deck make millions…if not billions of cards each year….

        How many does NSA make??

        Seems like a small company looking to establish itself as a big name player would not make an error when there’s only a few hundred players that the company has memorabilia from. That’s just one man’s opinion though…

      • Danny from Bemidji … lol , what the heck is that Paul ??? In all honesty , i myself found this blog by googleing NSA products when i saw them on ebay , just to do some research and see what they are all about …. With my hobbies (sports wagering / extreme working out (bodybuilding) / sportacard collecting ) and then work , sleep , and raising 2 teens , my days are very full lol ,so that there is realy not much time to afford to each one , and I loved card collecting since i was a little guy back in 75 and started collecting when i began playing ice hockey … I see these NSA products as poor quality fakes , but if any individual feels good purchasing their stuff and having them displayed or within their collection , again , if the individual is happy /content then i guess thats whats really important … and on top of that statement , dependent upon what exactly you want from you’re collection in regards to value , or investment (overall worth) or just for personal satistfaction ??? …. This all comes into play with purchaing this crap … goto a local dealer , or poke around some non bias industry specialists as to what their take and perception is in regards to the products quality/worth , just basically do you’re due diligence if you don’t want problems in the future if you are doing this hobby as an investment , so as to not get burned or feel dissapointed later on …. I guess thats my rant for the day …. This is how i found the blog , and why i voiced my opinion , maybe it helps someone make their choice , maybe it doesen’t , Either way , its just a hobby either for self appreciation or future investment / self satistfaction , and we are responsible for our actions and have to live with them …. whatever you choose , its not the end of the world , so knock yourselves out LOL … Hope 2011 is going fantastic for everyone here this year so far and remains a great , healthy / happy year for ALL , ya’ll be safe , happy collecting n take her easy folks ….
        O P.s …. I just scored a great dual jersey card ,,, SP Lebron James / Larry Bird for 19.50 (60.00 book value) , so you can score a decent card that is 100% unargueably authentic CARD for a great price … Have a good one !!!

      • Bodybuilding, hockey and raising 2 teens? why every time I come back here he’s got something else writen, where do you get the time? Aren’t you tired from bodybuilding? nevemind don’t answer that and Smiler WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ONE (1) ERROR How many errors does upper deck make every year?

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  91. I love NSA cards. They are awesome. Thanks NSA. I like the fact that they are not upper deck or topps.

  92. Paul,

    Thank you for your response! I’m pretty sure I get it! If anything, I get it enough not to want to add anymore of this junk to my collection!

    To your points:

    1. nobody is calling them cards

    1a (my response) – I completely agree with you on this! You can’t call them cards because they’re obviously not! However, Sportscard is listed on the bottom of them all. Oh, and I would also like to point out that you in fact called them cards twice. Please see your bullet points (#3 and #4).

    2. “I seriously doubt the jerseys have been used in games by the players depicted on the sheets of paper.” THATS YOUR OPINION

    2a (my response) – Absolutely, it’s my opinion and it’s been proven with the Puckett example. How many 1 of 1 fake memorabilia pieces do you think they made with that one Puckett jersey? I’m pretty confident it was more than just that one.

    3 “I would however recommend them to use some of the profits to buy a better printer” I AM PRETY SURE THEY ARE NOT DUMB ENOUGH TO USE CHEAP PRINTER AND THROW THEIR MONEY AWAY ON INK CARTRIDGES, AS FAR AS THE IMAGES BEING TOO BLURRY, WELL THATS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU MAKE EVERY CARD 1 OF 1

    3a (my response) – There it is, you called it a 1 of 1 card! You clearly said nobody is calling them cards earlier. Moving on… Let’s be real here, do you really believe that’s what you should get with a 1 of 1 “game used” piece! Come on, it’s supposed to be a freaking 1 of 1 “authentic game used memorabilia piece”. Why on earth would you print a poor grainy/blurry picture on something so rare! Oh yeah, printers don’t just use ink cartridges these days…

    4. Kirby Puckett Card. WOW, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ONE (1) CARD, HOW MANY MISTAKES DOES UPPER DECK OR TOPPS MAKE EVERY DAY

    4a (my response) – There you go again calling these pesky things cards again. Nobody calls these cards remember? There would have been more than one piece cut and made into fake thingamabobs from that jersey that Kirby never wore, let alone played in. I also agree with a portion of this rebuttal you made. Upper Deck and Topps makes a lot of mistakes! But one thing they do have is a Certificate of Authenticity on their cards that actually make sense.

    5. “That said, if the amount of information about these products was available when I made my purchase, I wouldn’t have made the purchase.
    YOU CALL THIS BLOG AND THE 2 KIDS ON YOUTUBE “amount of information”?

    5a (my response) – You bet I referred to this blog and some Youtube videos as “the amount of information”. You can also find more information on the web about these things when you search. There’s also more negative feedback available for the sellers which is usually enough to deter me anyway!

    And you’re last remark was:

    “Just stick with your buddy Danny from Bemidji. Keep making those autographs in your basement and shill bidding on each other auctions.

    Do you see Smiler writing anymore? He’s got his hansd full right now. Hows going Samuel?”

    To this assumption that I’m buddies with Danny or this Smiler, is just laughable. People are quick to point out some type of tag team partnering up to post submissions on this blog. I’m not sure if it’s to discredit some of the thoughts and opinions of the people leaving the posts. Oh well. I was just commenting on what I think of these junk products.

    If you’re a fan of NSA, more power to you! Buy their watch-a-ma-call-its up, add them to your collection, I don’t really care! I won’t personally purchase anymore of them. I think they’re junk and not what they’re made out to be! But again, that’s just my opinion! Happy collecting everyone!

    • My best friend Jeremy …. we go wayyyy back dude , grade school chums , must be , now way in hell that two or three people could possibly discredit a horribly made , falsley advertised fake , “CARD” , Oops , i mean , “MEMORABELIA PIECE” and not know one another , or be a shill , or an owner of Upper deck or co-owner/vp of operations for Topps cards LOL :-)
      Yanno , its a good thing that “GOOD PEOPLE” Take time outta their daily scheds to post a 5-10 min note and make others … and to whom ever commented about me being too tired to post after working out lol , its when i’m sitting around like a couch potato and just doing my collecting (not exercising ) that i actually get to feeling tired and worn out … when you take care of things like youself , its comes back at ya 10fold.
      Well , thats all for now folks , and to my “GREAT , CLOSE , CHILDHOOD BUDDIES / FELLOW CO-OWNERS OF UPPER DECK.CO. — Smiller and Jeremy , i llok forward to our summer cottage weekends and dinner parties where we discuss all of our attacks on this phenominal newly distributed “HIGH QUALITY ” , EXTROREDINARY , piece of new collectable taking the market by storm called “NSA / 1 0F 1 SUPER RARE ” collectable piece brought to us at a buy it now cost of 9.99 sealed and delivered , The company whom is owned and run by a group of ex – used car salesman , with the craftmanship of a kindergarden arts and crafts class …. HAPPY COLLECTING ALL — Final message : Common sense folks , use you’re common sense — Peace in 2011 to ALL -

  93. TO JEREMY:

    1. NATIONAL SPORTSCARD AUTHENTICATORS is the name of their company. I will call them cards for now, I don’t know what else to call them for now LOL

    2. Nobody is saying they cut up 2009 Kirby Puckett GAME USED jersey. NSA simply made a mistake by placing someone elses patch inside Kirby’s card. We already established thats not his jersey, can someone find another NSA Kirby puckett GAME USED card that was made from 2009 jersey? Until somebody find it you can’t say they cut up the whole jersey and made whole bunch of them. Looks to me like this is the only error card the made.

    3. Well, I think that most of the value in those cards is a piece of material not the picture. Otherwise NSA would be printing the best pictures and making 1 of 100 cards. Its not the 1 of 1 that sells those cards. Hey I said cards again.

    4 ??? I think I need to read this again.

    So why did you buy them in the first place? Didn’t you see the pictures first? I mean what attracted you to “poor grainy/blurry picture”?

  94. Tom,

    I agree with you, pictures don’t necessarily sell memorabilia cards. You’re 100% correct, Famous Fabrics CARDS don’t have any pictures of players on them. However, they still provide crisp and very clear images! They’re not blurry or poorly done. They’re obviously cards, and you can tell the moment you look at them. I believe they completely outclass NSA products in every facet. So I don’t believe it’s fair to compare these items. Famous Fabrics makes far superior products than NSA. Their images aren’t blurry and they obviously make cards with game-used memorabilia pieces from players that are confirmed clearly in their COA.

    The picture you provided is an excellent example of a very important point I made earlier. I ask you to simply compare the certificate of authenticity of the Famous Fabrics example you gave with one from the NSA stuff. You will see a HUGE difference in what the companies are guaranteeing! Famous Fabrics clearly states what the memorabilia piece is from and even use the player names. They guarantee that it’s game used by the actual player depicted. You can’t say the same thing when you read an NSA COA.

    If you don’t have both COA’s available. Here’s the COA from the NSA thing and a Famous Fabric card from my personal collection:

    I’ll provide quotes of the small print from each example in case they can’t be read.

    NSA – “NSA Grading accepts no responsibility and expressly disclaims all liabilities which may arise from the use or resale of these pieces.”

    FAMOUS FABRICS – “This product is manufactured by Famous Fabrics, Inc. and is not affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed or licensed by or connection to any individual athlete, league or players’ association. (copyright symbol) 2010 Famous Fabrics, Inc. Famous Fabrics is a registered trademark owned by In The Game, Inc. Made in Canada.”

    —–

    I don’t know about you, but I have no earthly idea what the NSA COA guarantees. I’m especially confused by it not saying it’s a Kirby Puckett game-used jersey and the part where if you open it, it’s no longer guaranteed as authentic? That last part about “accepts no responsibility and expressly disclaims all liabilities…” was also very confusing to me.

    And to answer the question Paul asked and you quoted in your response. When I purchased the NSA product in my collection, I did in fact notice the poor quality of the picture. Of course, like most collections, I was drawn to the supposed game-used memorabilia piece. Upon receiving the thing, the picture was actually worse than it looked in the auction. I could immediately notice the sheet of paper wrapping the memorabilia pieces. I thought it looked completely shady and I felt that the COA was a joke.

    When you compare the jersey pieces side by side with those from the large reputable manufactures they just don’t look right. I have to have at least 200 game-used Puckett jersey pieces in my collection. When I compare the NSA w/ any of the others, the stitching and jersey material is definitely different. There are Puckett cards running on eBay now with jersey pieces that look more like football jersey material than baseball material.

    I’m not telling anyone not to purchase NSA products. If you like them, more power to you… Buy them up and add them to your collection. I just personally believe their not in any way what they’re made out to be. It’s of course only my opinion and I’m finished talking about them.

    Take care everyone and happy collecting…

  95. FAMOUS FABRICS – “This product is manufactured by Famous Fabrics, Inc. and is not affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed or licensed by or connection to any individual athlete, league or players’ association. (copyright symbol) 2010 Famous Fabrics, Inc. Famous Fabrics is a registered trademark owned by In The Game, Inc. Made in Canada.”

    What does that tell you? They are not licensed either. So what if they have a player’s name in the COA, that player did not endorse the card, therefore they are violating celebrity’s right of puclicity, just like NSA. Keep spending big bucks on those cards, even if they are CARDS they are not going to be worth anything just like NSA. At least NSA is not going to cost you much in the first place.

    “There are Puckett cards running on eBay now with jersey pieces that look more like football jersey material than baseball material.”

    So now you are an expert on jersey material and think that they cut up a football jersey and placed it in Kirby Puckett cards HAHAHAHA thats funny.

    “I’m not telling anyone not to purchase NSA products. If you like them, more power to you… Buy them up and add them to your collection. I just personally believe their not in any way what they’re made out to be. It’s of course only my opinion and I’m finished talking about them.” THANK GOD

  96. Tom,

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t leave without saying goodbye…

    I don’t think you understood what I was saying about the COA difference. I think it’s very important to read and understand what each one is telling you and what they’re not telling you. They tell completely different stories!

    You’re right I’m not an expert and never claimed to be. I just have a lot of one player’s jersey material to make a comparison against. When I hold them side by side or compare it to the “football-ish” jersey on eBay, they just don’t look the same.

    Oh yeah, do you wanna buy a Kirby Puckett game-used NSA memorabilia piece? It’s really rare, 1 of 1…

    Goodbye!

  97. Oh yeah, have you ever seen a topps jersey card? They don’t have any COA. Apperantly you don’t even need COA.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2002-Topps-Archives-Nolan-Ryan-game-used-jersey-BV-50-/250759742622?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item3a6272049e

    or this one

    http://cgi.ebay.com/2010-Topps-Brad-Lidge-Game-Used-Jersey-Card-PPR-BR-/260721213629?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item3cb43200bd

    I like the last one it states:

    “Topps pledges to bring you closer to the game and its leading players from the past, present and future. The relic contained in this card is not from any specific game, event or season.”

    A GAME USED CARD, JUST NOT FROM ANY SPECIFIC GAME :) I know what they meant here, but still the choise of words they used.

    HOW DOES THAT GRAB YOU?

    You don’t like NSA COA? There are far more greater liabilities then their COA.

    Saying they made a baseball card out of football jersey is retarded if you ask me.

    They are not rare, they are all 1 of 1’s. I think people know this by now.

    • Tom,

      “A GAME USED CARD, JUST NOT FROM ANY SPECIFIC GAME :) I know what they meant here, but still the choise of words they used.”

      Its a special kind of game-used underwear. Topps can do whatever they please. They greased up everybody in the business and everyone trusts them. SAD

    • NSA great product

  98. r these freakin cards real or fake?! >:(

    • Bob if they were fake, company would not be in business that long. I think they are real. Nice thick holders much nicer then PSA.

  99. I have owned and operated my sports card store going on 23 years and have sceen about everything on the market. I have checked out everything and have talked to many of my fellow store owners about NSA, like it or not this company is a breath of fresh air to the industry. DO NOT lets the posters
    on this site convince you that NSA is fake. First of all their 1 of 1 card are what they say it is, as Topps, UD etc cards are.because there is only one of each

  100. I have bought some NSA memorabilia pieces in the past and in reference to the comments of them being 1 of 1. The pieces are numbered that (1 of 1) just like the Exquisite brand cards that have these patches that are numbered 1/1 but yet there is more than one for sale on ebay so are they fake also…? So the reason of the numbering like that is because each piece of jersey is different they are not the exact same they are all different in that way so that makes them one of a kind. The jersey cards you get in the boxes with just a white piece of jersey of course it’s gonna be numbered to 499 or something like that but that is because all the jersey pieces are all identical but with the multi colored pieces they are all different. If you will look at the actual pieces of jerseys they are different on the ones numbered 1 of 1 each and every jersey cut is different if they are more than one color. So if NSA jersey pieces are fake just because they are numbered 1 of 1 then the Exquisite pieces have to be as well because I now that they have some cards that there is more than one on ebay but yet they are numbered 1/1.

  101. I can attest with 100% certainty that these are fake. I used to frequent a card store in Florida. I’m not going to divulge names. It was a family owned business operated by a father and 2 sons. Over time I realized the eldest of the 2 sons was no longer around. Naturally I inquired where he was. I was told that the son was off starting a brand new company called NSA. Over time I noticed the NSA pieces were showing up in the shop. There is NO WAY IN HELL these things are real. Why else would I have FIRST hand caught him at a champs sport store buying all the jerseys off the clearance rack that he could? That’s what is getting taped to the cards here. They are nothing more than patches from a replica jersey. Once the father figured out what was going on (naturally people complained when they really dove into the product) the two had a huge fallout and that son no longer steps foot in the store. In fact, I don’t think him and his father even speak.

    People, these are a complete SHAM. GO find a real game used jersey and compare the quality. Not even close. I know the shop owner very well, I know the guy who started this company, and there was. I way in hell he could ever afford this stuff. He used to ask daddy for lunch money. If he couldnt buy taco bell, how on earth is he buying high dollar jerseys. Be sensible here

  102. * PLEASE READ * These Game Used (?) pieces made by National Sportscard Authenticators have been kick off Ebay for false representation, trademark violations(such as a name, word, phrase, logo, or symbol) that a company uses to identify its products and/or services , & copyright theft. I thought they were real and I sold them on Ebay. Then Ebay removed every auction I had of them . I received a warning that if I listed them again I would be suspended from selling. I bought these worthless cards from Steve Weintraub, Tampa , Fl – Ebay user ID name – loveofthegame17 – He is the owner & made these pieces. I live in Florida & soon will be bringing Federal,State criminal & civil charges against him. Before I bought these, I did a web search & found this company was incorporated in Florida. He was registered as the LCC owner doing business under the name of National Sportscard Authenticators. The business seemed to be legitimate & I had no concerns doing business with him because of the above stated facts.When i spoke with him on the phone he claimed he had COA’s on the jerseys & baseball bats. He stated these pieces were used by the professional players named on the cards.He claimed these pieces were used/worn in MLB , NHL , NFL, PGA games. He also owns a swimming pool service business in Tampa & lives in a beautiful home there. All seem legitimate to me & my family.He will be held accountable for these actions. My family and i still have quite a few of these pieces. if anyone else that is a victim of him that’s reading this wishes to help me & the government agencies, leave a message here.

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  104. As a collector of Ichrio (and only Ichiro), I can say the NSA Ichiro issues are far and away the most beautiful and creative ever made by any card companies. Just look at the “20th Anniversary Box Set” (86 cards)! You have never seen anything like it before!

    When other collectors see my Ichiro, they always “ooh” and “aah” more over the NSA products than anything else. None of the others compare.

    When it comes to Ichiro, NSA did it better than anyone else in the business.

    Want to see some examples? Go here:

    http://www.collectingichiro.com/oneofones.htm#NSA

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  107. If they bought game used jerseys & decided to cut them up in hundreds of pieces & slab them that is their business. You mean to tell me you think it is illegal to buy a game used jersey & resell it because you don’t have permission first from the player & the company who sold it? Why is this any different?

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