We are taking a break this holiday from writing articles. We will be maintaining the forums over the holiday, continuing with our auction tracker and also accepting any news tips submitted for articles after the new year. We will be resuming Game Worn Radio for our first broadcast of the year on January 10th, 2016.
Full Document Signature Verification
GameWorn.us has discussed with collectors and decided to start a digital LOA program. Pictured is the first page of one of our first completed LOAs. You can see that Adobe Reader has verified the GameWorn.us digital signature, so we can be certain this document has not been modified or duplicated. This document will be hosted by GameWorn.us and made publically available, allowing anyone the opportunity to view the document.
Q & A:
How does it work?
When we receive the information necessary for our experts to determine the item is authentic, we will create the document and digitally sign it with a private key that only we have. To verify the document, you will download the PDF, install our public key and Adobe Reader will tell you if the public key matches our private key. If it does, you know your document is original.
What is on the LOA?
The LOA will describe in detail the wear on the jersey and contain at minimum, 6 pictures (Front, Back, Left Arm Front, Left Arm Back, Right Arm Front, and Right Arm Back), reasoning as to why our experts consider it authentic, non-descriptive details about the item, examples of photo matches if applicable, examples of video matches if applicable, scans of any other LOAs that were issued for the item, and a transaction history of collectors that have elected to report transfer details to us. It may also contain links to repositories containing additional pictures (there will be 16 standard pictures), photo matches and video matches.
This week on Game Worn Radio we were joined by Jason Doc Noyes (DocNoyes), , Bobby Eagle (TheBeagle), Bert Woods (Bert Woods), Marco DeRocchis (Marco_polo),
Dan Day, and Tom Vore (Cheese Thunder) to talk about LOAs.
We quickly started off talking about what an LOA is, what many LOAs lack that we would want, and the scope of use of an LOA. After we discussed LOAs and got a general feeling about them, it was announced that GameWorn.us will be starting a new digital LOA program. From there, we talked about what we would like to see from the program and our plans.
Since GameWorn.us is by collectors and for collectors, this allowed us to get feedback on the program among our callers with honest feedback on the information they were hearing for the first time, allowing us to take a look at our templates and fine tune the program while it is still in sandbox mode.
This show had our most live listeners and messages in our live chat as we were able to read and respond to what our listeners were discussing as the show continued.
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When does your LOA matter? What is the importance of a piece of paper that “Authenticates” a jersey?
Throughout our experiences, we have discovered that there are some people who refuse to consider purchasing any jersey that does not have, or has misplaced the LOA, but why is that? What is an LOA good for and of what use is it?
The following is of opinion and we are very interested in hearing yours.
A Letter of Authenticity is ONLY useful when the authenticity of an item is in question. If you know that a jersey is as represented, whats the point on needing an LOA? For future resell?
With the new season, come new themed jerseys from our favorite ECHL and AHL team.
On the left is the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye 8-bit theme jersey and on the right is the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda Ugly Christmas Sweater jersey.
What are some of your favorite 2016 themed jerseys worn and planned this year?