Authenticity

Fanatics Auctions number one priority, aside from delivery rare sports items, is to ensure fans receive 100% authentic products. Whether you win an auction for a rare autographed item or a game-used collectible, we guarantee the item is the real thing. Fanatics only works with partners who obtain the products directly from the field. All game used items from Fanatics are authenticated in one of two ways:

Barcoded Patches: These are applied to the garment or piece of equipment and scanned before and after every game and witnessed first-hand by a Fanatics employee

Digital Reader Technology: This new technology has allowed Fanatics to embed digital tags into jerseys. The item is then scanned from a hidden “reader” that is installed at the entrance/exit of the locker room. This eliminates the opportunity for human error or manipulation.

Usage Data for both authentication methods can be confirmed online:

http://www.fanaticsauthentic.com/pages/Authenticity_Verification

For our partners, we only work with teams and leagues that place a value in 100% authentic products. Our partners witness products being autographed first-hand as well as Game-used items coming off the playing surface. They provide all winning bidders, certificates of authenticity signed by a member of the equipment staff or athletics department.

Fanatics has official game-used partnerships with many college and professional teams. Be sure to check back as new items are continually added to the site.