Topps and Star Wars launch new authentication program for photos and autographs!

Star Wars autograph collectors have a brand new one-stop destination for authenticated autographs and photos of their favorite Star Wars characters and stars. This is so cool!

I’ve been to locations where autograph sellers were looking to get things signed by Star Wars actors and well, it’s not fun to say the least, and it leaves just a little bit of a bitter taste in my mouth. I think the autograph tables at conventions like Star Wars Celebration are really cool ways for fans to meet their favorite stars and get autographs, but the opportunity to travel for an autograph isn’t something everybody has.

This new site from Star Wars and Topps Authenticators is just what the Star Wars fandom needs! Check out all the details below!

 

Starwarsauthentics.com Provides Fans Worldwide with One Destination for Authentic Star Wars™ Photos and Autographs

Topps and Authenticators Inc. introduce a first-of-its-kind entertainment autograph authentication program for Star Wars Photos and Autographs

December 21, 2016 – Topps, Authenticators, Inc. and Lucasfilm today announced the launch of starwarsauthentics.com, giving Star Wars fans worldwide an exclusive online destination for photos and authenticated autographs from iconic Star Wars actors. The site launched today following the highly anticipated release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Starwarsauthentics.com is the one-stop online destination for Star Wars fans to easily and securely order all their official photo and autograph needs as it includes a vast library of images direct from Lucasfilm, high-quality photos and exclusive autographs of fans’ favorite stars printed using Topps’ technology.

“We identified a hole in the entertainment industry, a need for certified authentic pieces for the Star Wars brand, and with this collaboration we are able to meet consumer demand.  Topps excels in visual arts and printing technologies and we are thrilled to bring our expertise to Star Wars, building upon our trading card and Major League Baseball memorabilia business.” said David Leiner, General Manager and Vice President of the North American Sports and Entertainment division at Topps.

Authenticators, Inc., the industry standard verification service originally built by the MLB Authentication Program, will authenticate all autographed items. An A.I. authentication representative, who affixes a tamper-proof hologram to each photo, will witness every single autograph.  This gives customers assurance of the authenticity of their photos and differentiates them from questionable autographed products they may find elsewhere on the market.

“A quality, authentic experience is something we always strive to deliver for our fans,” said Paul Southern, SVP of Star Wars licensing at Disney Consumer Products. “This new program will allow us to provide Star Wars fans with access to autographs of their favorite talent from a galaxy far, far away that are completely verified and authentic.”

Starwarsauthentics.com includes autographed Star Wars photos from Topps exclusive signers John Boyega, one of the principal stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Felicity Jones. Boyega signed items will be joined by The Force Awakens co-stars Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver. In addition to Jones, Rogue One’s Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed and Donnie Yen autographs will be available. Starwarsauthentics.com will also be the only place to find the first official dual-signed items of Boyega and Ridley.

Amanda Ward (administrator)

Star Wars enthusiast, Mom, Contributor and Administrator of MakingStarWars.net In addition to handling website administration for MakingStarWars.net, MakingIndy.net and FingeredPodcast.com, Amanda co-hosts the Rebel Grrrl, a Star Wars focused podcast with a Riot Grrrl heart. Amanda has guested on other popular Star Wars podcasts including Steele Wars, The Cantina Cast, The Star Wars Underworld Podcast, and Radio Free Tatooine. Amanda was the happy recipient of the 'Fan Favorite Female Podcast Host' award from the 2017 Star Wars Podcast Awards.

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