With increasingly sophisticated scam artists and forgers, it's more important than ever to ensure and protect the integrity of physical memorabilia. At The Realest, we’ve taken a proactive stance against fraud. Items are sourced directly from artists, athletes, teams, studios and more - ensuring genuine provenance.
Using a multi-layered, witness-based authentication process (known as TRuEST™) that is led by veteran MLB Team Authentication executives, we are able to virtually eliminate fraud.
With TRuEST™ Authentication, physical certificates of authenticity have been replaced with digital ones, eliminating vulnerabilities. State-of-the-art covert marking and holographic technologies enable every item we offer to be uniquely identified with a first-of-its-kind tamper resistant Gold or Silver label and serial number. These holograms are non-transferable and the serial number's history can be verified online by anyone.
We're so confident in this process that we offer the industry's only 10x money-back guarantee.
Gold: Guaranteed to be used by an artist or athlete. These items are witnessed and collected directly from the source at a live event where a TRuEST™ Authenticator was present. They never leave an Authenticators line of sight from usage to collection to sale. Only items that undergo this level of scrutiny earn our Gold authentication hologram.
Silver: Guaranteed to be owned by an artist or athlete. These items are received directly from either the artist or athlete themselves, or through highly trusted partners with ties directly to the original source. These are often collected directly from verified archives and estates. While we guarantee all of our items’ quality and legitimacy, we distinguish between these items and our Gold items by marking them with a Silver authentication hologram.