Authenticity and Partners

Authenticity and Partners

Sporting Heritage has a long held reputation for providing only the ‘best in class’ when satisfying its customers requirement for  the very best quality in sporting memorabilia. Over the course of its lifetime, dating back to its humble beginnings in 1985, at the headquarters of horse racing, the ‘sport of kings’, the brand has been synonymous with some of the biggest names in sport and, as the landscape has changed in recent years and sports stars have taken on a more corporate identity, we have partnered with some of the most reputable agencies in the world.

We will deal only with our official partners and only those that can demonstrate clearly the complete authenticity of their merchandise. Many will hold official licenses with the like of UEFA and FIFA or with the official range of global superstars such as Lionel Messi, who now has his own official range and, likewise in the USA where our partners, Steiner Sports, arguably the largest global memorabilia operator, have the much sought after licenses for Major League Baseball (MLB),National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) among others.

There is little doubt our industry suffered for a little while, with the onset of online marketplaces some years back, from fake merchandise which confused consumers about the validity of their purchases and, for a while it was difficult to distinguish between genuine, authentic signed merchandise, with potential to increase in value and a complete, and worthless, fake. Happily, our partners deal only in genuine merchandise and provide in all cases, photographic and, in some cases, video evidence of their global superstars concluding their end of the bargain. Each item is, additionally, accompanied by a genuine certificate of authenticity, providing our customers with complete peace of mind.

Our prices may not be at rock bottom level but reflect, instead, both the quality of the piece you are purchasing, the status of the subject and the care and attention with which it is both created, packaged and delivered. Generally, if you come across a similar item at a significantly lower price, you have only to remember that if something looks too good to be true, it generally is. We are all too aware of people who eventually find out their treasured possession is a worthless fake and we make it our business to ensure that all items listed upon Sporting heritage are exactly what they say they are and are 100% the genuine article.

You can therefore rest assured that each of our partners guarantee that every item has been both handled and genuinely, 100% hand signed by the stars in question.

In the case of fine art work, we are members of The British Sporting Art Trust and, as a result deal only with those artists whose reputation is untarnished, whose work is greatly sought after and whose originals hang in the most prestigious of residences. Limited edition prints are printed to the highest possible quality and are subject to the closest scrutiny prior to despatch. Similar to our memorabilia range, each print is signed personally by the artist in question only when he/she is content that the highest standards of craftsmanship have been met. Where these works of art are countersigned by the personalities depicted, authentic proof is, naturally, provided.

Over and above all of this you have the Sporting Heritage guarantee of customer satisfaction. Our customers are highly valued and are very important to us and we make it our duty to ensure your requirements are met, in full!

We look forward to serving you….