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Finally, a group that can help me, I hope :) please take a look

I have been a life long collector of autographs and the hobby is a passion of mine. There is nothing more thrilling that finding an autograph that you have long sought after and then being able to acquire it in person or through the mail. I have look for a community that appreciates autographs for a long time and today I found you all, I am beyond thrilled!!

Please take a look, as I was sent this auto probably 15 years ago and it more than likely came from the sports world. Yes, I know i have been searching for 15 years but maybe someone in this community will know or have one similar. Thanks everyone and cannot wait to participate with you all!!


  • PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ?? I don't recognize it.

  • Any fresh eyes want to take a stab at this? Appreciate the help

  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 3,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    After analyzing it for several minutes I do feel the urge to stab something. Anything.

  • That is pretty funny, Thanks for the laugh.......at least I know it is not stamped or worse auto-penned, so there is that

  • jlvette50jlvette50 Posts: 272 ✭✭✭

    I couldn't make out any of the letters.... at all. However after staring at it for hours, I can kind of see "Jeff" as the first name.
    That being said, next time I come back, it may very well look like "Ralph" to me.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 19,705 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your best bet will be to simply avoid "scribble" signatures. If you can't read them don't bother with them.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • JBKJBK Posts: 8,211 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    Your best bet will be to simply avoid "scribble" signatures. If you can't read them don't bother with them.

    Where does that leave my Stephen Hawking "autograph"? It's just a messy thumbprint in one of his books. :D

    (With his assistant's notation of authenticity written and signed below it.)

  • mrmoparmrmopar Posts: 631 ✭✭✭

    If you collect autographs and have not done this already with yours, do yourself (and those in the future) a huge favor and make note of who signed the items. Don't assume ANYONE will know who the hell these signatures are. Even if they are photos, if there are no names, someone down the road may not know who the pictured person is. Write the name on the back so it is always there. Same goes for 3x5s and other flats. If it is a ball or bat or hat or anything else not easily identifiable, make a list and place the list inside the box, tape it to the bottom of the cube or whatever else you do to organize. White the names on the back of photos and 3x5s in pencil (if concerned about the item) or use stickies (although those can separate again from the signature, defeating the purpose.

    The only time you are off the hook is if the name is printed on the item, like a team issued photo, name jersey, etc.

    I keep all my signatures in alphabetical order, so anyone going through them later would get the picture and have a clue right away, but I plan to name all of them eventually to save anyone from needing to do something like this later. It's a shame whenever it happens.

    I collect Steve Garvey, Dodgers and signed cards. Collector since 1978.
  • How many autographs do you have mrmopar?

  • mrmoparmrmopar Posts: 631 ✭✭✭

    Too many to count these days. That became my primary focus of collecting several years back. I still obtain non-signed items, but I would say 75% or more of what I have bought in the last 10+ years is signed stuff. I prefer cards, small photos (post cards/5x7), will do some 8x10s and larger if it is an item that grabs me. I don't like bulky items like balls, gloves, etc. Mainly because they take up way too much space, not that they are not nice items. I have some, but mostly Garvey themed.

    I collect Steve Garvey, Dodgers and signed cards. Collector since 1978.
  • ernie11ernie11 Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭✭

    Any 3 x 5's that I've gotten, I always pencil the name in on the back.

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