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A curious question ~ would you rather have your favorite RC ex. '52 Mantle Topps in GEM MINT 10.....

A curious question ~ would you rather have your favorite RC ex. '52 Mantle Topps in GEM MINT 10..... 40 votes

With a PSA/DNA 10/10 ~a gorgeous Autograph over the sweet spot?
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or a plain GEM MINT 10 without an autograph whatsoever...?
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  • craig44craig44 Posts: 3,563 ✭✭✭✭✭
    or a plain GEM MINT 10 without an autograph whatsoever...?

    Absolutely no autograph for me. I would get a lesser condition one with the auto.

  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭✭✭
    or a plain GEM MINT 10 without an autograph whatsoever...?

    I collect signed cards, but if it was a vintage dime I’d want it unsigned. I also despise autos on cards that already have a facsimile sig.

    Btw, the 52 Topps Mantle is not a RC.

    Yaz Master Set
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    Also collecting: 1964 Venezuelan Topps, Patriots team HOFers, Andre Tippett, 1968 Venz Red Sox, 1974 Topps Sox

  • ScoobyDoo2ScoobyDoo2 Posts: 118 ✭✭✭
    edited May 13, 2020 7:39AM
    With a PSA/DNA 10/10 ~a gorgeous Autograph over the sweet spot?

    I'd go for rarity.... a high grade with the auto is my cup of tea.... though I'd have to say I think the straight GEM Mint 10 would sell for more and be more marketable IMO.

  • GreenSneakersGreenSneakers Posts: 427 ✭✭✭
    or a plain GEM MINT 10 without an autograph whatsoever...?

    I’ve never bought an auto. Those relatively few in my collection were obtained in person.

  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 4,190 ✭✭✭✭✭
    or a plain GEM MINT 10 without an autograph whatsoever...?

    I've seen too many autographed Jordan Fleer rookies where the auto gets "lost" to the background and they really don't standout. I'd rather have nice centered copy of his 86 Fleer sticker signed instead.

    Eric

  • AFLfanAFLfan Posts: 481 mod

    I'm an auto'd card guy and unless there is no other option, I don't care to add terribly damaged, signed cards to my collection. That said, I think a vintage PSA 10 auto rookie would be a bit of a bummer. I would prefer to keep cards that nice unsigned. I think that PSA 6-7 equivalents are my sweet spot for condition on signed cards. They still present very well, are a fraction of the cost of higher grades, and have populations in which there is no concern of permanently removing a pristine card from the overall collector base to get signed.

    But removing any of the issues above, I would go with the signed card. Like I said, I collect signed cards. But I figure that as long as I have the money, I can go out most every day and buy the card I need. But finding a signed example is more of a challenge. Of course finding vintage PSA 10s is not easy either, so maybe it's a moot point.

    Todd Tobias
    PSA Employee & Grateful Collector
    I focus on autographed American Football League sets, Fleer & Topps, 1960-1969, and vintage lacrosse cards.
  • mrmoparmrmopar Posts: 468 ✭✭✭

    Auto version every time.

    I collect Steve Garvey, Dodgers and signed cards. Collector since 1978.
  • MLBdaysMLBdays Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭✭✭
    With a PSA/DNA 10/10 ~a gorgeous Autograph over the sweet spot?

    Speaking of this topic~ WOW

  • lawyer05lawyer05 Posts: 1,654 ✭✭✭
    With a PSA/DNA 10/10 ~a gorgeous Autograph over the sweet spot?

    @MLBdays said:
    Speaking of this topic~ WOW

    That's a beauty

  • blurryfaceblurryface Posts: 160 ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2020 8:38PM

    Why be greedy?

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