Autograph value/cost forecast - thoughts?
I would like your thoughts and/or opinions on what you think will happen in the next few years with regard to the value/cost of certain autographs I am thinking of buying:
I am wanting a Barack Obama handwritten signed letter/card as President. Right now they bring about $3500-$5000 due to their rarity. Do you predict the prices of these will remain steady, decrease in value as time goes on or increase in value? Why?
I am also still wanting a nicer Ruth Bader Ginsburg autograph, preferably a signed Chambers Card. I know prices have gone down but since this past Spring I have seen very few for sale (other than those with high starting bids of $1000+). Do you think pieces dried up or people are holding and waiting to sell at another time for some reason? How much do you think RBG autographs will go down over time? I know they are probably still higher than where they will ultimately settle. I am curious as to your thoughts when they will level off and what price point you think this will be?
I am also seeking autographs of people like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Thurgood Marshall but not sure when the right piece will come along and what I really should be paying (without overpaying) for them. There is this one seller on eBay I follow that has all these great autographs (including Rosa Parks, and several Thurgood Marshall) always starting their items at 99 cents but it seems their stuff ALWAYS ends for way more than I expect. I must have bid on five different Thurgood Marshall autographs only to get out by dollars within final seconds of auction. It seems if I am willing to go $150 it ends at like $152 and when I think next time I will go $175, it brings $178 and so on. The last three I did $200 and they all went for a little over $200. So my thinking is IF I bid $300 someone would STILL outbid me. But I am not willing to go over $200 so I am not going to try that.