Posts tagged autographs
By Drew Pelto aka *censored*
What is a super collector? Apparently, not me, at least not at Sports Card Forum.
The definition of Super Collector varies from person to person. To one person, it’s he or she who is trying to collect everything of their favorite team or player. I was that way for a while with Jaromir Jagr. I even had a cat named Jaromir, and a copy of his autobiography (Jagr’s, not the cat’s). Unfortunately, his health was failing and we had to have him put to sleep about 7 years ago (the cat, not Jagr). But the proliferation of More >
By: Don White
Well, as usual I found time to take a few days and head off to the 2007 NHL Draft. So, the wife and I left Thursday morning to get there for the NHL Draft Prospect Clinic where they would be signings autos afterwards (WOHOOO)!!
As I drove up there, all I could think about was all the radio announcers, TV analysts, etc. talking throughout the Stanley Cup Finals that the NHL has nothing to offer the fans. This is the third NHL Draft that I will be attending, and how many other fans do I know from other sports that attend More >
With 2008 Topps Heritage being one of the most anticipated early releases of 2008, it’s no wonder that there is over 3,000 listings on eBay right now.This was one of the best cards I could find from the set, and boy is it a nice one.
Topps Heritage has always been known for on-card autographs and they delivered once again.
In 2006, Leon Washington’s hometown made quite a stir in Bowman football.
His 2006 Signs of the Future autograph featured him appearing to flipping the bird twice*. However, it was later explained that he was making two E’s to represent the East side of Jacksonville.
When the “error” was first discovered, the card sale price on eBay jumped from $5-$15 to $100+.
The most recent ended on Jan. 27th for $9.00. This truly shows what hype can do to a card.
*While this gesture appears to be inappropriate, it is not as such. The “gesture” is not condoned by SCF nor we do we More >
By: Andrew Harner, Editor-in-Chief
As the demand for certified autographed cards increased over time, card companies had to find a way to meet demand without raising the prices of products to unaffordable ranges.
Their solution: the often-controversial sticker autographs.
Some of the biggest landmarks in certified autographs were Reggie Jackson’s 1990 Upper Deck Heroes autograph, Brien Taylor’s 1992 Topps autograph, and the beginning of complete autograph sets like Donruss Signature and Leaf Signature Series.
Around the time of complete autograph sets (1996-1998) the industry boomed, and a few years later companies were producing at least ten sets each; a lot of which had autographed More >