Thread: index cards?
03-09-2011, 03:47 PM #1
Does anyone still collect index card autographs? I never really see anyone post successes on them. I actually have a large collection and have framed a few with photos. They look great that way. There are also members who turn them into awesome cut autos. I was shocked to even see some single A baseball players now refuse to sign them and I just wondered, if this is a part of the autograph hobby that is going away or we just do not send them with the ease of getting cards now.
03-09-2011, 04:49 PM #2
Reason some players may not want to sign is because someone could take the signature and try to open a credit card account or something with it. Basically use it as a way to steal their identity. I have never had anyone say no in the hockey world, but I know I had one guy sign one and then compared it to another collectors autograph in a yearbook. Very different, mine looked more like symbols than an autograph, other guys was a nice autograph.
I actually just did a tally of my index cards and I have 939 signed ones either from TTM or IP successes. I always send an index card when I do TTM. Provides some protection on the cards and they can sign if they want. Some do, some don't.
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03-09-2011, 04:51 PM #3
I love index cards, sadly I am almost out of signed IC. I have turned most of what I have into cuts. I always put at least one IC in with each request. I have noticed that I havent had an athlete return one signed in a long time. When I do get one back signed it is usually older players or actors. Most agents are advising their clients not to sign anything blank.
03-09-2011, 04:52 PM #4
03-09-2011, 08:03 PM #5
i have been looking to buy some to make some customs cuts but no body will sell them for a good price and not many players sign them anymoreTotal MiLB Games This Year:3 Total IP Autos:75
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03-09-2011, 08:13 PM #6
I have Joe Morgan, Yogi Berra, Doug Harvey, Lee MacPhail, and Bobby Doerr on IC. Walmart once sold decent frames that hold 4 3x5 items so I picked one of those up. I have Morgan, Doerr, MacPhail, and Harvey in it and have it hanging on my wall. Looks great. I am hoping to get the Berra framed with an 8x10.
In general though photos, postcards, and base cards are so available that I have pretty much abandoned IC. In fact it was IC that led me to HOF PC and I haven't looked back since.
03-09-2011, 08:24 PM #7
Depends. I'll usually try to get a HOF'er on one if I'm sending a custom too--though it's not a big deal at all if I don't. I have some that I intend to turn into cuts too. I have my Yogi Berra signed cut and matted into a big frame, just need to print the 8x10..
03-09-2011, 09:12 PM #8
I use index cards, and they work well. I actually like them better than cards, because on cards, theres not exactly a lot of room for the athlete to personalize, and sometimes there will be dark spots on the card, and if the athlete signs in black or blue, it can be a problem. For plain (or lined) index cards (I use lined) the athlete has a ton of room for personalizations, plus they can use almost any colour sharpie that they have in handy. I just think index cards are way cooler than cards for ttms. just my opinion.Hidden Content
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