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10-26-2013, 11:57 PM #1
Looking For Info On A Piece Of WHA Memorabilia
About 15 years ago at the end of or maybe even after my 1st era of collecting I was at a garage sale and found a binder full of signed black and white hockey photos. Even though I knew nothing about it, it was cheap so I bought it figuring even if it's junk it didn't matter. I put it with my stuff and forgot about it. I recently brought over all of my collectibles from my dad's and found it while going through it. I have figured out that it is photos of the Ottawa/Ontario Nationals. That's about it. The are 3 sheets for each player, a glamor shot, a posed action shot and the third sheet is a official assembly of the two photos with the player's name, team logo, and WORLD HOCKEY ASSOCIATION . All three sheets are signed by the player. I don't have a COA so I have no way of telling if they are legit autographs. Collectively they are signed with a few different pens/markers and different handwriting from what I can tell. The odd thing about the sigs though is that they are almost all full names written in cursive with the exception being a first initial used on a couple of them. There's no illegible scribbling or numbers in the sigs which stands out to me, however I haven't seen many old autographs. Is that how they were in the 70's? I am curious if anyone knows what this is? Some sort of PR kit? Is it valuable? Do the sigs look legit?
Gilles Gratton (G)
Les Binkley (G)
Guy Trottier (C)
All the players above have a set like these.
10-29-2013, 12:31 PM #2
No one? Dang, I was hoping someone would have seen something like this before.
10-29-2013, 09:34 PM #3
So I got this from the WHA Hall of Fame today:
Hi Erik, Yes they are team-made press promo photos (if they are originals -- fans have distributed copies for many years now.) They are fairly common, and without COAs for the signatures they actually can be worth less than if they were "clean." We'd love them (or high-res scans of them) for our archives, though! Best always.
11-07-2013, 03:05 PM #4
Joe Daily (The Patrick Roy of the WHA) has a card shop in Winnipeg FULL of WHA stuff... if you contact him (either phone or through the web) I am sure you can work something out. 100% A-1 Super Classy Guy!
12-17-2013, 01:50 AM #5
01-09-2014, 10:56 PM #6
I forgot all about this thread, sort of. I didn't think that I would get more replies so I stopped checking it.