Thread: Golf Pin Flag Display
12-21-2012, 06:08 PM #1
Golf Pin Flag Display
I'd like some recommendations if anyone has time. I have two signed pin flags which are currently stored in a plastic sleeves. I also have two Golf Pin Flag Display Cases. I know I could alleviate the problem but I won't because of my beliefs. I trust absolutely nothing that the authentication companies authenticate, so I will not pay any of my money to get them authenticated. Once I attach the pin flags to the display case backing they will be there permanently. Once attached someone would not send the whole case to PSA/DNA or JSA. I have no problem with them attached but whoever ends up getting these may possibly sell them which in turn would mean they would need them authenticated.
My question is would you keep the pin flags in the plastic sleeves and attach it somehow, possibly the top ends with some type of tape or would you attach the pin flag itself? I'm leaning toward the pin flag itself because the plastic sleeves may not be PVC free. Also what kind of tape would you use?
Thanks for your time, I appreciate it.
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12-21-2012, 08:51 PM #2
I personally haven't boughten a signed flag, but I think it depends on the player. Someone like Tiger Woods or Paula Creamer might be worth saving the ability to authenticate, as I feel the price will increase the most. If its a lesser known player, I don't think an authentication would be needed. Who are the golfers? I know that this is somewhat different, but I just bought a Paula Creamer signed hat without a COA for $3 with shipping included. Same hats with a COA go for upwards of $60 (I only got it cause it was filed under something else on ebay and the signature looks legit to me as I have a bunch from her). Some golfers have a very distinct auto too, Tigers hasn't changed at all, and its very unique (Paula's has changed over the years), so that can play into it too.
As for tape, I don't have the slightest clue lol sorry
12-21-2012, 09:28 PM #3
That's a heck of a deal on a $3 Creamer hat. Nice pickup indeed.
The two signed pin flags are Nicklaus and Palmer. Would you keep it in the plastic pin flag sleeve and attach it or just attach the pin flag itself with some kind of tape. Once the outer layer of paper is removed it exposes the stuff that the pin flag adheres to. I don't want to remove that outer layer because once the pin flag is put on you would probably ruin both the display and flag itself if you remove it. I'm hoping to add Tiger sometime in 2013.
I find it foolish to pay money for someones opinion when myself or a friend had the pin flag signed in-person. Even though I will never need it to be authenticated whoever ends up getting it may want to sell it.
12-21-2012, 10:45 PM #4
yeah i figured $3 with free shipping, its a visor, so even if the sig isn't real (after seeing it in person there is no doubt in my mind), its cheaper than a hat at Dick's lol
yeah, if you think you may sell it in the future, I would keep it available for grading personally. Jack and Arnie are known for using auto pen for their TTM stuff, and people do send them flags I know. So people will not only question if the auto is real, but also if it's autopen too. Those are awesome pieces man, true legends of the game. But yeah, if you think there is a chance you will sell it, I would personally either grade it, or have it be able to be graded later on
12-21-2012, 10:57 PM #5
Yes Jack and Arnie are known for TTM auto pen but these were IP's. No, there is not a chance any of my items will be sold by me. I know my kids know they are authentic and could care less about some clown from one of the authenticating companies authenticating it. But if they want to sell it they need to be able to get it authenticated. I've got an extra IP Muhammad Ali 16x20 but would not sell it unless I get it authenticated.
12-22-2012, 12:00 AM #6
WOW that Ali must be amazing. and yeah, I wasn't questioning their authenticity lol just playing devil's advocate for what someone else may think...either way, nice pieces, and I'm very envious!!
12-22-2012, 12:33 AM #7
Thanks. No I did not take it as you questioning the authenticity. I don't trust any of the clowns who do authentication but realize that when people buy an item they want a COA. I've seen way too many times these clowns authenticate forgeries and not authenticate in-person auto's. The only reason anyone should ever get something authenticated is if they are selling it. Unless you see something signed you can never truly know if it is authentic.
The Ali extra is the only time I've ever made out great on any of my memorabilia. I had a glove and a 16x20 to get signed at a show. Mr. Ali accidentally put a tiny bend at the very corner of the 16x20. I showed the bend to the promoter and told him I paid $149 and expected a pristine piece of memorabilia and to my surprise he told me to go buy another 16x20 and I could go through the line again for free. This was back in 1996. The 16x20 is probably worth the second most of any of my memorabilia next to the glove Mr. Ali signed. I can't remember the gentleman's name at TriStar but I was very appreciative of him letting me go through the line again.
12-22-2012, 01:09 AM #8
wow thats a pretty cool story to go along with the piece! I haven't had too much in person success yet besides my Sabres and LPGA stuff (i have season tix and I go to a lot of LPGA events), once I'm out of grad school I'm hoping I can get more into my collection
12-22-2012, 01:26 AM #9
We moved close to two hours west last year from the Capital District of NY and were only 25 minutes from NY Giants Training Camp. Now we are about 35 minutes from a Senior Tour stop. I believe the LPGA used to have an event there but it looks like they no longer do. Most of my items are from paid signings with the exception of Jints camp. I may give the Senior event a shot but I'm not sure.