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    Anyone else gift Autographs for Christmas?

    I personally love my autograph collection and thought it might be cool to gift some autographs to family this Christmas. Trust me when I tell you the reactions to the right autograph was fun to see this holiday season. My mother is a huge Beatles fan. She was in utter disbelief to open a gift from me and the wife to find a Paul McCartney certified 8x10. First time I have ever seen her speachless at a gift. My wife recieved the newest Janet Evanovich book number 19 in a series from one of my daughters and was very happy with that gift! I told her to open the cover and she realized I had gotten a signed bookplate and placed it in the book for her! Only bad part is that now I had to buy her another copy as she does not want to mess up the signed one? Oh well! I will say that the right autograph can definately work as a fun gift!
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    I did this as well this year for a few friends. Got some autographs and had them framed, it went over really well. My one friend who is a big Rams fan got an Issac Bruce 8x10. Another friend, whose favorite movie series is Scream, got a signed and personalized photo from Dane Farwell, the stuntman who was inside the Ghostface costume. And my third friend got a signed photo of Martin Sheen as Queenan from The Departed as it's his favorite movie. He was in shock when he saw it. Also snagged my dad a few signed postcards of Churchill Downs by Kentucky Derby winning jockeys and they're already hanging up on the wall. Definitely a great gift idea.

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    I did the same this year for a few family members. My step dad is a cowboys fan and has a basement with a bunch of stuff but doesn't have any autographs. So thought would start his collection and got him a demarcus ware 11x14 framed. My dad is a steelers fan so i got him a Big Ben 16x20 and my girlfriend complains about me with autographs so i decided to get her favorite player jason witten's autograph. They were pretty stunned. Idk if it was because they liked it or because they weren't expecting anything like that lol
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    This season, my brother-in-law had quarterback Matthew Stafford on his fantasy football team, so I got Stafford to sign an 8 x 10 photo at a paid signing back in September, matted & framed in an 11 x 14 frame, and gave it away to him as a Christmas present. For my brother, since pro boxer Manny Pacquiao was generous enough to add 2 additional signed photos along with the original one I sent for him to sign TTM, I matted & framed the 8 1/2 x 11 photo onto an 11 x 14 frame, and also gave it away as a Christmas gift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tboculosis View Post
    This season, my brother-in-law had quarterback Matthew Stafford on his fantasy football team, so I got Stafford to sign an 8 x 10 photo at a paid signing back in September, matted & framed in an 11 x 14 frame, and gave it away to him as a Christmas present. For my brother, since pro boxer Manny Pacquiao was generous enough to add 2 additional signed photos along with the original one I sent for him to sign TTM, I matted & framed the 8 1/2 x 11 photo onto an 11 x 14 frame, and also gave it away as a Christmas gift.
    I should send to Manny soon but I am not sure when to, before his fight?

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    My momma likes certian ballplayers and coaches and I sent her a couple of the IP autos that I got. I also ordered her a jersey card of a ballplayer that she likes.
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    My mom is a big Alabama fan. I got her a movie poster from "Gamechanger" signed/personalized by Saban. That's the only one from this year but I have hooked my nephew up a lot.

    My wife surprised me with a Bo Jackson signed mini helmet for Christmas a few years ago. I got him to add a few inscriptions to it when we started working with him.

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