04-08-2013, 07:23 PM #11
04-08-2013, 08:28 PM #12
04-09-2013, 11:02 AM #13
I personally would not get it signed at all since it is a private signing. If you were actually going to meet him and have the jersey signed that would be different. I am a big fan of items with a personal connection. If you are going to get it signed though I would have it on the inside like Phildo has recommended.
Good luck with your decision
ConnieI collect Curtis Joseph
04-09-2013, 02:53 PM #14
I had this issue come up myself with a Craig Anderson game worn jersey I bought. While it's true that in general that an autograph will lower the value of a game worn when it comes to the game worn community, I'm not so sure it does overall. The Sens have auctioned off a few game worn jerseys and I've overheard so many people comment "It's not even autographed!". In fact, the autographed warm up jerseys have been auctioned off for way more than any game worns from my experience. It's just a matter of finding the more casual buyer who doesn't look on Ebay and game worn sites.
And since you're not planning to sell it, I say go for it. I ended up getting mine autographed because I have no intention of selling it. I find it displays way better autographed as well when you're showing it off to friends/family. Every one of them didn't understand when I told them I probably lowered the value by getting it signed. As for the choice, I'd go for #2 just in case you ever do decide to sell for whatever reason.