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    signed 4x6 photos versus trading cards. What do you prefer?

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    What is more collectible, a signed 4x6 photo or a signed trading card? I've collected signed trading cards for years but want to try something different. What do you prefer? I know many of you collect larger photos but I wanted to keep the cost down. I printed some of my paintings in 4x6 format. Sorry I used my laptop to take the pic.
    Last edited by size17shoes; 03-17-2017 at 07:34 PM.
    I collect ttm/IP autos. Always willing to trade/sell cards to grow my autograph collection.
    I collect Jack Lambert, Too Tall Jones, Lebron James, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr., Ken Griffey Jr., Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, Hofers
    I'm the proud owner of REED Authentics

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    For me it is very circumstantial. Photos are cheaper, but they harder and more expensive to store. If I have cards already I'll probably send those if I think a signature will look nice, but I have a lot of signed 4x6 as well, usually if I don't have something for someone or if there are certain images I want a signature on.
    Player PCs : Coby Fleener, Vladimir Konstantinov, Dellin Betances, and Jameson Taillon.
    Red Wings, Warriors, Colts, and Yankees fan

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    I know there are 4x6 pages and hard sleeves for storing them.
    I collect ttm/IP autos. Always willing to trade/sell cards to grow my autograph collection.
    I collect Jack Lambert, Too Tall Jones, Lebron James, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr., Ken Griffey Jr., Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, Hofers
    I'm the proud owner of REED Authentics

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    I like cards because they have the players name already on them. In 5 years, you may not recognize a player on a photo or an autograph on a 5x7, but you would know with a trading card. That's just me.
    Working on autographed 1987 Topps Baseball set:
    Total Cards in Set:792/Total Autographable: 760 (6 Checklists, 26 Team Leaders)
    Total Autographed:605!
    Currently Sent (Outstanding):71
    Percent Complete:79.6

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    You can always use nice labeling product on the backside of the photo which contains the info of the signee
    Last edited by size17shoes; 03-18-2017 at 07:51 AM.

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    I prefer cards. But I do take photos with a professional camera at Royals games and if I get a good shot of a player that signs ttm, I get those printed so I can send those ttm.
    Collecting: Yordano Ventura, Salvador Perez, Mike Moustakas, and especially Eric Hosmer.

    Always looking for Autographs with Bible verse inscriptions

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    Awesome..ive never had an opportunity to go to a game, but I would be taking photos as well
    Last edited by size17shoes; 03-19-2017 at 11:35 AM.

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    I look for 5x7 oversized cards (box toppers, promo sets, team giveaways, etc) whenever possible.
    Get the best of both worlds with a photo sized print on card stock.

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    I had a bunch of the oversized Donruss baseball cards from around 1985 but have no idea what became of them. I may gave given them out to the neighborhood children a few years back. I like those 70's sportscaster cards that had every sports known to man on them.
    I collect ttm/IP autos. Always willing to trade/sell cards to grow my autograph collection.
    I collect Jack Lambert, Too Tall Jones, Lebron James, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr., Ken Griffey Jr., Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, Hofers
    I'm the proud owner of REED Authentics

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    I prefer cards, but I will use 4x6 or 5x7 photos if cards aren't readily available. I also prefer to get the photos encapsulated (e.g. by PSA), which helps keep them permanently in excellent condition

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