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Old 01-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What makes an Autograph or Jersey card so special?

You tell me why someone scribbling their name or a piece of a logo patch is so valuable? I love collecting but I sometimes feel that it is kind of stupid to pay for people to write their names when I can easily do that or when they where a bunch of different jerseys and people sometimes pay 20-200 bucks for a square inch jersey. Let me know thanks!
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it is history, both autographs and relics
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Uhhhhhh, why is money worth anything? It's just paper. Why do people eat food? You're gonna have to eat again later.

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ask someone in the art world the same question...



the art piece reads: "I can't believe you morons actually buy this s**t"

(it's a Banksy)
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It's a close connection to someone who is seen as a hero to many. Someone who seems to be at the top of the social class. Someone every boy aspires to be like. The fact that you own something that he wore of something he wrote down makes it very special.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ask someone in the art world the same question...



the art piece reads: "I can't believe you morons actually buy this s**t"

(it's a Banksy)
Just thought I'd mention Banksy is awesome.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You tell me why someone scribbling their name or a piece of a logo patch is so valuable? I love collecting but I sometimes feel that it is kind of stupid to pay for people to write their names when I can easily do that or when they where a bunch of different jerseys and people sometimes pay 20-200 bucks for a square inch jersey. Let me know thanks!
Which would you rather have: A regular base card of your favorite player of all time, OR a decent looking autograph or relic card of your favorite player of all time?
Autographs are just better. Even the best non autographed/relic cards out there are just pieces of cardboard with pictures printed on them.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've asked myself that question before, but then I realize, who cares? It's a fun hobby.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It's a piece of history
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Not sure, but I'll lay down big $ for certain cards. Again, who knows why.
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