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1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 02:15 AM

Most disappointing autograph appearance wise?
 
So we all know lots of players in all sports have autos that look like garbage and are lazy, so this isn't about that.

This is about star players whose autographs are disappointing.

This is inspired by seeing some Kyrie Irving autographs.

I think we should be thankful Michael Jordan's autograph is as great looking as it is! Kobe also has a pretty nice one, and Lebron, well it isn't awful, but still a bit of a scribble.

Here are some examples.

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/04-05-KEVIN-GARNETT-UD-SP-EXQUISITE-LIMITED-LOGOS-AUTO-JERSEY-NUMBER-5-50-1-1-/251197982456?pt=US_Basketball&hash=item3a7c9106f8]04 05 Kevin Garnett UD SP Exquisite Limited Logos Auto Jersey Number 5 50 1 1 | eBay[/url]

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/2005-06-TOPPS-LUXURY-BOX-ALLEN-IVERSON-AUTO-224-/380378994381?pt=US_Basketball&hash=item58905ad6cd]2005 06 Topps Luxury Box Allen Iverson Auto 224 | eBay[/url]

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAJON-RONDO-EXQUISITE-RC-ULTIMATE-COLLECTION-AUTO-PATCH-URAP-RR-24-25-/261152159023?pt=US_Basketball&hash=item3ccde1b52f]Rajon Rondo Exquisite RC " Ultimate Collection Auto Patch " Urap RR 24 25 | eBay[/url]

Jin 01-13-2013 02:21 AM

I've always disliked when Rondo signs with his double-R, looks ugly.
Kobe's stamp has gotten way better with the addition of the Bryant.

Some names I can think off the top of my head with ugly signatures are Westbrook's from recent years, Rose's isn't particularly appealing, and Harden's

1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 02:26 AM

[QUOTE=Jin;4015361]I've always disliked when Rondo signs with his double-R, looks ugly.
Kobe's stamp has gotten way better with the addition of the Bryant.

Some names I can think off the top of my head with ugly signatures are Westbrook's from recent years, Rose's isn't particularly appealing, and Harden's[/QUOTE]

See when Rose's isn't sloppy, I really like it. Especially when he can make it big.

I know he's not a star player, but I've been liking Andre Drummond a bit lately, and wanted to pick up one of his autos, but when I saw this I decided against it.

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-13-Totally-Certified-Rookie-Roll-Call-Auto-8-Andre-Drummond-Pistons-RC-/290843780621?pt=US_Basketball&hash=item43b7a3e60d]2012 13 Totally Certified Rookie Roll Call Auto 8 Andre Drummond Pistons RC | eBay[/url]

1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 02:28 AM

I will add Dennis Rodman to the list!

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-13-Leaf-Ultimate-Signature-DENNIS-RODMAN-Auto-On-Card-Chicago-Bulls-/150977137475?pt=US_Basketball&hash=item2326f04b43]2012 13 Leaf Ultimate Signature Dennis Rodman Auto on Card Chicago Bulls | eBay[/url]

jt16 01-13-2013 08:08 AM

Kyrie Irving's auto is terrible.

1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 11:13 AM

[QUOTE=jt16;4015706]Kyrie Irving's auto is terrible.[/QUOTE]

I agree.

It's funny how the best of the best always seem to have iconic looking autographs

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-UD-Ultimate-John-Elway-AUTO-35-On-Card-Autograph-collection-/261152989807?pt=US_Football&hash=item3ccdee626f]2006 UD Ultimate John Elway Auto 35 on Card Autograph Collection | eBay[/url]

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-PANINI-CROWN-ROYALE-JERRY-RICE-LEGENDARY-SILHOUETTE-JERSEY-AUTO-GOLD-19-25-/140905580712?pt=US_Football&hash=item20cea088a8]2012 Panini Crown Royale Jerry Rice Legendary Silhouette Jersey Auto Gold 19 25 | eBay[/url]

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/Willie-Mays-2001-Fleer-Showcase-Sweet-Sigs-Lumber-Edition-Auto-/290841280137?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item43b77dbe89]Willie Mays 2001 Fleer Showcase Sweet Sigs Lumber Edition Auto | eBay[/url]

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Topps-Tribute-Autograph-TA-KGJ-Ken-Griffey-Jr-40-49-AUTO-Seattle-Mariners-/370660071168?pt=US_Baseball&hash=item564d0fd700]2012 Topps Tribute Autograph TA KGJ Ken Griffey Jr 40 49 Auto Seattle Mariners | eBay[/url]

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-04-Ultimate-Signatures-Michael-Jordan-Auto-BGS-9-10-SP-/271137849383?pt=US_Basketball&hash=item3f21134027]2003 04 Ultimate Signatures Michael Jordan Auto BGS 9 10 SP | eBay[/url]

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-UPPER-DECK-UD-RETRO-WPAR-WALTER-PAYTON-PSA-9-BEARS-AUTO-J693-/170967943609?pt=US_Football&hash=item27ce7bc9b9]1999 Upper Deck UD Retro Wpar Walter Payton PSA 9 Bears Auto J693 | eBay[/url]

smackvay 01-13-2013 11:22 AM

This guy has 5 different autos i guess depending on his mood it always changes. when he does it right its awesome and when he doesnt it is terrible


[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/2010-11-Panini-Threads-Hassan-Whiteside-Home-Team-Auto-Jersey-Rookie-26-99-/150977737832?pt=US_Basketball&hash=item2326f97468]2010 11 Panini Threads Hassan Whiteside Home Team Auto Jersey Rookie 26 99 | eBay[/url]

pnft17 01-13-2013 11:52 AM

I like the KG auto.

Rubio auto is pretty bad.

1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 11:59 AM

[QUOTE=pnft17;4016355]I like the KG auto.

Rubio auto is pretty bad.[/QUOTE]

See I like to be able to at least kind of make out the name.

Garnett really only the K is legible

Filthy 01-13-2013 12:01 PM

Well, Im not complaining....but Kevin Durants in person auto has gotten worse and worse each year.Ive probably gotten anywhere between 30-40 items signed in person by KD over the past 4 years. It is pretty much hit or miss these days. Sometimes it's nice, and looks a lot like what you would see on a certified Panini piece, but other times, it's way out there. Only reason it bothers me, is if I get something nice signed like game worn shoes, or something rare....and then he signs it weird, Im kinda SOL. I could post a ton of examples..but here's one that would explain it very well. So yes...this would be one of the most disappointing autographs!


2010 World Championship jersey- (It's pretty bad, but I went ahead and framed it up anyways, just because I know it's legit, since he signed it right in front of me)



[IMG]http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq241/Filthy09/OKC%20Thunder%20PC/thunderkd7.jpg[/IMG]


[IMG]http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq241/Filthy09/60FA565A-6BBA-433B-80FF-B61F327C3492-1127-000000802A3B8990.jpg[/IMG]

1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 12:05 PM

thats a very nice piece, but I agree about the auto.

I mean no one can be 100% consistent with their autos but you'd like to not see that kind of thing.

ninjoker 01-13-2013 12:17 PM

I think a lot of the guys get sloppy on the ip autos because they feel like most of the graph seekers are looking to flip them. Having said that, when i've gone to actual signings, the autos i've gotten have come out really well.

lambeauleap87 01-13-2013 02:12 PM

I'll second the Durant signature, especially the in person ones...

[IMG]http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/nyjets56/Durantulas.jpg[/IMG]

Real RocknRolla 01-13-2013 02:48 PM

Both Durant and Melo seem to just initial for pre-game IP autos, rather than doing their full, regular auto.

vc15jrich23 01-13-2013 02:51 PM

I have always liked that UD mirror images set /2 where the stars sign one side sloppy and the other side in cursive. I didn't realize how many players have great signatures in cursive but just scribble.

1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 02:53 PM

[QUOTE=vc15jrich23;4017740]I have always liked that UD mirror images set /2 where the stars sign one side sloppy and the other side in cursive. I didn't realize how many players have great signatures in cursive but just scribble.[/QUOTE]

Do you have any images of this? I've never heard of that set

1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 02:58 PM

Nevermind, found a few on ebay.

That's a pretty cool set idea

jlzinck 01-13-2013 03:03 PM

Personal preference for me.

If somone who does not follow sports can read the name then I like those.

All the older players. Autos that Will C and Gio have are the ones I like.

Beavers98 01-13-2013 04:52 PM

I actually liked to buy Press Pass Autos when they had BSK. They got to all the players early and almost all had large on-card autos, before they were all "auto'ed" out later on.

sdsportsfan1214 01-13-2013 05:20 PM

[QUOTE=lambeauleap87;4017347]I'll second the Durant signature, especially the in person ones...

[IMG]http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s63/nyjets56/Durantulas.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Thats sad! I got him when he was in high school at the McDonalds All American Game and it looked like this..

[IMG]http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a147/fivenoeitalls/Basketball/Basketball%20High%20End/scan0216.jpg[/IMG]

bjho852 01-13-2013 05:41 PM

Kevin Garnett's autograph seems to have "regressed" over the years...

(a) Illegible, but at least look nice enough
[url]http://www.jlgsportsmemorabilia.com/catalog/dud65726[1]_thumb.jpg[/url]
[url]http://s304.beta.photobucket.com/user/nbacardDOTnet/media/z%20The%20Others/NBA%20Card%20DataBase/NBA%20Card%20DB%20of%201998/98-99%20Skybox%20Premium/Autographics/-kg.jpg.html[/url]


(b) Then start getting "simplified"
[url]http://img0066.popscreencdn.com/126366932_2000-upper-deck-kevin-garnett-signed-autograph-card-ebay.jpg[/url]
[url]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTv4xRc-akd-rSG4A6ZWleyo5ax6d46Qgb0rcYrb473aMN903VaRkhA3a_36Q[/url]


As for Kobe, his full autograph is actually also the first version of his certified autograph (see the cards that he signed for companies before entering NBA). Once he entered NBA, he signed his first name only for a long time before switching back to the full-name one again.
I heard that currently when Kobe signs autographs for fans in person, he even just signs "KB".

1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 06:00 PM

I can't blame the guys for getting sloppy when they sign thousands of autographs through companies and even more randomly for people, but it'd be nice to keep it somewhat nice looking.

That KD in person a few posts up is probably his nicest looking auto!

It's hard to read, but I think my favorite auto of a newer player is by far Iman Shumpert

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-13-Panini-Prizm-11-Iman-Shumpert-Rookie-RC-Autograph-Auto-Chrome-Card-/321034937971?pt=US_Basketball&hash=item4abf2c6673]12 13 Panini Prizm 11 IMAN Shumpert Rookie RC Autograph Auto Chrome Card | eBay[/url]

Don't know if he will pan out in the nba, but that's a really nice looking auto

1eyed_jack 01-13-2013 06:03 PM

[QUOTE=bjho852;4019451]Kevin Garnett's autograph seems to have "regressed" over the years...

(a) Illegible, but at least look nice enough
[url]http://www.jlgsportsmemorabilia.com/catalog/dud65726[1]_thumb.jpg[/url]
[url=http://s304.beta.photobucket.com/user/nbacardDOTnet/media/z%20The%20Others/NBA%20Card%20DataBase/NBA%20Card%20DB%20of%201998/98-99%20Skybox%20Premium/Autographics/-kg.jpg.html]Kevin Garnett (1998-99 Skybox Autographics autograph auto) photo by nbacardDOTnet | Photobucket[/url]


(b) Then start getting "simplified"
[url]http://img0066.popscreencdn.com/126366932_2000-upper-deck-kevin-garnett-signed-autograph-card-ebay.jpg[/url]
[url]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTv4xRc-akd-rSG4A6ZWleyo5ax6d46Qgb0rcYrb473aMN903VaRkhA3a_36Q[/url]


[B]As for Kobe, his full autograph is actually also the first version of his certified autograph (see the cards that he signed for companies before entering NBA). Once he entered NBA, he signed his first name only for a long time before switching back to the full-name one again.
I heard that currently when Kobe signs autographs for fans in person, he even just signs "KB".[/B][/QUOTE]

Not sure if it's real, but maybe it's like this

[url=http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Kobe-Bryant-KB24-RARE-Signed-LA-Lakers-Team-USA-NBA-8x10-Auto-Photo-COA-/170933557672?pt=US_Autographs&hash=item27cc6f19a8]New Kobe Bryant KB24 RARE Signed La Lakers Team USA NBA 8x10 Auto Photo COA | eBay[/url]

Jin 01-13-2013 07:44 PM

[QUOTE=vc15jrich23;4017740]I have always liked that UD mirror images set /2 where the stars sign one side sloppy and the other side in cursive. I didn't realize how many players have great signatures in cursive but just scribble.[/QUOTE]

Dude that's so cool I never new about this set.

Check out the Nash

[url]http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0311/08/1_5c4f22764d4aacc02644327d02bb36c1.jpg[/url]

ivbaseball06 01-13-2013 07:52 PM

[QUOTE=Jin;4020793]Dude that's so cool I never new about this set.

Check out the Nash

[url]http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0311/08/1_5c4f22764d4aacc02644327d02bb36c1.jpg[/url][/QUOTE]

I just learned about this too. One of the coolest sets I've ever seen. Would love card companies to be creative like this nowadays.


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