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Old 01-13-2013, 02:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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
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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
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.

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I will add Dennis Rodman to the list!

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Kyrie Irving's auto is terrible.
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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


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I like the KG auto.

Rubio auto is pretty bad.
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I like the KG auto.

Rubio auto is pretty bad.
See I like to be able to at least kind of make out the name.

Garnett really only the K is legible
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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)






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

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Both Durant and Melo seem to just initial for pre-game IP autos, rather than doing their full, regular auto.
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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.
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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.
Do you have any images of this? I've never heard of that set
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Nevermind, found a few on ebay.

That's a pretty cool set idea
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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.
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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.
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I'll second the Durant signature, especially the in person ones...

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

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

(a) Illegible, but at least look nice enough
http://www.jlgsportsmemorabilia.com/...1;1]_thumb.jpg
http://s304.beta.photobucket.com/use...s/-kg.jpg.html


(b) Then start getting "simplified"
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http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...03VaRkhA3a_36Q


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".
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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

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Don't know if he will pan out in the nba, but that's a really nice looking auto
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Kevin Garnett's autograph seems to have "regressed" over the years...

(a) Illegible, but at least look nice enough
http://www.jlgsportsmemorabilia.com/...1;1]_thumb.jpg
Kevin Garnett (1998-99 Skybox Autographics autograph auto) photo by nbacardDOTnet | Photobucket


(b) Then start getting "simplified"
http://img0066.popscreencdn.com/1263...-card-ebay.jpg
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...03VaRkhA3a_36Q


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

New Kobe Bryant KB24 RARE Signed La Lakers Team USA NBA 8x10 Auto Photo COA | eBay
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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.
Dude that's so cool I never new about this set.

Check out the Nash

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

Check out the Nash

http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/w...7d02bb36c1.jpg
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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