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Old 07-22-2015, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best looking autographs?

I was wondering who you guys think has the best looking auto in basketball. I am biased because I PC'd him, but I really like Brook Lopez's auto.



It's usually clean and I like how he incorporates his number. Other guys I like are Vince Carter and Larry Bird in terms of autos. I hate autos which do not fit correctly on the card (more the card's fault, but this happens to Bird, Durant, and D. Rob quite a bit it seems like) and faded looking autos. It seems like Dennis Rodman and Blake Griffin autos are often faded in sections.

Whose autos do you like the best visually?
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Havlicek has a real nice auto.
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Isiah Thomas and Grant Hill.
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Karl Malone, Dikembe Mutombo, and have you ever considered Kobe's and MJ's? Those are pretty good if you think about it.
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Already stated but Havileck and Isiah 'Zeke' Thomas look fantastic...Always.
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I think mutombos looks the nicest
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LOL - awesome - I was posting the above while you posted your response!
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I would have to say cuttino mobley has to be up there
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Michael Jordan....
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Andrei kirilenko's early ud autographs were pretty awesome
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Mutombo, MJ is good looking
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A Full name Bill Russell Sig looks great
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Definitely Mutombo and MJ !
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Non full name Kobe
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I disagree, FULL NAME kobe. His plain jane auto sucks and can be made by a 4 year old.

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It's crazy, if you go on eBay and just search randomly for basketball autos, you'll see how just about all of the "legends" (I'll say pre-1990) sign their cards with their FULL name in cursive. They did back in the mid 90's when certified autograph cards became a real thing, and they still do now in 2015 with Panini/UD (of course there are a few who got lazy).

Then you see the "current" players (Let's say 2010-current) and we see how ridiculously lazy they are. I understand that cursive is no longer being taught in school, but it's crazy how these guys literally can't write their own name in a "signature". We're seeing scribbles or initials. It's pretty pathetic. I mean, I get it ... if Panini or UD is paying you the same money no matter what, and you can shorten your signing time by shortening your sig - then you gotta do what you gotta do. But those legends really had respect for their signature ... kids these days are straight out of HS or college where they didn't learn anything and still can't sign their name respectfully. But I guess when you're getting millions of dollars thrown at you, who cares!


Respect to the legends who still respectfully sign their full names even after all of these years. You can almost draw a line down the middle where the players got lazy and careless. Some of these legends are in their 70s and 80s and still signing full signatures ... props!
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It's crazy, if you go on eBay and just search randomly for basketball autos, you'll see how just about all of the "legends" (I'll say pre-1990) sign their cards with their FULL name in cursive. They did back in the mid 90's when certified autograph cards became a real thing, and they still do now in 2015 with Panini/UD (of course there are a few who got lazy).

Then you see the "current" players (Let's say 2010-current) and we see how ridiculously lazy they are. I understand that cursive is no longer being taught in school, but it's crazy how these guys literally can't write their own name in a "signature". We're seeing scribbles or initials. It's pretty pathetic. I mean, I get it ... if Panini or UD is paying you the same money no matter what, and you can shorten your signing time by shortening your sig - then you gotta do what you gotta do. But those legends really had respect for their signature ... kids these days are straight out of HS or college where they didn't learn anything and still can't sign their name respectfully. But I guess when you're getting millions of dollars thrown at you, who cares!


Respect to the legends who still respectfully sign their full names even after all of these years. You can almost draw a line down the middle where the players got lazy and careless. Some of these legends are in their 70s and 80s and still signing full signatures ... props!
Its called keyboard and touch screen, the age of the auto is dead.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Definitely not Blake Griffin.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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AK47 should be at the top of the list.

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Luke Babbitt. Despite his mediocre career thus far (Ok, he's a scrub), he signs his full autograph EVERY SINGLE TIME.







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Old 07-23-2015, 01:58 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Most of the retired players has great autos. I've said it before and will say it again, NOW A DAYS ITS INITIAL CARDS, not autos.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:20 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Karl Malone, Isaiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, Dikembe Mutombo, Kendall Gill...

I really like Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes, and Patty Mills out of the newer guys.
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