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Old 01-21-2013, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NJ collector pulls Abraham Lincoln cut autograph
Jan 21st 2013, 14:30

By Dan Good | Contributing Writer
White Plains, N.Y. – Stanley Fishburne wasn’t ready to leave.
The Trenton, N.J. resident and his girlfriend spent a recent afternoon hanging out with longtime friend Seymour Bernzweig, who owns A&S Sports in Westbury, N.Y. Fishburne opened a box of 2013 Press Pass Platinum Cuts Inscription Edition, with each box featuring one cut signature card.
Fishburne’s box included a signature of Basketball Hall of Famer Cliff Hagan – a nice card for a hoops fan, but not the kind of pull to elicit hobby buzz.
Fishburne left the store. He returned five minutes later.
“I want to open one more box,” he told Bernzweig. Fishburne peeled open the pack and looked at the card inside.
“Lincoln,” Fishburne said.
Lincoln as in Abraham – a redemption good for the 16th U.S. President’s signature, the pull of a lifetime.
“Stanley didn’t say too much because he’s soft-spoken, but I was jumping up and down,” Bernzweig said.
Fishburne received the framed signature in the mail Thursday, and he brought it to this weekend’s White Plains Sports Card Show, sharing his story at the A&S Sports booth. The signature is from a sheet signed in August of 1852. Lincoln served as a lawyer then. The White House was less than a decade away.
Fishburne is thinking about selling his historic signature.
“I’m not sure yet if I’ll do it through eBay or an auction house,” he said. “I’d like to sell it for at least $10,000.”
Some of the product’s marquee cards have already reached the online auction block, including cut signature cards of Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and Honus Wagner.
Given the right circumstances, Fishburne’s benchmark seems reasonable. A military appointment signed by ‘Honest Abe’ recently fetched $7,500 on eBay. Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln” is a best picture favorite at this year’s Oscars, bringing extra attention to the president’s life and career.
And Fishburne currently holds a piece of that legacy – all because he needed to open one more box.




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Old 01-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That guy just had to get his dirty fingernail in the closeup.
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^ Ha! A $10k piece of history and some random dude's unwashed finger. Great job on the photo.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Much nicer presentation that just the signature cut out and put in a slabbed card imo.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What a hit...that would go on the wall for sure no need to sell it since its nicely framed already
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow nice auto...granted it's an auto while he was a lawyer and wouldn't bring as much as if it were a "presidential" autograph, it's still a very nice auto to have!
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Incredible hit
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Awesome auto!

That wax dealer is so overpriced though!
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow nice auto...granted it's an auto while he was a lawyer and wouldn't bring as much as if it were a "presidential" autograph, it's still a very nice auto to have!
It might actually help its value for certain niche collectors. There are probably less verifiable pre-White House signatures. It's still Abe Lincoln The [eventual] President but in a rarer form.


Either way, it's much nicer in the frame than cut up in a card. Very well done.
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Thank you press pass for not butchering the auto all to hell like the big 3 would have done..
Great great job and presentation. I truly wish PP could get licensed from the NfL
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Thank you press pass for not butchering the auto all to hell like the big 3 would have done..
Great great job and presentation. I truly wish PP could get licensed from the NfL
Press Pass doesn't sell NFL cards anymore? Press Pass 2012 NFL
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Awesome auto!

That wax dealer is so overpriced though!
Seymor is actually a real good guy! Always hooks me and Ronlabo up with pricing.

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Press Pass doesn't sell NFL cards anymore? Press Pass 2012 NFL
They aren't NFL licensed cards. Topps and Panini have the NFL licenses. Upper Deck has the NCAA license. So basically, the Press Pass cards have pictures of the players in college uniforms with all the identifying features photoshopped out.

It's too bad--they actually put out some nice cards and seem to actually care about their customers and the cards that they put their name on.
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Press Pass doesn't sell NFL cards anymore? Press Pass 2012 NFL
Having an NFL license means they can depict players in their NFL uniforms, which Press Pass can't do. They have to photo shop logos off of their uniforms and helmets, which looks pretty tacky imo.

I don't really buy anything from Press Pass but if I were a Nascar fan I definitely would. They make some really nice cards
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Thanks for the info. I follow NASCAR and purchased a couple of boxes of Total Memorabilia last year - A very nice set in my opinion. I've seen their football stuff... Glad I never bought any.
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Very nice!! It's not a shocker that yet another hit gets opened on the east coast.
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