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Why do people want autographs....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smasher_Sloan, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    ...if you can't even read them?

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Joey Votto.

    (had to get in early)
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    That's not an autograph. It's a Dusty Baker brain wave.
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member


    Dusty Baker brainwave
  5. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I ask you....

  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I have no idea why people like them so much.

    That said, I will tagging along with two buddies to this next weekend. http://www.nsccshow.com/

    My one buddy, who has some pretty expensive stuff in his collection, has started collecting lineup cards.

    Those are pretty cool, especially when they have 4-5 future HOFs on them.

    Just an example, but I would never buy one for more than $10.

  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    How much is a Willie Harris autograph going for these days? :)
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I have a Bob Probert autograph. It is probably laced with cocaine.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Autographs are a relic of a time when your average citizen didn't have a camera. It was the best way to prove you'd met a celebrity. Now that damn near everyone has a camera on their cellphone, I figured autographs would start to become less and less common, but I guess they're just so entrenched in our society that they'll never go away.

    Favorite autograph story ...

    Nick Saban gets mobbed for autographs everywhere he goes, so much so that his assistant carries a sharpie pen to hand to Saban when it's time to sign. One fan handed Saban about three or four items --- a hat, a ball, a jersey and a picture.

    FAN: "Could you make this one out to Johnny, and this one out to Mike, and this one out to ..."
    SABAN (without looking up or breaking stride): "I'm just signin' my fuckin' name."
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The best signature of all time is Mike Tyson's. It's essentially a curved line. If I wasn't standing there when he signed my "Kid Dynamite" SI when I was 13 or so, I wouldn't believe it was real.
  12. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    That's a great Saban story. Too funny.
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