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Started by Josh Apr 19.
Need to know if this is the real deal
Started by james randazzo Apr 13.
dale jr signed this picture at daytona july 2001,it is realContinue
Started by Steve Feb 19.
Do you think these Dale Earnhardt Sr. Autographs that I bought are Authentic?Continue
Started by Teresa Cassidy. Last reply by PICTURE PROOF AUTOGRAPHS Feb 13.
I just started a discussion in the Sports Group, thought it may be best to post it here also. I have 2 caps that have an apparent Dale Earnhardt Sr. signature on them. I searched the style…Continue
At the book stores (Barnes & Noble) starting this week, The Diecast Magazine, North America, Issue-26, Did a 3 page write-up (Pages 28, 30, & 32) in their Collector Post of how I collect NASCAR & HOLLYWOOD In Person "Picture Proof Autographs" of which in they included 22 pictures of my collection.
Hope you take a look and enjoy reading it. Thanks!!!! Fred
Got this nice signed 2011 Press Pass Winning Ticket card in the mail today from Denny Hamlin.
Got this nice Jamie McMurray in the mail today. 529 day wait.
Finally getting around to adding some of my adds from Chicagoland.
Last Wednesday was the Fanfest for the US Nationals that were held in Indy this past weekend. I was able to get 33 different handouts signed, 1 poster (Andrew Hines does not have handouts, only posters, and two diecasts.
First, the diecasts..
2013 1/24 Traxxas Funny Car signed by Courtney Force
20018 1/24 US Army Salute the Troops signed by Tony Schumacher--ny first signed Top Fuel car.
I did get a few old John Force handouts signed, but this one signed by everyone but Ashley Force Hood (who was not in town yet) was the talk f the session:
And the Andrew Hines signed poster:
Thanks for looking, Alex
got back from Watkins glen on early tues morning and believe me it was good to be home. don't ask me how the nascar drivers do it but man to do back to back is hard and I don't have to travel far to go to watkins or pocono. out of all the diecasts I brought got everything signed except 2 and those were austin dillion and a dale Jr. this past weekend got Newman, Edwards, harvick, stenhouse, dale jarrett, brad k, logano, kurt busch, almirola, The king petty. all in all I got all the diecast I brought except 2 and those were a matt kenseth car and dale jr. Oh next yr at pocono for those 2. I will upload the bounty for the 2 races soon and yes I did take photo's with the people signing it since I did have a free hand this time for the autographs.
Why yes fred I have. even if I have a photo showing the driver signing the chances of me getting oh lets say 150 or better is not going to happen. Unless you have a prototype, retired/dead driver, or a rare car forget getting anything more the $100.00 unless your like brandon who may also get the team owner or crew chief to sign it. and believe me I was only able to get pat tryson to sign a kurt diecast a couple of yrs ago at the stocks for tots thing and I almost had to BEGGGG on my knee's for it. he really didn't want to sign it. Have a look on ebay now and your going to run the gamit of people with and without a photo. The thing is going back to the photo thing. with some of the diecast/trading cards the driver is asked by lionel/action/team caliber/ press pass to autograph certain items and distribute into the population. the thing is non and I say again non come with a photo. even the hero cards you send for don't even come with a photo so a secretary could sign it and nobody would even know. Even a rusty wallace 8x10 photo I got many many yrs ago on QVC when they used to have for race fans only I only got a slip of paper saying your in possesion of a autographed 8x10 photo of rusty. Now with that said his signiture then compared to what he signs now and belive me its like night and day. he used to sign his whole name out. now its not even a full name. more along the lines of brad K signiture of today. that is why even with a photo drivers change their hand writing style to fit how they are able to sign many autographs for people
You said that you have sold an autographed diecast on Ebay that didn't have a photo. If you had 2 Dale Sr. autographed diecast, one with a picture of him signing and one without, and sold them both on Ebay. Don't you think there would be a big difference in price for what they would sell for?
You are right, the Dale Jr. autograph that I have is different than how he signs today. He put # 3 next to his name. Now if I did not have the picture to prove that he signed that diecast, his autograph might be in question because maybe he only signed that way just once and decided he didn't like signing that way. Authenictors are like gods who decide what autographes lives ard dies. But unfortunatly they are human to, being human, they can and have made mistakes by saying that a forgery is real, and that a real autograph is a fake. I think that a photo of the moment of a person signing just helps clarifies that it is.
I know that I have said alot of negativity about authenicators, but in the most part, I think they and Autograph Magazine does a great job in policing the industry.
This has just been a subject that I have wanted to get out in the open and hopfully will help any other collector that will read this. It has been great to talk to a fellow collector, Michael!! I wish you the best of luck on any future signings in your collection!!! This isn't my first rodeo
Yeah but fred I don't have the luxury of Hot passes for nascar like you appearently have had. The only autographs I get are the ones that I can get from the drivers down on pit road prior to qualifying or on sunday if the driver happens to want to sign so its a crap shoot for me. so if that driver happens to be like oh like mark martin he flyes his butt down the line and before you even have a chance to take the photo hes already down the line. I have things down to a science with taking photo's and believe me in this day and age its better with a digital you don't have to wind it like a disposable is. I've been collecting autographs for the last 9 yrs of drivers so I know all about what I should do and not do. I do have some with photo's and some without. And, I have sold some on ebay without a photo and again nobody questions my authenticity of the item. If I'm unable to get a photo I give a detailed explaination when, where and what was going on. be its after a race, practice or even if that person is just playing around (ie not doing anything). Thats why I say this is not my first rodeo and if you look at your old Jr signings I bet they won't even be close to todays Dale Jr autographs you see today.
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