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Derek Gardner
  • Calgary, Alberta
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Ruined autograph

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Gardner Feb 14. 5 Replies

I’m wondering if anyone has had this experience with a Sharpie on paper? I recently sent in original artwork to a Nicolas Cage signing and I got an ink blot back on the signature. At this point I…Continue

Tom Brady Smudged Helmet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason H May 14, 2022. 6 Replies

Hi Everyone,I have a Tom Brady signed helmet that got smudged during shipping. Does anyone have any tips for cleaning or sharpening this up? I’m not sure, I may be out of luck…Any help is…Continue

Dallas Cowboys - Triplets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Gardner Aug 21, 2021. 3 Replies

Hi guys,I just wanted to get opinions on this triplets piece (Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin). It belongs to a friend of mine who asked my opinion on it and I do believe it to be a fake,…Continue

Sean Connery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Gardner Nov 25, 2020. 2 Replies

Thoughts on this one? Thanks!Continue

 

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Derek Gardner replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Ruined autograph
"Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated."
Feb 14
Eric Keith Longo replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Ruined autograph
""I thought Sharpies were reliable?" That is only half of the equation. What is being signed is the other half."
Feb 13
BC replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Ruined autograph
"The autograph is good. It was done through Celebrity Authentics recently and is the first time I think Cage has ever done a signing. Normally his autograph is just a N and a squiggle. But he actually gave a full "signature" for this…"
Feb 13
Findbooks replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Ruined autograph
"I think you are worrying too much. A blob like that is human and inclined to happen in real life. A forger would probably trash such a created item as a "failure" as it isn't perfect. It actually lends a degree of respectability to…"
Feb 13
JK replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Ruined autograph
"Sharpies are not, in my opinion, a good choice for regular (or art) paper. That said, yours looks good except for the "blob".  If he in fact used a Sharpie, he must have hesitated there."
Feb 13
Derek Gardner posted a discussion

Ruined autograph

I’m wondering if anyone has had this experience with a Sharpie on paper? I recently sent in original artwork to a Nicolas Cage signing and I got an ink blot back on the signature. At this point I consider the piece ruined and it is kind of gutting, to be honest. I thought Sharpies were reliable? (Sorry for the image on its side, I’m having difficulty editing from my…See More
Feb 13
Jason H replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Tom Brady Smudged Helmet
"I have purchased smudged autographs in the past because the smudge didn't bother me and the price was right. But I did get a pretty big discount for them. This still has value but not as much as a clean autographed helmet for sure. I dont know…"
May 14, 2022
Derek Gardner replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Tom Brady Smudged Helmet
"Thanks for the responses. I suppose my next question would be, would this have much of a resale value in anyone’s opinion?"
May 14, 2022
terrier8HOF replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Tom Brady Smudged Helmet
"I wouldn't touch it. it is what it is."
May 14, 2022
Derek Gardner replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Tom Brady Smudged Helmet
"Unfortunately that’s not an option as this was my fault."
May 13, 2022
BC replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Tom Brady Smudged Helmet
"Send it back. I'm sure you spent a lot on it. Get one that reflects what you paid."
May 13, 2022
Jason H replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Tom Brady Smudged Helmet
"Nothing you can do that I know of... any kind of "fix" just won't look natural. Id say its best to just leave it alone.. "
May 13, 2022
Derek Gardner posted a discussion

Tom Brady Smudged Helmet

Hi Everyone,I have a Tom Brady signed helmet that got smudged during shipping. Does anyone have any tips for cleaning or sharpening this up? I’m not sure, I may be out of luck…Any help is appreciated! Thanks!See More
May 13, 2022
Derek Gardner replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Dallas Cowboys - Triplets
"Thanks for taking a look at it, kind of what I thought! I appreciate your help Todd!"
Aug 21, 2021
Todd Johnson replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Dallas Cowboys - Triplets
"Emmitt is definitely not real, nor likely is that Irvin.   Troy could be good, but one bad is enough to decline."
Aug 21, 2021
Derek Gardner replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Dallas Cowboys - Triplets
"Bump just wanted to do a quick check again to see if anyone had any thoughts on the authenticity of this piece? Thanks!"
Aug 19, 2021

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