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Can Autographs be considered investments?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bjorn VDB 22 hours ago. 29 Replies

What is this communities thoughts on autographs being considered investments?My thoughts are collect what you enjoy first and foremost, if for some reason they go up in value that is just an extra…Continue

Signed Nirvana Unplugged album

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan on Thursday. 5 Replies

Anybody ever see a Kurt Cobain signed unplugged album before? I have always been curious if the forgers have made one of these before. I have yet to see one but there is always a first.  For those…Continue

Think this is real? Signed Nirvana Picture At $910.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan on Thursday. 20 Replies

I believe these are real autos but I suspect this is a copy of the original. Crazy high for this.…Continue

Nirvana signed acoustic guitar on the bay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy B Jun 16. 155 Replies

Thoughts on this? Looks no good to me. Anybody know any details on this?…Continue

 

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Bjorn VDB replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"Of course they are investments. You just have to study the market a lot and really know what you are doing. This is the case with other investments like art and real estate too. I collect because I love the music in the first place. But it’s…"
22 hours ago
Jorge Marin replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"Depends on what type of autographs.  Some I agree could be investments, ie USA Presidents, astronauts, deceased rock stars, etc. However, Sports athletes depreciate and their career might fade away over time.  Think about it, who is still…"
22 hours ago
Ryan replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"Ultimately everybody is collecting for their own reasons.  Some love the thrill of the chase, some because that is what they collect, and others as investments.  My philosophy with collectibles is to collect what you enjoy. Be smart about…"
23 hours ago
Ryan replied to TradeGeek's discussion Beckett and PSA's credibility are being destroyed
"Love the better deal comment! Yeah but it’s not real!?"
Sunday
B. Anderson replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"Only to naive people. It is all very variable based on who and what. Hope you guys seriously don't think all autographs will show an increase in value or demand in years to come."
Saturday
Paul replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"An investment is usually long term flipping is the short term definition. I hope the buyers dont see j.seahs post the suckers."
Saturday
Ryan replied to Steve's discussion Mickey Mantle UDA...The Old Switch A Roo
"Gotcha, thanks."
Saturday
Ryan replied to Steve's discussion Mickey Mantle UDA...The Old Switch A Roo
"I am not a fan of the certificate and not showing the hologram. What is the exact issue here? I stopped buying sports memorabilia because of legitimacy concerns. "
Friday
Ryan replied to Steve's discussion Mickey Mantle UDA...The Old Switch A Roo
"Is the hologram and certificate faked as well? Or pulled from an authentic one?"
Friday
Ryan replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"I am with you on this. It is more about the thrill of the chase than making an investment. "
Friday
Joe W. replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"With the money being paid for some of this autographs how can they NOT be considered investments?"
Friday
J.Seah replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"Personally for me. The thrill in hunting down the rare autographs comes first. Secondly will be the enjoyment of owning it. In terms of investment, I think I have done well fro myself over the years in the hobby. Here are some of my autographs…"
Friday
Rich replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"Collectibles are always spotty as investments to varying extents. But fraud in the autograph realm in't just rampant, it's extremely easy to do and easy to get away with."
Friday
Eric Keith Longo replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"Point made, bhe same is true with fine art and that has always been a good investment."
Friday
Rich replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"Sure they can considered investments, if you really know what you're doing and are cautious. That being said, there are some variables in the mix that frequently prevent them from being GOOD investments. As many unknowns as there are about…"
Friday
marc e replied to Ryan's discussion Can Autographs be considered investments?
"it sold in auction 6 moths ago for 18500 what do I care ,I made a lot of money"
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Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Nirvana
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Music
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All
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Long Time Lover
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
None
Why do you collect?
The search
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Kurt Cobain

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