Donald Trump Autographs -- My Take On It

There was a story I read in one of the newspapers last week. It was all about autograph shops and memorabilia places. Of course, my interest was piqued. Unfortunately, it only dealt with one kind of autograph -- Donald Trump. Specifically, the fact that he's now "President Trump" (no matter how you feel about him, you gotta's weird saying "President Trump").

One sports memorabilia place that dealt with a lot of autographed baseballs, said that Trump baseballs used to sell for $75 a piece. Once he won the election, he was selling them for up to $200 a piece, and they were selling out.

We all know that Presidents autographs have a value. Yet I have a different theory when it comes to Trump. Obviously, there's going to be an initial interest. He was just elected President, how couldn't there be? But...because he went from a reality show guy, and a pop culture reference...I think there isn't going to be a lot of value in the long run. On top of that, the fact that there are lots and lots and lots of autographs floating around. Since he's been a famous rich person for some time -- even before his reality shows -- people were always recognizing him and always getting his signature. When you have more signatures from a person like that, it makes them worth less.

All that being said, what are your opinions?

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Tags: Donald Trump, Pete Rose, Presidential autographs, Presidents

Comment by Steve Zarelli on January 30, 2017 at 12:54pm

Probably a very poor investment. Not even a decent vintage era signature.

Comment by Mark Roberts on January 31, 2017 at 7:16am

What that Playboy went for is absurd!!


Comment by Josh Board on January 31, 2017 at 10:14am

For a Playboy to have gone for that needed to also be signed by every woman in it, as well as Hugh Hefner!

Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Admin on January 31, 2017 at 10:19am
Trump is as popular as he is despised.
Comment by Christopher Williams on February 4, 2017 at 12:35pm

Here's an Ebay seller with 28 "Donald Trump" signed items.  Yikes.

EBay seller Historicsellsmemorabilia is also selling numera GFA-certed forgeries.

Comment by Steve Viola on February 6, 2017 at 6:11am

Trump was always out and about in NYC and elsewhere and was always a willing signer.  There are probably way more Trump autos than Obama.  I cant believe what they are going for right now.  The Playboy is absurd.  Im sure it will die down eventually.  Not sure that Obama's autograph will ever go for more though.  Trump is also a celeb as well as the Prez. 


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