I have golf pro relatives who will personally testify Tiger Woods doesn't sign.
Other terrible signers?
Would you believe Will Ferrell?
Hardest one in Hollywood- it's so rare that if you got one, nobody would believe it's real.
Jerry Springer (from back when he was an anchor at WLWT-TV)
William Gibson (author of "Neuromancer")
Most of the cast of MST3k (post-Comedy Central)
A bunch of Doctor Who autographs
Most every Red that was at Redsfest 2008
That Joey Votto is some kind of Man Candy!
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One of my neighbors was talking today about autographs and he said he had only one: Neil Armstrong.
Checked it out and it's probably worth 12 grand.
He has one. And it's a freaking doozy.
I've been collecting for years, I have over a hundred and they are all pretty good names. Not one anywhere near that kind of value.
Neil Armstrong hasn't signed autographs in 30 years and he just passed away, which means the market is pretty limited.
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Someone like, say, Mick Jagger knows his autograph is an $800 value- so he now just refuses to sign and basically sells his signature on prints on the Stones website.
They had a signing of 1000 posters which sell for 2 grand a set.
That's 2 million in signature sales. Unreal.
And if you buy one you'll probably make out on the deal eventually.
My father's cousin sold peanuts at Yankee Stadium in the 50s. He and another guy won a contest and won an autographed ball. He gave it to my father as a gift. For years we couldn't figure out why all these names were on the same ball. Speaker. DiMaggio. HR Baker. Foxx. Gomez. Hartnett. Waner. Mize. Frisch. I think roughly 20 HoFs.
Years go by and my father gets me a baseball book called Every Pitcher has a Story, or something to that effect. In there is a story and a letter from Nixon in 1955 to the Yankees thanking them for the invitation to Yankee Stadium hall of fame day. It named a ton of the guys who were on the ball and lined up with the explanation my father was given as to the origin of the ball. Pretty random. More random was that the letter was recently auctioned off. We were out bid but I thought it would have been great to pair with the ball.
The most upsetting part was two of the names on the letter who did not sign the ball. Ty Cobb and Cy Young. But we have most of the other names.
I have a Manute Bol. Only autograph I ever got. Saw him in a hotel lobby and I was awestruck.
My dad got me a Yaz autograph at the 88 All Star game. But, I would never seek one. My cousin pitched I the majors and when he first got called up some of my uncles asked for an autograph. It was one of the most awkward things I can ever remember. I felt really bad for him.
I avoid awkward situations whenever possible (which is also why I can't watch George Costanza, almost any of Ben Stiller's work, or Curb, even though I know most if that stuff is funny).
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I would never sell any of the autographs because they only have sentimental value to me. When I see a celebrity, I try to get a picture instead because it means more to me. For example the fantastic Charlie Sheen picture to me left where he looks just awful.
I have also been on a pretty big luck streak in regards to NHL players the last year. Got my picture with kris Draper, Shea Weber, Jonathan Toews, Jeremy Roenick, the Blackawks GM, Calgary Flames GM, and various other less known Blackhawk players.
Does anyone NOT have a Pete Rose autograph?
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