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(10-04-2013 03:49 PM)zeprock Wrote: Yaz was my favorite growing up in Maine during the late 60's and through the 70's. I would imitate his stance and hold my bat high during our neighborhood games. In the late 80s I worked (and still do) at the local NBC affiliate in Bangor, Maine and Yaz came up to do some tv commercials for the local Chrysler dealership. Our tv station handled the production and I got to work on the ads and in fact even did the voice on one of them. Technically I was in the same ad as Carl Yastrzemski although it was just my voice at the end. I met him and he signed some of my old cards for me. I should've had him sign some of my less valuable cards but didn't realize at the time that I was de-valuing them.
(10-04-2013 05:31 PM)rjcj2017 Wrote: I may be in the minority here, but I have always disagreed with the notion of "de-valuing" cards by getting them signed ... to me, they are worth more, because they ... are ... signed.
Put it this way ... if you pull Mike Trout's base RC out of a pack of cards, and then pull his certified auto RC out of a pack of cards, which one is worth more?
Obviously some people look at it no differently than say a bent corner or a crease, which I understand ... and it may be tougher to sell a non-certified IP auto, but would you ever sell those Yaz cards in the first place?
So in that sense, they are worth much more to you than the same ones unsigned.
(10-04-2013 07:29 PM)hongkongfooey Wrote: but if you pull a trout base and have him sign you're out a $12 card which is awesome because you saw him sign it as opposed to a mint Yaz worth a few hundred. I'm all for IP autos but not on high dollar cards
Are you gonna have Hank Aaron sign his Rookie card?
(10-07-2013 07:04 AM)iconms Wrote: