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Re: Personalized or Not?

Post by Computer Gary » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:15 am

A little background, since I'm new here: my preferred medium is plain 3x5 cards, signed with a fine point ink pen. The majority of my autographs are of people in the comic book field, obtained in person at conventions and such. I don't do mail requests, and the only other autographs I buy are celebrity signed checks.

That having been said, when I ask for an autograph I ask them to make it out to me, and to add today's date as well. If it's an artist, they'll sometimes ask if I want them to do a little sketch, or they'll just go ahead and do it without asking, but I won't ask for a sketch on the card because they're giving me the autograph for free.

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Re: Personalized or Not?

Post by Alfie1997 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:12 am

I prefer personalized autographs. I mean, sure, there are those that you would rather have not personalized so that they would sell better later, but it's kind of cool to think that this big important person was thinking about YOU for a few seconds at least. Even if they don't know you personaly, and probably will never meet you, for the 5 seconds it takes to sign a picture they are thinking about the you they know from the letter you wrote, and it's just kind of neat to know that.

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Re: Personalized or Not?

Post by joeym90 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:11 pm

It doesn't really bother me, if its someone who has a catch phrase or saying etc that means something to me I like to try and have that and have it dedicated to me but otherwise I never usually request it to be dedicated and whether it is or isn't doesn't bother me too much as its for my collection or to be displayed on the wall so either is good. :D

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Re: Personalized or Not?

Post by knightfan1980 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:55 pm

Doesn't matter to me as long as they are real.

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Re: Personalized or Not?

Post by ihavealife2uknow » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:47 am

I don't ask for them to personalize in a request, but I love it when I get it back personalized. I'm happy either way though.

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Re: Personalized or Not?

Post by theartist29 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:46 pm

I prefer them personalized, it makes it extra special to me.

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Re: Personalized or Not?

Post by sparklyfairies92 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:57 am

I prefer a personalization, but would still be grateful to receive an autograph even without one. After all, celebrities do not owe me anything and whether they personalize an autograph or not, there is still time taken out of their day that they used to sign for me.

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Re: Personalized or Not?

Post by That_Deutscher » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:19 pm

Honestly, I don't prefer personalization. I have watched a lot of TV shows and the autograph appraisers say that once you have someone personalize an autograph, the value is monetary value is GONE.

Sure I wouldn't sell most of my autographs, as I have some really cool autographs from weirdly famous people, but I am thinking for down the line if my children or grandkids wanna sell my collection when I'm gone.

Anyway, long story short I usually leave the personalization up to the celeb. For instance, President George W. Bush made his pre-printed autograph out to me on the computer, while President Clinton sent me a personalized message. Then meanwhile people like Phil Collins and the athletes I have met never personalize.

So just leave it up to the celeb. especially if you meet them in-person getting the autograph. Some celebs get ticked off when you tell them what to do with an autograph.
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Re: Personalized or Not?

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Re: Personalized or Not?

Post by Rooney2986 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:34 am

I always try to get stuff I'm getting signed personalized

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