Is an autograph really meaningful if you didn't get it yourself? I have some autographed stuff that I got myself in person and now I was looking into buying some autographed stuff that I never had a chance to get in person but then I felt like the coolness of having something that's autographed just isn't there if you didn't get it in person yourself!? Kinda like buying a trophy and not earning it? Not to mention, even with a "well regarded" 3rd party authenticator like JSA, can you really ever be for certain that it's a real autograph if you didn't see it signed in person? I'm sure there has to be some counterfeit autographs out there that are verified as authentic, no?
I think it's always worthless, especially those signed pictures from cons that you have to stand in a line for and pay $20 or whatever those prices are up to nowadays. Never understood the fascination and certainly not the increase in value something is supposed to get when it gets signed.
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It's value is what it means to you. That's all. People who collect for investment is like believing that you are investing in a brand new car. You aren't going to make money off the deal, so go with what you enjoy. I've always wanted an autographed book from Stephen King, but I'm not going to pay $1200 for one..so if the right deal comes along I'll get it. Not because I'm going to make a fortune off of it in the future, but because having something that he spent time holding in his hand is pretty damn cool.
I don't care about any monetary values, that's not why I have any autographs and don't wish to ever sell them or make any money/profit off of them and don't care what their monetary value is. I'm talking purely sentimental value....like is the sentimental value lost if you just buy something off say ebay from some random stranger that got the autograph and it wasn't you that was there in person getting it and meeting the person for yourself? Like for instance, I got Jeff Emig to sign a Jersey for me on the very day that he won the championship from the dominant Jeremy McGrath. Me and friends drove hours, spent hundreds, camped out at the track, locked the keys in the car with the engine running, my friend had to leave his license with security so that we could borrow a slim jim to unlock the car when the actual police failed to get the car unlocked (funny some brotha' from NYC finally got the door unlucked for us, lol), we screamed our brains out cheering on Jeff Emig/Team Kawasaki as him and Jeremy McGrath traded positions for first place until Jeff Emig finally (in McGraths own words) "psychoed" past him by jumping over him. We paid extra for pit passes....I would say that autograph has a hell of a lot more sentimental value over if I had just bought an autograph from some random person and wasn't there for the experience myself....make sense?
So of course you can't always meet all of your idols and when you try you can't always get an autograph. I've been to a million MX races all over the world and never once did I ever get Jeremy McGraths autograph (he seems to like to hide when the public is allowed in the pits) so of course sometimes if you want something that's been autographed from one of your idols the only option is getting one from someone else who got it but I just feel like the sentimental value isn't there in this case and it's not even remotely close to being as special as getting it for yourself and meeting your idol in person.
The only autograph I ever got was when my dad managed a music store, Steve Smith (drummer from Journey) was there. My dad said Dimebag Darrell would go in there sometimes, never got to meet him though.
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Jun 25, 2018 1:37:23 GMT
Svperstar: Daylight savings time turned the alarm on my phone off. Come on Samsung, the S9+ is a "flagship" You can do better then that.
Nov 5, 2018 16:16:21 GMT
oops: not to be political but why the fuck my parents dead
Mar 28, 2019 13:50:00 GMT
sj: Sorry for your loss. There is no why, dude. Tragic things happen to everybody sooner or later, and often (if not, typically) without reason.
Mar 30, 2019 20:36:38 GMT
sj: Jordan Peterson offers some of pretty good insight on these sort of issues (he has vids on YT), imo. I think a message he often conveys is that life is full of hardship & tragedy, and it's up to individuals to create meaning in their own lives.
Mar 30, 2019 20:42:24 GMT
oops: thanks for the insight but i came to terms with it long ago and it has become my favorite ice breaker to meet the twisted people i can call friends
Apr 1, 2019 13:10:26 GMT
trash: I wish I was your parents
Apr 1, 2019 13:38:49 GMT
oops: trash i came here to shitpost away from the main group CAN I HAVE NOTHING
Apr 1, 2019 13:49:33 GMT