We all know that there are a ton of fake autographs floating around the hobby. That's why it's important to buy from reputable companies (like Steiner, UDA, and Tri-Star) and dealers whom you know and trust. My buddy Mike is one of those guys.
We've been friends for close to fifteen years and he's the guy who showed me the "ins" & "outs" of obtaining "in person" autographs. In fact, 95% of the San Jose Sharks autographed 8x10's and pucks were obtained with him at the San Jose Arena or their practice facility.
He's been acquiring IP autographs for over twenty-five years and is no doubt my "go to guy" when it comes to collecting "graphs".
Recently, he showed me some of his IP autographed cards that he has acquired over the years and ended up letting me keep five for my PC.
Jan Stenerud - Packers PC
Tony LaRussa - A's PC
Jacob Green - Seahawks PC
Tim Raines - Expos PC
Steve Bartkowski - CAL PC
If they look familiar, it's because I used them earlier this week in my "Guess The Graphs" mini contest. Now that you've seen the results... how'd you do?
Okay... time for today's contest entry.
Describe your best or worst IP autograph experience. Who was it? What made it special/memorable?
If you've never obtained an autograph in person, then...
Who would you want to me in person? What would you have them sign?
1 Point - Leave your response below.
2 Points - Share one of your previous blog posts that answer one of the questions above. Leave the link below.
4 Points - Answer one of the questions above in a new blog post and leave the link below, so others can enjoy it.
I look forward to reading your responses and will accept your contest entries until Monday at 3pm (PST).
Have a good weekend and sayonara!