NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
T206s on Ebay
Pre-WWII Cards
Post WWII Cards
Vintage Memorabilia
Babe Ruth Cards
Ty Cobb Cards
Lou Gehrig Cards
Mickey Mantle Cards
Goudey Cards
Bowman Cards
T205s on Ebay
Tobacco "T" Cards
Caramel "E" Cards
Vintage Baseball Postcards
Football Cards on Ebay
Exhibit Cards
Strip Cards
Baking Cards
Sporting News
Playball Cards on Ebay

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used > Autograph Forum- Primarily Sports

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-18-2012, 09:11 AM
mr2686 mr2686 is offline
Mike Rich@rds0n
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ca
Posts: 2,213
Default Are there any player's autographs that you refuse to collect?

I was just curious if there were others out there that had some players that they didn't want to have in their collections? It could be that you hated the player as a kid, or you met them and they were a jerk, etc. For me, I just can't seem to want to collect players that committed suicide. Eric Show, Donnie Moore and Don Wilson autos for some reason just give me the creeps.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-18-2012, 09:33 AM
Scott Garner's Avatar
Scott Garner Scott Garner is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 5,339
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr2686 View Post
I was just curious if there were others out there that had some players that they didn't want to have in their collections? It could be that you hated the player as a kid, or you met them and they were a jerk, etc. For me, I just can't seem to want to collect players that committed suicide. Eric Show, Donnie Moore and Don Wilson autos for some reason just give me the creeps.
Mike,
I'm not sure that Don Wilson actually committed suicide. I don't believe that that was the consensus after he died tragically. Google the details of his early demise. I believe that investigation indicated that his death was accidental.

He died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in his car smoking in his garage. It was speculated that he returned home at 1:00 AM the night that he died. Did a night of drinking impair his judgement, leading to his death? I don't know if there is a conclusive answer. His death, as well as his son's, was horrible no matter what...

He was on top of his game and was, by all reports, excited about the upcoming baseball season.

Last edited by Scott Garner; 04-19-2012 at 12:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-19-2012, 11:33 AM
Mr. Zipper Mr. Zipper is offline
Steve Zarelli
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,547
Default

As a general autograph collector, I have no interest in having the signatures of serial killers, terrorists, etc. Bad karma.

I can't think of too many athletes that fall into this category, but I'd avoid adding OJ to my collection.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-19-2012, 11:58 AM
phikappapsi's Avatar
phikappapsi phikappapsi is offline
Joe H
Joe He.rne
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fairport NY
Posts: 272
Default

I only refuse to collect people that are only "famous" due to a blunder...

Example:

Buckner
Or
Scott norwood

If the player is only remembered for a blunder, or because they gave up the game winning or historic HR etc etc then I don't see th point.

Why celebrat mediocrity mixed with failure?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-19-2012, 01:36 PM
RichardSimon's Avatar
RichardSimon RichardSimon is offline
Richard Simon
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York City
Posts: 5,348
Default

OJ and I won't sell him either.
Had two, tore them up and threw them away.
__________________
Sign up & receive my autograph price list. E mail me,richsprt@aol.com, with your e mail. Sports,entertainment,history.
-
Here is a link to my online store. Many items for sale. 10% disc. for 54 members. E mail me first.
www.bonanza.com/booths/richsports
--
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."- Clarence Darrow
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-19-2012, 03:02 PM
earlywynnfan's Avatar
earlywynnfan earlywynnfan is offline
Ke.n Su.lik
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,610
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phikappapsi View Post
I only refuse to collect people that are only "famous" due to a blunder...

Example:

Buckner
Or
Scott norwood

If the player is only remembered for a blunder, or because they gave up the game winning or historic HR etc etc then I don't see th point.

Why celebrat mediocrity mixed with failure?
I respect your collecting choices, but Buckner was definitely not mediocre. He was a very good player, and I think he's collectible despite his error.

I have auto's of Bonds, AROD, McGwire, and Raffy that I had for years and have painted baseballs of, so I keep those, but since then I have no interest in adding Manny, Braun, or David Ortiz since they blew it.

Ken
earlywynnfan5@hotmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-19-2012, 03:19 PM
39special's Avatar
39special 39special is online now
$teve O.
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Berks County Pa.
Posts: 2,656
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardSimon View Post
OJ and I won't sell him either.
Had two, tore them up and threw them away.
Good job Richard!!!!
__________________
Looking for'47-'66 Exhibits and any Carl Furillo,Rocky Colavito
and Johnny Callison stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-19-2012, 07:15 PM
phikappapsi's Avatar
phikappapsi phikappapsi is offline
Joe H
Joe He.rne
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fairport NY
Posts: 272
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by earlywynnfan View Post
I respect your collecting choices, but Buckner was definitely not mediocre. He was a very good player, and I think he's collectible despite his error.

I have auto's of Bonds, AROD, McGwire, and Raffy that I had for years and have painted baseballs of, so I keep those, but since then I have no interest in adding Manny, Braun, or David Ortiz since they blew it.

Ken
earlywynnfan5@hotmail.com

Understood, he was a "good" or at minimum above average player, that said, without the error nobody would care about him, his name would linger in mild 1980s obscurity... That play is the only reason anyone other than maybe some diehard red sox fans would really see him as collection worthy.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-19-2012, 07:46 PM
johnmh71 johnmh71 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 545
Default

I have no interest in anyone that has been linked to steroids. And I definately don't want an OJ autograph.
__________________
John Hat.cher
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-19-2012, 07:56 PM
Orioles1954 Orioles1954 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,663
Default

Eric Show committed suicide?
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you collect any oddities? scmavl Postwar Baseball Cards Forum (Pre-1980) 25 01-13-2011 07:50 AM
T206 -- Relative Scarcity or What Autographs Can Tell You Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 13 01-27-2009 07:27 AM
Think theres deserving 19th century players not in the HOF Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 36 06-06-2005 01:39 PM
Autographs of early players Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 7 11-25-2004 03:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 PM.


ebay GSB