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Old 03-08-2023, 09:21 PM
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Default Federal League - Historic Autos line?

While I'm not sure I want to venture into the world of collecting autographs, I'm looking into what my options are for collecting Federal League material.

Any thoughts on the Historic Autos line? Quick research shows that these were random inserts put out by the Historic Autograph Company in 2019 in the deluxe "Hobby Edition" boxes. It seems like while many of these cut autographs are Federal League players, it sounds like they also included some non-FL players for some reason. I'm not sure how many different players they included, but I have seen some duplicates, so I know they aren't 1-of-1s.

I like them because I appreciate their uniformity (and that they are authenticated), but some of the framing is a bit odd at times. these have any respect as autographs - or should I just only consider a standard set of 3x5 plain index cards?
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Old 03-08-2023, 09:25 PM
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I would ask myself: "If I could find one would I like a nice clean index card where the player signed his name, listed his position and the teams he played for or this piece of dog excrement?"
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Old 03-08-2023, 09:40 PM
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I would ask myself: "If I could find one would I like a nice clean index card where the player signed his name, listed his position and the teams he played for this this piece of dog excrement?"
+1 Absolutely
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Old 03-08-2023, 09:50 PM
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I'd rather have a signed cancelled check then a signed file card or that monstrosity
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Old 03-09-2023, 05:47 AM
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I love autographs on checks.
Especially ones I can cash
But the Vintage checks and players that might be my next adventure in collecting
Thanks all

Jeff Kuhr

Looking for
1920 Heading Home Ruth Cards
1933 Uncle Jacks Candy Babe Ruth Card
1921 Frederick Foto Ruth
Joe Jackson Cards 1916 Advertising Backs
1910 Old Mills Joe Jackson
1914 Boston Garter Joe Jackson
1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson
1911 Pinkerton Joe Jackson

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Old 03-09-2023, 01:50 PM
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I cannot echo enough the sentiments of Michael and Scott.
That card is an abomination. Just for that alone, I would personally never collect them. Now I have no problem with people taking cuts and making cards out of them, but if you're going to do something, don't do a half ass job of it.
People can, and should, collect what pleases them, but I would prefer a nicely presented signature, on any medium. Uniformity is nice, but the rarer the autos are the less likely it is to find the combination of authenticity and uniformity.
My signed 1934 Goudey set(in progress).

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Old 05-09-2023, 08:41 PM
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i collect signed checks of MLB HOF'ers. The best and most overlooked medium of them all. Each one is 1 of 1
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