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Old 01-06-2021, 01:24 PM
AstroJake09 AstroJake09 is offline
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Default To cut or not to cut?

Hi all,

I recently posted about my William "Kayo" Lam autograph and am wondering if I should get a custom cut signature card made with it, or leave it as is? Outside of Colorado I imagine Lam's signature wouldn't carry a lot of value and this is for my PC more than anything, however, I'm not sure if I would be runing "history" by cutting it. There is someone I found that makes outstaning cards as well.

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Old 01-06-2021, 02:19 PM
bjerome bjerome is offline
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A friend gave me an autograph Marty Marion signed on the bottom of a letter he had written him after Mr. Marion had signed the card my friend had included. Just yesterday I cut the signature on a yellow piece of legal pad paper and attached it to a cardboard backing. It then went into my index card and small photo booklet. It is your collection. Do as you wish to do with it.
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Old 01-06-2021, 04:55 PM
bgar3 bgar3 is offline
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I do not know what the signature is on, but having said that it is yours to do what you want. Personally, I don’t understand the idea of making a card etc, especially if it is on a letter. I can tell you as a long time collector of books as well as early baseball items, that cut signatures from letters were a short term big deal, eg Dickens etc , however, today, those full letters would command up to 100 times the value of the cuts. Do what you want.
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Old 01-06-2021, 09:15 PM
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Cut it. It's not like you are cutting it from a handwritten letter or other document or postcard that has value of it's own. If you can take this and make it more interesting than just a 3x5 card, then by all means do it.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:18 PM
Clydewally Clydewally is offline
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I am making custom autographed cards of the 1961 Fleer set that I have always liked. I am generally cutting cards or other items for the autograph that I don't consider to be particularly rare (like the Fleer autographed cards with Fleer COAs).

For what it is worth, I would have no issue with the index card, though I would usually not cut from a letter.
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