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cardcollectorguru
10-11-2012, 10:45 PM
I picked up this Bruce Smith autograph Topps 1955 All American card about 6 years ago. I was told by the Ebay seller that its authentic, i don't remember who i purchased it from since its been so long. To my knowledge it looks good to me. I haven't sent it to PSA/DNA yet because the fee to authenticate it is $150 but just wanted someones expertise opinion. I own high end autograph items that are PSA/DNA and JSA authenticated. I'm educated enough on auto's, but Bruce Smith is a toughie . Any help on opinion would be appreciated.


Thanks for looking,

cardcollectorguru

MooseDog
10-12-2012, 12:51 AM
That doesn't look anything like what I got in person circa 1990 or so.

Jay Wolt
10-12-2012, 12:54 AM
That doesn't look anything like what I got in person circa 1990 or so.
The Bruce Smith that is pictured on the 1955 card died of cancer in 1967

MooseDog
10-12-2012, 12:57 AM
The Bruce Smith that is pictured on the 1955 card died of cancer in 1967

D'oh!

Withdrawn...

cardcollectorguru
10-12-2012, 12:58 AM
yeah this is Bruce Smith the Heisman winner not Bruce Smith from the bills

mschwade
10-12-2012, 08:20 AM
yeah this is bruce smith the heisman winner not bruce smith from the bills

lol

mschwade
10-12-2012, 08:54 AM
I picked up this Bruce Smith autograph Topps 1955 All American card about 6 years ago. I was told by the Ebay seller that its authentic, i don't remember who i purchased it from since its been so long. To my knowledge it looks good to me. I haven't sent it to PSA/DNA yet because the fee to authenticate it is $150 but just wanted someones expertise opinion. I own high end autograph items that are PSA/DNA and JSA authenticated. I'm educated enough on auto's, but Bruce Smith is a toughie . Any help on opinion would be appreciated.


Thanks for looking,

cardcollectorguru

Too upright for my liking.

bender07
10-12-2012, 09:12 AM
Another place to get opinions would be here (http://forums.collectors.com/messageview.cfm?catid=37&threadid=459835&STARTPAGE=219). These guys collect college and pro football hofers.

prewarsports
10-12-2012, 12:13 PM
EXACTLY what I was thinking. I have owned some Smith autos and actively look for them and the first thing that caught my eye was the slant. He has a nice slant to his signature in every one I have ever seen and this one is very upright. I also dont really like the "r" and how it appears to loop down on the shelf.

dwr11
10-12-2012, 02:04 PM
Numerous examples of his signature can be found on Lelands site. Look in the December 2005 auction. This was the auction where Smith's family sold many of their items including a number of signed photos.