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Old 03-20-2013, 07:27 PM
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Default Why does Topps love to destroy history?

Here is an ebay auction with a chase card bearing a signature of "heodore roosevel"
Why must they cut up a letter and then destroy the signature on top of that?
F--- Topps,
from a Theodore Roosevelt collector

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOPPS-TRIPPL...item3380ca2315
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:49 PM
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Truly disgusting.

Chopping the end off a common Mickey Mantle signature is bad enough. Chopping up a Theodore Roosevelt autograph is nearly criminal.

The mind boggling aspect is this signature on a letter with routine content might be $700 give or take. The same signature cut up and out of context on a cheesy card and they are asking $2,500?

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Absolutely disgusting...showed to wife and her words exactly; "they're destroying history"
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:16 PM
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Richard you are 100 percent correct and those that have also agreed, you are all correct. I agree with everyone that said it is sad.
I have this one question. You have ten Lou Gehrig's autographs.Topps calls on the phone and offers you a more than fair price. Do you say no I wont take your money or do you say yes?
Be honest. Yes or No nothing else. What ever they do with those autographs are up to them.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:33 PM
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Truly disgusting.
The mind boggling aspect is this signature on a letter with routine content might be $700 give or take. The same signature cut up and out of context on a cheesy card and they are asking $2,500?

Maybe the other $1800 is made up from that awesome authentic piece of White House floorboard embedded in it also.
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On the Roosevelt auto for example, are the ends actually cut off or are they hidden under that fancy matte? Also, has anyone torn one of those cards apart to see how the auto is mounted? Are they taped or glued,or just there, held in tight by the pressure of the cardboard front and backs?
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The mind boggling aspect is this signature on a letter with routine content might be $700 give or take. The same signature cut up and out of context on a cheesy card and they are asking $2,500?

Well, it's 1/1 this way.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:33 PM
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I hope Topps at least buys the signatures as cuts. Has anyone spotted a before item that got made into a card?

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:39 AM
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Richard you are 100 percent correct and those that have also agreed, you are all correct. I agree with everyone that said it is sad.
I have this one question. You have ten Lou Gehrig's autographs.Topps calls on the phone and offers you a more than fair price. Do you say no I wont take your money or do you say yes?
Be honest. Yes or No nothing else. What ever they do with those autographs are up to them.
Answering hypothetical questions is pointless.
Give me 10 good Gehrig autographs and I will have 10 happy customers.
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On the Roosevelt auto for example, are the ends actually cut off or are they hidden under that fancy matte? Also, has anyone torn one of those cards apart to see how the auto is mounted? Are they taped or glued,or just there, held in tight by the pressure of the cardboard front and backs?
John - these cards sell for such a ridiculous premium, when compared to a cut autograph, that nobody would actually take them apart to try to answer what you are asking. Why pay $2500 for an autograph that appears to be short two letters? You can pay a whole lot less for a much better example.
Just because some card company created a totally phony shortage by labeling the "thing" 1/1? Is that worth the premium that sellers try to sell it for. This is just the greater fool theory at its finest example.
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