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  1. #1
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    Aug 2006
    Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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    Autographed Unitas card

    I found this card hiding in a box of sportscards I purchased at an auction several years ago. It was literally hiding under the other cards, under a piece of cardboard cut to look like the bottom of the box. I would have never found it except my son spilled all the cards out looking for a Bret Favre. I seem to recall my dad saying many years ago that Johnny Unitas was one of the greatest players ever. I don't know much about football, any ideas on what an autographed one would go for? Have not come across any autographed ones on line. (The scan is kind of sucky, the card has no stains or yellowing, just the plasic cover). Should I have it graded
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  2. #2
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    Mar 2007
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  3. #3
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    Re: Autographed Unitas card

    You may wish to follow this auction for an un-autographed card.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1958-Topps-JOHN-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Have you had the signature authenticated? There are plenty of fake signatures out there.
    Don....

  4. #4
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
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    Re: Autographed Unitas card

    definetily have that card graded .
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  5. #5
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    Feb 2008
    Northern Ohio
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    Re: Autographed Unitas card

    Quote Originally Posted by WendyK
    I found this card hiding in a box of sportscards I purchased at an auction several years ago. It was literally hiding under the other cards, under a piece of cardboard cut to look like the bottom of the box. I would have never found it except my son spilled all the cards out looking for a Bret Favre. I seem to recall my dad saying many years ago that Johnny Unitas was one of the greatest players ever. I don't know much about football, any ideas on what an autographed one would go for? Have not come across any autographed ones on line. (The scan is kind of sucky, the card has no stains or yellowing, just the plasic cover). Should I have it graded
    Nice card---that's a 1958 Topps card,his second card ever. The card by itself has value add to it the autograph and it's a very nice collectable indeed. I have an authentic Unitas autograph and yours appears to be one as well. VERY NICE card. Johnny U passed away several years ago which will add value to your find as well,take good care of him.

  6. #6
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    Re: Autographed Unitas card

    The auction I noted above netted one bid for $125; and that was for an unautographed card.

  7. #7
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    shhh...the person who posted above me just farted but wont see this since you scrolled down.

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    Re: Autographed Unitas card

    I wouldn't have it graded. Since it appears to have been autographed after it left the factory, grading might lower the value. Don't have a card graded because it has a 'graph. Definitely have it authenticated though. If authentic, the card will fly high on it's own merits.
    Card companies today have saturated the market with memorabilia swatches and 'graphs.
    There is really no investment potential with todays cards.
    Yours looks like a sweeeeet card.
    When detectors are outlawed, only outlaws will have detectors

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2008
    ARIZONA
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    Re: Autographed Unitas card

    Quote Originally Posted by GopherDaGold
    I wouldn't have it graded. Since it appears to have been autographed after it left the factory, grading might lower the value. Don't have a card graded because it has a 'graph. Definitely have it authenticated though. If authentic, the card will fly high on it's own merits.
    Card companies today have saturated the market with memorabilia swatches and 'graphs.
    There is really no investment potential with todays cards.
    Yours looks like a sweeeeet card.
    I agree- it will be graded lower because of the ink on it.
    But i would get the signature authenticated, lots of fakes out there!

    Nice find

    **so Wendy, what did you do?**
    Never trust a man that says "Trust Me"

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2006
    Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
    15

    Re: Autographed Unitas card

    Have not been here for a while, I still have the Unitas card, will hold on to it, the autograph seems to be original, and the person who looked at it offered me $400.00 for it, as is. I just haven't had the time to get it checked out. (I think he knew it was real) I started a new business, so haven't had much time for anything, maybe can find out more soon.

 

 

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