An Uncharacteristic Addition: Non-Sport Autograph Purchase

***This post was written by Richard Hardy.  You can follow him on Twitter at @BossHardy202***

Anyone who knows me, knows I mainly collect Pittsburgh sports items, Daryl Richardson cards, and vintage. Lots of vintage. A few weeks back, however, I surprised myself by stepping out of my comfort zone and making an instinctive purchase (after a little bit of research). As I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, I happened upon a sales post for an item I would never have guessed I’d want. When I read what it was, though, I was instantly interested. An autograph from Langston Hughes; a famous poet and social activist, among many other things. Hughes was a very influential individual for American culture, during an extremely racially-charged time in history. The signed piece was framed with a typed letter by Hughes and came with a PSA/DNA certificate of authenticity. I immediately started negotiating with the seller, still blown away from finding it. After coming to a price the seller and I could both live with, the agonizing wait was on. The wait was worth it to own such a great item.

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TTM Success #33 – Like Father, Like Son

Kin Kinsley
September 23, 2016

I’ve always been a fan of father and son, or other relative, sports cards.  When I began my TTM journey, I hadn’t put any thought into this.  Somewhere between then and now it hit me that it would be cool to see if I could get some of these cards signed by both parties.  I finally have my first.

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Another Indianapolis 500 Driver Autograph, Plus a Nice Bonus

Kin Kinsley
September 21, 2016

I’m guilty of sometimes having tunnel vision.  In this case, I was just looking for a Dan Gurney certified autograph.  He signed for a Goodwin Champions set, so when one came along at a price I was good with, I intended to jump on it.

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TTM Success #30 – A Beautiful Signature

Kin Kinsley
September 17, 2016

As someone who has collected modern cards, one of my biggest gripes is that players have no pride in their signatures.  They just scribble something on there.  Maybe.  Doesn’t Ezekiel Elliott just put “EZE” or something?  Luckily, many of yesterday’s stars take some pride in theirs.  This is one of those.

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