Monday, September 23, 2019

Hollywood Prospecting

One of the things the last few years I have found most thrilling about collecting celebrity autographs is the fact they don't have fluctuating values. It's not like they going to get hurt acting then be out for a season or be a top pick in a movie and completely disappoint. Well, I guess you could say that but they will be back again on top next time.

Not that value completely matters to me but it's nice to know if, IF, that day ever comes and you need to sell, that celebrity items stay pretty much level on what they are worth unlike sports cards. Overall to me though, value doesn't matter.

It's about the memories made by the cardboard, the person on it or the person I may had done the trade with.

My latest addition to my non sport PC has a couple of those things.

One thing, @Jake1725 has been really good to me. Both as a friend and as a trader. I have found some really great traders who will go above and beyond for me such as Jake.

Second thing, I don't quite remember what I was searching for, but somehow I found out that John Travolta had an autograph card and I knew at that moment, it was a goal to get one.

Well, because of Jake and the magic of trading, here it is! Such a beauty despite his not great signature!

Numbered 4/5 even on the back.

I watched John in quite a few films such as The Look Who's Talking trio, Face Off (one of my favorite films), Ladder 49, Wild Hogs (a great underrated film) and Old Dogs that was quite hilarious just to name a few. And before you ask, no I wasn't really a Grease or Saturday Night Fever fan. I know that may offend some.

A big thanks to Jake for landing currently the biggest autograph card I have in my non sports PC. Will there be another big add to it coming down the road? Time can only tell.

7 comments:

  1. Depends on what era of Hollywood you're talking about. Autographs of actors and actresses from the last couple of decades probably won't drop too much in value for awhile, but those from the silent era (save for the biggest names) have dropped considerably. With no one caring about history (film or otherwise) anymore, there just isn't much of a market for auto's from that era, you can find them all over the place online, but very few are ever being bought.

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    1. I look at those cards of unappreciation cards of appreciation for me and cards I can get good deals on. Someday they will get their love again.

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  2. Face Off was a favorite of mine too. I also liked him in The Punisher as the villain. Awesome that you got his signature.

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    1. I don't think I watched Punisher. Actually not sure I have watched any Super Hero movies since the Dark Knight series. Big Batman fan but didn't appeal to me to watch Batman Vs Superman etc.

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  3. Pulp Fiction is my favorite Travolta movie. Face Off and Grease were good movies too.

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    1. I actually own Pulp Fiction but have never turned it on. Guess it's about time.

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  4. Wild Hogs, Pulp Fiction, and Grease! Nice looking card and you can't go wrong with John Travolta. Fun post.

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