For a few year's now I have been collecting autographs after the Oiler's skate on the weekend's at Rexall and have had quite a lot of success obtaining autographs (with the exception of Horcoff who never stops and Nugent-Hopkins who after about a month into the season last year began to give out a scribble for all adults asking for his signature). I am a legit and dedicated fan and have been for close to 30 year's. I also have an extensive collection of memorabilia and autographs. I do not have an ebay site nor do I ever indeed to sell my collection.
It is just unfortunate that in some of the player's eyes that if you are an adult that you automatically collect autographs for the purpose of selling it. I have even born witness to individuals using children for the purposes of acquiring a nice autograph and then low and behold it's up on ebay later that day.
I have now started to purchase my autographs from Pro Am Sports but would still like to have that personal interaction with the player's. To me an autograph from Potter or Petrell for example is as valuable to me as one from Nugent-Hopkins.
I am wondering if anybody has had any luck going to Rexall and waiting after they practice or are there too many people that do this now that we have the Star Player's whose autographs generate a lot of money.
how would he know that a particular person is an autograph seller, then sees that person get a kid to get a fancy autograph and then know it's the one he sees online later that day?
the post of the OP seems odd. that's all.
Not really. If someone is into autographs it makes sense they would follow stuff being sold on ebay. If you see something being signed than yeah, you will probably have a pretty good idea of it being sold online. i.e. the picture/program or whatever was actually signed probably gives it away.
I'm all for players who sign cards signing with a true signature and bending the corner.
You can usually catch guys after games as well. Some guys don't do their full autos as was mentioned which is unfortunate because I like collecting autographs and it sucks that guys take the quality of the signature away because of people who make money of of them (they're usually pretty obvious to spot). I've noticed that Yakupov does a little scribble if he feels you're going to resell it (that's what I asume, anyway). Guys like Gagner, Eberle and Hall usually do their full autos or close to them. Khabby always signs his full sig as well, as does Smyth.