(Topic ID: 251606)

Opinions please- Autographs on pins....

By SPGMatt

4 months ago

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    #1 4 months ago

    Hi All,
    I have a mint Flash Gordon and my local Comic Con is getting two of the actors (Sam Jones and Melody Anderson). At first I was thinking about getting a part signed (apron??) but then thought do I want to blemish this practically perfect game with autographs? Yeah probably boils down to personal preference but there was just that something in the back of my brain questioning if this was a good idea...
    Thanks for the input!

    #2 4 months ago

    Rules Card or card insert only. Unless it's Brian Eddy or George Gomez, then they can sign wherever they want.

    #3 4 months ago

    I like how on the JJP games, Jersey Jack signs the translite edge... You can notice it but doesnt get in the way...

    #4 4 months ago

    He signed the back of my Dialed In.

    LTG : )

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    #5 4 months ago

    Don't bother, adds nothing. I have a couple translites signed on my pins from previous owners and nobody cares, and it adds zero value.

    #6 4 months ago

    I love that! too bad it's on the back Joe Balcer has signed the games I own which he's designed (Hobbit, Houdini, OKT). HE signed like where Jack does -in the corner so it doesn't obstruct the game. But really - have them sign wherever you want (I don't think the apron is the worst idea), but you should DEFINITELY protect it! Spray with clearcoat, regardless of whether it's the apron or a pricing card...

    #7 4 months ago

    I think it’s total nonsense and looks like messy scribble.

    #8 4 months ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Rules Card or card insert only. Unless it's Brian Eddy or George Gomez, then they can sign wherever they want.

    When I was getting signatures at TPF, I went with the service manuals. No one else will see it, of course, but I figured it's just for my own amusement anyway (Steve Ritchie did comment on how flimsy the Star Wars manual seemed while he was signing it, which was pretty funny).

    #9 4 months ago

    A friend of mine had his NOS KISS playfield signed by the band... ugh what a mess!

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    #10 4 months ago

    Please dont write on my games, thank you...

    #11 4 months ago

    Been discussed before and I think general consensus was that it doesn’t add any value. Does it subtract value? Possibly, in the wrong place. If it means something to you, the rule cards are probably the best option if you’re concerned about losing a little value. Plus they are super portable/non breakable as opposed to about every other potential part you could get signed

    #12 4 months ago

    it is your game, get it signed
    it wont improve the value, but its cool

    #13 4 months ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    it is your game, get it signed
    it wont improve the value, but its cool

    Agreed. I wouldn't pay for it, and I'd personally rather have the gams signed by someone involved with the game as opposed to the theme, but if you like it go for it. I didnt realize my JD translite was signed by the artist when I bought it. I wouldn't have paid more for it but I think it's a cool touch.

    #14 4 months ago

    Pointless but if it floats your boat, go for it.

    #15 4 months ago

    I’d rather have them sign the flyer or the apron cards.

    #16 4 months ago

    Yes, as long as it’s removable..
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    #17 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:

    Been discussed before and I think general consensus was that it doesn’t add any value.

    Very true.

    For me. The value is in it's the guys I work with. Special to me.

    Won't mean anything to the next person.

    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    I love that! too bad it's on the back

    The backs of my front row are visible to the customers. All my JJP games have autographs on them except Willy.

    LTG : )

    #18 4 months ago

    Agree with the general sentiments but if a real A-list star - say an Arnold, a Spielberg, a Mick Jagger, a Stallone or a Harrison Ford - wanted to sign one of their themed games, I'd pretty much let them do it anywhere.

    Designers and artists, I'd stick with easily replaceable stuff like translites or instruction cards.

    #19 4 months ago

    Cassandra peterson can sign wherever she wants. Wherever.

    #20 4 months ago

    John Borg signed my Metallica.

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    #21 4 months ago

    Thanks all for the input, much appreciated!

    #22 4 months ago

    I have a few signed on the underside of the cabinet.

    #23 4 months ago

    i had a gottlieb incredible hulk and had Lou Ferrigino Autograph on of the plastics......mu current Superman has Steve Ritchie autograph on the left return lane plastic

    #24 4 months ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    I have a few signed on the underside of the cabinet.

    I had Dirty Donnie sign the underbelly of my METLE. I didn’t know there were others out there lol

    #25 4 months ago

    I get game flyers and have them sign those, then frame them on the wall. Looks good, tells a story, and doesn't look like shit on my games.

    #26 4 months ago
    Quoted from woz:

    A friend of mine had his NOS KISS playfield signed by the band... ugh what a mess![quoted image]

    I agree they would only add value to someone who cared. Having Tommy and Eric sign probably dropped the value.

    #27 4 months ago

    It's your game. do what you want.
    Now; if you're looking for increasing value due to autographs; I wouldn't.

    That said; I have full cast autographs on my STNG and DEST... but I did this for ME... as I don't intend to sell mine.

    #28 4 months ago

    Game cards and translights!! Unless
    Game comes signed on LE Stern Models.

    #29 4 months ago

    Cool story, but adds no value. I would recommend getting an apron card or flyer signed instead.

    #30 4 months ago

    I always found it funny how "Dr. Scott" would bring an artist's box full of translights to Expo and pull them out for the autograph session so he could put them back on his games at the shop to squeeze out extra cash for them.

    #31 4 months ago

    My Safecracker has the translite signed by Pat Lawlor, he doesn't sign a lot so I think it's kind of cool, but I doubt it does much to the games overall value.

    On the other hand, I like signed posters, extra translites, flyers etc. If you've ever gone to the signing sessions at Expo, the size of the crowd is a pretty good indication that a lot of people like autographs!!

    #33 4 months ago

    My EM's have several autographs on them, some have even been scrawled into the wood for posterity.
    I'm definitely gonna ask a lot for these mothers when I sell them.

    #34 4 months ago

    I had my FGY & TSPP translites autographed by the casts, brought my BK2K backglass to a show for Steve Ritchie to sign...and I forget how I got it, but my AC/DC bell is autographed by Steve, too.

    I don’t care if it adds or subtracts value - they’re for me & on games I don’t plan on selling.

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