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Anyone have any Cam autograph advice?

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Yes. Yes, it is.


No it's not. Even though most of the guys I root for are younger than I am, I find it perfectly acceptable to ask them for a signature. It's a symbiotic relationship. The sig shows me that they are involved with the fans, it shows the human side of the athlete, and if there were no fans looking for sigs there would be no multi million dollar players, no multi billion dollar league and we would all be sad.

Autographs seekers prove the health of our favorite sport.

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I appreciate all of the tips, again the autograph isn't for myself but I told my fiancee that I would make an effort to get it on her jersey.

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No it's not. Even though most of the guys I root for are younger than I am, I find it perfectly acceptable to ask them for a signature. It's a symbiotic relationship. The sig shows me that they are involved with the fans, it shows the human side of the athlete, and if there were no fans looking for sigs there would be no multi million dollar players, no multi billion dollar league and we would all be sad.

Autographs seekers prove the health of our favorite sport.


Huh, I always thought it was the money from ticket and merchandise sales that kept it going. Who would've thought it was grown ass men begging a man for his signature.

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Seems like so much more trouble than it's worth. I don't understand the appeal....but to each his/her own. I think if I wanted one I would find a situation where it's being done for charity and just pay.

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OTAs are the best bet.  Forget Spartanburg.  I used to take my kids to OTAs and they not only got autographs,  we had many conversations with the players. 

 

I think autographs are dumb, but the kids decorated their rooms in Panther signed gloves (Hoover), jerseys (Smith, Williams) posters and banners, helmets, personal photos, etc.   I was taking pictures of my sons interacting with the players, but you have to be careful doing that--they thought I was doing what some of you suggest and getting my kids to sign for my ebay career.  Photos are ways to verify authenticity and the players know that.  (I don't have an ebay account).  The players (some) got a bit antsy--Smith for one.  So, I wait until the signing is done and ask for photos.  To me, a photo is much better than an autograph.

 

 

 

 

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Huh, I always thought it was the money from ticket and merchandise sales that kept it going. Who would've thought it was grown ass men begging a man for his signature.

 

 

 Look I can explain it to you but I cant make you understand it.  If no one cared enough to do things like ask for an autograph, or take a picture that would show a bit of apathy towards the sport.  Sales are the life's blood of the sport, but as soon as the fanaticism(yucky icky autographers) goes away, you will have a dying sport. Troll somewhere else dipshit.

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I appreciate the help. I worked out something with his foundation to have it done.
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The poster below worked for me. It drew him to my section and he signed everyone near me including my sons football & hat.

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 Look I can explain it to you but I cant make you understand it.  If no one cared enough to do things like ask for an autograph, or take a picture that would show a bit of apathy towards the sport.  Sales are the life's blood of the sport, but as soon as the fanaticism(yucky icky autographers) goes away, you will have a dying sport. Troll somewhere else dipshit.

The minority of fans who collect things like autographs are not what keeps the sport going regardless of what you think. 

 

PS...Apathy does not mean what you think it does either.

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The minority of fans who collect things like autographs are not what keeps the sport going regardless of what you think.

PS...Apathy does not mean what you think it does either.



ap·a·thy
/ˈapəTHē/
Noun
Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
Synonyms
indifference - unconcern - torpor - listlessness

It means exactly what I think it does.

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