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Thread: Do you prefer your cards signed in sharpie or pen?

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    Do you prefer your cards signed in sharpie or pen?

    Hello,
    Do you prefer your cards signed in sharpie or pen? any pros or cons for sharpie vs pen?

    thanks
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    Sharpie as long as it is relatively new and the point is not worn down....at fat head on a sharpie can kill your auto. Pen is not easily seen and can give inconsistencies as ink is drawn out on the surface of cards.
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    I agree with Brian, sharpie is almost always the way to go. I do some customs with baseball leather, and I always ask the player to sign in sharpie, it just makes it pop better, and I dont use the best quality baseballs to cut up and make cards out of! Sharpie looks better, doesnt fade as much, and holds up fine on my cards!

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    Sharpie for cards and pen for the auto on baseballs. Best regards, David
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    I prefer vintage singed in pen and modern cards in sharpie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldwideed View Post
    I prefer vintage singed in pen and modern cards in sharpie.
    Now that is a good point to make, Ed, vintage does look better in pen, it pops off the old cardboard better than the sharpie, which tends to be absorbed more.

    Good call!
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    That and it looks more authentic to the period, I just don't envision scores of people running around Dodgertown with sharpies in 1964.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldwideed View Post
    I prefer vintage singed in pen and modern cards in sharpie.
    I think that hits the nail on the head. Pen on vintage is the way to go.
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    thanks guys for your help. in your opinion, what year would you say would be the latest year for vintage cards, is it 1979? 1980? 1981? etc? thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawaiian BamBam View Post
    thanks guys for your help. in your opinion, what year would you say would be the latest year for vintage cards, is it 1979? 1980? 1981? etc? thanks
    For me, I believe the last year to considered vintage would be 1980, the final year of Topps's first exclusive contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worldwideed View Post
    That and it looks more authentic to the period, I just don't envision scores of people running around Dodgertown with sharpies in 1964.
    Yes, very much so! I dont know how widely used they even were in the 60s either!
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