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Just my opinion, but it I'm surprised these cards aren't bringing more:

Here are recent sales prices, these cards might not be for sale for these prices, but you can probably find them with patience

Autographs:
Martin Sheen Babylon 5 ~30
Ryan Seacrest American Idol ~30
Jennifer Hudson American Idol ~5
David Prowse Americana ~25
Patty Duke Americana ~20
Richard Dreyfuss Americana ~10-25

Many other Americana autos available under $10

I can add more as I run across them if people are interested.
 
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The Hudson just amazes me. Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, 2 Grammy's. 2 Gold Albums and some platinum singles.

Maybe after she does the Aretha movie someone will take notice.

Sheen is a big time through the mail signer. Wonder if that makes people not want to spend a lot for the ugly B5 card. That whole set didn't use the most flattering photos for their autograph cards.
 
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With Americana and to a lesser degree Pop Century, its not just the designs and stickers, but the unflattering candid photos that reduce their demand. Some card collectors only want cards that portray actors in certain roles or at least mention them. Autographs are much more in demand in the title products than in these mixed bag ones.

As far as Hudson goes, it's the same as many, many signers I could name. There is zero correlation between autograph signers in terms of who should be worth more. Popular demand sets the pricing and at least some in demand celebrities are awful performers, but they have a hit movie or they are just nice to look at.

Would you seriously pay more for autograph cards of Megan Fox and Jessica Alba than Maggie Smith and Cate Blanchett? The Fox and Alba cards not only go for way more, they continue to rise through all this hype.

So there is a long list of celebrities who are seriously undervalued when you make any sort of sensible judgement. That's not the way the hobby market works. It rewards many top picks in high demand that are really bad choices. Big Grin
 
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From what I can tell from eBay sales, the Sarah Michelle Geller and Alyson Hannigan autograph cards in RA Buffy Series 2 and 3 are selling at under $200, sometimes closer to $100. They were sold as the main card in $400 set SRP units, but there was even more interest in the exceptional sketch card incentives. There can't be too many of these autograph cards made, but they seem to have grown quite cold. I picked up the Geller signed relic card in 2017 and thought I got good price. There are a couple I see for less now.

I wonder if anyone knows if the pricey official RA Buffy sketch cards held their value or increased/decreased? The history of 1/1s is tough to track as they may never reappeared.
 
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From what I can tell from eBay sales, the Sarah Michelle Geller and Alyson Hannigan autograph cards in RA Buffy Series 2 and 3 are selling at under $200, sometimes closer to $100. They were sold as the main card in $400 set SRP units, but there was even more interest in the exceptional sketch card incentives. There can't be too many of these autograph cards made, but they seem to have grown quite cold. I picked up the Geller signed relic card in 2017 and thought I got good price. There are a couple I see for less now.

I wonder if anyone knows if the pricey official RA Buffy sketch cards held their value or increased/decreased? The history of 1/1s is tough to track as they may never reappeared.


Yeah, you would think those RA autographs would move up especially seeing how awful SMG's Star Wars sigs look.
 
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From what I can tell from eBay sales, the Sarah Michelle Geller and Alyson Hannigan autograph cards in RA Buffy Series 2 and 3 are selling at under $200, sometimes closer to $100. They were sold as the main card in $400 set SRP units, but there was even more interest in the exceptional sketch card incentives. There can't be too many of these autograph cards made, but they seem to have grown quite cold. I picked up the Geller signed relic card in 2017 and thought I got good price. There are a couple I see for less now.

I wonder if anyone knows if the pricey official RA Buffy sketch cards held their value or increased/decreased? The history of 1/1s is tough to track as they may never reappeared.


The auto/relic is the weakest of the lot.

In the last 2 months I've sold 2 Buffy Sketches for nearly $500 each and the first bordered and full bleed autos for over $400 each.

It does not always pay to rely on eBay for sales, but it's the only public data we have on sales.

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It surprised me to see these Dexter autos at these prices. Well known stars, on card autos.

John Lithgow @ $30
Jimmy Smits @ <$20.
 
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Well I'll say this, I have never seen a decent Jimmy Smits Dexter autograph card anywhere. The card surface and the pen didn't agree. It looks like the ink just wouldn't take on the card. I have one myself and I only bought it because I was collecting Dexter for awhile. Otherwise I would consider it a damaged signature, as they all are.

Lithgow's signature from a different season came out with very thin lines and is not great looking either.

Michael C. Hall could be found for around $70 for a long time, but it looks like he has gone over $100 now on most of his autographs.

Yvonne Strahovski is the biggest auto in this set and rising up. Julia Stiles is next. Charlotte Rampling, a respected actress who has only this one certified card, was dirt cheap. So I just looked and Rampling has gone over $100, that's new.
 
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Ohh well.
 
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