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What's everyone's opinion on authograph's collection?

I never understood why fans care to collect them. Ok, for little kids it is more like a competition between each other on who gets more, but very oftern you see adults pushing each other trying to get an autograph of a tennis player (often a nobody)... Why do they need/want them?


If we have some posters here who do it, could you sahre your thoughts?

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I don't care about autographs. A handshake and friendly greeting is what I'd like. Maybe a picture if a friend has a camera around, but pictures are for match play. Or maybe for Jankovic too since I don't think she minds her photo being taken. I know if people were asking me to take photos every day I'd get irritated.
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Collecting anything is a challenge.
Collecting autographs yourself present an unusual challenge in the world of collecting.
Why do what we do?
Perhaps because it give us some sort of satisfaction.
Different strokes for different folks.

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I quite agree. Although if I have a couple that I got a while back I surely didn't spend hours waiting to get them nor did I run fast to catch a player just for it.

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Collecting anything is a challenge.
Collecting autographs yourself present an unusual challenge in the world of collecting.
Why do what we do?
Perhaps because it give us some sort of satisfaction.
Different strokes for different folks.

is this really a challenge? in what way?I understand that if it comes to stamps, there is a limited number of them in circulation usually, so it is a challenge. But authographs?....

But you are probably right in saying different strokes for different folks...

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Its good to have a signature on a picture, if you get it yourself at a tournament...Im happy with mine from both wta and atp players!!I met them and thats what the signature means!!!

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I used to be interested in autographs when I first started attending tournaments. Now I really only have autograph tennis balls from my favorite players, and I focus on taking pictures and collecting them. I think collecting autographs is fun and just adds to the overall experience of attending a tournament. I would wait in a big crowd for Venus/Serena or Sampras or my other favorites, but also players I don't care for as much, just because it was fun to do so. On the other hand, I never did get autographs from "autograph sessions" because I didn't see the fun in that..







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When I was younger I used to get autographs, but now I don't. I prefer to take photo's instead (just of the players, not me together with them).

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I used to be interested in autographs when I first started attending tournaments. Now I really only have autograph tennis balls from my favorite players, and I focus on taking pictures and collecting them. I think collecting autographs is fun and just adds to the overall experience of attending a tournament. I would wait in a big crowd for Venus/Serena or Sampras or my other favorites, but also players I don't care for as much, just because it was fun to do so. On the other hand, I never did get autographs from "autograph sessions" because I didn't see the fun in that..
I went to an autograph session of Ana Ivanovic with AliciaRocks at the AO last year. I stood in line with him, and I didn't even want an autograph - I just took a couple of pics. (But he did get her autograph).

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I went to an autograph session of Ana Ivanovic with AliciaRocks at the AO last year. I stood in line with him, and I didn't even want an autograph - I just took a couple of pics. (But he did get her autograph).
Yeah you are the same as me then, cuz I will go to an autograph session with a friend so they can get the autograph and i just take a picture also







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Yeah you are the same as me then, cuz I will go to an autograph session with a friend so they can get the autograph and i just take a picture also
I hadn't planned to go to the session though - we just happened to be walking past and saw she was there. But yeah, I wouldn't bother to get an autograph now - they would just sit in a drawer at home anyway.

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I collect autographs 'cause, for my, they are like memories. For example: with the FedCup tie Belgium vs China I have asked for the autographs of the Belgians. It's a kind of symbol for the fact we where so close to the players.
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I don't care about autographs.
My answer! I really give a damn about autographs!

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I prefer to take photo's instead (just of the players, not me together with them).
That's the same I do!
I think it's nicer to have lovely smile from a Player (for example from Hantuchova or Kirilenko) on a Photo, then something written on a paper, what could be a name.
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That's the same I do!
I think it's nicer to have lovely smile from a Player (for example from Hantuchova or Kirilenko) on a Photo, then something written on a paper, what could be a name.
Yep - a nice photo is also a nice reminder - plus if you want to you can put it on the wall.

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Re: What's everyone's opinion on authograph's collection?

I don't know why I need/want them , but I think that this is pretty cool

I have never tried to collect autographs at an autograph session.

I either asked for autographs after practice/matches or went and spoke to the players (sometimes in Russian) when i saw them walking around

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