President Barack Obama has become a symbol of the American dream. Regardless of politics, the fact that he is our first African-American President makes him an important historical figure and has made the Obama autograph a popular collectible.
Many regard the President as a symbol of hope. He has become a pop-culture icon for change and inspiration. Because of this, many people seek to acquire a personal connection with the President in the form of an autograph.
Auction sites such as eBay include a plethora of signed Obama memorabilia. Among these items include Obama buttons, books, photos and more. An Obama-autographed baseball recently sold on eBay for an asking price of $5,000. Signed books seem to average a price of a few hundred dollars. This demonstrates the Obama signature as having the potential for an increase in value.
When seeking Obama autographs, make sure that the description lists it as such and not as a pre-print. Pre-prints are copies of a signature printed directly on the photo. In other words, the signature itself is part of the photo. Reprints mean the same thing. Sellers offering pre-prints are not trying to fraud you as long as they are open about what they are offering. Just be warned these are not real Obama signatures.
Unfortunately, there are those attempting to pass forgeries off as authentic Obama autographs. Be on the look out for these types of sellers. Feedback may be a good indication the validity of a seller.
Look at the history of a seller and the items they have sold. If he or she has sold other \"rare\" Obama autographs recently, then the chances of these being legitimate are low. Also, authentic Obama signatures should include in the description how the autograph was obtained. Would not someone who met face to face with President Obama be excited by the experience, especially if they obtained an autograph?
If the description only contains a line or two about the autograph itself, be highly suspicious that the signature may be a forgery. Also, discount the validity of COAs, or certificates of authenticity. A person forging an Obama signature can just as easily forge a COA.
The only way to be 100% sure that you have an authentic Obama signature is to obtain an autograph in person. However, this is obviously very hard to do now that he\'s under the watchful and protective eyes of the Secret Service. On the campaign trail, he was at least somewhat accessible. Not anymore.
By being cautious and choosing to purchase only items you have genuine reason to believe are authentic, can protect yourself from forgeries. Check out the links to eBay listings of Obama autographs here on this site, proceed with a little caution and you can add a remarkable piece of history to your home or office.
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