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Scottie Pippen and the Black Autographics.


According to Beckett, the premiere edition of Skybox Autographics had cards that were autographed in Blue and Black ink. The players were supposed to have signed 100 cards in blue and the rest of the cards in black. Several players didn’t follow this exactly, including Kevin Garnett, Hakeem Olajuwon and Scottie Pippen. Supposedly, Pippen signed all his cards in blue ink. Well, this auction, which looks legit, proves that there are a few out there that are in black ink. Collectors seem to think it is legit as well, judging by the final bid. This is probably one of his rarest autographs ever. I recall reading that a Scottie Pippen collector on the Hobby Kings boards (possibly slobby?) saying that he has a black ink version, so this accounts for at least two of them.

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Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Black $305.00 11/29/10

For comparison, here is older pricing on his more common blue version. I haven’t tracked it lately, so prices may not reflect current value.  UPDATE: I just added the completed auction of  a recent sale.  This $286 price supports my theory on the rise of on card autographs of star players.

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Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $150.00 1/19/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $115.00 1/29/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $117.50 3/06/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $143.50 3/11/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $174.99 5/19/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $147.50 5/19/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $199.00 5/20/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $157.50 7/13/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $147.50 9/09/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $158.00 9/22/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $200.00 10/20/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $173.33 12/18/08
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $175.00 2/05/09
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $125.00 3/01/09
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $177.53 3/02/09
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $155.18 3/18/09
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $175.00 3/25/09
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $138.49 3/30/09
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $137.50 6/07/09
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $200.00 6/18/09
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $142.00 6/22/09
Scottie Pippen 96 Skybox Autographics Blue $286.71 11/26/10

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  1. DAMONITE
    December 11, 2010 at 4:20 am

    yup, i’ve got one too – i’ve sent slobby some scans in the past. when i got it i sent a photo into beckett and they published an article on it, must have been late 90’s or early 00’s – slobby actually has the beckett and sent me a scan of it which was cool – think its on my work email though.

    link my my scan below

  2. December 23, 2010 at 3:54 am

    yep, they’re legit, i have a faded and a crisp black one, ive known of 5 (3 in the southern hemisphere) according to very early beckett articles he signed in black but the pen ran out and he switched to blue. i remembered damonite’s article and had the scan of the article (still got it) the blacks ARE legit

  1. February 1, 2011 at 8:22 am

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