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Michael Phelps

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:46 pm
by KASSiDY
mailto:speedoinfo@pentland.com
And are the successes authentic?

Re: Michael Phelps Success

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:57 am
by kiss
congrats!!!! I have it too!!! {thumb2} {thumb2}

Re: Michael Phelps

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:18 pm
by lizane
Hi KASSiDY! ;-)

I believe they're usually authentic, however I really doubt recent successes received seeing as Phelps was until recently still in Beijing, he would never have had the time to sign photos for Speedo! :roll: Also, it looks very different from his actual autograph. {down}

Compare this authentic autograph obtained via Speedo on 1 September 2007:
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To this recent success, also via Speedo, received 22 August 2008:
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Honestly, it doesn't match to me. :? And just imagine the huge amount of requests Speedo must be getting, surely they would just want to please everyone? I say wait a few months until everything dies down, then he would sign again. {thumb2}

Good luck,
zanne

Re: Michael Phelps

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:20 am
by scouser#1
i am not a expert at this, and i have no idea if they are authentic but there could be a possiblity they are and they arent....
firstly phelps could have signed alot of autographs before hand and speedo are sending them out(or as already said speedo may want to please everyone and send out fakes)
As for his actual autograph seeing as though there is one from september last year and one now people do change their autograph's and he may have changed his........
But just my opinion lol {up}

Re: Michael Phelps Success

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:02 pm
by Mr Kennedy
xxlh2011xx wrote:is it authentic?


Looking at other examples, I'd say no to be honest. Probably secretarial, it just looks like a poor fake.

Re: Michael Phelps Success

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:03 pm
by Moridin
I find it interesting that he is/was over in China competing (and most likely training) in the olympics, yet everyone and their mothers are getting signed photos.

I say secretarial.

Re: Michael Phelps Success

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:19 pm
by superletterfan
It's really hard to say. In the past, i think it was last year, lots of ppl got the Speedo signed postcards, when i wrote my Email, they gave me a reply saying, "they have ran out, and will put me on waiting list, and sent me one later". I didn't get it for one year. I kept trying from time to time, but no response. For this reply, there would be two possibilities:
1. it's secretarial
2. they do have some signed cards in stock, they didn't send them out until Phelps got 8 golds

Re: Michael Phelps Success

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:33 pm
by luvinlondon
I think he does pre-signed photos!

I have been comparing his speedo pix to authentic in person autos and they are the same!

Re: Michael Phelps Success

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:09 pm
by Mr Kennedy
luvinlondon wrote:I think he does pre-signed photos!

I have been comparing his speedo pix to authentic in person autos and they are the same!


What IP examples are you comparing to? And its all well and good comparing the speedo pics to IP examples, but THIS speedo pic is very different from previous ones, hence why people think they're secretarial.

Re: Michael Phelps Success

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:46 pm
by luvinlondon
Mr Kennedy wrote:
luvinlondon wrote:I think he does pre-signed photos!

I have been comparing his speedo pix to authentic in person autos and they are the same!


What IP examples are you comparing to? And its all well and good comparing the speedo pics to IP examples, but THIS speedo pic is very different from previous ones, hence why people think they're secretarial.



I compared them to some from a book signing he did and a couple others as well. Many of the curves in certain letters are the same! You can't expect every sig to be perfect when someone is given a stack to sign some may look a lil different. I am no expert I was just saying what I thought. the end!

congrats on your success!!!