Perfect Signature Placement
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Being an aficionado of Signature Series books I have looked over thousands in my quest to expand my collection.  One of my main criteria for either purchasing or dismissing a book is the placement of the sig.  I have seen some truly horrendous placements and will not list the names of the guilty, but I'm sure most of us know some of them.  In this thread I want to see the absolute perfectly placed signatures out there.  I'll leave the criteria up to you, but for me it means no covering of the artwork or on the flip of that, done in such a creative way that it becomes a part of the artwork.  Also the clearer the signature is, the better.

I'll kick it off with this recent acquisition:

Image 1 - Justice League Of America #45 CGC SS 9.8 David Mack

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On 11/30/2021 at 2:33 PM, GACollectibles said:

The greatest signature placements are done by Neal Adams.  How do I know this?  He has told me repeatedly.

He does have a very tidy signature that he seems to be able to squeeze into unobtrusive spots on covers, hence avoiding covering up his wonderful work.

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On 11/30/2021 at 3:16 PM, s-man said:

He does have a very tidy signature that he seems to be able to squeeze into unobtrusive spots on covers, hence avoiding covering up his wonderful work.

I will give him credit, he is very meticulous about sig placement.  I still like to bust his chops though.

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On 11/30/2021 at 3:44 PM, GACollectibles said:

I will give him credit, he is very meticulous about sig placement.  I still like to bust his chops though.

Be careful, he might go mad one day and deface a perfectly good cover!:goodvsevil:

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This is a blue label, as it was unwitnessed, but hopefully you don't mind including it here.  But kind of cool to get both Romta Sr. and Jr. sigs on same cover (I haven't seen that before), and that it doesn't cover the artwork is a bonus!

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Here's another CGC SS (as usual, cropped out the slab in my archived scans -- prefer my slideshow that way).  Despite having 3 sigs plus remarks by all three, managed to minimize impact on artwork, especially the faces and Enterprise! 

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On 12/4/2021 at 9:37 AM, Pantodude said:

Here's another CGC SS (as usual, cropped out the slab in my archived scans -- prefer my slideshow that way).  Despite having 3 sigs plus remarks by all three, managed to minimize impact on artwork, especially the faces and Enterprise! 

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Very nice.  Its tough when you have multiple sigs to not make it look messy.

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