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Pete Chuka's Discussions

Who signed this baseball?

Started this discussion. Last reply by terrier8HOF Mar 3. 3 Replies

A customer popped into the shop today with this random ball.....I couldn't figure it out, figured come on over here and deal with the baseball autograph pros.....any ideas?…Continue

Star Wars Autographs Through The Years

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Jan 16. 5 Replies

The subject came up last night about the changes to a celebrities autograph over the course of years. This will be image heavy, but as they say "a picture is worth a thousand words."George Lucas…Continue

Tags: Mayhew, Baker, Daniels, Prowse, Jones

Maris & Mantle guys....your thoughts please?

Started this discussion. Last reply by terrier8HOF Dec 15, 2016. 10 Replies

A customer would like to know if this piece is worth sending out for authentication.It is a roughly 8x10 magazine page. The only history he has on it was that one signature was obtained TTM.…Continue

Tags: Maris, Mantle

Need some help again..... Ali AKA Cassius Clay signed gloves

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Chuka Aug 5, 2016. 6 Replies

Joe Pantoliano stopped into the shop I work in today and brought along a gift he was given by HBO back when he was working on The Sopranos. A pair of Lights Out gloves with wraps each signed Muhammad…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Pete Chuka replied to Chris's discussion Samuel L Jackson
"There are far better samples out there. Even if this is real, it is so rushed and crunched together, no one would ever know.     "
Saturday
Pete Chuka commented on Josh Board's blog post Comic Con 2017 -- Conan O'Brien, Will Smith, and more
"I feel for ya bud.....once autograph collecting started to be a money venture, the crush of dealers and runners made every day at Letterman seem exactly like what you described.  Therefore I retired long before Dave did."
Jul 20
Pete Chuka and Jeffrey Schlichter are now friends
Jul 18
Pete Chuka replied to Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager's discussion Does this Al Pacino Signed Scarface DVD Look Real?
"I don't think that is a long Pacino graph. It is either two separate signatures, maybe he realized that the top one was not very nice to give to a friend and he resigned below..... or the top part is some kind of inscription like…"
Jul 16
Pete Chuka replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"Earlier inperson signature, probably late 50's to late 60's"
Jul 16
Bradford replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"All of the CA sigs pretty much look the same. Weird."
Jul 15
Pete Chuka replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"Not one that I would want, not a very nice signature, and not one I would put my name on as 100% authentic, but it is likely real."
Jul 15
Bradford replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"How bout this guy"
Jul 14
Joe W. replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"Thanks, Pete. My goodness, this really is a wake up call."
Jul 14
Pete Chuka replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"I can if you would like. THEY ARE ALL, EVEN THE PERSONALIZED PIECES.......FORGERIES FROM THE EXACT SAME HAND. There is not a shadow of doubt in my mind. "
Jul 14
Steve Zarelli replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"Has Master Chuka weighed in on the blue personalized Ford? :-)"
Jul 14
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"+1"
Jul 12
Joe W. replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"Just because a seller pulls an item does not imply guilt. A good seller will pull an item to be further evaluated and could relist it in the future. I still am in the opinion that this signature is authentic. Again, if Pete says it is not, I…"
Jul 12
terry ryan replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"Surely the fact the seller has now taken it down from ebay is a guilty sign though?"
Jul 12
Mike T replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"I think what you are seeing is typical of a vintage ballpoint signature, which makes it even more impressive as a forgery."
Jul 12
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Signature Study: Harrison Ford in the group The Evolution of the Celebrity Signature
"Maybe I'm wrong on it, but I'm seeing ink pooling that I would not expect to see."
Jul 12

About Me

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Collector
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looking for like minded collectors
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, SciFi
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
30+ years of Star Wars, Godfather, Marvel films and sci-fi tv and films
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It changes all the time.
Why do you collect?
Why not?
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Steve McQueen

Pete Chuka's Blog

The Pen Test

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 11:24am 17 Comments

Let me start by saying I am not a scientist. I have been collecting for decades, in that time I have purchased autographs, done TTM requests, traveled to conventions, and hit the streets in search of every possible signature that I wanted. I consider myself to be pretty successful at this hobby, and for years my answer to one question has been the same.

What's the best pen to use for an autograph? For 2 decades my answer has been a blue permanent overhead transparency marker called…

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Star Wars Autographs by the Numbers: Which are the Rarest?

Posted on December 18, 2016 at 2:00pm 41 Comments

Watching different Star Wars actors sign autographs for the last few decades, I started trying to figure out the numbers. How many pieces have been signed? How much value should be attached to each autograph? What are the prices that…

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Autograph Common Sense

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 5:00am 46 Comments

Let's take some time to talk about autographs, sounds silly right? In the last few weeks a number of new & old collectors have popped in here on this site and elsewhere with items they want to know about...Is this real? What's the value? and so on. 

Many of us collect different things, some only collect sports, some mostly music, astronauts or presidents, whatever you collect this topic will fit into any category, for my purposes, seeing as I collect celebrity autographs, these…
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A Complete Collection: Is It Happiness or The Saddest Thing Ever?

Posted on July 16, 2016 at 5:29am 12 Comments

I think Steve Buscemi nailed it in Ghost World as Seymour: "Well, you think it's healthy to obsessively collect things? You can't connect with other people, so you fill your life with stuff. I'm just like all the rest of these pathetic collector…
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At 3:59pm on June 7, 2017, Mupplvr said…

Hi Pete - could you give me your opinion on this Robin Williams signature when you can? Thanks!

At 10:07am on April 24, 2017, Josh Brewton said…

Hey Pete when you have the time can you take a look at this Heath Ledger autograph?

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/is-this-heath-ledger-authentic

Thanks for your time.

At 9:06pm on April 9, 2017, Hunter Baardsen said…
At 5:48pm on July 17, 2016, Robert Chase said…
Hello Pete!
Lol, it's all about the signatures. I don't like to gamble either. We would go for a dinner and show. The wolf den shows were free, I don't know if they still are. I saw so many shows at the wolf den. I have a 45 sleeve or 2 signed by some of the members of Asia. I would have to find them, but I am most likely missing the same band member as you. I didn't go to that show, my friend got some signed for me. I have met Steve Howe a few times with members of yes. It was a lot of fun.
Thanks again!
Bob
At 8:35am on July 17, 2016, Robert Chase said…
Hello Pete!
It's a pleasure to be your friend and thanks for your input. I have a lot of in-person signed items, but I also have a lot of items I purchased over the years going back to the mid 80's. It's awesome that I can unearth them and post on this site for opinions. I agree that the river Phoenix doesnt look right and I will add it to to oops pile. I noticed you live in ct, your my neighbor. I made many trips to Mohegan sun , wolf den to see concerts and get albums signed.
Thanks again
Bob
At 7:34pm on April 13, 2016, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…

Hi Pete,

Would you mind taking a look at the Angelina Jolie and Billie Bob signed baseballs I found buried away when you get a chance? They look OK to me, but modern celebs have fooled me more than once. OK...just possibly a lot more than once. Thanks!

http://live.autographmagazine.com/photo/albums/angelina-jolie-and-billie-bob-thornton-signed-baseballs

At 8:02am on January 4, 2016, Jan Cogo said…
At 10:19am on November 24, 2014, Mark Saurin said…

Hi Pete

Many thanks for your feedback bud, can you send me a link to the site you are referring to, and also, do's it look okay to yourself, as I am now starting to collect ORIGINAL Star Wars Toys and HARD TO FIND signed items. Pete, many thanks again for your time, you are a real class act,

Regards

Mark

At 11:07am on June 10, 2014, Steve Zarelli said…

Welcome, Pete! very happy to have your expertise on this site. Regards, Steve Zarelli

 
 
 

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