Susan Thames
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Re: Collecting Autographs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Mar 19. 25 Replies

I am starting to feel that collecting autographs may be somewhat of like throwing my cash into a $ Pit! Is it the poor economy nowadays ir what.I do enjoy it,but as an investment I wonder if I will…Continue

Billy Joel Autographed Backstage Pass -) I NEED HELP ON THIS 1!

Started Mar 16 0 Replies

Is it live or is it Memorex?Opinions appreciated!Continue

Kevin Costner Autograph - Is it the Sexy Actor's Signature? NEED OPINIONS!

Started Mar 15 0 Replies

Just needed an opinion..comes with nothing but a COA which I know are worthless for the most part! But he has made some really good,movies and I Loved "Dances with Wolves"

How Good is the authentication of a COA. From a Registered UACC Member?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Thames Mar 10. 6 Replies

I saw an autographed photo for a fairly decent $ - but as a novice I. was wondering what is the trust level on this kind of authentication? Zilch? Knowledgable Opinions Appreciated because I dont…Continue

 

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Christopher replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"Josh, Pete, Rich and Mike - great comments.  My experience mirrors certain points that each of you make.  From Pete - if you want to own something that's going to hold value, it's going to cost real money.  From Josh, in…"
Mar 19
Mike P replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"I used to be an avid autograph collector.  I jumped around between different genres within the hobby, such as sports, hollywood, vintage television etc.  I spent years finding autographs that many consider to be the "essentials"…"
Mar 19
Joe W. replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"Amen!"
Mar 19
Rich replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"This kind of reminded me about a book I picked up maybe ten years ago - Kiplinger's Guide to Investing Success, a pretty good basic investing reference book. I liked it because it was pretty comprehensive for being an "investing for…"
Mar 19
Joe W. replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"Very nice, Christopher. James Taylor is one of my favorite singers. And this signed photo is awesome! What James Taylor fan wouldn't want this one hung on their wall?"
Mar 19
Christopher replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"I completely agree Joe.  I used DMB in my earlier post, but James Taylor is a national treasure.  I favor photos and have 3 James Taylor.  Owning these is because I'm a fan and not about buying as investment.  Here's my…"
Mar 19
Pete Chuka replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"I have to agree with Josh. I have worked in a collectibles shop for over a decade, and the first thing I say to a new customer is always "This is a fantastic hobby, but it is never, ever an investment."    Sure, if you stick with…"
Mar 19
Josh Board replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"First, you guys are awesome. To spend the time to write out such long replies, and with terrific advice. I wish the world were filled with more people like you folks. Now, this was already said in one of Rich's points. DO NOT collect for…"
Mar 18
Joe W. replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"James Taylor may not be as valuable, for instance, as Pink Floyd signatures but that does not worth owning. He still has millions of fans and people still will purchase his autograph. Just know what the market value of his signature helps you find…"
Mar 18
DP replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"Those are great points. One of the bands I liked growing up was the Outfield but you are right when you compare them to some of the classics from a collectiblility standpoint like Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, U2, The Eagles, The Beatles, etc. But having…"
Mar 18
carl cripps replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"it certainly does add to the discussion christopher and for myself this is what this forum is all about.  i know i learn more from these type of discussions and hope to see more people such as yourself and rich  and the others add their…"
Mar 18
Christopher replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"Wonderful posts.  I've been in the hobby less than three years and moved through most of these learning experiences.  For me personally, the growth process advanced further.  It involves how each person defines for themselves…"
Mar 18
DP replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"Generally speaking the ones where I have missed have tended to be ones that are well above my pay grade and I really have no business even wanting and have tended to be historical where the person is a well known historical figure. I agree with your…"
Mar 17
Rich replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"These are all good points. I agree on the signature front, although some signatures alone can be pretty cool if there are unique variations - i.e. early examples before a star got famous. But, in general, yes - trying to get something unique is…"
Mar 17
carl cripps replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"joe and DP,  boy did you guys hit the nail on the head with these postings....great stuff.   where you mention missing an opportunity DP i agree....i remember barely missing out on a jim croce autograph  some years ago and well we all…"
Mar 17
Joe W. replied to Susan Thames's discussion Re: Collecting Autographs
"I look at my autograph collection as a living, ever evolving pursuit. As I learn more about the hobby my tastes change and I continually want to enhance my collection. Unless you have a hefty budget, there are times that selling some of your current…"
Mar 17

About Me

What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
Fan
What brings you to Autograph Live?
curious about autographs - I like collecting them and I like sports and music memoribilia
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
I found this sight on Google
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
music,sports, autographs
What is your level of expertise?
Beginner
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
The autographs I have collected...Tim Tebow,John Elway,Shannon Sharpe,Andre Agassi,Charles Schulz,Celine Dion,James Taylor,Jane Fonda,Ed McCaffrey,Terrell Davis,Rosanne Cash,Bill Engvall,Carlos Mencia,Billy Joel,Reba McEntire,Barbara Mandrell,Tim McGraw
I prize my James Taylor because I like his music ALOT - I would like to aquire a Paul McCartney - as I LOVE the Beatles =]
Why do you collect?
fun - I like retro things,nostalgia,history,sports,music
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Abe Lincoln

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Paul McCartney

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 8:07am 12 Comments

purchased a few yrs ago - has psa/dna with sticker and letter...from PRESS PASS COLLECTIBLES  -…

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Celine Dion - from AutographPros.com about 9 yrs ago - with sticker/serial # and COA from them - photo of Celine signing pickguards in NYC

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 8:00am 4 Comments

does AUTOGRAPHPROS.COM have a reputation as being solid with they're autographs or not? and would the printed COA from them, with a hologram type sticker applied to the guitar (with matching serial # on the COA provided) be enough provenance for resale? (trying to consider the reputation…

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re: an autograph that is inscribed to someone :

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:09am 7 Comments

how much does a personal inscription  devalue an autograph? I just read that it devalues an autograph if it has a personalinscription on it - (ie. to Jane...Mick Jagger) - Does it devalue an autograph significantly or is it just a minimal amount ? Wondering here in relation to an investment value standpoint. ty - all replies appreciated !

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