Has there ever been a nicer, more humble, more fan friendly superstar than Johnny Cash?
Johnny was the Babe Ruth of Country Music—the top-ranking Country artist of all time and the most loved. And Johnny loved his fans as much as they love him. So while like the Babe, Cash signed untold numbers of autographs, the supply could never meet demand...and probably never will.
Fans who couldn't meet Cash in person often requested autographs through the mail. The common belief is that he personally autographed those requests. But between his demanding touring schedule and later, his failing health and vision, it seems impossible that he could have signed even half of the mail he received.
A growing number of collectors and dealers now believe that many if not most Johnny Cash through the mail autographs were secretarial. We want to see if we can identify any secretarial styles, and at the same time build a reference collection of no-question genuine Cash exemplars to help identifying forgeries.
Are There Johnny Cash Secretarials?
If So, How Do We Identify Them?
Help Find Out!
You can be an important part of the study in three ways:
With your help, we can identify Cash secretarials if they're out there. Over time this should increase the value of genuine Johnny Cash autographs, and help protect future fans and collectors against autographs that aren't authentic.
Once we finish this phase of the study, we'll go on to identifying genuine Johnny Cash autographs from forgeries.
Agree - been looking at this thread since yesterday. It does not appear to be Cash. It is so legible and deliberate.
Thoughts on this one?
It doesn’t look to me like Johnny Cash signed it.
posted in other section and I said something doesn't seem right about it .it irks .so it wasn't just me not liking it
Thanks John, and a special thanks for sharing your collection. I have really gotten into studying his signature. He is tough in the sense that there are so many variations.
dam well the johnny is spot on basicly , I see some variation in the end of the cash but I bet it would pass any tpa
I guess it pays to know ur source when buying.
all my stuff was done jonny inperson but when ever I saw him june was always with him.