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.
Thanks for your reply. I had my doubts about the photo. The in person autographs are from their pressconference.
Here is my most prized country music autograph, it is a framed apx 2ft by 3ft Highwaymen Lithograph that was signed in black sharpie by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristopherson, The Johnny Cash Signature is a little shaky as it was signed towards his last days. I have the history behind how each signature was acquired and it has been authenticated by psa. I had it professionally framed last fall. I have only ever seen two other posters like this that were signed, one went for $5900 and one for $6300
I can verify one I mailed him an album he autographed I sent it to his home add many years ago will post as soon as I can locate it .
I only have one on a "Sun Record Album".
I Mailed it to his home address many many years ago. I also am keeping mine