What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
Collector, Fan, Dealer
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I am a huge collector of Vintage Sports Memorabilia mainly vintage Hockey as well as Muhammad Ali . Also have a lots of Music Memorabilia from over 20 years in the industry ( Backstage access ,able to meet Stevie Ray Vaughan , Aerosmith, AC DC , BB King,Shania Twain, David Bowie,Garth Brooks etc...
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
FOUND ONLINE SURFING
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Books/Literature, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
Have an extensive Vintage Hockey signed collection , specialize in Newwstand signed publications , Sports Illustrated , Game Programs as well as original Posters & Lithographs mostly from the 1950's to 1980's .I have conducted shows with some of the legends of the game Gordie Howe,Jean Beliveau,Bobby Hull etc.. AS WELL ... I have a lot of Music Memorabilia Promotional Music and Movie Posters and signed items from years of Backstage "Meet & Greets" , mostly I would get Albums and Promotional Posters signed. Also collect Time magazine, Life Magazine , Rolling Stone ,Sports Illustrated
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector, Long Time Lover
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Music item a Stevie Ray Vaughan autograph where he has written " Play it all with a feeling " Stevie Ray Vaughan 89'. I had just told him I had never seen anyone play the guitar with such feeling. Anyways, it was the last time he would come to Ottawa a year later he would die tragically so that is a real special autograph.
Sport item is tough I have thousands .. Probably a 1975 First Edition signed Muhammad Ali "The Greatest " book , it is the nicest Ali signature I have ever seen and he has signed the book twice on the first 2 blank pages. along with 2 of his Ali Quotes "Love is a net... also Dated each December 26 19-76 PEACE. This is when Muhammad signed in LARGE letters , have shown this book to Steve Jackson the foremost Ali expert in the world and he says it is one of the most unique and nicest signed Ali books he has ever seen. Hockey stuff probably my Team Canada 1972 Daniel Parry Signed lithograph has all the members signatures only missing Bill Goldsworthy who was dead at the time of the signing.It is the only official signing done by all the living members of Team Canada 1972., To any Canadian kid old enough to remember this is the biggest moment in Canadian Sports history when Canada won the 72 Summit Series against the Russians , Everyone remembers exactly what they where doing when Paul Henderson scored the series winning goal with only 34 seconds remaining in the final game 8 in Russia, I was in grade 1 at school and the everyone was pulled out of class to watch the final 3rd period on an old black n' whit T.V . I remember this like it was yesterday
Why do you collect?
Always loved to collect , even as a little kid when it was hockey cards and comics... I collect only what I love , that's my passion.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?