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Mike Shepherd's Discussions

Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Letter to You Album

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd 19 hours ago. 5 Replies

Is there any possibility that Bruce Springsteen will be signing copies of his forthcoming Letter to You album?  I have not heard anything, and I am not familiar with what Bruce Springsteen typically…Continue

Dry Mounting Autographed Photos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Jul 24. 14 Replies

I recently noticed that one of my framed autographed photos is developing waves.  It may be from humidity, although there are other framed items in the room that are not being affected.  It may be…Continue

Marcia Lucas Cancels Private Signing

Started Aug 7, 2019 0 Replies

This is truly sad and unfortunate.  It is sad for the many Star Wars autograph collectors who were looking forward to this once in a lifetime opportunity.  It is also unfortunate that…Continue

Signed and Sketched Comics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Feb 29. 4 Replies

I thought that it would be interesting to create a discussion that would allow members to share their signed and sketched comics.  Members may also use this discussion to post images of signed and…Continue

 

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Mike Shepherd replied to Mike Shepherd's discussion Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Letter to You Album
"Thanks for the replies."
19 hours ago
Mike Shepherd replied to Jason Fisher's discussion Jack Nicholson signed photo - real?
"The autograph is atypical."
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to Isidro Y.'s discussion Vincent Price Autograph?
"I would be shocked if PSA actually authenticated this autograph.  Atypical."
Saturday
Mike Shepherd replied to Devon E's discussion Carrie Fisher Opinion
"Looks pretty typical to me."
Sep 20
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post All in the Family
"Thanks, Rob."
Sep 20
Mike Shepherd replied to Jeff's discussion AL PACINO, opinions please
"Atypical."
Sep 20
Nick Dominic replied to Mike Shepherd's discussion Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Letter to You Album
"Nobody knows if he will tour in 2021 or not..."
Sep 18
Bruce Juice replied to Mike Shepherd's discussion Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Letter to You Album
"Bruce typically tours when he releases a new album -- but not this time.  He has never sold signed albums before -- just his Born to Run book.  "
Sep 18
Nick Dominic replied to Mike Shepherd's discussion Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Letter to You Album
"Highly doubt it since he signed tons of his book when it came out a few years ago"
Sep 18
Mike T replied to Mike Shepherd's discussion Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Letter to You Album
"Pretty unlikely, but you never know."
Sep 18
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Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Letter to You Album

Is there any possibility that Bruce Springsteen will be signing copies of his forthcoming Letter to You album?  I have not heard anything, and I am not familiar with what Bruce Springsteen typically does when he releases a new album.  Thanks in advance.See More
Sep 18
Mike Shepherd replied to Lawrence Romaine-Paquin's discussion Help please!!! Daisy Ridley...Real?
"I am not familiar with Michelle Pfeiffer's autograph."
Sep 14
Mike Shepherd replied to Lawrence Romaine-Paquin's discussion Help please!!! Daisy Ridley...Real?
"She did not dot the "i"."
Sep 14
Mike Shepherd replied to Lawrence Romaine-Paquin's discussion Help please!!! Daisy Ridley...Real?
"It actually looks pretty typical to me.  I only have one minor concern about it."
Sep 14
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Sep 10

About Me

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Collector
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I would like to participate in forum discussions.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
A member did not invite me to join.
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, History/Politics, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music, SciFi, Horror
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I started collecting when I was very young and I asked Phil Esposito for an autograph. Years later I also received autographs from Tom Seaver, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. It was in 1997 that I began collecting autographs as a hobby.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Alfred Hitchcock is my favorite autograph in my collection.
Why do you collect?
I collect because I enjoy history.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Edgar Allan Poe

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Thanks, Mike. A number of upgrades are in the works. A graphic on the home page had been needed for years.

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Mike Shepherd's Blog

All in the Family

Posted on September 1, 2020 at 11:00am 7 Comments

Family dynamics have always made for interesting topics of conversation.  Like most families, mine is not absent from such topics.  One thing that I am very pleased about is my recent reconnection with my brother.  I have not seen him for many years.  The reasons are not important.  What is important is that we have seen each other more this summer than ever before.

My brother visited with his family for the first time in August.  Imagine my surprise when he told me that he is also an…

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Price Tag Values

Posted on August 25, 2020 at 10:30am 8 Comments

As autograph collectors, we share many hobbies.  One particular hobby that I have noticed many autograph collectors share is collecting books.  As a matter of fact, collectors who attend autograph and book fairs often witness for themselves how the two hobbies coincide.

The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair offers many…

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Unhidden Treasures

Posted on July 19, 2020 at 10:00am 2 Comments

We have all heard of hidden treasures.  Those autographs that are buried in the collection of someone who has lost interest, only to reappear years later in the hands of a very appreciative collector.  We are constantly on the lookout for them.  They are an essential part of the joy of collecting autographs.

There are also treasures that appear right before our eyes.  They have always been there, if we only took a moment to notice.  Companies routinely release autographed editions of…

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Fourth-Party Authentication

Posted on June 16, 2020 at 12:30pm 10 Comments

Reliance on third-party authentication has taken on a new meaning in recent times.  Some collectors will simply not consider purchasing an autograph without proof that it has received a passing grade from one of the respectable services available.  There is also the great debate over stickers.  Do collectors prefer them?  Do collectors not prefer them?  Should they be affixed to the front or back of a photo?  Should they be affixed to the actual item, or to a Letter…

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