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Autographs Behind the Glass

Started this discussion. Last reply by J.Seah Jan 26. 7 Replies

I thought that it would be interesting to create a discussion that would allow members to share their framed autographs.  I will get things started with my framed Daisy Ridley and Harrison Ford…Continue

Bruce Springsteen’s Forthcoming Letter to You Album

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Sep 29, 2020. 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, 2020. 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

 

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Mike Shepherd commented on Josh Board's blog post Meeting Olvia Newton-John
"Great article, Josh.  Very nice piece, Joe W."
Saturday
Mike Shepherd replied to JB007Collector's discussion Vincent Price signed book, authentic?
"Very nice."
Aug 10
Mike Shepherd replied to JB007Collector's discussion Vincent Price signed book, authentic?
"That candid photograph from House on Haunted Hill is absolutely amazing.  Thanks for sharing, Eric."
Aug 9
Mike Shepherd replied to JB007Collector's discussion Vincent Price signed book, authentic?
"Looks pretty typical to me.  His autograph is very difficult to forge."
Aug 9
Mike Shepherd replied to Eric Keith Longo's discussion RIP Olivia Newton John 73
"I could not agree more, BK.  Well said."
Aug 9
Mike Shepherd replied to Eric Keith Longo's discussion RIP Olivia Newton John 73
"She was my first love."
Aug 9
Mike Shepherd replied to mouseyjoe's discussion Thoughts please on this one
"Not even close."
Aug 8
Mike Shepherd and Cogo are now friends
Aug 4
Mike Shepherd replied to Brendan Preece's discussion Mandalorian Premiere Poster - Fake?
"I have a few concerns about it.  Sorry, Brendan."
Aug 3
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Who Was Your First?
"Very nice, Martin."
Jul 27
Martin Peters commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Who Was Your First?
"After reading in the newspaper that Larry Fine of the Three Stooges had passed away in January, 1975, I sent an autograph request to Moe Howard.  I received a preprinted letter along with two small B&W photographs of the Stooges.  On…"
Jul 27
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Who Was Your First?
"That was a wonderful personal story, Nick.  Thank you so much for sharing it.  Hopefully your brothers experienced the same epiphany that Andrew Clark did in The Breakfast Club.  Take care."
Jul 26
Nick Dimeo commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Who Was Your First?
"The ultimate opportunity for an 80’s kid to acquire a celebrity autograph was the Car Show that rolled into every big city Civic Center once a year. A kid could get the opportunity to sit in the KnightRider “KIT” car or even the…"
Jul 26
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Who Was Your First?
"Jason, you just reminded me of something.  My first autograph was also one that I achieved in Walt Disney World.  The year was 1976.  Mr. Smee!  Great story about the Chicago Cubs.  Thanks for sharing."
Jul 26
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Who Was Your First?
"Kai, I was also successful with Willie Nelson.  He autographed my ticket stub outside of the stage entrance to the Beacon Theatre back in 2002.  He was very kind."
Jul 26
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Who Was Your First?
"Very nice, Rich."
Jul 26

About Me

What kind of member are you? (Check as many as apply.)
Collector
What would you like to tell us about yourself, your collecting, or business.
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
Why do you want to join Autograph Live?
I would like to participate in forum discussions.
Who can we thank for telling you about us?
A member did not invite me to join.
What are your areas of interest?
Sports, History/Politics, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music, SciFi, Horror
Why do you collect?
I collect because I enjoy history.
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Alfred Hitchcock is my favorite autograph in my collection.
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.

Mike Shepherd's Blog

Who Was Your First?

Posted on July 25, 2022 at 10:30am 14 Comments

It was the summer of 1981.  My family and I were vacationing in Wildwood, New Jersey.  We were staying at the El Coronado Resort.  I noticed that there was a film crew in the pool area.  Phil Esposito and Sugar Ray Leonard were being interviewed.

I immediately ran to the lobby to ask for a piece of paper and a pen.  The woman behind the desk supplied me with my necessary autograph materials.  She knew exactly what this 11-year-old kid was up to.  She smiled as she handed them to me.…

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A Thank You to Neal Adams

Posted on June 1, 2022 at 8:00am 6 Comments

I had the pleasure of meeting comic artist and legend Neal Adams at New York Comic Con on October 6, 2016.  At the time, I had no idea what he charged for a commission.  I only knew how much I enjoyed his artwork on the covers of The House of Secrets.  I also told him that I would love for him to draw a picture of Swamp Thing for me.  Neal never illustrated the character of Swamp Thing, and I wanted to see his interpretation.

Neal seemed interested, particularly when I asked…

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Setting Priorities

Posted on May 30, 2022 at 8:24am 0 Comments

Another Star Wars Celebration just came to an end.  This time I only planned to get one autograph each day.  Four autographs total.  Katee Sackhoff would sign an action figure.  Carl Weathers would sign a photo.  Carey Jones would sign a comic.  Kelly Marie Tran would sign a photo.  Only planning to get one autograph each day would allow me to do many other things during the four days of Star Wars Celebration.

Everything was running smoothly until the fourth day.  I…

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Premium Pricing

Posted on April 27, 2022 at 8:30am 18 Comments

Remember the days when an autograph collector could attend a comic convention or a sports collectors convention, and pay one price for an autograph that could be placed on anything collectible?  Premium pricing did not exist.  Whether Mark Hamill autographed an 8x10 photo or a lightsaber, or whether Don Mattingly autographed a baseball card or a baseball bat, the cost was the same.  There was no charge for inscriptions.  Entertainers and athletes were happy to oblige.  What has happened to…

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