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Mike Shepherd's Discussions

Marcia Lucas Cancels Private Signing

Started Aug 7 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 Jul 28 0 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

Steven Spielberg Autograph (Opinions Please)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Aug 1. 9 Replies

I have owned this Steven Spielberg autograph for many years.  It was…Continue

Original Comic and Sports Art (Signed and Unsigned)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Jul 28. 5 Replies

I thought that it would be interesting to create a discussion that would allow members to share their original comic and sports art.  I have recently expanded my autograph collection to include…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Mike Shepherd replied to Kevin Davis's discussion Whats yout thoughts on this Carrie Fisher Real or Not
"Atypical."
1 hour ago
Mike Shepherd replied to B. Anderson's discussion Alfred Hitchcock signing his name
"That is very cool.  Thanks for sharing."
yesterday
Mike Shepherd replied to Taylor116's discussion Stan Musial Signed Baseball
"Very nice discovery, TayLar.  Enjoy!"
yesterday
Mike Shepherd commented on Josh Board's blog post Eddie Money -- At That Big Concert in the Sky
"Beautiful blog, Josh.  Well done.  Eddie Money’s music was undoubtedly an essential part of the childhood of any high school kid growing up in the 1980s, whether they realized it or not.  Unfortunately, they are realizing it…"
yesterday
Mike Shepherd replied to Josh Weaver's discussion Xtremegraphs eBay seller- legit?
"I can only say that many of the Star Wars autographs look pretty typical to me.  I have never purchased anything from this seller.  I am sure that many collectors have developed a trusting relationship with this seller, and I see…"
Friday
Mike Shepherd replied to Josh Weaver's discussion Xtremegraphs eBay seller- legit?
"I agree."
Friday
Mike Shepherd replied to Josh Weaver's discussion Xtremegraphs eBay seller- legit?
"Many of the Star Wars autographs look pretty typical to me."
Friday
Mike Shepherd replied to Josh Weaver's discussion Xtremegraphs eBay seller- legit?
"Please post a link."
Friday
Mike Shepherd replied to Nick D's discussion Stranger Things Cast Signed
"Winona Ryder makes extremely rare appearances.  Sorry, Nick.  I agree with Cory."
Friday
Mike Shepherd commented on BRIAN OSBORNE's photo
Thursday
Mike Shepherd replied to Zabrina Mee's discussion Willie Mays Say Hey real or fake hologram???
"Here is one to compare it to.  It was purchased from Steiner Sports.  Notice that mine was signed with a felt tip pen, and not with a ballpoint pen. Willie Mays “Say Hey” Autographed Baseball"
Thursday
Mike Shepherd replied to Kirby Shofner's discussion DeNiro, Pacino, & Cagney Autographs
"The autographs contain characteristics that are unusual for both Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.  I would not be interested in adding any of them to my collection.  Did they all originate from the same seller?"
Wednesday
Mike Shepherd replied to Kirby Shofner's discussion DeNiro, Pacino, & Cagney Autographs
"The Robert De Niro autograph and the two Al Pacino autographs are all atypical.  I suspect that they all originated from the same seller."
Tuesday
Mike Shepherd replied to Doctor Loomis's discussion Clint Eastwood.......Good Grief
"Is this Clint Eastwood autograph being offered for sale?"
Sep 9
Mike Shepherd replied to Rick Slater's discussion Paul Newman real or not?
"Atypical."
Sep 7
Mike Shepherd replied to Mike Shepherd's discussion Star Wars Collectors Unite!
"My intention has always been for it to be a community discussion for everything related to collecting Star Wars autographs.  Other than my wish list, nothing has been edited in my original post.  It was created prior to…"
Sep 7

About Me

What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
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.

Mike Shepherd's Blog

How Far Would You Go?

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 7:49am 18 Comments

When I realized that Val Kilmer would be attending Terrificon this August, I immediately thought of my Warwick Davis signed Willow photo, and how incomplete it was without his signature.  A decision needed to be made.  Was it too far away?  Would I regret not attending, since he makes rare appearances?  I did not hesitate, and I immediately purchased a ticket.…

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We All Have Our Hobbies

Posted on July 26, 2019 at 11:23am 18 Comments

"We all have our hobbies."

That was the response that I gave to an elderly gentleman back in 1999.  My best friend and I were waiting on line outside of the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.  A new Star Wars movie was about to be released for the first time in sixteen years.  The elderly gentleman was with his wife, and he asked me what we were all doing on the sidewalk.  After I explained our purpose, he said, "They should get a giant cage and lock you all in it."  After I…

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Thank You, Mr. Cyrkin

Posted on June 29, 2019 at 9:39am 21 Comments

I have been collecting autographs since I asked Phil Esposito to sign a scrap piece of paper in 1981 at the age of eleven, but it was never a true hobby until twenty-one years ago.  It was then that I not only continued to collect in-person autographs, but also made quite a few purchases from dealers.  It was not until seven years later that I discovered Autograph Collector Magazine.

I was browsing through the magazine section of my local Borders bookstore when I noticed a…

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