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Mike Shepherd's Discussions

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

Signed and Sketched Comics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Feb 29, 2020. 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 phil connor's discussion Michael Wehrmann?? Opinions please
"I agree with Steve."
yesterday
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Is That Real?
"Interesting.  I suppose that it is a pretty standard question for most collectibles.  Thanks, Mark."
Sunday
Mark Adams commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Is That Real?
"I get that question a lot from people who don't me or visit for the first time. Not only signed pieces etc. But more so with my asian art collection.  Regards,  Mark "
Sunday
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Is That Real?
"I have never received that question.  I suppose that we will never know if an autograph is truly authentic, unless we witness it ourselves.  Thanks for the comment, Joe W."
Sunday
Joe W. commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Is That Real?
"The number one question I get is a close variant. "How do I know it is authentic?". My wife has her standard question she asks every time she finds out what I paid for one. "Is it really worth that much?".  Most people are…"
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to Andrea C.'s discussion "missed autographs."
"I replied in the other discussion."
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to Andrea C.'s discussion missed or strange autographs situations
"I had ticket stubs autographed by Willie Nelson and David Lee Roth.  On both occasions, they met with fans outside of their tour bus.  You take what you can get."
Sunday
Mike Shepherd posted a blog post

Is That Real?

Many years ago, a friend was visiting my home.  They asked a question that is understandable, and certainly not unusual, for any person who does not collect autographs.  “Is that real?”  My friend was referring to my framed Alfred Hitchcock autograph.  It was proudly displayed on my wall.My framed, and proudly displayed, Alfred Hitchcock autograph.When I replied that it…See More
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to Han Reed's discussion Bruce Springsteen autograph - real or fake ?
"Atypical."
Thursday
Mike Shepherd replied to Sean Tatschl's discussion Alfred Hitchcock on personal stationary?
"Atypical."
Jan 16
Mike Shepherd replied to Gilbert Suazo's discussion Jack Nicolson Autograph Real or Fake
"Atypical."
Jan 13
Mike Shepherd commented on KatoTheMaster's photo
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"Very cool."
Jan 13
Mike Shepherd replied to Gee's discussion Al Pacino Private Signing
"The advertisement says that JSA will be witnessing the Al Pacino private signing with Fiterman Sports Group.  If that is true, I would not be very concerned.  I considered sending in a Serpico original press photo, but I would like to…"
Jan 13
Mike Shepherd replied to Vinnie Cataldo's discussion Question about my Mötley Crüe poster I got on eBay
"I agree that collectors should do their own research.  I have no idea if the autographs are authentic or not.  I am not familiar with Motley Crue autographs."
Jan 8
Mike Shepherd replied to Vinnie Cataldo's discussion Question about my Mötley Crüe poster I got on eBay
"I would not be concerned about the price.  We are living in difficult times.  Many of us own autographs that we purchased many years ago, and that we have very little interest in now.  The pandemic has caused many collectors to sell…"
Jan 8
Mike Shepherd replied to Eric Keith Longo's discussion Signed Ziggy Stardust 2002
"Great stuff, Eric."
Jan 8

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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Is That Real?

Posted on January 23, 2021 at 4:30pm 4 Comments

Many years ago, a friend was visiting my home.  They asked a question that is understandable, and certainly not unusual, for any person who does not collect autographs.  “Is that real?”  My friend was referring to my framed Alfred Hitchcock autograph.  It was proudly displayed on my wall.

My framed, and proudly displayed, Alfred Hitchcock…

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The Lost Year

Posted on December 30, 2020 at 8:00am 6 Comments

I have never understood the attraction to celebrating on New Year’s Eve.  Even in high school, I found it strange that my friends and I would gather to celebrate....  What exactly did we celebrate?

As an adult, I relax at home with my wife, and watch The Twilight Zone marathon on SYFY.  I barely make it to midnight.

This year has been one like no other.  Our country has suffered tremendously.  Our hobby has also been affected.  Many major conventions have been…

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Short-Sighted Collecting Habits

Posted on November 22, 2020 at 7:00am 9 Comments

We all have our regrets as autograph collectors.  We pass on many opportunities, only to regret our decisions in the future.  On many occasions, it is our personal feelings that cloud our judgement.

I have been collecting Star Wars autographs for many years.  Some of the autographs in my collection are of some very obscure character actors.  Have you ever heard of Simon Williamson?  Has anyone?

Although no Star Wars autograph…

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Autograph Subdivisions

Posted on October 30, 2020 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Adding a Vincent Price autograph is essential to any collection of horror autographs.

Am I the only autograph collector who finds themself going through phases of interests in their collecting habits?  Although most of my autograph collection is related to Star Wars, I find myself occasionally focusing my collection on other areas of…

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