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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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Mike Shepherd replied to Emanuele's discussion clint eastwood autograph consideration
"It looks pretty typical of a sloppy, in-person Clint Eastwood autograph."
Mike Shepherd replied to Benson's discussion Advice Needed / Possible Scam
"Sometimes a seller will list items that are not in their possession.  If an item sells, they will purchase it from the original source, and ship it once they receive it, essentially acting as a middleman."
Mike Shepherd replied to NotANurse's discussion A couple of Clint Eastwood sigs for consideration
"Both of the autographs appear to be atypical."
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Mr. (Grumpy?) October
"I agree, Jason.  Many of them simply want to be treated like the rest of us."
Nov 15
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Mr. (Grumpy?) October
"That is a very common story from back then, Steve.  I am wondering if he has worked to improve his image more recently.  He appears to have toned it down since then.  Thanks for sharing."
Nov 15
Mike Shepherd replied to NotANurse's discussion Genuine Marlon Brando?
"I agree with Steve.  Very shaky."
Nov 15
Jason Strecker commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Mr. (Grumpy?) October
"There was one on the internet from a few years ago where a guy, I think at the National, was taking photos of Reggie while Reggie was checking out a card dealer. Reggie goes off on the guy telling him if he takes photos he better be buying him a…"
Nov 15
Steve commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Mr. (Grumpy?) October
"Jackson has been very rude in my encounters with him.  I tell one quick story.  I had a friend who pitched for the A’s in the late 80’s when Reggie came back to Oakland.  His name is Steve Ontiveros.  During a spring…"
Nov 14
Mike Shepherd replied to Maggie's discussion Stan Lee Signature Authenticity
"I have concerns about both of those Stan Lee autographs.  You may want to consider a CGC Signature Series Stan Lee autographed comic book."
Nov 14
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Mr. (Grumpy?) October
"I prefer your friend’s story to the San Diego sportswriter’s story.  At least he gave Reggie Jackson an opportunity to redeem his poor behavior.  Thanks for sharing, Josh.  Great stuff."
Nov 14
Josh Board commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Mr. (Grumpy?) October
"Here are a few "grumpy" Reggie Jackson stories. In the local paper in San Diego, a retired sports writer talked about some of his most memorable stories from 10 years of covering sports. Once, Dan Marino pinned him against a wall and…"
Nov 13
Mike Shepherd replied to NotANurse's discussion Harrison Ford
"Sorry, Not A Nurse.  I know the feeling."
Nov 13
Mike Shepherd replied to NotANurse's discussion Harrison Ford
"Atypical.  After seeing that, I am concerned about the Harrison Ford."
Nov 13
Mike Shepherd replied to NotANurse's discussion Harrison Ford
"It appears to be an older autograph.  If your father purchased it twenty years ago, it would make sense.  Post an image of the Steven Spielberg autograph as well.  I am curious.  Hopefully it will match the same time period."
Nov 10
Mike Shepherd replied to NotANurse's discussion Harrison Ford
"Looks pretty typical of an older Harrison Ford autograph.  What is the history of it?"
Nov 10
Mike Shepherd replied to James's discussion The Holy Grail of American autograph collecting
"James, this is a great topic, and very well written.  You should post it as a blog.  You can also mention that Babe Ruth is included in United States history textbooks as an essential component of the Roaring Twenties."
Nov 9

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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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At 8:26am on July 23, 2019, Steve Cyrkin Community Mgr. said…

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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Mr. (Grumpy?) October

Posted on October 26, 2019 at 2:12pm 10 Comments

On June 18, 1978, my father treated me to my first New York Yankees baseball game.  We sat in the upper deck.  It was Bat Day, and I could not wait to see Reggie Jackson play.  He put on an incredible show during batting practice, hitting one baseball out of Yankee Stadium and onto River Avenue in the Bronx.  At least that is how I remember it.  I was eight years old.  Unfortunately, his performance in the game was not as exciting.  He went 0-4, striking out four times.

Four years…


It’s My Money

Posted on September 29, 2019 at 7:25pm 9 Comments

It was my freshman year of college in the spring of 1988.  I walked to a local convenience store to purchase a few necessaries.  While I was checking out, I noticed a box of Topps baseball cards on the counter.  I could not resist.  With the exception of one pack in the spring of 1986, I had not purchased baseball cards since 1981.  That was the year that the New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.

I spent the entire summer of 1988 completing that set.…


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.…


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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