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Mike Shepherd's Discussions

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 posted a blog post

What Are You Thankful For?

Family.  Friends.  Health.  Security.  We are thankful for so many things.  Dare I say autographs?  Let us have some fun with this question on Thanksgiving in the United States.  What about our hobby are you thankful for?I am thankful for Star Wars Celebrations.  Where else can Star Wars fans meet so many people who share the same interests?  What about you?  What about autograph collecting are you thankful for?Happy Thanksgiving!…See More
8 hours ago
Mike Shepherd replied to InkInvestor's discussion Thanksgiving
"Same to you, Ink Investor!"
yesterday
Mike Shepherd replied to JB007Collector's discussion Carrie Fisher Shockaholic signed book
"Looks pretty typical to me."
Nov 14
Scott Paul commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Pedigree Autograph Collections
"A very interesting topic. I have known many well-known collectors (either by correspondence or personally) over my 50-plus years of collecting. I sometimes can tell by how an autograph is presented (often more importantly on the back) who the…"
Nov 2
Mike Shepherd replied to TasunkaVitko's discussion Is this Roy Scheider autograph real?
"Jaws."
Oct 30
Mike Shepherd replied to Shawn Clair's discussion Carrie Fisher
"I agree with the other members."
Oct 28
Mike Shepherd commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post World Series or Bust
"Thanks, Christopher."
Oct 28
Christopher Williams commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post World Series or Bust
"Mike, nice Paul Blair.  I remember Paul Blair consoling Billy Martin after Thurman was killed in that plane crash.   Those 1977-78 teams were exciting.  Good luck with your project."
Oct 28
Mike Shepherd posted a blog post

World Series or Bust

Autograph collectors often work on projects that require a tremendous amount of patience.  Adding multiple autographs to a single item has the potential to be both frustrating and rewarding, particularly if members of the group are difficult to acquire autographs from.My favorite World Series teams have always been the 1977-1978 New York Yankees.  Unfortunately, acquiring all of the players’ autographs on a single item is impossible to accomplish in person today.  Catfish Hunter, Billy Martin…See More
Oct 28
Mike Shepherd replied to Lewis Reynolds's discussion Samuel L Jackson TTM
"Atypical."
Oct 18
Mike Shepherd replied to Lewis Reynolds's discussion Indiana Jones Poster - Signed by Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and Sean Connery (supposedly)
"All three autographs are atypical."
Oct 18
Mike Shepherd replied to Lee Burrows's discussion Is this Robert De Niro Autograph real?
"I agree with the other members.  Atypical."
Oct 18
Mike Shepherd replied to Thomas Green's discussion Van Halen - full band-no way, right?
"Right."
Oct 17
Mike Shepherd replied to Troels's discussion Harrison Ford autograph?
"Not even close.  Sorry, Troels."
Oct 16
Mike Shepherd replied to Bryan's discussion Thoughts on Clint Eastwood?
"I agree with the other members.  Looks pretty typical to me."
Oct 15
Mike Shepherd replied to Troels's discussion Alec Guinness autograph?
"Looks pretty typical to me.  My only concerns are the inconsistent baseline of “Good wishes,” and the occasional shakiness of it.  Both may be attributed to his autographing it later in life."
Oct 1

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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Mike Shepherd's Blog

What Are You Thankful For?

Posted on November 24, 2022 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Family.  Friends.  Health.  Security.  We are thankful for so many things.  Dare I say autographs?  Let us have some fun with this question on Thanksgiving in the United States.  What about our hobby are you thankful for?

I am thankful for Star Wars Celebrations.  Where else can Star Wars fans meet so many people who share the same interests?  What about you?  What about autograph collecting are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving!…

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World Series or Bust

Posted on October 28, 2022 at 9:00am 2 Comments

Autograph collectors often work on projects that require a tremendous amount of patience.  Adding multiple autographs to a single item has the potential to be both frustrating and rewarding, particularly if members of the group are difficult to acquire autographs from.

My favorite World Series teams have always been the 1977-1978 New York Yankees.  Unfortunately, acquiring all of the players’ autographs on a single item is impossible to accomplish in person today.  Catfish Hunter,…

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Behind-the-Scenes Autograph Collecting

Posted on September 19, 2022 at 9:00am 15 Comments

I finally had an opportunity to watch the Light & Magic documentary about Industrial Light & Magic on Disney+ on Saturday.  I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of film.

While watching the documentary, I began to reflect on the many amazing people who are involved in the art of filmmaking.  Many of those people are famous.  Many are not.  How common is it for autograph collectors to not only collect the autographs of their favorite actors and…

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Pedigree Autograph Collections

Posted on August 29, 2022 at 11:00am 9 Comments

Last month, I shared a story about the first autograph that I ever collected.  That got me thinking about all of the many people who have devoted decades to the hobby of autograph collecting.

Is there such a thing as a pedigree collection in the world of autograph collecting?  So many autograph collectors rely on third-party autograph authentication for peace of mind.  Would they feel even more secure about their autograph purchases if they knew that the autographs originated from…

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