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Steve Zarelli's Discussions

Find Out if Your Stan Lee Autographs are Real

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scarlett6662000 Mar 10. 27 Replies

The founder of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee, passed away Monday at age 95.Along with Jack Kirby, Stan…Continue

Tags: Captain America, Thor, the, X-Men, memorabia

X-Files - help me decide

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin McKay Nov 9, 2018. 18 Replies

I'm going to treat myself to an X-Files signed photo from an upcoming Official Pix signing. I'm wavering between two poses.This one signed by Anderson and Duchovney:…Continue

Lee Van Cleef opinions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Zarelli Jul 6, 2018. 7 Replies

This came from a solid looking TTM collection from the 70s and 80s. Not a signature I have studied, but looks likely good based on the limited exemplars I could find.Thoughts?…Continue

Tags: Lee Van Cleef

Robert Shaw signed card - opinions please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe W. Jun 18, 2018. 4 Replies

Opinions please. Thank you.Continue

 

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Latest Activity

John William replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Happy to finally get this completed. Thank you Bryan Ulrich of thesignaturelibrary.com"
1 hour ago
Steve Zarelli replied to Charlie Summers's discussion George Takei really worth Shatner-level prices?
"No. But convention autograph pricing is rarely related to "what the autograph is worth." It's usually multiples of fair market value. But as long as people pay it, they'll keep charging it."
7 hours ago
Steve Zarelli commented on randy bondurant's blog post Counterfeit 2000 SP Authentic Sandy Koufax Chirography Autographs
"Thanks for doing the right thing, Randy! The hobby needs more sellers like you."
14 hours ago
Steve Zarelli replied to Ashley's discussion eBay Seller moviestarautographs - opinions?
"Generally speaking, no one is going to issue a blanket endorsement of every item a seller offers sight unseen. Even the best sellers can make mistakes. That said, MovieStarAutographs is Dave Phillips. He is very reputable and offers quality material…"
yesterday
Jay replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Just added this Nipsey Hussle signed cd cover to my collection. I received it back from Beckett on Tuesday."
Thursday
Cory Clarkson replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
Monday
Tacoma Blues replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"1980 David Bowie signature and picture framed. Gift for  my daughter. The green dot is from the lighting against the glass  "
May 18
Steve Zarelli replied to gmesiano's discussion Michael Jackson and the magic of photoshopping
"You think he flipped the image to make it harder to match through a Google photo search?"
May 15
Steve Zarelli replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Willie Mays Autographed Baseball
"My thinking is this: I don't want anything in my collection that can be reasonably questioned by knowledgeable people.  There are too many authentic Mays signed items in the market to be investing emotional capital in this. Move on and get…"
May 14
Steve Zarelli replied to Derek Gardner's discussion Willie Mays Autographed Baseball
"As I wrote previously, I think this is suspect and I would not touch it. And I know for a fact that at least some "Sey Hey" product has been rejected by the big 3. It's possible that TPAs may have approved some early on that would not…"
May 14
Steve Zarelli replied to Christopher Williams's discussion Ebay Seller Lilaandgordy63 Lists Forged Signed Mickey Mantle Baseball 536 Hrs
"The Mantle 1978 World Series ball was penned by the infamous forger, Greg Marino. You'll note that there is a notation in pen on the reverse, "10,043 JD" This is an "authentication" notation made by "J. DiMaggio,"…"
May 13
Tacoma Blues replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Three AFTRA contracts signed by Blues greats Big Mama Thornton, Lightnin’ Hopkins and the very elusive Guitar Slim."
May 13
Classic Rock replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Thanks Paul. "
May 12
Paul Hakimian replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Nice piece classic,congrats"
May 12
Classic Rock replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Eric Clapton and B.B. King signed Riding With The King CD"
May 12
Classic Rock replied to Steve Zarelli's discussion What's new in your collection?
"Thanks Steve. "
May 12

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, Professional Authenticator
What brings you to Autograph Live?
Meeting and discussing autographs with other seasoned collectors.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, History/Politics, Books/Literature, SciFi, Space/Aviation/Military
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I collect Space and aviation. NY Yankees, Baseball HOF, political and some classic Hollywood.

I am the owner of Steve Zarelli Space Authentication. I provide autograph authentication consulting services to individual collectors, dealers and organizations, including: RR Auction, James Spence Authentication (JSA), Sportscard Guaranty Authentic (SGC), PSA/DNA Authentication and others.
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector, Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Hard to pick just one. Favorites include Reagans, Armstrong, Jimmy Stewarts, Mariano Rivera game used baseballs.
Why do you collect?
I love the connection with history and the wonder of signed items that passed though the hands of historical figures.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Abraham Lincoln

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Yuri Gagarin, 1st in space, Autograph Study by Steve Zarelli

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 6:44am 6 Comments

On April 12, 1961, Soviet Air Force pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space. Launched aboard his Vostok spacecraft, Gagarin orbited the Earth and beat American Alan Shepard into space by 23 days. 

On March 27, 1968, Yuri Gagarin was killed in a training flight crash at the age of 34.

Despite not being as much of a "household name" as Alan Shepard, John Glenn or Neil Armstrong, Gagarin is a tremendous historical figure and there is strong demand for his…

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When the “proof picture” proves it's a fake!

Posted on August 1, 2016 at 10:00am 12 Comments

Astute collectors know that crooked sellers use phony proof pictures to sell their fakes all the time. They steal images from other signings, pluck a photo from an internet search, and so on.

These so-called proof pictures rarely prove anything, but in this case, it proves the item is a fake, or at least, it is not the same photo that is being offered!

Here is a photo supposedly signed by Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle.…

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Top 5 Risky Space Autographs by Zarelli Space Authentication

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 7:00am 5 Comments

What are the top five most dangerous space autographs? What space autograph is fake 75% of the time in my opinion? You may be surprised at some of the names.

I wrote the attached article for the Fall 2014 edition of the UACC magazine, Pen & Quill. I am pleased to share it here for your reading…

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James "Jimmy" Stewart: Autopen Signature Study

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 12:25pm 3 Comments

This article originally appeared in my blog, Steve Zarelli presents: The Collecting Obsession.

James Stewart was a willing through-the-mail signer for many years. However, after suffering medical problems in the 1990s, his office fulfilled mail requests with secretarial signatures and an Autopen machine.

The proxy signatures -- typically signed "James…

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