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1976 Yankees Ball? Munson? Martin? Berra? Howard? Catfish?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Woody2Shoes Dec 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Another ball thru the door today. I believe it is a 1976 Yankees team on a Lee MacPhail American League ball. Unfortunately other than Yogi who signed in ballpoint, the remainder of the ball seems to…Continue

Tags: Catfish, Berra, Guidry, Howard, Martin

Roger Maris or Not Roger Maris?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Bendu Dec 6, 2017. 2 Replies

It seems to be a regular thing at the shop, someone comes in with a baseball that has seen better days, and they never seem to bother bringing in a ball with a Harrison Ford autograph or at the very…Continue

Tags: Maris

Whatever you do....Never ever ship via Fedex !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nate Nov 30, 2017. 7 Replies

Now in week 9 of back and forth, trying to resolve a claim on a damaged package delivered to me in the 3rd week of September.The package was insured. The sender waived his claim, in order for the…Continue

Tags: Fedex

Fire & Water: And autograph Collectors Worst Nightmares

Started this discussion. Last reply by SIR Paul Aug 21, 2017. 3 Replies

We are here because we collect autographs....pretty simple. Storage for your collection has been covered, time and again. The proper ways to frame with acid free materials and UV protection, where to…Continue

Tags: Storage, Safes, Water, Fire

 

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Jeff Herrmann replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"So this was posted a month or so ago over in FB land as the plaque only. It was ridiculed as a fake(I believe it’s fake). Then today, this was posted.....  thoughts guys? Fake BAS? Fake sig?  There is a BAS matching sticker in the…"
Jun 22
Pete Bendu replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"These samples you just posted were pretty standard only for the decade of the 1970's and thru the early 80's. His graph was different prior to that time frame, and different yet again by the middle 1980's thru his passing in…"
Jun 3
Pete Bendu replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"If that is done by a forger....I quit.  These are perfect in every way."
Jun 2
Matt Rogers replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Thanks Mike, I couldn't see how it could be, but I live in hope. Thanks for taking the time to look."
May 31
Mike T replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"No good"
May 31
Matt Rogers replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Back again, just wondered what your thoughts might be in this? Thanks again for your help."
May 31
Pete Bendu replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"they should be shaken, but not stirred.  "
May 30
James B replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Thanks Mike. Unfortunately, I don't have any more information about it :("
May 30
Pete Bendu and TQ are now friends
May 28
Pete Bendu replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"Mark will likely be charging about $350 per signature at his next show, and that will be for anything at all signed. The small photo size and fact that it is not in character from SW, I don't see it as a sought after item. Most of these types…"
May 28
Pete Bendu replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"congrats."
May 28
Mike Shepherd replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Considering how sloppy it is, I should be more concerned about it than I actually am.  Let’s see what other members have to say about it.  When was it signed?"
May 24
James B replied to Pete Bendu's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Hi all Does anyone have any thoughts on this one please? Thanks in advance :)"
May 20
Pete Bendu replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"It seems the reply button is jumping stuff to the end of the thread. The Hamill is Silver is hopefully live ink, the preprints are in Black That Ford is just a forgery. The Guinness is fine."
May 13
Pete Bendu replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"The Ford is a forgery, and that style has been around for 20+ years"
May 13
Pete Bendu replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"Every PP I have seen on that shot has been in Black. Hope for the charity's sake the Silver is handsigned."
May 13

About Me

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looking for like minded collectors
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What do you collect, or want to collect?
Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, SciFi
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
30+ years of Star Wars, Godfather, Marvel films and sci-fi tv and films
What is your level of expertise?
Advanced Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It changes all the time.
Why do you collect?
Why not?
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Steve McQueen

Pete Bendu's Blog

The Pen Test

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 11:24am 17 Comments

Let me start by saying I am not a scientist. I have been collecting for decades, in that time I have purchased autographs, done TTM requests, traveled to conventions, and hit the streets in search of every possible signature that I wanted. I consider myself to be pretty successful at this hobby, and for years my answer to one question has been the same.

What's the best pen to use for an autograph? For 2 decades my answer has been a blue permanent overhead transparency marker called…

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Star Wars Autographs by the Numbers: Which are the Rarest?

Posted on December 18, 2016 at 2:00pm 41 Comments

Watching different Star Wars actors sign autographs for the last few decades, I started trying to figure out the numbers. How many pieces have been signed? How much value should be attached to each autograph? What are the prices that…

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Autograph Common Sense

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 5:00am 46 Comments

Let's take some time to talk about autographs, sounds silly right? In the last few weeks a number of new & old collectors have popped in here on this site and elsewhere with items they want to know about...Is this real? What's the value? and so on. 

Many of us collect different things, some only collect sports, some mostly music, astronauts or presidents, whatever you collect this topic will fit into any category, for my purposes, seeing as I collect celebrity autographs, these…
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A Complete Collection: Is It Happiness or The Saddest Thing Ever?

Posted on July 16, 2016 at 5:29am 12 Comments

I think Steve Buscemi nailed it in Ghost World as Seymour: "Well, you think it's healthy to obsessively collect things? You can't connect with other people, so you fill your life with stuff. I'm just like all the rest of these pathetic collector…
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At 10:50pm on April 20, 2018, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…

Hi Pete,

Would you mind giving your opinion on this Heath Ledger a member is considering buying?

https://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/heath-ledger-4

Thanks,

Steve

At 1:22am on February 10, 2018, Eric K. Longo said…

Hi Pete, Thanks for the encouraging words. I am still here :)

At 12:25pm on December 16, 2017, Cogo said…

Hi Pete! Thank you for accepting my friend request!

I’ve sent you a pm, would appreciate your knowledgable opinion when you have the opportunity!

Thank you once again and take care!

At 3:59pm on June 7, 2017, Mupplvr said…

Hi Pete - could you give me your opinion on this Robin Williams signature when you can? Thanks!

At 10:07am on April 24, 2017, Josh Brewton said…

Hey Pete when you have the time can you take a look at this Heath Ledger autograph?

http://live.autographmagazine.com/forum/topics/is-this-heath-ledger-authentic

Thanks for your time.

At 9:06pm on April 9, 2017, Hunter Baardsen said…
At 5:48pm on July 17, 2016, Robert Chase said…
Hello Pete!
Lol, it's all about the signatures. I don't like to gamble either. We would go for a dinner and show. The wolf den shows were free, I don't know if they still are. I saw so many shows at the wolf den. I have a 45 sleeve or 2 signed by some of the members of Asia. I would have to find them, but I am most likely missing the same band member as you. I didn't go to that show, my friend got some signed for me. I have met Steve Howe a few times with members of yes. It was a lot of fun.
Thanks again!
Bob
At 8:35am on July 17, 2016, Robert Chase said…
Hello Pete!
It's a pleasure to be your friend and thanks for your input. I have a lot of in-person signed items, but I also have a lot of items I purchased over the years going back to the mid 80's. It's awesome that I can unearth them and post on this site for opinions. I agree that the river Phoenix doesnt look right and I will add it to to oops pile. I noticed you live in ct, your my neighbor. I made many trips to Mohegan sun , wolf den to see concerts and get albums signed.
Thanks again
Bob
At 7:34pm on April 13, 2016, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…

Hi Pete,

Would you mind taking a look at the Angelina Jolie and Billie Bob signed baseballs I found buried away when you get a chance? They look OK to me, but modern celebs have fooled me more than once. OK...just possibly a lot more than once. Thanks!

http://live.autographmagazine.com/photo/albums/angelina-jolie-and-billie-bob-thornton-signed-baseballs

At 10:19am on November 24, 2014, Mark Saurin said…

Hi Pete

Many thanks for your feedback bud, can you send me a link to the site you are referring to, and also, do's it look okay to yourself, as I am now starting to collect ORIGINAL Star Wars Toys and HARD TO FIND signed items. Pete, many thanks again for your time, you are a real class act,

Regards

Mark

 
 
 

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