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Whenever I am asked to name my favorite autograph in my autograph collection, I always answer that it is my Alfred Hitchcock autograph.  That has been my standard answer for many years.  There are, however, autographs in my autograph collection that I consider to be personal favorites, even though many autograph collectors may consider them to be unremarkable.  Regardless, I would never want to be without them.

The best example of an autograph in my autograph collection that is a…

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Added by Mike Shepherd on January 17, 2022 at 7:30am — 17 Comments

Kanye West -- Things go South with Autograph Collector

TMZ reported tonight that an autograph seeker kept asking Kanye (or "Ye" as his friends call him) for his autograph. West punch the man twice, and he hit the ground. Cameras were only turned on once the guy was on the ground, so no word on if he was flopping, or he really got knocked down. Either way, cops were called.

And, this guy (who was probably an autograph dealer, not a fan), is probably now looking at a big payday.

Added by Josh Board on January 13, 2022 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Keanu Reeves tells Stephen Colbert He Asked Celebs For Autographs

This was taken from People.com.

It's a great read.

You're never too famous to fanboy out over your idols — just ask Keanu Reeves.

The Matrix Resurrections star participated in a fun round of "The…

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Added by Josh Board on January 13, 2022 at 7:54pm — 3 Comments

" DOES IT HAVE AUTHENTICATION? " - How would you answer?

Like many of us, I do some selling on eBay (mostly to help finance my own collecting).  This was the question I was asked  by a member this morning who says they are interested in one of my offerings:

"Does It Have Authentication?"

This particular piece has no third party authentication but I have no doubt whatsoever that it's real after study and comparison to exemplars as well as running it past a dealer friend.

How do you (or would you) answer this…

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Added by Etienne on January 13, 2022 at 7:53am — 45 Comments

LAMINATED Autographs - Acceptable Or Not?

   I'd enjoy hearing feedback on this topic.  Let's say it's a very rare signer whom you've searched far and wide for.  You find them....and the piece is laminated (could be an album page, a handwritten letter, etc.). 

   What would you do?  Buy it for it's significance and your desire to have something from them?  Pass on it because of the lamination?  Offer less than what an unlaminated piece might be worth?

    Also, I'm wondering if the laminate affects the ability to…

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Added by Etienne on December 29, 2021 at 7:45pm — 26 Comments

Home Alone Autograph -- leads to strangulation !

It was all over the news that an actor in the movie Home Alone (I believe he played the brother), was arrested for strangling and hitting his girlfriend. Of course, alcohol was involved (he had consumed a bottle of wine and 10 shots). But what most people don't know was involved was -- an autograph!

Two women had approached him at the bar asking for his autograph. The girlfriend had the signatures in her purse (I think on 8x10 photos, but I'm not positive). She gave one away, and that…

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Added by Josh Board on December 23, 2021 at 3:19pm — 3 Comments

What do I do?

After speaking with several experienced collectors and telling me it’s forgery signature and sending my Kobe autograph jersey for a Beckett signature review the autograph came back “unlikely to pass fully authentication. The original “Authenticators” is a group called VSA . I bought this jersey almost 2 years from a store as a rookie mistake not knowing what PSA,Beckett,JSA,etc were . The Authenticators website is so sketchy compared to big name Authenticators websites. This is the…

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Added by Brian Moreno on December 22, 2021 at 4:54pm — 18 Comments

COLLECTIBLE GIFTS-Same Forgeries New Site—OVER 10,000 FORGED AUTOGRAPHS! Fake Beatles, fake Jimi Hendrix

Forger Brian Burkel is no longer accepting credit cards as he has been expelled by visa , mastercard, american express and paypal. He now only accepts echecks:

We Accept

Here are a few of his many url's:

https://m46cloud3at.com/

Collectible Gifts – Autographed…

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Added by bernard howard on December 11, 2021 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Stuck on Autographs

Two years ago, I met Dominic Chianese at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.  My wife and I gave him a box of Italian pastries from Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. He was very appreciative and kind.  While he was enjoying his sfogliatella, I noticed some of the items that he was autographing.  Photographs of Johnny Ola and Uncle Junior.  He was also autographing sheets of small stickers.  I realized that the autographed stickers would one day appear on trading…

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Added by Mike Shepherd on December 1, 2021 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

Blank Slates

Many years ago, autograph collectors were content to carry an autograph book to events with the hope that they would encounter their favorite celebrities.  Many of those autograph books were filled with some of Hollywood’s greatest personalities.  They have since been torn apart and sold as individual items.

Years later, autograph books were replaced with index cards.  Autograph collectors would carry a certain quantity of index cards with the same hope.  That they would encounter…

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Added by Mike Shepherd on November 29, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

500 Homerun Club Autographed Baseball

This blog is dedicated to showing examples of "500 Homerun Club" forgeries on a baseball.

I will continue to add to this blog as I observe more.

First, below is a link to my blog titled "COA Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators Forged Signed 500 Homerun Club.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on November 7, 2021 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Ebay Seller Fursafe55 Lists Forged Counterfeit Derek Jeter 1995 Rookie Card

Immediately below is a link to a previous blog on Ebay seller Fursafe55.

https://live.autographmagazine.com/profiles/blogs/ebay-seller-fursafe55-lists-forged-counterfeit-sandy-koufax-2000-

Let's check out the below forged…

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Added by Christopher Williams on November 7, 2021 at 6:07am — No Comments

Autographed 500 Homerun Club Baseball COA Sports Immortals Museum & Memorabilia Mart

Before I continue, below are links showing hundreds of examples of forged Mickey Mantle baseballs, photos, etc. found on Ebay (the most dangerous place to buy autographs if you're a casual collector or impulse buyer).…

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Added by Christopher Williams on November 1, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ebay Seller Damiendvl99 Sells Forged Derek Jeter Alex Rodriguez

Check out he below forgeries of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez on a baseball sold by Ebay seller Damienddvl99 for $317.00.

Someone wasted $317.00 on this garbage.

Once again this proves how easy it is to sell forgeries on EBay.

People continue to have this notion that Ebay filters out forgeries; nothing could be further from the…

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Added by Christopher Williams on October 31, 2021 at 5:48pm — 2 Comments

COLLECTIBLE GIFTS-Same Forgeries New Site—OVER 10,000 FORGED AUTOGRAPHS! Fake Beatles, fake Jimi Hendrix

https://hpsrvr.k942syner07.com/

Collectible Gift

9213 Grand Gate St

Las Vegas, NV 89143

1-800-206-7964

IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A FAKE AUTOGRAPH FROM THIS SITE owned by criminal forger Brian Burkel, DO NOT RETURN IT== JUST DO A CHARGEBACK AND COMPLAIN TO VISA OR MASTERCARD THAT THE OWNER OF THE SITE HAS A CUT THROAT RETURN POLICY WHERE THE BUYER HAS TO GIVE UP 50% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A…

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Added by bernard howard on October 31, 2021 at 6:16am — 3 Comments

Michael Jordan Kobe Bryant Autographed Basketball Ebay COA

Immediately below is a link to a previous blog on Ebay seller Silver-prism-holo (who has sold multiple forged/counterfeit cards).

https://live.autographmagazine.com/profiles/blogs/ebay-seller-silver-prizm-holo-sells-autographed-willie-mays-2003-…

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Added by Christopher Williams on October 29, 2021 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Do you ever add something to your collection that you are not totally sure of?

I've been thinking about this a bit and I hope it makes sense.  We do a lot of sharing of images here to get opinions about pieces we have or are seeking to acquire......and that's a great gift of this forum.  

Maybe this has been covered before, but I was wondering how folks feel about adding items to their collections that they are not at least pretty well totally sure of.  For instance, you get a killer autograph from one of your heroes but you do know there are some…

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Added by Etienne on October 29, 2021 at 3:45pm — 7 Comments

Goals Not Met

Many years ago, I considered collecting the autographs of who I consider to be Gentlemen of Horror.  Many autograph collectors work on autograph projects that satisfy their interests.  Baseball fans collect the autographs of Hall of Famers.  Those who appreciate history collect the autographs of Presidents of the United States.  Fans of Hollywood collect the autographs of Oscar winners.  My list would not be as lengthy.  It would include only six names.

My plan was to begin with the…

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Added by Mike Shepherd on October 26, 2021 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Paul McCartney will NO LONGER sign autographs

Someone sent me a story on it. He went on and on about how he looks miserable in selfies people take, and doesn't understand why his name on a piece of paper is important, as "you know who I am, I know who I am."  (Kenny Rodgers used to say the same thing).

I remember about 15 years ago, Paul refusing to take photos with people, so...he's had that stance for awhile.

Added by Josh Board on October 26, 2021 at 6:49am — 12 Comments

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