We all have our regrets as autograph collectors. We pass on many opportunities, only to regret our decisions in the future. On many occasions, it is our personal feelings that cloud our judgement.
I have been collecting Star Wars autographs for many years. Some of the autographs in my collection are of some very obscure character actors. Have you ever heard of Simon Williamson? Has anyone?
Although no Star Wars autograph collection would be complete without the many obscure character actors, I sometimes regret passing on opportunities because of my personal feelings. I had passed on Leonard Nimoy many times, only to regret it now.
The same can be said for my collection of baseball autographs. No New York Yankees fan would waste money on a Pedro Martinez autograph. At least not when they could add a Jim Leyritz autograph to their collection instead.
How many Federalists may have passed on an opportunity to own a manuscript written by Thomas Jefferson? The world will never know.
Let us now consider politics. I often wonder how many collectors have passed on opportunities to own historical autographs due to political reasons. I have no doubt that it has occurred, considering the poor decisions that I have made due to my feelings about Star Trek and the Boston Red Sox.
I thought that this would be an interesting blog topic for November of 2020. Stay well, everyone. Have a healthy and safe Thanksgiving!