As autograph collectors, most of us remember our first purchase. If we do not, we remember the first purchase of our favorite person’s autograph. At the time of that purchase, we probably did not expect to add additional autographs of that same person to our collection. Why would we? The purchase of a single autograph was an accomplished mission.
In most hobbies, the question of what people collect is often asked. The question asked of autograph collectors is often more confusing. Who do you collect?
It does not take long since the original purchase of our favorite person’s autograph to discover the fact that autographs go through many changes over the years. A vintage George Lucas autograph looks nothing like his more recent signature. This discovery causes many of us to add to our collections in ways that we never would have imagined at the beginning of our collecting days.
My vintage George Lucas autograph (top) and my more recently signed George Lucas autograph (bottom). The more recent autograph was signed in 2012. I could never have imagined owning more than one George Lucas autograph at the time of my original purchase.
I am curious to know who other members of Autograph Live collect. When I recently tallied pieces of my collection, I realized that there was a tie between two of my favorite people. They are Don Mattingly and Al Pacino. Who do you collect?