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Mike Shepherd's Discussions

Marcia Lucas Cancels Private Signing

Started Aug 7, 2019 0 Replies

This is truly sad and unfortunate.  It is sad for the many Star Wars autograph collectors who were looking forward to this once in a lifetime opportunity.  It is also unfortunate that…Continue

Signed and Sketched Comics

Started Jul 28, 2019 0 Replies

I thought that it would be interesting to create a discussion that would allow members to share their signed and sketched comics.  Members may also use this discussion to post images of signed and…Continue

Steven Spielberg Autograph (Opinions Please)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Aug 1, 2019. 9 Replies

I have owned this Steven Spielberg autograph for many years.  It was…Continue

Original Comic and Sports Art (Signed and Unsigned)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Jul 28, 2019. 5 Replies

I thought that it would be interesting to create a discussion that would allow members to share their original comic and sports art.  I have recently expanded my autograph collection to include…Continue

 

Mike Shepherd's Page

Latest Activity

Mike Shepherd replied to Eric Keith Longo's discussion Post Halloween Post: Mr. Vincent Price
"I love it!"
20 hours ago
Mike Shepherd replied to Patrick's discussion David Prowse and Carrie Fisher Signatures
"Both autographs look pretty typical to me.  I am confused by the Steiner COA.  Have the autographs been authenticated by a TPA as well?"
Tuesday
Mike Shepherd replied to Travis Christenberry's discussion Val Kilmer signed memoir for $27 at B&N
"He was great in Willow.  One of my favorites.  Thanks, Travis."
Tuesday
Mike Shepherd replied to Steve Cyrkin Community Mgr.'s discussion What day did the music die?
"Do you have an answer to the original question posted?"
Monday
Mike Shepherd replied to Patrick's discussion Thoughts on this Francis Ford Coppola?
"I think you may be onto something, Patrick."
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to Steve Cyrkin Community Mgr.'s discussion What day did the music die?
"Fortunately, the music has not died for me.  All of the members of Van Halen are still alive, and hopefully doing well.  Keep fighting, Eddie.  Modern medicine works miracles these days."
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to Patrick's discussion Thoughts on this Francis Ford Coppola?
"It actually looks pretty typical to me.  Is it true that he signed 5000 copies of those?  I have never heard anything about that."
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to Shane's discussion Carrie Fisher
"The “F” is typically one flow.  Even if there is a break in it.  What do you think, Shane?"
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to George's discussion Star Wars Poster signed real or fake?
"I agree with the other members."
Sunday
Mike Shepherd replied to George's discussion Does Singari gallery sell real or fake autographs? Daisy Ridley & Harrison Ford
"Both of the autographs are atypical."
Jan 17
Mike Shepherd replied to George's discussion Daisy Ridley and Adam driver signed pieces real?
"All six autographs are atypical.  What is your budget, George?"
Jan 16
Mike Shepherd replied to George's discussion Are these Daisy Ridley and Adam driver pieces Real?
"Great news.  Thanks."
Jan 16
Mike Shepherd replied to George's discussion Are these Daisy Ridley and Adam driver pieces Real?
"Mike T, are there any private signings planned for the near future?"
Jan 16
Mike Shepherd replied to George's discussion Are these Daisy Ridley and Adam driver pieces Real?
"BAS or PSA.  Mike T has also replied, and he is as good as any TPA when it comes to Star Wars autographs."
Jan 16
Mike Shepherd replied to George's discussion Are these Daisy Ridley and Adam driver pieces Real?
"The dual-signed photo is close to being typical.  I have a few concerns, including the “A” in “Adam”.  You may want to get a TPA to take a quick look at it.  At least ask the seller about the history of the…"
Jan 16
Mike Shepherd replied to George's discussion Star Wars rise of Skywalker cast signed poster real???
"Exactly, Steve.  I could not agree more."
Jan 14

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
What brings you to Autograph Live?
I would like to participate in forum discussions.
Who can we thank for telling you about Autograph Live?
A member did not invite me to join.
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, History/Politics, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music, SciFi, Horror
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
I started collecting when I was very young and I asked Phil Esposito for an autograph. Years later I also received autographs from Tom Seaver, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. It was in 1997 that I began collecting autographs as a hobby.
What is your level of expertise?
Intermediate Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
Alfred Hitchcock is my favorite autograph in my collection.
Why do you collect?
I collect because I enjoy history.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Edgar Allan Poe

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At 8:26am on July 23, 2019, Steve Cyrkin Community Mgr. said…

Thanks, Mike. A number of upgrades are in the works. A graphic on the home page had been needed for years.

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Mike Shepherd's Blog

Autograph Gift Magic

Posted on December 23, 2019 at 1:50pm 2 Comments

Autograph collectors are certainly not the easiest people to purchase a gift for.  That is what makes purchasing an autograph for someone who is not an autograph collector so much fun.  Imagine a family member who is a New York Yankees fan receiving an Aaron Judge autographed baseball.  Or a friend who is a Star Wars fan receiving a Daisy Ridley autographed photo.  That is the magic of autograph gifts.…

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The Human Factor

Posted on November 23, 2019 at 1:58pm 6 Comments

I recently had the honor and pleasure of meeting David Proval.  The venue was SopranosCon in New Jersey.  I wanted to add his autograph to my Mean Streets photo.  The photo already had the autographs of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese on it.

I made all of the necessary preparations.  I placed the photo into a protective folder, and then into a protective envelope.  I tested my blue Sharpie, so that his autograph would match Robert De Niro’s and Martin Scorsese’s…

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Mr. (Grumpy?) October

Posted on October 26, 2019 at 2:12pm 10 Comments

On June 18, 1978, my father treated me to my first New York Yankees baseball game.  We sat in the upper deck.  It was Bat Day, and I could not wait to see Reggie Jackson play.  He put on an incredible show during batting practice, hitting one baseball out of Yankee Stadium and onto River Avenue in the Bronx.  At least that is how I remember it.  I was eight years old.  Unfortunately, his performance in the game was not as exciting.  He went 0-4, striking out four times.

Four years…

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It’s My Money

Posted on September 29, 2019 at 7:25pm 9 Comments

It was my freshman year of college in the spring of 1988.  I walked to a local convenience store to purchase a few necessaries.  While I was checking out, I noticed a box of Topps baseball cards on the counter.  I could not resist.  With the exception of one pack in the spring of 1986, I had not purchased baseball cards since 1981.  That was the year that the New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.

I spent the entire summer of 1988 completing that set.…

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