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Pete Chuka's Discussions

Fire & Water: And autograph Collectors Worst Nightmares

Started this discussion. Last reply by SIR Paul Aug 21. 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

RIP Levi Dailey

Started this discussion. Last reply by john shaw Aug 10. 2 Replies

I just got some heartbreaking news. One of the best autograph collectors that I ever met and had the pleasure to collect with, Levi Dailey passed away today, he was far too young and a really good…Continue

Who signed this baseball?

Started this discussion. Last reply by terrier8HOF Mar 3. 3 Replies

A customer popped into the shop today with this random ball.....I couldn't figure it out, figured come on over here and deal with the baseball autograph pros.....any ideas?…Continue

Star Wars Autographs Through The Years

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Shepherd Jan 16. 5 Replies

The subject came up last night about the changes to a celebrities autograph over the course of years. This will be image heavy, but as they say "a picture is worth a thousand words."George Lucas…Continue

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James B replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Oh Pete, I do love your creative appraisals :) Thank you!"
3 hours ago
Pete Chuka replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"The only thought that comes to my mind, is that you should run far away from that seller, and don't look back."
5 hours ago
James B replied to Pete Chuka's discussion Harrison Ford Questionable Autographs
"Hi folks, Does anyone have any thoughts on this one please? Thanks! Jim"
5 hours ago
Pete Chuka commented on Josh Board's blog post X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts
"Patrick is getting older and he is a regular convention signer, where he charges a pretty penny. He isn't that great inperson at events or on the streets.  I must agree 100%, Diggstown is a great film, and whenever it comes up, people have…"
8 hours ago
Pete Chuka and goodcat53 are now friends
Pete Chuka replied to Mike T's discussion Star Wars Autograph Authenticity Opinions
"Even in "flash mode" and miniature in size, so as to keep you from seeing anything clearly ......there is nothing there that looks right."
Pete Chuka replied to Richard Dwyer's discussion Ne1 know who this is?
"Probably a mid to late 90's all star ball from the minors....lots of guys from different teams. Randy Curtis, Shane Spencer, Matt Hammons, Brian Graham as manager  "
Pete Chuka replied to Richard Dwyer's discussion Ne1 know who this is?
"Take more photos. Matthew Hammonds is a prospect now. Brian Graham was last affiliated with the Orioles as an executive, years ago. Matt Hammons was a longtime minor league player for the Cubs, but no longer playing. Seems as if you have a Minor…"
Pete Chuka replied to Mike Kaminski's discussion Natalie Portman - Real or Fake?
Pete Chuka replied to Richard Dwyer's discussion Ne1 know who this is?
"Brian Graham minor league ball player coach and manager, then a coach for Cleveland. "
Pete Chuka replied to John D.'s discussion Ebay seller: K9graphs
"Looks like you already got your answer, but I would go so far as to say there is not another collector on the planet that I would bet everything on a Pearl Jam autograph from. K9 is family and he collects PJ like I collect Harrison Fords. You…"
Pete Chuka replied to Jason H's discussion Opinion please: John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Loraine Newman, Garrett Morris
"Bill signed Wm James Murray Wilmette IL. "
Pete Chuka replied to Jason H's discussion Opinion please: John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Loraine Newman, Garrett Morris
"There is not any article about them in the paper, the gentleman who obtained the signatures was a transplant from Chicago living in New Orleans. He had the Chicago newspaper mailed to him in NOLA. He went to the Plaza to see the SNL cast at their…"
Pete Chuka replied to Jason H's discussion Opinion please: John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Loraine Newman, Garrett Morris
"My set is actually from that fateful New Orleans Mall/Plaza visit in 1977.  Loraine is the only tough call, and I like yours far better than the images shown in the article. "
Pete Chuka and ipan_kolep are now friends
Pete Chuka replied to Brad Sumner's discussion Star Trek Poster cast signatures
"In case your dad doesn't believe us or you about authenticity, please inform him that Gene passed in October of 1991. VI opened in December of 1991. If any of these posters were out in the hands of collectors before the film premiere, it…"
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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
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Advanced Collector
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It changes all the time.
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Why not?
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
Steve McQueen

Pete Chuka'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…


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…


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…

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 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?

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!
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
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!

At 8:02am on January 4, 2016, Jan Cogo said…
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,



At 11:07am on June 10, 2014, Steve Zarelli said…

Welcome, Pete! very happy to have your expertise on this site. Regards, Steve Zarelli



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