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Signed, sealed, delivered: Growing up collecting autographs as a hobby

University at Buffalo The Spectrum - Apr 3, 2017
Autograph collecting isn't easy. It's time consuming and takes a lot of effort. With a hobby like autograph collecting, though, the rewards outweigh the effort put into it. Opening up my mailbox to see a letter from one of my favorite celebrities is ...

Pawn Stars Expert Appraiser Talks Rare Autographs, How to Spot Forgeries and the Worst Fake He's Ever Seen

Parade - Apr 13, 2017
Steve Grad is the go-to appraiser of autographed items on A&E's hit show, Pawn Stars. The Professional Sports Authenticator has been interested in famous autographs since he was 8 years old. That's when caught the autograph-collecting bug from his aunt ...

Confessions of an Eighth Grade Autograph Forgery Expert

Nerdist - Jun 4, 2016
My obsession with the game fueled an incessant and passionate hobby of autograph collecting. By the time I was 13, I had amassed 2500-plus signatures of major league players past and present, ranging from Canseco, to Bob Feller to…well… 1980 Rookie ...

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An Insider's Guide to Autograph Collecting

by: Kevin Martin
One of these signatures is authentic. One is a forgery. The other is a surprising secretarial. Can you tell the difference? Piece of the Past, Inc. CEO Kevin Martin reveals the answer to the question above and even more within the pages of An Insider’s Guide to Autograph Collecting. It’s an A to Z reference tool for beginners and established collectors that offers first-hand lessons about what you should look for while building or adding to your existing collections. You’ll get tips on recognizing forgeries, dealing with reputable sellers, items for sale on eBay and other outlets that are definitely forgeries, how to spot a secretarial, third party authenticators and much more.
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Labor of Love: Reflections & Images from a Lifetime of Baseball Autograph Cluster Collecting

by: Stephen McKelvey
While the title of this book - Labor of Love -- captures the essence of our father's lifetime hobby, it applies equally to the five years spent cataloging thousands of autographed baseball items - auctioned off over almost two years by Heritage Auctions - to determine those which would be most fascinating to baseball fans and collectors of all ages. For over six decades, our father lived a life "silly on baseball" -- while building one of the largest and unique private baseball autograph collections in the world.
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The Handbook of Historical Documents, A Guide to Owning History

by: Todd M. Axelrod
A guide to owning Historical Documents. Own a check signed by Orville Wright, or an autographed photograph of the Beatles, or a letter written by Jesse James. These a just a few examples of historical documents, unique collectibles that put fragments of man's experience into the collector's hands. How can a person take advantage of the opportunity to own these unique collectibles? This book was written specifically to introduce the reader to this fascinating collecting field and to guide him through the process of becoming a collector.
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Why Autograph Collecting is so Addicting? Examples! (The Rush, The Chase, The Addiction)

Why Autograph Collecting is so Addicting? (The Rush, The Chase, The Addiction)

Ep. 8: Expert Tips for TTM (Through the Mail) Autograph Collecting with Tim Henderson

Autograph University Master Class: Episode 8 For 15 years Tim Henderson graphed athletes and celebrities in Atlanta, but when his daughter was born he ...

Card & Autograph Collecting : What Kind of Pen Should You Use for Baseball Autographs?

When a person is trying to get a baseball autographed, they should use a high-quality ballpoint pen, and they should keep this autograph out of direct sunlight.

Card & Autograph Collecting : Tips on Getting Baseball Autographs

The least expensive way to get a baseball autograph is to get an athlete to sign an item at a game, but this can be extremely difficult. Find out how to get baseball ...

Card & Autograph Collecting : The Value of Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards

The value of a Mickey Mantle baseball card depends on the individual card, and whether or not the card is a reprint or vintage. Find out how some Mickey Mantle ...