Here are two madonna's on ebay right now- the first one is an authentic "Love Madonna." Not as perfect as I've seen it, but pretty close.
Now click on the one below and see where she started to sign "Love" and then just rushed the rest. I would say this is probably authentic, but gosh, it's just a scibble that anyone could do. So for me, I want the nicer example because not only does it look better, it's certainly tougher to forge.
It's pretty sad that I've seen enough of her autographs to say that the second one is real, but the more I look at it, the more I say it's genuine. The slant is right, the way she starts the L and the tail at the end of the a....
Last edited by Dom Heffner; 12-12-2013 at 09:31 PM.
So does anyone have an autograph of '80s hair metal band Autograph?
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Dom Heffner (12-12-2013)
After looking at the ITPs, I think the one he signed for me looks even better than those! Granted, it's not on a 11x14, but it looks like those, but slightly better.
The thing with Springsteen is that I could easily ask for more, but I just don't. I got involved with the charity long before I knew he was involved. I don't know, I feel a little dirty asking, which is why I've only done it a few times when I easily could have asked a couple dozen times. I'm content with having a few.
That's one of the difficult things about getting autographs. There are usually crowds and celebrities try to sign for as many people as possible, which often means rushing. I fully believe that some celebrities don't like or are paranoid about people selling their autographs as well and thus some purposely (like a Pacino) will give a scribble. You know who I found though really took their time when signing? More so than anyone I had ever seen? Matthew Broderick. Ridiculously good signer.
Some people go to crazy lengths to get autographs. Someone was telling me how they find out which hotel they're staying at. I've seen some dealers get in a car and follow the person to their hotel for autographs. It's stuff for me that just borders on crazy and insane. I don't think I could do that, no matter who it was.
One of the other things I want to do is I've got a couple of Sting autographs. You wouldn't believe how easy they were to get too. Maybe the easiest autographs I've ever gotten, no exaggeration. I don't think he by himself is that valuable, but I got his autographs on Police stuff. I'd love to somehow get Stewart and Andy. I think Stewart probably is easier to get than Andy, but I could be wrong on that. I actually tried contacting him on facebook and I didn't get a reply.
Here's an authentic Prince...only $2900..
I would love to own this- a signed piece of paper by the first band Jimmy Page ever played in- Mickey Finn and the Bluemen, for whom he played harmonica.
Speaking of going to great lengths. He once found out that Elizabeth Taylor was going to rent out Disney for her birthday party. So, he bought tickets the day before and then slept in bushes so he could be there the next day to try for an autograph.
He pulls the overnight part off, only to be kicked out when trying to order a soft pretzel. The giveaway? He asked how much they were. Apparently guests of Miss Taylor don't pay for anything lol....
Is Prince worth it? It probably is. Prince is no Dylan, but the scarcity factor and his fans are pretty die hard, so maybe not a bad buy. I wouldn't do it, personally, just because I'd rather put that money towards someone else, but for a fan, I would totally get how someone would pay it and though it may take you ahiwle to get out from it, you most likely could. Will it appreciate? Gosh, no way to know....
For an 11x14 photo Alfie was getting $1500 and up back in the 1990s...
You could probably get it cheaper today or at least in that price range...prices for some of the Hollywood legends aren't really going up....
A good friend of mine is what you would call a Dylanologist where he has seen Bob in concert somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 times. He is kind of like how alot of us are with baseball and the Reds when it comes to Bob. Anyway at one show my friend was in the front row and Bob spit on the stage. My friend grabbed a kleenex, reached on the stage and wiped the spit up with the kleenex. To this day that kleenex with Bobs spit hangs proudly on his wall.
I know this is a thread about autograph collectors and not spit collectors but I thought people would find it interesting.
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That is absolutely awesome, George.
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