Wednesday, February 27, 2013

UACC Autograph Authentication Course: April 20 - 21, 2013

The UACC will hold its Basic Autograph Authentication Course at the next Hollywood Show in Los Angeles, April 20 - 21. The hands-on course will include identification of the most common fake autographs including Autopens and stamped signatures.

The course is free to UACC members and $5.00 to all others. Course will be taught by Michael Hecht, UACC President and Kevin Segall, Proprietor of Collector's Shangri-La.

You can get discounted tickets to the show here.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Jeter Fans Line Up, Shut Up and Wait -

Jeter Fans Line Up, Shut Up and Wait -

“Single file! No chitchat! He doesn't want to hear about your personal life, so don’t ask him about his!”

Sounds like a humiliating experience. Why subject yourself to waiting for many hours to be treated like a piece of garbage? If you're so desperate for his autograph, just buy one for a few hundred bucks on eBay. It's not like you are missing out on a wonderful encounter with a friendly star.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Neil Armstrong signed baseball: Is it real, or is it Memorex?

Once in a while, you'll find a fake autograph and know precisely where it was copied from.

In the Fall 2012 RR Space Auction, I reviewed and authenticated this Neil Armstrong signed baseball.

Today, I stumbled across this alleged Neil Armstrong signed baseball at Coach's Corner Auctions.

In my opinion, the Coach's Corner example was almost certainly modeled from the authentic exemplar offered by RR Auction. But note the slowness, hesitation and lack of confidence in the Coach's Corner ball.