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Do you think eBay does a good job of policing fake autographs for sale on their marketplace?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
Who has turned you down for an autograph more times than anyone?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
In one day it was Harrison Ford with 6 denials all together.
What is your opinion of Third-Party Authentication (such as PSA, JSA, BAS) overall?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
I haven't personally had a bad experience if that makes the buyer more comfortable then I'm all for it. However this group (RACC) has members with tons of experience and knowledge. Just as good as a sticker of authenticity when you get Racc Approval
If someone wanted to pay you Cash for every single autograph you own and you only had 60 seconds to give a price, what would it be?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
How do you know the time/location of where to catch the celebrities? If there are reliable websites that share such info can you please point to a few, thanks!Submitted by: Mohamad
By knowing the right people and not to my knowledge
I want David Bowie stories and I want them now!Submitted by:
I don't have any sorry
Who is the one famous person you wish you could have met but never did?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
Jerry Orbach just because I was a big fan of Law and Order growing up. A celeb still a live that I would like to meet is Jim Carrey
How long have you been an in person autograph seeker?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
Which actresses are the nicest?Submitted by: Michael Betlinski
Kristin Bell, Angelica Huston, Melissa McCarthy, to name a few
Why do some celebs refuse to sign autographs with blue markers?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
They think it means you sell autographs. Which is rediculous black ink sells the same. It's just a preference really it pops better on some items
Do you ever butter up celebs with gifts and compliments?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
Done both. They like getting gifts or compliments as long as it's something that makes sense. Anyone likes gifts or compliments lol
Have you ever asked a celebrity to sign their full name? What happened?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
I have and it didn't change the way they decided to sign. I usually just accept what they are giving out unless it's a low key situation then might push for something nicer
What is the biggest misconceptions when it comes to people that sell autographs?Submitted by: David Durocher
That were all greedy a**holes.
What tips would you offer for someone who wants to get started collecting in person autographs?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
Be patient, polite, and respectful out there. Make sure you have blue and black sharpie in case they won't sign in blue. Have fun!!!! This hobby can be fun and you can meet all kinds of cool people.
Do you keep any of the autographs you obtain for yourself?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
All the time. I'm a collector as well. Just depends on who I get.
How do you avoid having a celebrity personalize the autographs?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
This can be tough. Just let them know they don't have to do that or the item looks better without that... Sometimes you have to use that to break them down by asking for a personalization
How do you respond when a celebrity assumes you're an eBay dealer?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
Either with a comment about there music or maybe something I read in an interview. One time Darius Rucker said "oh you guys are working hard today and I'm not signing all that stuff." I read somewhere he was a fan of Peaky Blinders. So, I asked him what he thought of the season ending episode. His whole demeanor changed and we started talking about the show as he signed all our stuff. Long story short know who your graphing and that can help at times
How do you keep organized with 100s of photos when you're out graphing?Submitted by: Chris Michaels
Well in Seattle if you have 3 different things going on in one day that's a busy day for you. I use photo boards and or photo boxes. All kept in a bag. Comic cons or big events can get hectic but just keep them in order of arrival.
What is the biggest changes in the autograph scene since you first started?Submitted by: David Durocher
How difficult people can be these days or always hearing the Ebay Comments. When, I was a kid most everyone signed at ball parks and Or hotels. That coupled with the information game has changed as well.
What is the most autographs you've ever obtained from one person during a single occasion?Submitted by: Justin Steffman
7 or 8.... I normally print or prepare for what a persons habits are
Who was your first autograph?Submitted by: Nick Maas
My first Celeb autograph was Chris Pratt and sports was Omar Visquel at the King Dome in Seattle. That's what started it all, lol.
What was your greatest autograph success?Submitted by: Adam Halloran
My greatest success was with Bill Murray or Brian Cranston. Two of my favorite actors.
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