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If someone asking you help him/her personalised private collection what do u think about it ? Because these days hard to find good and trusted seller out there so many fake graphers out there

Submitted by: umut mustafa onur


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I think racc is great with it, espicially with the RTS program, because they can monitor what goes on.




Who are the weirdest celebrities you've met?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Crisipin Glover
Ben Stiller
Bruce Willis
Weird Al Yankovic, just cause its his name !!




Do you think eBay does a good job of policing fake autographs for sale on their marketplace?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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no comment




What's the rudest thing a celebrity has ever said to you when you asked them to sign?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Ashlee Simpson spit at me, Im glad her career has blown up since she did that.




Who has turned you down for an autograph more times than anyone?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Jodie Foster every time she sees me, I ask her just to make here day miserable. She hates me, I made a rude comment to her a few years back, she lined us up at an event, 5 of us, signs 2 each, gets to me , says all done. I walked with her and she drew a box with her finger and said this is my personal space, get out of it. But 3 of the people getting her graph where helping me , so I still ended up with 6.




What is your opinion of Third-Party Authentication (such as PSA, JSA, BAS) overall?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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I think they do a good job for the most part, but cant agree that when a autograph is in their system it is in there forever, real or fake.




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


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$2 million




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


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Its all about research, if they are in your town, you gotta find where they stay or where they are gonna perform.




Who is the one famous person you wish you could have met but never did?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Judy Garland and Ralph Waldo Emerson




Which celebs would you say are most UNLIKE their famous persona?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Drew Barrymore
Jodie Foster
Bette Midler
Seth Macfarlane
Sting




How long have you been an in person autograph seeker?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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Over 20 years, but Ive taken time off for work, school etc.




Which actresses are the nicest?

Submitted by: Michael Betlinski


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Jennifer Love Hewitt
Bella Thorne ( not as nice now)
Lana Del Rey




I heard some celebs ask trivia questions before they will sign. Have you experienced this and, if so, what happened?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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yes , nick from 311, Steve jones just did it to me as well, he wanted three sex pistols songs.




Why do some celebs refuse to sign autographs with blue markers?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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I think blue ink is tied with ebay, they see blue and automatically think dealer. Its something publicist and managers started.




Do you ever butter up celebs with gifts and compliments?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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Yes, the celebs themselves love it. If you bring the right item.




Have you ever asked a celebrity to sign their full name? What happened?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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Yes, they usually do it or just flat ignore you with a smile like they didnt hear you .




What is the biggest misconceptions when it comes to people that sell autographs?

Submitted by: David Durocher


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We dont file taxes, live with our parents, dont bathe, no significant others, lol, there are so many.




What tips would you offer for someone who wants to get started collecting in person autographs?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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I would suggest researching venues in your area, you are gonna strike out a lot, so you gotta be ready for that. But knowing the venues helps, also knowing habits, like Seinfeld is big on signing only after the show, so dont bother on way in, get there an hour or two before show ends and line up.




Do you keep any of the autographs you obtain for yourself?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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I collect golf and music. I keep my favorites.




How do you avoid having a celebrity personalize the autographs?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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I know how to erase them, and the lab I print from its very easy to wipe off the marker, so I just let them personalize and erase at home. If its a poster or album, I always have a back up item like a photo I can erase.




How do you respond when a celebrity assumes you're an eBay dealer?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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I stay quiet usually, and just stop buying their product or watching their shows.




How do you keep organized with 100s of photos when you're out graphing?

Submitted by: Chris Michaels


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I keep them all in my trunk, I got them in bins with a,b,c tabs




What is the biggest changes in the autograph scene since you first started?

Submitted by: David Durocher


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Social Media, number of dealers, and the quality of photos. There wasnt much digitally logged photos out there yet.




What is the most autographs you've ever obtained from one person during a single occasion?

Submitted by: Justin Steffman


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I couldnt tell you, but I know Ive gotten over 30-40 from people like Matt Damon, Joe Theisman, John Travolta.




Who was your first autograph?

Submitted by: Nick Maas


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Tommy Davis of the Los Angeles Dodgers, met him at my little league. It sits on my desk , very faded, but it was my first graph, its also on a little league baseball.




What was your greatest autograph success?

Submitted by: Adam Halloran


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It would have to be Ronald Reagan, for being a US President, he was nice as can be.







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