When it comes to autographs in the sports world, there are plenty of ways that collectors and the autograph industry itself has helped commodify ink.
In other words, there are a number of common items that are commonly signed that help us all figure a common value that we’d expect to pay or expect to get if we have to sell something we own. Jerseys, balls, helmets, cards, photos — there are a lot of ways to collect sports autographs.
But for celebrity autographs, it’s a lot less complicated as the 8-by-10 photo is arguably the most-commonly solid piece across the whole spectrum of television, movies and others of note who we might find, say, at a comic book convention or other similarly organized signing session. Not all films have massive toy lines, not all celebs have book deals and TV shows often don’t have posters you can find all that easily.
But they can all have photos — and those are a staple of the convention scene. Not all photos are made the same — some fans like certain films but don’t like general everyday images, while others prefer anything from anyone in a certain franchise. In many instances these days, collectors don’t even have to attend a show to land a ‘graph — you just have to find its website. Buzz surfed around and found the main store for one major show promotor in the convention world — Fan Expo,which regularly holds shows around the United States and Canada — to get a tastes of what’s available and 100-percent legit. (That’s one big, big issue when it comes to autographs, especially in this realm.)
Below is a gallery of more than 160 autographed photos from stars of television and movies who have signed for the company in the past and have ink available right now. There’s just one example image per star here, but you can see what one company charges for their ink — a price guide of sorts for who costs what from some of the biggest series and films in pop culture.
Click to enter the gallery for closer looks at the photos, the autographs and their costs.
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