Saturday, August 22, 2015

Capt. Caveman's TTM autographs #6

Hello and welcome back fellow TTM graphers to another great week in autograph collecting. This week before I get to the weeks successes I thought Id talk about the dreaded A word and S words in TTM collecting. Autopens and secretarial signature's. So what if that autograph you just received TTM just doesn't look right or doesn't look anything like any known example of there autograph. Well more than likely that celeb pays someone to sign for them like a secretary or sometimes family as is the case with Cary Fisher her mom signs her TTM requests. These are called secretarial signatures alot of celebs use secretary's to fill TTM autograph requests. Alot of people see this as a total failure and I agree to a point its not an authentic signature but at least they took the time to reply to there fans with something instead of refusing or sending pre printed pictures with facsimile autographs. Now autopens are another thing celebs and alot of politicians especially Presidents use to fill requests. Its a machine that signs the persons name for them, they can have several different signature styles. IV seen some autopen signatures that look almost hand signed but most have a squiggly line look to them like shaky handwriting and pressure points at the beginning and end where the pen stayed in one spot just a second longer leaving a little blacker dot. Unless your just a huge fan of a celeb who sends autopen or sec signatures I say save the stamps. Most TTM sites like and can help inform you who really signs and who doesn't remember my first step is research. Now that's not saying its impossible to get an authentic autograph from someone who uses a secretary or autopen if you write sincere heartfelt letters sometimes you can get lucky. Now enough of these TTM bad words and on to the best part of the hobby the successes. This week brought a great reply from the very lovely Sandahl Bergman it was great to finally add Valeria to my Conan collection along with Arnold, James earl Jones, and Gerry Lopez and who doesn't love Sandahl as Queen Gedren in "Red Sonja" took three months to return. Thursday brought two, first Don Rickles signed the two pictures we sent him just under two months wait. One got smudged but the one I really wanted the "Kelly's Heroes" poster picture he signed in sharpie and not pen like the other and returned perfect. Next was Larry Zerner you may remember him as Shelly from "Friday the 13th" part 3. He brought the hockey mask to scare his friends and i think we all know how that turned out. Fast 8 day turnaround. Friday brought two more success first "Let's Make a Deal" creator and host Monty Hall signed and returned one of the two pictures we sent only took two weeks. Next Two time superbowl MVP and Champion Eli Manning returned the two cards we sent him signed and in only 26 days. To finish off an amazing week we got Commander Data himself Brent Spiner he's my favorite character from TNG he signed both pictures and took only a few months to reply. Well that's all for this week. Thanks for stopping by ill be back next Saturday with all new autographs and addresses and be sure to stop by Wednesday for the mid week bonus horror blog. Until then. Keep graphing.

Sandahl Bergman
14315 Moorpark street
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-2615
Don Rickles
10249 Century  Woods Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067-6312
Larry Zerner
Zerner Law
1801 Century Park East
suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Monty Hall
519 N. Arden Dr.
Beverly hills, CA 90210
Eli Manning
New York Giants
Giants Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Brent Spiner
9454 Wilshire Blvd
4th floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2907

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