Sports Autograph Collecting

Jackie Robinson Letter

Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout.  Karim Abdul Jabar, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Diana Taurasi. Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicholas. Vince Lombardi, Payton Manning, Patrick Mahomes, Michael Strahan. Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, Arthur Ash, Roger Federer. Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky.  Mohamed Ali.  Michael Phelps, and Katie Ledecky.  A few names among many from all sports who have their autographs and other items collected.

We all grow up with our favorite sports figures. Our heroes and idols. Capturing those memories are a pleasure. But the simple days of collecting baseball cards in a pack of gum are long gone.

So in this world of fakes and forgeries, how do you go about collecting your favorite contemporary and past heroes! How can you judge authenticity? Are there any rules of thumb to help you?

Joe Orlando, Executive Vice President of Sports at Heritage Auctions shares his knowledge with anyone interested in or already collecting sports autographs. Collectors Guide to Sports Autographs.

Thank you to Heritage Auctions who allow us the share this with you.