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How to Preserve your Autographed Photo Collectables

I came across this article and thought it was a good one to share!  We all know that preserving your photos is very important!  What is the point of collecting autographs if the photos become faded and start to deteriorate in a few years because you don't handle them properly?  Take a look at these autograph preservation tips!

1. Acid free is the way to go - Whether you choose plastic bags, cardboard folders or frames to display your autographs, you need to make sure that the material you use is acid free. Standard bags, folders and frames are made with materials that release acids over time. These acids can make your photographs and other memorabilia fade and disintegrate. Make sure that the products that you buy to store your autographs is clearly labeled acid-free. If the package doesn't specify that, don't trust it with your photos.

2. Keep humidity low - Humidity causes moisture which can be devastating to paper products like photographs. To keep your autogra…

Reader Comment!

Another great comment from a reader!

"Just finished your book in 2 days.  Great job.  I've been a collector for well over 20 years, and a full time dealer for more than 10.  I have obtained in person, bought and sold tens of thousands of autographs, but would never consider becoming an "authenticator" because the job description is a joke.  The problems with third party authentication have only continued to get worse and worse.  The more I find out about these outfits the less I trust them." 
-Theo Chen at
Thank you for your email Theo!  Be sure to check out Theo's awesome website linked above!  Are you an autograph collector who agrees with Theo's comment?  Have you run into authentication issues?  Tell us about it, and to order a copy of Autograph Hell - The Truth About Collecting, click HERE. 

The Happiest Man In The World

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. James Jackson, the founder and president of Project C.U.R.E. - an organization I am very involved in- and the author of 'The Happiest Man In The World'.  I had Dr. Jackson sign my book and took these pictures with him.  You can order a copy of my book Autograph Hell - The Truth About Collecting by clicking HERE.

Another one for the collection!

Here is a fun picture to share with you!  I met Dodger Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda at the Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers game on 9/28.  The Dodgers won that game 7-5.   A little information about Hiroki Kuroda -  Kuroda is 36 years old and started his MLB career in 2004 after playing in Japan for 10 years.  Kuroda is a right handed pitcher, his fastball has reached 97 mph, and he's had 523 strike outs so far in his MLB career!  Kuroda is a legend in Japan and in 2004 helped the Japan National Baseball Team earn an Olympic bronze medal.  Impressive career!  It was an honor to meet him!   Order your copy of Autograph Hell today by clicking HERE!