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One of the most frequent questions I receive from readers is how they can get their hands on the supplies I recommend (e.g., silver DecoColors, UV-free binder pages). For your convenience I’ve listed below all the tools and resources I personally use. Please note that I am not selling any of these items, just pointing you in the right direction.

Liquid Silver DecoColor paint markerSeveral items have been featured in the following posts with additional commentary:

In many cases I’ve included an affiliate link which kicks back a small percentage of the purchase price to me (typically 1-5%) which helps make a dent in covering operating costs such as hosting this site.

Markers & Pens

Photo Printing

Athlete Appearances


Autograph Storage & Supplies

Mailing Envelopes

Subscriptions to Autograph Communities

Autograph Bag

Winter Gear


I encourage you to share your own experiences (and suggestions) with our community in the Comments section.

8 comments… add one

  • Philip D October 3, 2014, 9:32 pm

    I find that using game baseballs are in my opinion better to just us a ROMLB. what do you think and getting a game used Isn’t the easiest thing to do do you have any tips?


  • Matt Raymond October 3, 2014, 9:50 pm

    By “game baseballs” do you mean a ball that was actually used in a game?

  • philip D October 6, 2014, 11:27 pm


  • Matt Raymond October 7, 2014, 9:10 pm

    Game-used balls vs. new balls – it’s really all subjective. I’m not sure what you mean by “better”, I assume the signature itself would be fine on both, you just may enjoy the uniqueness of a game-used ball more. The fact is, you can’t go buy a dozen game-used balls (easily, at least) so while there is a uniqueness there that you may like, it’s not practical for everyday collecting. If you’re looking for tips on how to get game-used baseballs there is a whole book on the subject (it’s a bit dated and I haven’t read it but I think you’d get a handful of ideas): http://www.amazon.com/How-Snag-Major-League-Baseballs/dp/0689823312/ref=la_B001H6NHEM_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412730504&sr=1-3

  • philip D October 27, 2014, 11:21 pm

    thanks matt

  • bill dubs November 13, 2014, 11:24 am

    Hi Matt I just getting in to collecting some hockey cards I would like you to recommend how to store them. do they have acid free holders, I need help I am just a beginner. please advise Bill.

    thanks for your time

  • Matt Raymond December 1, 2014, 8:50 pm

    Hi Bill, personally I’d go with acid-free 9-pocket pages but you can always go with Ultra-Pro top loaders. Back when I collecting cards in my teenage years I’d put them in a penny sleeve then into a top loader – wonder if they still do that. Anyone?

    Links to the binders and pages I use here: http://www.autographu.com/store/

  • hi hi January 12, 2015, 6:41 pm


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