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Vice Sports spotlights autograph collectors in essay on graphing

2013-autograph-university-year-in-review-600x450I encourage you to check out John Stillman’s fantastic essay on graphing for Vice Sports, “Inside the Weird, Noble World of Autograph Collectors“. It was a pleasure to speak to John for the article which also features Brian Flam, co-founder of The Autograph Card and friend of Autograph University (check out the episode of the Autograph University Master Class featuring Brian here).

Read my 10 Rules of Autograph Etiquette mentioned in the article

It’s refreshing to read an article that gives readers a perspective on pure collecting when so much media coverage is focused on the hobby’s commercialization and its negative symptoms (e.g., college players accepting money for signing memorabilia). And I even learned something—who knew Cicero was a collector?!

What did you think of the article? Leave a comment and let me know.

About the author: is the founder of Autograph University. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons. Connect with him on Twitter at @mattraymond.

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  • Joey DaLuca July 15, 2015, 9:58 pm

    I honestly wish these websites would quit writing articles where it makes it sound like we are rabid animals feeding off an injured gazelle. We are just people trying to eat and feed our families. Also, they give away too many secrets in that. What happens when Frank Oz, who will sign anything as long as it is personalized, sees that article and stops signing all together?

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