Mega-Collection Sold To Aid An Ill Daughter: What Remains For An Autograph Collector?

Posted October 26th, 2012 by Tom Owens and filed in Ken Kallin

The media has got it wrong again.

Ken Kallin has a 120,000-piece autograph collection being auctioned to raise money for an ill daughter. The items feature great signatures from baseball, entertainment and other realms of history. The collector began his quest in 1980.

How much is it worth?

How much will it bring?

Why isn’t anyone asking: how did you get the autographs? How much fun was it? Kallin may not have the frames, boxes and binders he once did. No one can take the memories from him, however.

Real collectors love the journey as much as the final destination.

Coming Monday: Envelope insights!