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p51
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posted 11-20-2013 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Opinions? I'm actually not an autograph collector at all, but after talking with Al Bean recently, I find that I really want a copy of his autograph...

Madon_space
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posted 11-20-2013 03:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks absolutely fine to me comparing it to my own Alan Bean autographs.
Maybe some more experienced members on here can also add there thoughts.

cycleroadie
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posted 11-20-2013 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a number of Al Bean's autographs, looks good to me also.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-20-2013 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't see anything wrong with this particular piece, but if you want total peace of mind (and don't want to request an autograph directly from Alan Bean, which under the circumstances, I could understand), both the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and Astronaut Central have Alan Bean autographed prints for sale that are beyond reproach.

Tykeanaut
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posted 11-20-2013 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a few Al Bean signed items and it looks ok to me, and signed in his usual blue marker!

Steve Zarelli
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posted 11-20-2013 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Zarelli   Click Here to Email Steve Zarelli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks good in my opinion.

There is a forger who does a decent "Bean," but this is not his work.

p51
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posted 11-20-2013 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the advice, everyone! I went ahead and bought it.
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
...both the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and Astronaut Central have Alan Bean autographed prints for sale
I looked at both. Frankly, my wife would kill me outright if I paid that much for any autograph.

I'm not an autograph collector at all. I have a few, all but one from astronauts I've met in person (which is really the only reason I'd want an autograph from any of them anyway) and a few I got from a trade I made a while back (will probably be selling those eventually).

You called it, Robert, about me not asking Al Bean directly when I talked to him, and there's no way I'd have done that. He was kind enough to call me on my book idea I'd written him about, I knew of course it would have been very bad form indeed to have asked for a signature on top of that.

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