posted 09-19-2014 05:14 PM
Thought it may be interesting to get opinions on the scarcest flown (Mercury through ASTP) astronaut autographs, and just how scarce people believe them to be.
My thoughts are as far as deceased astronauts (the top three are pretty clear — in whatever order you rank them):
And living (realizing it can change at any time with some private signing):
Just how scarce are these signatures?
Hart Sastrowardoyo Member
Posts: 2563 From: Toms River, NJ Registered: Aug 2000
posted 09-19-2014 05:49 PM
I would say it depends on what medium (book, photo, etc.) you're looking for their signature, as well as what point in time. Slayton did a science-fiction con where he was signing. Young did a private signing as well as his once-in-a-while signed litho if you asked for one. Stafford did a book signing.
Posts: 833 From: Registered: Sep 2003
posted 10-03-2014 04:19 PM
Young did four or five signings with Novaspace so I can't imagine he's terribly hard to find. I see his autograph all over the place, though usually people are asking way too much.
He's certainly nowhere near as hard as Mattingly or Anders and probably about on par with Schmitt. He just costs more I assume because people had to spend $500 to get items signed where as Schmitt signed for free for several years and did a far cheaper signing around 2005 before stopping signing rather suddenly.