Autograph collecting is a hobby I've enjoyed for some years now. After an almost three-year hiatus, I've decided to once again focus more of my attention on this fun branch of collecting. In the process, I figured, why not share the fun with everyone else here at The Bothan Spy Let’s start with a cheesy intro. I think most people collect autographs for their uniqueness. They are something very personal and specific to the autograph signer. It's almost like owning a part of the celebrity, or in the case of Star Wars, perhaps owning a piece of the movie. Also, personalized autographs can be very special, in that you gain the knowledge that a celebrity took a few moments of his or her time to do something just for you. There are several ways to collect autographs, including purchasing them from dealers or collectors, obtaining them through private signings or appearances, or-my favorite- receiving them through the mail virtually for free. What's that? You can get real autographs from celebrities, often for free? Absolutely. My goal is to show you how easy it is to obtain autographs through the mail, and maybe teach you a few tricks to help you get your collection started.