A Wrinkle In Time has dealt in celebrity autographs for many years. We have not put specific autographs on our site in the past for a number of reasons, but the main ones are that 1) we understand how difficult it is to determine the quality or authenticity of an autograph on-line (therefore, we prefer that at least initial contact has been established between us at a convention); and 2) every autograph is unique (even when signed on the same photograph), which means we would be spending an inordinate amount of time listing and delisting autographs. Life, however, is changing, at least for the next year or so, including peoples habits and ability to go to conventions, as well as how unlikely it will be to be able to have face to face interactions with actors to get autographs for some time to come.
We are still not going to show images of every autograph that we have in stock. What we will do is begin providing listings of the actors that we currently have an autograph from, as well as the average price of an autograph by them on an 8 x 10 photograph. Keep in mind that in some instances, we might have an autograph on a differently sized photo, or a poster, or a toy/prop/book, and the average price may not apply to a special item.
If you are interested in buying an autograph from us, just contact us and ask for thumbnails of the items we have available. While we have put up nearly 200 names of people we have in stock, this is by no means all that we have. Please feel free to inquiry if we have someone you don't see listed, but be aware that we do not deal much in vintage autographs, and that our primary stock at this point is properties from the last twenty years.
All autographs from us come with a Certificate of Authenticity that has been composed around California's laws on autographs, as that state (at least currently), has the most specific requirements in what must be on the certificate. We do not sell reprints or copies of autographed photos. All of our autographs are the actual signature on photo/item. If I did not personally walk up to the actor to get the autograph, someone else acting on my behalf did. The only exception to this is when, upon occasion, we have the opportunity to interact with show promoters and agents who contracted with the actors to do a signing and they have made some autographs available to us after their signing.
As a rule, we do not generally obtain additional authentication from 3rd party companies that we have watched spring up over the years. While they may employ "experts", they are still only offering an opinion (unless they were a direct witness to a specific signing of a specific item). True authentication is going to run more than $15-25. Additionally, I have been vending at too many shows next to some of these businesses and watched as they "authenticated" something by looking up what's available on eBay or elsewhere on-line. I have seen them remark on items not being genuine when the actor is standing unrecognized next to the assistant they asked to check on the authenticating company. I've seen two different authenticating companies give conflicting opinions. I'm not saying don't do it if having that opinion makes you feel more comfortable about buying, but that, personally, I do not find them any more credible than the circle of friends and friendly competitors I've met in my nearly 30 years of doing this. (If you google even the likes of PSA and JSA, you will see news articles and reports of lawsuits and disputes regarding their expertise.) You, as a buyer, should do your own research when you are buying a 3rd party autograph. Yes, you can even look on eBay to compare images. Many (even A-List) television and movie stars have signed trading cards for very big companies, for instance, which you can find images of to compare. But remember:
-- The last signature signed when an actor has been signing for a length of time, may not be quite the same as the first autograph they signed in that session.
-- Autographs obtained "on the street" by meeting an actor at a premiere, or a bar/airport/wherever, especially if they are signing while leaning over or using someone's back for support (or having no support behind the item), may not look like a perfect replica of their next signature.
-- If an actor is rushed, or has hundreds if not thousands of people waiting to get their signature, they might initial or truncate their signature instead of signing their full name (some actors do this regardless of how many people are surrounding them). Often, the actor is not signing their contract/legal signature, but instead a stylized version that they feel they can replicate over and over with only a standard variation/deviation. And sometimes they chose to change the look of that signature.
Basically, research an autograph by referencing multiple images and through different sites. People who go to cons and get autographs will often show them off on tumblr. Definitely check out how actors sign trading cards (but remember that the amount of space allowed on a trading card might cause them to shrink or abbreviate their autograph). Always compare the loops and angles in the letters of the autograph you're considering. There should be similarities even if they're not exactly the same. And don't buy if you don't feel comfortable. Autograph collecting should be fun, and special.
By and large, we do not carry sports or music autographs, as it is not my area of expertise or the circuit I work within. That is not to say that we don't get the occasional non entertainment autograph, however, as celebrities show up in many places you don't expect to see them.
One last note regarding pricing. If an actor makes appearances at conventions and does autographing at a booth or through a ticket system, their convention pricing forms the basis of our autograph pricing; often times with a mark-up so that we can make a modest profit on the sale. For the actors that do not do conventions, our pricing is based both on the ease of getting new autographs as well as the popularity of the actor. While there may be spikes, peaks and drops depending on the end of a series, most A-List actors will not normally see any big decline in their prices (and might often see a sharp increase). As those who do not make appearances to sign autographs outside of press tours and premieres are often much more difficult to come by, they might be pricier than their co-stars because there is no easy/regular expectation to seeing them again. (Of course, this is all based on the before times. Who knows how actors will be about autographing after Covid-19.)