First rule of buying Ali autographs online is: Know who you are buying from. An EBAY guide I read made this comment: “Muhammad Ali has probably signed more autographs that any person in history, dead or alive. Muhammad Ali autographs are also probably the most forged. Muhammad Ali is arguably the most famous person in the world and his autographs have always been, and will continue to be in high demand. This makes things interesting as it’s difficult to authenticate a vintage Muhammad Ali autograph.”
This item is an original page from my sister’s scrapbook. She was one of 10 siblings (8 girls) and she died of cancer in her mid thirties back in 1996. She was pretty and sweet, a real Mississippi southern belle. She died about 2 years after finishing Pharmacy school. This auction is for the whole 8 by 12 page, both sides. This sheet has been blemished by dampness, but nothing photographed has or will be removed from it and the autograph is intact as shown. It is glued in on a 3 by 5 white note pad paper, which is easy to cut out and frame if desired. Each side of the sheet has milestones from Verna’s life in the late 1970’s. The autograph is signed Oct 30, 1978. Verna’s comments tell of her trip to Natchez with our older sister Nette, who had a bit part in the movie Freedom Road. Her words describe the exact details of how and when the autograph was obtained. This is my seller’s letter of provenance. Please email questions and comments. Thanks.