Florida Trip Turns into Autograph Bounty

Just when you think America’s attics and closets have surrendered all of the treasures they hold comes another story of discovery.

Ernie Davis signed memorabilia Jim BrownJim Stinson, a full-time autograph dealer since the 1980s, is based in Utah.  He knows he has to get out and see other parts of the country to find some fresh inventory, though.

A recent trip to Jacksonville, Fla., was supposed to be a one-week stop.

It went into overtime.

Apparently, northeastern Florida is a happy hunting ground.  Stinson met with folks who told him–and showed him–some valuable older autographs and collections, many of which he is taking home with him.

The Jacksonville Times-Union caught up to him to talk about all kinds of autographs and exactly what was walking in the door.