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Gary Coleman's Autograph Only Worth $20

Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?: <B>Gary Coleman's</B> signature is only worth $20 -- unless it's an autograph from when he was a kid.

Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?: Gary Coleman's signature is only worth $20 -- unless it's an autograph from when he was a kid.

Monday, June 7, 2010 0:39 GMT

MOUNT DORA, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Despite his highly- publicized death, Gary Coleman’s autograph is still only worth about 20 bones.

According to Al Wittnebert of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club, the late actor’s signature doesn’t carry much value.

Wittnebert says this typically happens to former child stars when they begin signing a lot of autographs to supplement their income as adults. The more they sign, the less it’s worth.

He says that in today’s collectors market, Coleman’s adult signature would go for around $20 – the same as when he was alive.

A scribble from his days as a kid on Diff’rent Strokes, however, could fetch about $100.

Wittnebert explains that “juvenile signatures” are usually scarcer – and therefore pricier – especially for globally-recognized child stars.

He says Shirley Temple’s kiddie sig is worth about $400 because the icon rarely gave out autographs as a girl. Same goes for Macaulay Culkin’s cursive from his Home Alone days, valued at $200.

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