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Oct 12 2018
Baby Time: Oldest Britney Spears Autograph Ever? Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 12.01.14 PMCursive — a lost art. (Image via HA)

Heritage Auctions is offering the earliest-known Britney Spears autograph — from a first-grade yearbook — for $3,000.

Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 12.00.34 PMBritney's a top, y'all! That explains her fanbase. (Image via HA)

No telling if it will fetch that, or more, but I also have a pretty early example.

Before her music was officially released, I interviewed Britney in 1998 at the Jive Records offices. It was a longish chat and she was adorable. She urged me to come see her perform on a tiny stage by Macy's, but I skipped that. I did, however, have her sign her advance sampler, which itself is probably somewhat rare now.

IMG_0600Most of my teen-years autographs are to me with thanks, which make them less valuable.


IMG_0600Note my old-man collection: Costanza wallet, loupe ...


IMG_0600Untamed and untarnished, indeed! (Above three images by Matthew Rettenmund)

Seems odd to think about an ancient Britney autograph, but remember: Britney came out in 1998, which means she is to today's music as the Supremes were to the music of the '80s!

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