Meet Fred: Inside the collection
Fred's home is stuffed with autographed 1960s toys and NASCAR collectibles.
Feb. 16, 2020
Fred likes toys, cars and other TV and pop culture memorabilia; but what he really likes is having those items signed and authenticated by the celebrity they "belong to."
His sizable collection ranges from a signed broken fender from racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. to a ping-pong ball from TV’s Captain Kangaroo.
Fred Jr., who often goes on these signing missions with his Dad, joins him, while our expert appraiser Michael Osacky put a value amount on the collection.
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1. Autographed Star Trek Enterprise Toy
Fred had Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan and Geroge Takei all sign this vintage toy. Shatner has not inked it — yet. Getting Kirk would double the value.
2. Star Trek Autograph Picture Proofs
Fred had photographic evidence that celebrities signed his collectibles, which drives up the value.
3. Autographed Monkees Collectibles
Band members Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz signed these cool Monkees items, a Hot Wheels Monkeemobile and Model Car Science magazine.
4. Facts of Life Action Figures
With host Lisa Whelchel on hand, it was easy to "picture proof" these signatures!
5. Autographed Munster Koach Toy
The cool, custom hot rod "The Munster Koach" appeared in more than 20 episodes of The Munsters and was also seen in the color feature film Munster, Go Home!, which can sometimes be seen on our own Svengoolie. Butch Patrick (Eddie) signed this toy replica!
6. Munster Koach Picture Proofs
And here is the evidence that Eddie Munster himself signed the toy!
7. NASCAR autographs
Fred is a massive fan of auto racing. His ceiling — which is covered in autographs — is proof of that, including this light fixture sporting the signatures of many NASCAR drivers.
8. Ronald McDonald NASCAR Collectibles
Fred has many collectibles from the McDonald's racing team.
9. Captain Kangaroo Ping-Pong Ball
Children's television icon Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) signed this ball.
10. Autographed Chicago Stadium Brick
Former Blackhawks star and hockey legend Stan Mikita signed this brick from the now-demolished Chicago Stadium.