Beckett grader Andy Broome self-publishes book

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

When Beckett Grading ServicesAndy Broome isn’t busy examining vintage cardboard for defects as part of his day job, he can often be found drawing.

Now, though, he may be found drawing cartoons and signing autographs on the title page of Collecting The Collector, a new book he recently published.

The $11.95 collection of anecdotes and drawings includes an introduction by Antiques Roadshow‘s Simeon Lipman and can be found on via the book’s website.

“I’ve dabbled in my share of collections,” Broome wrote. “I’ve collected coins, stamps, trading cards of all types, art, watches, fountain pens, gemstones, debt, comic books, comic and cartoon art, ex-wives, toys, action figures, vintage cigarette packs, more debt, all things baseball, books, autographs, children, clocks, PEZ dispensers, cameras, books, whiskey, guns and even more debt.

“I feel like I can poke a little fun at fellow collectors. and their quirks because I have been there, I’m one of you.”

Through his work, he highlights some of the things that make collectors tick, things that make collectors unique to others and he also takes the time to acknowledge those who put up with us, too.

The paperback collection includes more than 50 original cartoons as well as countless anecdotes and shorts about collecting itself.

For more information visit the book’s website or

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. Jonathan Iwanski
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Is there a way to buy autographed copies?

  2. chrisolds
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Contact him via his site. Shouldn’t be a problem.

  3. Posted November 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    There is now a Paypal link on the website where you can order signed copies with a sketch!

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