Our Story... Two Decades in the Making...
“Building something bigger and better has always motivated me,” says our founder, Jared Gendron. Since our inception in 1997, JG Autographs, Inc. has grown from a small, family-run business into a full-fledged, fully-staffed corporation. With a supporting team of researchers and writers, graphic designers, web developers and photographers, as well as some of the industries most reputable inventory providers, our Greater Boston e-commerce enterprise is steadily growing in both the caliber of our offerings and reputation.
Jared spent his teenage years collecting autographs from celebrities and athletes, filtering the money he earned from the sales into acquiring more. Bigger. Better. Over the course of almost two decades, this ‘more’ has progressed from autographs to all things culturally and historically significant … and desirable. This is what makes us such a unique organization - history is rediscovered here, every day. Nothing compares to physically holding a relic from Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign, or a Carte-de-visite photograph of Abraham Lincoln, or handwritten notes and sketches from First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. When history becomes tangible, it becomes real. When it becomes real, new perspective is gained. A renewed perspective inspires a renaissance of knowledge - knowledge that JGA shares with our customer base numbering in the tens of thousands.
But where does this ‘volume’ come from? This common question comes without a simple answer. The myriad acquired pieces come through varied avenues, from massive estate sales to premium single-piece items of unparalleled historical significance, onto contemporary items sourced directly from the stars and icons of today.Bridging the gap between vintage and contemporary, analog and digital, ephemera and e-commerce has always been our company’s chief goal. With one foot respectfully holding a space in the past and the other planted firmly ahead, we are always looking to ways of improving efficiency, accessibility and exposure. A state of the art, responsive website offers a fast and easy shopping or browsing experience on any device, for any generation. Providing experience, aesthetics, information and insight, our online presence is constantly evolving, while consistently acquired stock is cataloged with an exceptional range of accuracy, diversity and volume.
Within these walls, the past and present constantly collide. By rediscovering and recirculating history, we are writing our own, complete with a full appreciation of the roads traveled and those still ahead. In a way, Jared considers JG Autographs, Inc. to be his lifelong art project. “It is artistic, in a way . . . sculpting this thing out of nothing.” This is the very essence history - observing, gathering, planning and contributing - one idea, one action, one tangible result at a time.
JG Autographs Inc. is:
Jared A. Gendron | Founder, President
Paul A. Gendron | Vice President
Alan Sherwood | Chief Technology Officer
Andrea J. Gendron | Editor
Trevor A. Gendron | Creative Director
Chris Bresnahan | Senior Catalog Writer
Michael Connolly | Brand Manager
Tom Watkins | Catalog Writer
Dan Blumberg | Custom Framing
Matthew Duncan | Special Projects
At JG Autographs, Inc., we pride ourselves on selling 100% authentic autographs. Every item comes with an individual and unique letter of authenticity. (Each autographed item sold is guaranteed to pass PSA/DNA, JSA or any reputable third party authentication process).
JG Autographs, Inc is UACC Registered Dealer #147. We are one of the most trusted and respected brands in the world of celebrity autographs, ephemera and collectables today.