About Us

In-person autograph pioneer John Brennan, owner and founder of the John Brennan Autograph Collection (a division of VIP Autographs) has collected on the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, London, Paris, Germany and beyond for over 40 years. From a small town in Connecticut, to his mainstay electric streets of the Big Apple, over four decades John amassed thousands of autographs developing into an unprecedented assemblage. 


A music fan and record collector first, after his initial autograph seeking began in 1979, John started  “graphing” full-time in the Spring of 1984, revealing “the passion grew from the difficulty in getting the albums signed by all the members of the group,” there was always one more name to add, one more signature to obtain. He followed such Rock N’ Roll icons as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, and more, as chronicled by his countless photographs with celebrities. 


An incredibly well-respected autograph source, Brennan is recognized as RACC (Real Autograph Collector’s Club) Trusted Seller #105 and provides exceptional quality material for several charities and such noteworthy auction houses as Iconic, Gotta Have it Rock and Roll, and RR Auction. John was recently featured with his Nirvana albums on Pawn Stars 2020 episode at the National Sports Collectors Convention, his collection’s been written about on Autograph Magazine Live, and he’s been interviewed by music collector meccas Goldmine Magazine and Record Collector Magazine. 


Forever on a quest to source the most genuine, first-hand witnessed product possible throughout his career, authenticity is an absolutely integral aspect of The John Brennan Collection and, as such, each item is certified by either Beckett or JSA Authentication third-party services, and comes with a Brennan hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity (COA) guaranteeing its authenticity and certifying it genuine for life.