Whether you prefer athletes, diplomats, or artists, we all idolize certain famous people. Some even spend vast sums of money to own their past possessions or, in some cases, just their signatures. From lowest to highest price, here's a sampling of some of the most expensive autographs and signed objects ever sold at auction. And if you think you have a valuable signed autograph at home, double check to be sure — Bob Dylan just confessed to using an autopen to sign a limited run of "hand signed" copies of "The Philosophy of Modern Song." The books sold for $599, and Dylan has since apologized for his "error in judgement," explaining that a case of vertigo led him to use a machine for the replica signatures. The book's publisher, Simon & Schuster, has since offered refunds to anyone who purchased the book.
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