Man sells autograph collection for ailing daughter

Ken Kallin started his collection three decades ago and has since amassed 120,000 pieces to include photographs, books and trading cards — all autographed. He's hoping to get rid of it all at an auction Oct. 27 near Fort Lauderdale. The money will help pay for his daughter's treatments for a rare autoimmune disease.

In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin poses with a copy of his autographed Nelson Mandela book from his collection in Oakland Park, Fla. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin poses with a copy of his autographed Nelson Mandela book from his collection in Oakland Park, Fla. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin poses with a copy of his autographed Nelson Mandela book from his collection in Oakland Park, Fla. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin shows off autographed photos of Ann B. Davis, left, and Betty Davis, at his Oakland Park, Fla. office. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin shows off autographed photos of Ann B. Davis, left, and Betty Davis, at his Oakland Park, Fla. office. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin shows off autographed photos of Ann B. Davis, left, and Betty Davis, at his Oakland Park, Fla. office. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin displays one of his antique books that will be sold at auction in Oakland Park, Fla. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin displays one of his antique books that will be sold at auction in Oakland Park, Fla. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, memorabilia collector Ken Kallin displays one of his antique books that will be sold at auction in Oakland Park, Fla. Three decades ago, Kallin began amassing 120,000 pieces in a memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong along with rare books and trading cards. By the end of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 he's hoping to have gotten rid of nearly all of it _ at an auction to benefit his daughter, who suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body's defenses to attack her own blood vessels. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Monday, Oct 22, 2012 photo, Julie Susi checks her medications at her Davie, Fla. home as she talks about her father and the upcoming auction. Susi suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body’s defenses to attack her own blood vessels. Her father, Ken Kallin, hopes to sell off his entire 120,000-piece memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong at an auction to benefit Julie. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Monday, Oct 22, 2012 photo, Julie Susi checks her medications at her Davie, Fla. home as she talks about her father and the upcoming auction. Susi suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body’s defenses to attack her own blood vessels. Her father, Ken Kallin, hopes to sell off his entire 120,000-piece memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong at an auction to benefit Julie. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Monday, Oct 22, 2012 photo, Julie Susi checks her medications at her Davie, Fla. home as she talks about her father and the upcoming auction. Susi suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body’s defenses to attack her own blood vessels. Her father, Ken Kallin, hopes to sell off his entire 120,000-piece memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong at an auction to benefit Julie. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Monday, Oct 22, 2012 photo, Julie Susi stops to check her leg, the one with a broken bone, in her Davie, Fla. home as she talks about her father and the upcoming auction. Susi suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body’s defenses to attack her own blood vessels. Her father, Ken Kallin, hopes to sell off his entire 120,000-piece memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong at an auction to benefit Julie. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Monday, Oct 22, 2012 photo, Julie Susi stops to check her leg, the one with a broken bone, in her Davie, Fla. home as she talks about her father and the upcoming auction. Susi suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body’s defenses to attack her own blood vessels. Her father, Ken Kallin, hopes to sell off his entire 120,000-piece memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong at an auction to benefit Julie. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
In this Monday, Oct 22, 2012 photo, Julie Susi stops to check her leg, the one with a broken bone, in her Davie, Fla. home as she talks about her father and the upcoming auction. Susi suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that makes her bones dangerously brittle and causes her body’s defenses to attack her own blood vessels. Her father, Ken Kallin, hopes to sell off his entire 120,000-piece memorabilia collection that includes photographs signed by Muhammad Ali and Neil Armstrong at an auction to benefit Julie. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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