Our Biggest Fan: Man Collects Autographed TIME Covers for 39 Years

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We love you too, Roger Brink.

Hailing from El Dorado Hills, California, Brink has collected covers of our magazine for the past 39 years. After he gets his TIME issue in the mail each week, he sends out the cover to the person featured, asking for an autograph. The 2,000 covers take up five huge binders.

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He has received signatures from the likes of Henry Kissinger and Jay Leno. The holdouts? The Vatican and the British royal family. Brink hopes that Will and Kate, the modern royals that they are, will break that tradition. After all, Ronald Reagan signed covers five times. He once got Katharine Hepburn on the phone while trying to get her signature. Muammar Gaddafi signed a cover for him, though not in English.

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Want to start your own collection? Brink told KCRA he thinks his secret to success is including a handwritten note with each cover. We thank Brink for sticking with us since the 1970s, but we think he might have a little trouble getting our latest cover signed. (via KCRA)