Depending on certain variables, a Tom Cruise autographed photo can bring a modest return in the collectibles market. If the photo is from his Academy Award winning role in Jerry Maguire, or from his critically acclaimed films, the going price will be greater than photos from lesser films. Critical to all this is the authenticity of the autograph. In order to receive the highest prices, the photo must be signed by the actor himself. Otherwise, it will be deemed mechanically reproduced and bring only three to five dollars on the market. As protection, have the signature on the picture authenticated and get a certificate as proof of its authenticity.