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Curt Hall commented on Josh Board's blog post Did You Purchase an Item from Anthony Nurse or Charity Fundraising Packages? Please Let me Know...
"Ok, is this the New Jersey Autograph store? I won an auction on that site, and sadly didn't ask anyone about it before bidding. And found out the autographs were fake from a friend if mine."
17 hours ago
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post The Pros and Cons of Meet-and-Greets
"You'll probably have fun, but still...it's SO LAME when they don't let you get something signed. It wouldn't be hard to say "two items per person," that way somebody doesn't show up with 8 albums and 5 ticket stubs…"
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Elizabeth Magee commented on Josh Board's blog post The Pros and Cons of Meet-and-Greets
"They spelled it out clearly, no autographs at the meet and greet. Part of the package is an autographed 8X10. I don't know what the money goes for but after reading Phil's book, I bought it the first time I saw them last year. I really dug…"
Monday
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post The Pros and Cons of Meet-and-Greets
"You won't be. They're really nice guys. Over the last few years, they've gotten stricter about signing lots and lots of things at those, but...if you're a fan, you'll be glad you did it."
Monday
Elizabeth Magee commented on Josh Board's blog post The Pros and Cons of Meet-and-Greets
"I just joined this evening. I have been trying to research fan reviews of Def Leppard Meet and Greets. I bought one for the up coming tour. I read Phil's book and really researched their history and I really wanted to meet them. Will I be…"
Monday
Josh Board replied to Daniel Quigley's discussion Is my keith richards autograph real?
"It doesn't look horrible to me, but...I wouldn't have bought it. Buying Keith...Jimmy Page...or Cornell...they're just such easy signatures to forge. I'll tell you a story, though. I bought a bogus signed band picture. Cost me a…"
Sunday
Josh Board replied to Daniel Quigley's discussion Is this jimmy page autograph i bought from a dealer real
"doesn't look good to me."
Sunday
Josh Board replied to Paul's discussion Im hearing news of Chris cornell passing away.
"Anybody that buys a CC autograph is insane. It's such an easy one to forge that...you're risking a fake. Unless you buy it from a friend you know got it...what's the point?"
Sunday
Josh Board replied to Paul's discussion Im hearing news of Chris cornell passing away.
"great points!"
Sunday
Josh Board replied to Paul's discussion Im hearing news of Chris cornell passing away.
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Dave B commented on Josh Board's blog post My Times With Chris Cornell
"Another great story. Keep them coming!"
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Christopher commented on Josh Board's blog post My Times With Chris Cornell
"Any serious discussion about the best male rock singers in history has to include Chris Cornell. What a gift he had. Hunger Strike still one of my all time favorite songs."
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Ian A. Baldock commented on Josh Board's blog post My Times With Chris Cornell
"Another great blog and such a shame to lose him. Treasure that bracelet forever!"
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About Me

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Collector, Other
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
For some reason, as a kid and teenager, sports autographs were my favorite. Especially basketball, as I grew up playing it. But as I became older, I started gravitating more towards singers and musicians I was a fan of.

My collection consists of thousands and thousands of autographs. Everything from CDs and albums, to movie posters, musical instruments as well as the usual 8 x 10 signed photos.

I have a lot of pieces that are very valuable, and I hate the fact that they are stored very poorly in my friends garage. But the fact is, I've run out of space at my own house. And even though I love collecting, I don't think they look good on the wall. I don't want my home looking like a Hard Rock Cafe, I'd rather have nice art work on the walls and things like that. So, that means all me pieces are just sitting in the garage or on my desk, etc. It drives my girlfriend crazy, but I can't complain. Many times, she's with me on my quest to score the next autograph.
What is your level of expertise?
Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It would be a tie between a Morrison Hotel album, that is not only autographed by all four of The Doors, but also the photographer of the album (Henry Diltz), as well as John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), who plays harmonica on Roadhouse Blues. My goal is to have it signed by everyone that had anything to do with the record, although, a few of (producer Paul Rothchild, guitarist Lonnie Mack) have died, so I might be done with it already.

I'm also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best).
Why do you collect?
I think it's fun. But I'm so glad that as I've gotten older (I'm turning 40, the same year as Woodstock is!) I've chilled out. If I don't have an item for a celebrity, I don't rush up and bug them. Or if I meet someone famous, I'm not in a panic looking for a Sharpie. And it bothers me if I'm in LA getting an autograph, and some of the ebay dealers are doing exactly what I hate -- pushing and shoving, being rude, getting 20 head shots signed, and they aren't even a fan of the person that they're hounding.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
If it's an actor -- Marlon Brando. A musician -- Jim Morrison. A historical figure -- Jesus Christ, although it would probably be hard to authenticate, huh? I'd also make him turn my Evian bottle into a nice red wine.
JOSH BOARD is a newspaper writer and regular Autograph contributor. He has worked in radio since his 20s. Contact Josh at josh.board@autographmagazine.com.

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My Times With Chris Cornell

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 4:40pm 4 Comments

These are the types of blogs I hate to write. When somebody dies that I’m a fan of. No, no...not Roger Ailes. That guy was scum. Chris Cornell -- the incredible voice behind the grunge band Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave (that’s the one band I wasn’t a big fan of).…

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Not Signing Autographs for Your Employees -- the Steve Harvey/Seinfeld Edition

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 8:45pm 5 Comments

Steve Harvey is an idiot. I know, that sounds harsh. But let me make my case. First, his screw up at the Miss Universe pageant where he said the wrong name. Now, it’s not like the Oscars with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. They were given the wrong envelope. And with Harvey, the reports were…

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Tony Gwynn -- Gave Everyone in San Diego an Autograph

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 10:25pm 1 Comment

In Poway, one of the surrounding counties of San Diego, a statue was unveiled of Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. It was a wonderful event, and the papers here covered it heavily. One of the things his son, former player Tony Gwynn, Jr. said, was how great it was to have his dad watching and filming his basketball games. I remember a few years when I coached youth basketball, and our team played against his. Another Padres player -- Gary Templeton -- also had a son on the…

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Are You Anybody? -- The Jeffrey Tambor/Lonzo Ball Edition

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 9:16pm 2 Comments

I met actor Jeffrey Tambor at an event and told him how much I loved him in “The Larry Sanders Show.” He grabbed my hand, thanked me, and talked about how much that show meant to him and what it did for his career. We had a nice chat about the show. I was tempted to bring up the episode he…

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The Two Bruces -- Springsteen and Jenner

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 10:30am 7 Comments

My wife’s favorite singer is Bruce Springsteen. She’s from Jersey, what can ya do? She was going to drive up to meet him at the book signing in L.A. She’s glad she didn’t, as many in line didn’t get to meet him. You had to show up and camp out at midnight. I told her that one of the…

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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, Paul said…
Watcha Smoking?
At 3:55am on May 26, 2013, Innuendo said…
Yes I'm sure. The auction I bought mine at in new York said only 25 were signed with all four boys. 25 signed would still give 25 different people or radio stations a chance to own one. I'm not selling mine. I doubt a radio station would just get tossed one. Perhaps it was a copy your station had. Or maybe someone there did buy one. Jacky Smith (head of Queen's fan club) had approved it as being one of only a handful signed. She didn't know how many exactly.
At 1:03pm on December 12, 2012, Chad B said…

I read on your page you are "also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best)."

That is a great piece. Do you have a picture of it posted anywhere? What about the Doors album? I'd love to see both of them.

At 2:48pm on December 8, 2011, Jason Boyd said…

hey, longtime no talk, how've you been dude? i've got Bill Clinton on my autograph wish-list, i hope to acquire his autograph someday soon.

At 11:45pm on December 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
have u had any recent inperson celeb meet & greets? if so feel free to share them in my forum ''who've you met & who you want to meet''
At 6:26pm on July 10, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi Josh, whats your personal opinions on authentic I Dream of Jeannie bottle props?
i've seen a 2nd season sold at Butterfields, a 1st season sold at Profiles in History.
and another 2nd season sold on eBay.
i've always wanted one, i know there expensive, but if the person whos selling them,
i would commit/agree to a standard payment each month to pay it off, because its my 'DREAM' to own an original jeannie prop bottle.
p.s. do u know any stores, and/or online stores that sell 'replicas' for a good/inexpensive? i hope u had an awesome July 4th!
-Jason.
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…
Josh, I deleted Myron Ross's blog post by mistake when I went to edit a misspelling in the title, sorry. I let him know so he could repost.
At 10:42am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
thank you so much. & i have 1 other question...
i met former Vice President Al Gore & his wife about 7 years ago at a booksigning
for their book i believed it was titled 'joined at the heart' ...
i bought a local newspaper ''the Raleigh News & Observer''
& the front page & headline story said:
'Al Gore will not run again for re-election'

he and his wife gladly signed it.
since its an important headline with a picture and its signed by the both of them, would that be a rare item, as suppose to a signature etc. ?
At 10:14am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
could you help me out with some advice about an autograph?
i obtained it in person, and i know its real (duh) anyways, i'd like to have your thoughts as in demand/rarity for this item...
used in concert & signed drum sticks by Britney's Drummer
signed tour glowstick by her entire band.
i would be honored to have your opinions in regards to these two unique items.
thanks,
-Jason.
At 11:28am on January 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi! i saw on your profile that you like to collect music autographs... feel free to go check out my photo album and let me know what you think.
-Jason.
 
 
 

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