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Josh Board replied to Daniel Alayof's discussion Sgt. Pepper cover with all 4. Are they real?
"In my best Elaine voice from Seinfeld....Fake, FAKE, FAKE, fake fake fake fake"
Josh Board replied to Paul's discussion Morrison real or fake?
"This is going to sound crazy. As a huge Doors fan (my favorite group), and someone that has seen and examined many, many Morrison signatures -- I believe this is real. BUT...I also wouldn't want it. Does that make sense? It looks like it was…"
Josh Board replied to VB9000's discussion Crosby, Stills and Nash
"it looks good to me"
Josh Board replied to Syreena Sexxton's discussion Siouxsie & The Banshees Signed Concert Poster - Real Or Fake?
"I've gotten her (and that amazing drummer) before. I don't particularly like the way it looks on the poster."
Josh Board replied to Matt S's discussion Best way to store signed cd's!
"I have about 500 signed CDs. Hell, maybe a thousand. I don't worry about them much. If you use a Sharpie, it's not like they're going to get thrashed. Don't leave them in the car, with the hot temperatures. Just keep them in the…"
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Meeting Olivia Newton-John...and the cast of Grease
"Exactly. Did you read my post on meet-and-greets? It got VERY heated. You should find it. I think...if you pay for the should be able to have AT LEAST 4 things signed."
Brian Burger commented on Josh Board's blog post Meeting Olivia Newton-John...and the cast of Grease
"Josh great blog I too have worked on a Grease album so far I have Olivia, Travolta, members of Sha Na Na who are still touring, Frankie Avalon, and Frankie Valli. It is one of my favorite pieces in my collection. I got Olivia as her bus drove…"
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post The Warren Zevon Blog -- and how you can own one of his books
"Such a great songwriter. I remember when I met this blonde waitress in a 50s diner and ended up asking her out. When we went on our date that night, I played (on the way there) the song "Lawyers, Guns, and Money" to get me pumped…"
Steve Zarelli commented on Josh Board's blog post The Warren Zevon Blog -- and how you can own one of his books
"Zevon was and is among my favorites. I saw him at a small venue in the 90s. I didn't get his sig then, but I got him TTM. A great loss."
Josh Board replied to Matthew Ryan branche's discussion The eagles autographs
"This is crazy! I almost bought an expensive SPringsteen/jackson Browne from him for my wife. So glad I didn't. And I always told myself I WOULD NOT buy autographs anymore. Arrrgghhhh"
Jun 22
Josh Board replied to stipe's discussion Musicians Who Sell Their Signatures In Shop.
"Thank you so much for the heads up on this, Rich. I just got one. I kind of like her, and for deals like that... It's awesome that you're all giving us the heads up on cool items like this. It makes you wonder why EVERY BAND doesn't…"
Jun 22
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Jun 21
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Autograph Collection -- The Weirdest Name for a Hotel Ever
"Exactly, Greg! a word that works for multiple things. "Autograph" does not!!!"
Jun 21
Gregory S commented on Josh Board's blog post Autograph Collection -- The Weirdest Name for a Hotel Ever
"Yeah... the name has messed up some of my web searches in the past few years.   Maybe Signature Collection... but even then - it's a HOTEL.   Weird!"
Jun 21

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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?
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

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Want an Oliver Stone Autograph? Here's How...

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 10:53pm 0 Comments

I only met Oliver Stone once. It was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas years ago, and a luncheon with a few big name directors (Guillermo del Toro being one). The directors had the most interesting things to say about filmmaking and it was an incredible lunch. 

As I saw him walking to the escalator the same…


What do Babe Ruth and Charlie Sheen Have in Common? (other than smoking, partying, porn stars...)

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:36pm 0 Comments

I try to do blogs about current news related things involving autographs, as well as personal stories I have to share. This is one of those blogs where I talk about a current news story with some interesting items to be auctioned, and a bit of a rant by me.…


The Warren Zevon Blog -- and how you can own one of his books

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 3:45pm 2 Comments

I was thrilled when Warren Zevon played a concert in San Diego, at a venue that’s easy to get autographs from. I’m a huge fan, was be a few months after that that he announced his cancer. There was one other person waiting for an autograph. He had a great story. It was for his girlfriend of three years, and she was a huge fan. He was going to present the signed album, along with an engagement ring. Both of us were holding our “Excitable Boy” albums, looking like…


Autograph Collection -- The Weirdest Name for a Hotel Ever

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 7:45pm 4 Comments

Since one of my jobs is doing movie reviews, I'm at the movie theatres 4 times a week. Well a few times, I've seen commercials (which seems crazy, having commercials in a movie theatre)...and it was for a high-end hotel that Marriott is doing. They're called "Autograph Collection." Now, as somebody that has thousands of amazing autographs...even if I opened a chain of hotels, or a restaurant, I wouldn't call it that.

So, here's a link to their website. Bizarre.…


Michael Jordan Autographed Shoes Break Record -- and I could've owned them !

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 11:33pm 0 Comments

I met Michael Jordan a few times. He was never very nice. At the time, I was a sports reporter for a radio station. On the first occasion, I just did a quick interview with him. There were other reporters waiting to get quotes or sound bites, and he was there with the “Dream Team.” It was the first time the United States allowed NBA players to join the Olympic team, and they had a great one: Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, John Stockton, to name a…


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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!
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.
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.


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