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Coachgd commented on Josh Board's blog post The Two Bruces -- Springsteen and Jenner
"How do you know how much Bruce gives to charity?  Just because he isn't beating his chest doesn't mean that he doesn't give.  I think most celebrities write checks rather than become a spokesperson for a charity.  If I…"
10 hours ago
Eric K Longo commented on Josh Board's blog post The Two Bruces -- Springsteen and Jenner
"Ignoring them completely is an option too."
14 hours ago
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post The Two Bruces -- Springsteen and Jenner
"Eric, you bring up a good point, but ya know what? That entire Kardashian family is horrible to people. Just horrible. So, if they can be horrible people, making a few jokes at their expensive, doesn't seem so bad."
16 hours ago
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post The Two Bruces -- Springsteen and Jenner
"Jan, the meet-and-greet prices were fine. It's the selling of the numbered, signed books that I had a problem with. And...I just don't understand why he wouldn't sell signed CDs or books via his website, or some company. He'd…"
16 hours ago
Eric K Longo commented on Josh Board's blog post The Two Bruces -- Springsteen and Jenner
""...In other Bruce news, but a different Bruce -- Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. I said to the wife, “You know a way he can make a million dollars very quickly?” She replied, “Selling his wiener on…"
17 hours ago
Jan Cogo commented on Josh Board's blog post The Two Bruces -- Springsteen and Jenner
"As a fan of Springsteen (as seen on the link below) I kindly disagree with what your saying about the prices of his signed book. In my opinion both the signed books and especially Springsteens meet & greets are priced way way below what other…"
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Eric K Longo commented on Josh Board's blog post Weird Thing at Autograph / Memorabilia Store
"I know that place Pete! I was there C. 2010. Probably gone now? I was about to write about it  just now! It made me SICK to see all those barely visible sigs (Lennon, Bowie etc)! And the faded photos! And the sigs on (what was once) good…"
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Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager commented on Josh Board's blog post An Eagle and an Eagle -- The Best Golf Story Ever
"Blog posts comments are now in chronological order again."
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Robert Babb commented on Josh Board's blog post Eli Manning Selling Bogus Memorabilia
"it is hard to believe this is true!"
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Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager commented on Josh Board's blog post Did You Purchase an Item from Anthony Nurse or Charity Fundraising Packages? Please Let me Know...
"I'm posting this for Josh because the site hasn't been playing well with him recently: I was recently involved as a volunteer for a fundraising event for a local small school (I'm sure you know exactly where this post is going). …"
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Schroeder commented on Josh Board's blog post Did You Purchase an Item from Anthony Nurse or Charity Fundraising Packages? Please Let me Know...
"The strat above is really bad. Is it supposed to be the stones and Jimmy Page?"
Apr 22
Rich commented on Josh Board's blog post Eli Manning Selling Bogus Memorabilia
"Yeah, I forgot about Mr. Mcpoutyface's announcement on draft day."
Apr 21
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Eli Manning Selling Bogus Memorabilia
"That "full disclosure" was hysterical. Here in San Diego -- the fans hate Eli because the Chargers drafted him, and he said "not so fast. I ain't playing there.""
Apr 21
Rich commented on Josh Board's blog post Eli Manning Selling Bogus Memorabilia
"Full disclosure: I'm a Packers fan, hence my like for Manning isn't exactly sky high."
Apr 21

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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The Two Bruces -- Springsteen and Jenner

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 10:30am 6 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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Nino and Lance Alworth -- Football Legends and Classy Guys

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Here in San Diego -- the sports fans are still bummed the Chargers moved to Los Angeles. I hate to admit that as bothered as I am by that, I’m more concerned with how my fantasy football team will do next year.

The stories about the Chargers that make me happiest…

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Eli Manning Selling Bogus Memorabilia

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 9:54pm 15 Comments

Usually when you hear about bogus stuff involving sports memorabilia, it’s companies pawning off forgeries. This latest one I heard about is interesting, because it involves the athlete. And I’ve often wondered if athletes did this.

One of the reasons I’ve thought about it is hearing pro athletes talk about all the stuff fans want to buy from them. Another reason is when I worked as a morning DJ at a radio station, we had an attractive DJ working…

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An Eagle and an Eagle -- The Best Golf Story Ever

Posted on April 11, 2017 at 4:03pm 1 Comment

A few of my friends who are autograph collectors used to get lectures from me. One of them always brought a guitar for autographs. The musicians hated it, and it created a bad vibe for everyone. I always said if you can, wear a shirt that the artist will like seeing. They’ll know you’re a fan and not just an ebay dealer. Of course, when I wore a “Help” shirt, McCartney drove his Corvette right by me, waving and winking, but never stopping to sign for me.…

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How a Teenage Sports Memorabilia Collector Cracked a Case

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 9:13pm 3 Comments

As a kid, sport autographs were my favorite to acquire. As an adult, they’re my least favorite. I won’t delve into all the reasons why, but it makes the fact that this is the third story I’ve written about the Tom Brady missing jersey all the more frustrating. And I hate the Patriots!!!!

I wrote about it being stolen. I wrote about it being recovered. I thought that would be all that was needed with this story, but when I found out about how it…

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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, Paul said…
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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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