I'm new to this forum, I'm a big fan of Bruce Lee, I've just been looking on the RR September auction remarkable rarities preview, I came across by far one of the best Bruce Lee pieces I have seen come on to the market in recent years:
Fully PSA authenticated and with provenance from the Lee family- Bruce Lee’s multi-signed handwritten essays and vocabulary assignments removed from his high school dictation book used while attending St. Francis Xavier’s College in Kowloon…Continue
I'm not goin' without you, Mac. I wouldn't leave you this way... You're…Continue
I like to write about various auction items that might appeal to the autograph collector, and it seems each week there’s a new one.
A few weeks ago, a number of Muhammad Ali items were listed to come up in auction. The 1974 WBC heavyweight belt, as well as a handwritten letter about his conversion to Islam. That would be an amazing piece, especially if it were signed “Cassius Clay.”…Continue
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In entertainment news, Jay Z got into a little trouble for pushing a fan that he felt got a little too close to his wife Beyonce. They were in Manhattan at a screening of the boxing movie “Hands of Stone” (side note: I saw it, and it’s pretty good; if you’re a boxing fan, don’t miss it). They’re friend Usher plays Sugar Ray Leonard [side note: Sugar Ray has always been a good autograph signer, often adding a smiley…Continue
I've been shooting and reviewing concerts for 2 years and it's been great. Getting to be that close to the stage, even for only 3 songs, is an awesome experience. Hanging out after the show to try and catch the artists for an autograph is fun and talking with other collectors and hearing great stories makes it worth while, even if you don't always get the autograph.
This summer has been pretty good as far as adding to my collection. Here's what I did over summer vacation.
I’m not much of a country music fan. The closest I get is Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Yet I’ve found that country musicians are among the best autograph signers (according to my friends and fellow collectors that meet them). One example is Garth Brooks.
There were a few years in a row, where he’d play with the San Diego Padres during their pre-season workouts in Arizona. Brooks would…Continue
No matter how you feel about Donald Trump politically...or how you feel about his hair...or his horrible reality shows...etc etc etc...there’s one thing we can all agree on. The dude has a cool autograph. Now, if you want a signed…Continue
About 10 months ago, there was a post and thread started here on AL, that questioned the authenticity of some of the autographs contained within my collection, found on www.rockandrollcollection.com .
The author of this post had no facts to substantiate his claim, but instead used opinions and internet examples with circumstantial evidence to support his allegations. What then grew, was a bit of a landslide of opinions through many…Continue
I know he just won the Stanley, but I'm thinking Mario must have opened his own memorabilia store on ebay. That's the only thing that can explain this guys stuff.
The first came when I woke up, turned on the TV, and saw a commercial with Rams running back…Continue
Astute collectors know that crooked sellers use phony proof pictures to sell their fakes all the time. They steal images from other signings, pluck a photo from an internet search, and so on.
These so-called proof pictures rarely prove anything, but in this case, it proves the item is a fake, or at least, it is not the same photo that is being offered!
Here is a photo supposedly signed by Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle.…Continue
So I have a huge issue with PSA and I also am trying to figure out what is written on this basketball""A quick background of the situation: I started collecting when I was 5 but nothing too extravagant until around 23 yrs old (8 years ago). Unfortunately, a contractor got me for over $90k and I…Continue
As a movie critic, I got to the movie screenings a week or two before the films open. I get invited to the screenings in L.A. where the cast usually appear, but...I’m 100 miles away in San Diego. There’s something about driving that…Continue
So, I just moved into a new place. It's always fun when you do that, to go through all your autographs and admire the things you've acquired over the years.
Anyway, I have about 100 albums...well, maybe 50...that I bought from an estate sale. They're all autographed "To Bill" or "Bill." They're usually followed by something along the lines of "best wishes" but usually, more like "Thank you so much for all of your support."
There are some big, big names in this collection, from…Continue
I occasionally do blogs where I tell autograph stories that I see in movies or on TV shows, so...here are the latest.Continue
What's Going On In The Deep Waters of The Vast Autograph Ocean
In a monthly post I will try to go over some things observed in the industry. Feel free to comment, agree or disagree. Some points may have been discussed prior as this will be monthly touching only the main issues in the autograph universe.
For the month of July 2016: With the All-Star break in full swing, lets review the current situation in the baseball market. The two big names…
In today's 24-hour news cycle, a celebrity's career can be undone in the blink of an eye. The story doesn't even have to be true in some cases, but if it is reported, the public forms its own perception, usually without all the facts. It can even go to trial...yet the presumption of innocence doesn't count in the world of public opinion. No matter what the jury concludes, no matter the final verdict....people's minds are…Continue
Joe Jackson is amazing. What’s baffling to me is, if you Google his name, he’s third on the list of famous Joe Jackson’s. Now, I have no problem with Shoeless Joe Jackson being ahead of him. That’s a guy that should be in the…Continue
We knew when Prince died, there’d be lots of items popping up for sale. Of course, on eBay, that meant a lot of forged Prince signatures. The higher end Prince items have gone to the bigger auction houses.…Continue