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SPORTS SHORTS -- The Jeff Bagwell, James Harden, and Robert De Niro Edition

A handful of autograph stories popped up all in the same day for me yesterday. In the morning, I had a movie screening to go to of The Comedian, where Robert De Niro plays a stand-up comedian that used…

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Added by Josh Board on January 19, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tom Hardy -- A Tough Interview a Great Signer

I have a love/hate relationship with TMZ. I watch it a lot because they’re funny, but I also think what they do is a bit weasly. One of my justifications to the wife on why I have it on, is because they sometimes show celebrities…

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Added by Josh Board on January 17, 2017 at 9:59am — No Comments

Meeting my idol!

I finally met my idol, J.mascis of the band Dinosaur jr,after more than a decades pursuit.

The first time i organized concert tickets, which the band were to perform on my birthday and i was set to go away untill i had to work for a bloke who's wife went into labour and had a child on the same day as mine.

The second time came at a miss because my brother in-laws wedding.

Third time lucky not so lucky, 6 months in the making booked concert tickets and accommodation,the date was… Continue

Added by Paul on January 15, 2017 at 11:19pm — 9 Comments

Dolly Parton Authentic???

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Added by Batman Fan on January 14, 2017 at 7:45am — 2 Comments

From Manfred to Manziel -- A Few Autograph Story Gems

It seemed like just yesterday that there was controversy when a college football stud -- Mr. Football -- Johnny Manziel was selling his autograph in a hotel room. You see, college athletes aren’t allowed to make money off their…

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Added by Josh Board on January 11, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments

Mark Hamill Fights Autograph Forgers -- Gets a Bill Passed in California !

The last time I wrote about Mark Hamill in regards to autographs, it was after a series of autographs were popping up showing very funny, and sometimes inappropriate, things he inscribed. It’s something I wish more celebs would…

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Added by Josh Board on January 2, 2017 at 10:41pm — No Comments

My Stupidest Blog Ever -- AUTOGRAPH DREAMS

I have a lot of autograph dreams. Over the years, I'd say I've had about 25 (that I can remember). Now, I'm not talking about an upcoming person I'm going to get. I've had so many times where I was going to interview somebody famous, or meet them at the venue...I didn't have a dream about that. I'm not sure why, but I only have dreams about getting autographs from dead celebrities. It's friggin' baffling to me. Not sure what Freud would say about that.

Last night, I had a dream that I…

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Added by Josh Board on January 1, 2017 at 10:33pm — 8 Comments

Meeting Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

So, we’ve all talked (or thought) about how horrible it is that autograph dealers capitalize on the death of celebrities. I suppose many will think it’s horrible when I say this. Certainly all my friends did when I talked about…

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Added by Josh Board on December 28, 2016 at 11:23pm — 1 Comment

Another Autograph Lawsuit -- The Security of the Venue Edition

I wrote about the story back when Christina Grimmie of “The Voice” was shot at an Orlando venue after a concert, while she was signing autographs for fans. The latest is that her family is suing the promotional company and venue where she was killed. I find it hard to believe that AEG Live or the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns the venue, will lose this suit. When somebody brings a gun…

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Added by Josh Board on December 24, 2016 at 4:02pm — No Comments

The Pen Test

Let me start by saying I am not a scientist. I have been collecting for decades, in that time I have purchased autographs, done TTM requests, traveled to conventions, and hit the streets in search of every possible signature that I wanted. I consider myself to be pretty successful at this hobby, and for years my answer to one question has been the same.

What's the best pen to use for an autograph? For 2 decades my answer has been a blue permanent overhead transparency marker called…

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Added by Pete Chuka on December 24, 2016 at 11:24am — 10 Comments

Holy Oil on Canvas, Batman!!

I once did a quick interview with Batman star Adam West when he was doing an appearance at Comic Con in San Diego. I saw that later that day he’d be selling autographed photos with his Robin sidekick Burt Ward. I joked with his…

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Added by Josh Board on December 20, 2016 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Nirvana on their Australian tour.

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Added by Paul on December 20, 2016 at 4:58pm — 6 Comments

Star Wars Autographs by the Numbers: Which are the Rarest?

Watching different Star Wars actors sign autographs for the last few decades, I started trying to figure out the numbers. How many pieces have been signed? How much value should be attached to each autograph? What are the prices that…

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Added by Pete Chuka on December 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — 44 Comments

A Great Gift and a Great Frustration -- The Springsteen and Spade Edition

These are two topics I’ve brought up before, but different things about those topics.

First, is Bruce Springsteen. I did a blog where I complained about a member here not helping me get his signature when my fiancee and I went to see him in L.A. (he got the Boss, I didn’t; I was on the wrong side of the sports arena when he came in and signed for fans). I liked to think autograph…

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Added by Josh Board on December 15, 2016 at 3:58pm — No Comments

A Great Gift and a Great Frustration -- The Springsteen and Spade Edition

These are two topics I’ve brought up before, but different things about those topics.

First, is Bruce Springsteen. I did a blog where I complained about a member here not helping me get his signature when my fiancee and I went to see him in L.A. (he got the Boss, I didn’t; I was on the wrong side of the sports arena when he came in and signed for fans). I liked to think autograph…

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Added by Josh Board on December 15, 2016 at 3:58pm — 3 Comments

7 Great Autograph Dealers—Who would you add to the list?

Who are your favorite autograph dealers? Ones that never sell an autograph they're not sure is genuine, and give customers their money back the rare times they make a mistake?

I need to know.

I'm assembling a…

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on December 10, 2016 at 3:00pm — 50 Comments

Autograph Lawsuits -- The Bill Wyman/Dick Dale Edition

I thought it would be fun to talk about lawsuits involving autographs, because of something I heard on the radio.

Now, this isn’t the type of lawsuits you’d think regarding the autograph industry. It’s not about suing a company that deals in forgeries. This was a weirder case, and it got me thinking of what other types of lawsuits there have been in the industry.…

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Added by Josh Board on December 7, 2016 at 11:46pm — 6 Comments

A November To Remember

It has been a November to remember, indeed.  The month started off by seeing the Alan Parsons Project Live.  A good friend of mine bought a front row ticket and the meet and greet package for Alan.  I believe it was like 90 dollars, which is pretty good considering most meet and…

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Added by Coachgd on December 3, 2016 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

RR Auction: The Tom Gregory Auction

The finest compendium of Hollywood signed photographs ever assembled

Tom Gregory Collection at RRAuction.com…

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Added by Bobby Livingston on December 2, 2016 at 7:00am — 41 Comments

Forged Eagles Albums

Of all the various autographs I have, it’s my signed album and CD collection I cherish most. That means I can’t resist looking at various things people are selling, usually cringing at how expensive everything is.

Of all the bands in music, and I’ve seen them all, the groups that have the most forged signatures are: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Eagles. Now, don’t get me…

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Added by Josh Board on November 28, 2016 at 11:32pm — 3 Comments

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