The Authentic Experience
Fleetwood Mac brought their On With the Show tour to Cleveland on a below 0 degree night. I have always liked the Mac and my wife and I saw them on their last tour, minus Christine McVie. I debated on going to this show to see the classic lineup, but decided not to. A friend of mine and I decided to head up to the hotel before the show to see if we could snag an autograph or two. There were 3 people total waiting out in the cold. A little after 4, out walks Mick Fleetwood and we…Continue
Yet I can only recall, of all the people I know, one wife ever stepping up. It was a friend I have known for 30 years,…Continue
I posted a HELP message yesterday (which I quickly removed and I'll explain why) after working with eBay ID- helpinghumans EVERY DAY for ten days. They are (or were) a decent charity doing the right things for the right reasons donating 70-80% of everything they made (minus eBay/PayPal fees and other expenses) selling donated autographs on eBay. Donating 70-80% is VERY HIGH for a legal charity of any kind large or small (especially knowing that eBay/PayPal likely charges them 15% total of…Continue
Does anyone know of a decent app for a phone for autographs? I'm looking for something to keep an inventory and a app with autograph exemplars.
I have the pleasure of living close to Cleveland and Canton. Two major Hall's of Fame are about a one hour drive from each other and both institutions put on special events from time to time. This February, the Rock and Roll HOF had two Hall of Famers come in and tell their stories to fans as well as…Continue
How many autographs do you think are real and authentic?
Would be very interesting to read a correct result.
I thought what this website needed, was a story on the opposite end of the spectrum. So here it is.
Let's take a moment and share any Ernie Banks stories/memorabilia. The world lost yet another great. Here is a comic I saw the other day that is just so great:
This picture can almost bring tears to your eyes, "Mr. Cub" with his last stroll past Wrigley Field:…Continue
Rock N Roll tried to heat up a cold January in Cleveland, and it did! My first show of the year was Rusted Root. I didn't plan on going to this show, but my friend is a photographer and he got an extra ticket to the show and asked me if I wanted to go. Can't pass up a free show! They were great and the entire crowd was dancing in their seats. Especially when they played their biggest hit "Send me on my way". The band still has 3 original members and Liz Berlin and the new drummer met…Continue
The Super Bowl is only days away. There are two stories we’re hearing so much about. There’s “deflate gate.” For those that don’t know, it’s the New England Patriots being caught cheating yet again, by deflating the footballs slightly, so they were easier to throw, catch, and hold on to.
There’s also the…Continue
There are two questions I have been asked more than any other in my 30 years of collecting:
The first is, "what do you plan on doing with your collection" and the second is, "why do you need so many signatures from the same artists"? I'll explore this second question as to how it relates to my collection with respect to "racking" or "hoarding" or whatever name its given when a collector obtains or builds a mountain of multiple signatures from a…Continue
The best story about “signatures” you will ever see, will conclude this story.
Now, I’ve interviewed many rock stars over the years. Near the end of the interviews, I’d always ask a few autograph questions. One question that could’ve been fun, wasn’t. That’s only because it was always the same answer. I would ask them “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever been asked to autograph?”
About 75% of the musicians told me “breasts.”
Ice Cube got a devious smile, before he…Continue
Often times when people talk about a certain Seinfeld episode, I’m lost. I’ve probably only seen half the episodes of that show. I liked it, just didn’t watch it religiously. Last night I saw one that had comedian Kathy Griffin. This got my mind thinking about a number of autograph…Continue
I picked this up the other day at the shop I work in, and I thought it may be of interest to some of our Baseball collectors.
The Ball is marked 1981 Baltimore Orioles, but half the signatures just did not fit. It took a bit of digging and searching but it all made perfect sense when I found a couple of youtube videos about the Exhibition Game the O's held every year pitting the Major League Franchise against its AAA club.…Continue
A gold pocket watch Babe Ruth owned sold for $650,108 at an auction. Now, I totally understand when an engraved humidor from comedian Milton Berle to John F. Kennedy went for $500,000. Those are two…Continue
Why I will never again support or pay a penny to see Three Dog Night in concert.
About 4 years ago I had obtained Chuck Negron’s signature on an 8X10 B&W photograph from a celebrity autograph convention he attended. Thee Chuck Negron being the original 3rd member so many…Continue
To go along with my new obsession of meeting Rock Stars, I also continued my football autograph collection. My year started in out in January when a friend and I traveled down to Columbus to the Midwest Sports Spectacular show. I added a few Buckeyes to my All-American helmet: John Hicks, Ryan Shazier and Tom Skladney. Maurice Clarett who almost won the '02 Championship game by himself, was also there so I couldn't pass us an opportunity to get him on a SI and ESPN cover.…Continue
Myself and a couple of friends decided to go down to try to meet Billy Joel who was performing in Orlando last night on New Years eve and all of us had very low expectations that it would ever happen because of who he is and the venue seats 20,000 and is very large but decided to give it a try anyway so we were all going to meet at the venue at 6 and we figured since he didn't go on until 10 we would just wait outside and maybe he would stop and be kind enough to sign a few on his way in.…Continue
My autograph adventure of 2014 began in February when I decided to see Peter Buck and Alejandro Escavado at the last minute. I have been a fan of REM for a long time and I got to see them a couple of times over the years. My chance to see a hall of famer up close in a small venue for $20 was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. I wasn't really prepared for autographs, as I didn't get any vinyl and only brought 1 REM cd cover and my RnR HOF poster. I had no idea if they would sign or not and…Continue
I have a genuine, mint condition, 3rd ed. AA Big Book signed by Chris Farley just months before his death in Dec. '97. I met him, became friends with him, roomed with him....I've cherished this piece for many reasons but now thinking of parting with it in an attempt to help fund another person's rehab. I believe Chris would approve. Let me know if you might be interested.