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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy -- More Wacky Autograph Thoughts

So, as the week is about to start, thought I’d write about some of the thoughts and stories popping into my brain. It’s almost 1 a.m., so forgive me if it’s not as clever as it seemed late at night, right before bedtime.

Since the guitar George Harrison played (I wrote about it a few weeks ago in a blog)…

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Added by Josh Board on May 18, 2015 at 12:52am — 4 Comments

Janes Regan Automatic Train Control System

Aloha-

Within my collection of my Bainbridge Colby documents I have a pile of prototype proposals and the full schematics for a braking system on trains dated 1930 !!!!!  Now our Government and our railroad officials denounced the idea.   However South Africa and several small stretches of RR lines actually introduced this system and it worked well.

In the past couple years the news has been reporting that there are recent attempts to develop and build just such a system acting…

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Added by joed miller on May 17, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Clothing From Famous Musicians

I thought about doing a blog with a bunch of jokes that came to mind. Since the announcement was made about Tom Brady being suspended for four games for deflating footballs against the Colts, I immediately thought about Pete Rose and autographs. There was the time an entrepreneur got Rose to sign a number of…

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Added by Josh Board on May 12, 2015 at 12:51am — 9 Comments

Thank you, B.B. King! Share Your In-Person Autographs and Experiences

UPDATE: B.B. King passed peacefully yesterday, May 14.

I've been sad since hearing the news, that B.B. King is in hospice care. It was confirmed by a statement by King on his website, …

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on May 7, 2015 at 10:00am — 29 Comments

A good week for adding to the collection

It was another good week for getting some autographs in Northern Ohio.  Last week, Jay Leno performed in Cleveland.  I used to get Rolling Stone magazine back in the day and I kept some of them from the late 80's and early 90's.  I happened to keep the one with Jay and Arsenio Hall on the…

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Added by Coachgd on May 4, 2015 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Sports Shortz -- The Bruce Jenner and Caleb Joseph Edition

The biggest game the White Sox have ever been involved in probably involved the “Black Sox” scandal in the 1919 World Series.

Well, the game they played against the Orioles yesterday was the biggest game the Sox will play this year. That’s because the game in Baltimore at Camden Yards had no fans in…

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Added by Josh Board on April 30, 2015 at 12:26am — 1 Comment

Recent Autograph Stories -- Michael Jordan, Blake Lively, and Bo Diddley Edition

I always like pointing out autograph scenes in movies. The latest is in “The Age of Adaline” (you can read my review here: http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/04/24/the-age-of-adaline/  )

There’s a scene early in the movie where Adaline needs some fake IDs. She goes to a kid that’s living with his parents. He’s got a few autographed baseballs that she glances at. At first I thought she was going to say, “Oh, Willie Mays. I…

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Added by Josh Board on April 28, 2015 at 12:03am — 4 Comments

Cleveland Rocks! HOF Induction week recap

The Rock Hall Inductions were held in Cleveland last weekend.  Inductions are on a 3 city rotation- Cleveland, New York and LA.  This is the only Hall of Fame in the country where inductions are not held where the museum is located!  Why-- who know!!?  Could you imagine if the baseball hall of fame…

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Added by Coachgd on April 23, 2015 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Bye, Bye Miss American Pie...Vivien Leigh has a dress, You Can't Afford to Buy

There were a few autograph stories the last few weeks. One of them involved Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She was on David Letterman, and showed a picture of a guy that held up a sign asking for an autograph. It said, “Will Work for Julia Louise autograph.”

She thought it was cute and of course, signed the autograph for him (she’s always been a good signer). She did mention how he spelled her name wrong on the sign, which got Letterman and the crowd laughing.…

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Added by Josh Board on April 19, 2015 at 11:26pm — 2 Comments

The Notebook

It’s a shame that even after the great movie The Imitation Game (my review here: http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/12/23/the-imitation-game/ ), Alan Turing isn’t a household name. Well, even if he’s not, it didn’t hurt the bidding from…

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Added by Josh Board on April 15, 2015 at 1:04am — No Comments

Tony Gwynn Auction

There are many great things about living in San Diego, but for fans of autograph collecting, one of them is the many opportunities the residents all had to meet Mr. Padre – Tony Gwynn. The Hall of Famer passed away last year, which was heartbreaking for this city; especially since it came on the heels of…

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Added by Josh Board on April 9, 2015 at 11:33pm — 2 Comments

Autographs You Don't Want -- The Bears and Beavers Edition

At a pet adoption charity auction recently at Bloomingdale’s in Michigan, there was a football autographed by Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. It’s always nice when athletes donate things to charity. Not so nice when they don’t receive a single bid!

The “Chosen Man’s Best Friend and Factor…

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Added by Josh Board on April 6, 2015 at 11:05pm — 5 Comments

Moondog, Manilow and even Jesus!

Last week, 2 events happened on the same evening.  A screening of Jesus Christ Superstar, featuring a Q&A before the film with 3 of the main cast members- Ted Neeley, Barry Dennen and Bob Bingham, and an autograph signing afterwards.  Barry…

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Added by Coachgd on April 5, 2015 at 4:54pm — 10 Comments

Hollywood Autographs -- Fictional and Real

The week started off with a very funny “Bizarro” cartoon by the very talented Dan Piraro, who was nice enough to sign a draw a photo in a book I got at Comic Con one year. I was lucky enough to attend a party with him the following day, too. Class guy. But I digest (just ate dinner).

The comic strip…

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Added by Josh Board on April 3, 2015 at 11:13pm — 3 Comments

Is this a real Derek Jeter Autograph

Hello Everyone,

I am looking to buy this from another collector and wanted to know your input on this. I have compared this to additional Jeter signatures that he signs his middle name in and inscribes "Yankee Captain" on and it all lines up. It also comes from Steiner if you see the bottom left hand of the picture.  Your thoughts on this?…

This incredible $799.00 Yankee display piece is a huge 16x20 full color photo, and shows the future HOF'er in action, and in he field making an amazing play. It is a treasure, comes marked by Steiner in a lower corner but has NO hologram attached. It is a Lee approved 10, has "Yankee Captain" added as a bonus in his hand, and show off on this easy HOF investment is easy from 60 feet away!

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Added by Corey Wallace on March 31, 2015 at 3:02pm — 33 Comments

James "Jimmy" Stewart: Autopen Signature Study

This article originally appeared in my blog, Steve Zarelli presents: The Collecting Obsession.

James Stewart was a willing through-the-mail signer for many years. However, after suffering medical problems in the 1990s, his office fulfilled mail requests with secretarial signatures and an Autopen machine.

The proxy signatures -- typically signed "James…

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Added by Steve Zarelli on March 29, 2015 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments

David Crosby is a D**k !

The first story I ever wrote for Autograph Magazine was called “David Crosby Flipped me the Byrd.” I was proud of it. I simply asked for his autograph, he was rude, and I had some choice words for him. He had a choice finger for me. It was the middle one. As he walked away, I told him he should be more…

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Added by Josh Board on March 25, 2015 at 12:00am — 11 Comments

The Hatfield-McCoy Fued for Autographs -- Juliana Hatfield Edition

I went and saw singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield the other night. I was surprised that there were only 45 people at the show (I counted). It was an amazing set, too. She was in the bands Some Girls, Blake Babies, and The Lemonheads…but her solo work is better. She’s had hits with “My…

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Added by Josh Board on March 23, 2015 at 10:16am — 9 Comments

A Rock and Roll Weekend

Two Hall of Famers and an 80's pop rocker played in Cleveland over the past weekend and those shows kept me quite busy.  First, Gregg Allman started his new tour on Friday at the Hard Rock.  Since it was the first day of the new tour, I figured Gregg might be in the mood to sign.…

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Added by Coachgd on March 17, 2015 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

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