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Early Bruce Lee multi signed school essays at auction in September

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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…

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Added by Stuart on August 27, 2016 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Great Lines from Great Scenes in Great Films. Please Add Yours!

Mac... they said you escaped. I knew you wouldn't leave without me. I was waiting for you. Now we can make it, Mac; I feel big as a damn mountain.

Oh, no...

I'm not goin' without you, Mac. I wouldn't leave you this way... You're…

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Added by Eric K Longo on August 26, 2016 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Auction Items -- the Bonnie & Clyde and Muhammad Ali Edition

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.”…

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Added by Josh Board on August 25, 2016 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Autographs People Get For You -- The Warren Beatty Edition

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…

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Added by Josh Board on August 23, 2016 at 11:49pm — 4 Comments

Adding Some Music and Football to the Collection

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.

My…

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Added by Coachgd on August 22, 2016 at 9:18pm — 3 Comments

Giving Guitars Away -- The Garth Brooks / Joe Walsh Edition

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…

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Added by Josh Board on August 14, 2016 at 10:55pm — 8 Comments

Autographed Book and Photo -- The Donald Trump / Deli Controversy

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…

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Added by Josh Board on August 9, 2016 at 9:46am — 8 Comments

WWW.ROCKANDROLLCOLLECTION.COM

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…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on August 6, 2016 at 4:30pm — 126 Comments

Vance9506 Must be Mario Lemieux himself

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.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/381720015932

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/rS8AAOSwPRlXnPWd/s-l1600.jpg

Added by Josh on August 4, 2016 at 7:15pm — 3 Comments

Athletes and Autographs -- the Todd Gurley, Philip Rivers, and Joey Votta Edition

There were three autograph things today relating to athletes, so I thought I’d slap out a little blog about them.

The first came when I woke up, turned on the TV, and saw a commercial with Rams running back…

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Added by Josh Board on August 3, 2016 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

When the “proof picture” proves it's a fake!

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.…

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Added by Steve Zarelli on August 1, 2016 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

Any Idea What This Is From/What This Means?

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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…

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Added by Mark Anderson on July 24, 2016 at 7:57pm — 11 Comments

Star Trek Beyond -- World Premiere and Autographs with the Cast

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…

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Added by Josh Board on July 21, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

A Complete Collection: Is It Happiness or The Saddest Thing Ever?

I think Steve Buscemi nailed it in Ghost World as Seymour: "Well, you think it's healthy to obsessively collect things? You can't connect with other people, so you fill your life with stuff. I'm just like all the rest of these pathetic collector…
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Added by Pete Chuka on July 16, 2016 at 5:29am — 13 Comments

Autographs for Sale if...Your Name is BILL !!!

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…

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Added by Josh Board on July 13, 2016 at 11:45pm — 42 Comments

Autographs in Movies and TV -- the Mistaken Identity Edition

I occasionally do blogs where I tell autograph stories that I see in movies or on TV shows, so...here are the latest.

In the new Woody Allen movie -- Cafe Society -- it takes…

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Added by Josh Board on July 13, 2016 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

July Autograph Fishing Report: Baseball Youth Movement Catch of the Day: Dr. Dre

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…

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Added by Jared on July 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

We Are Not In Control!

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…

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Added by Pete Chuka on July 8, 2016 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Joe Jackson -- He's the Man (just not with autographs)

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…

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Added by Josh Board on July 8, 2016 at 12:12am — 6 Comments

The Memorabilia Formerly Known as EXPENSIVE -- The Prince Edition

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.…

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Added by Josh Board on July 5, 2016 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

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Early Bruce Lee multi signed school essays at auction in September

Posted by Stuart on August 27, 2016 at 10:26am 1 Comment

Hi,

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…

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Auction Items -- the Bonnie & Clyde and Muhammad Ali Edition

Posted by Josh Board on August 25, 2016 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

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…

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Autographs People Get For You -- The Warren Beatty Edition

Posted by Josh Board on August 23, 2016 at 11:49pm 4 Comments

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…

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