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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 — 3 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 — 11 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 — 27 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

In-person for June: Started bad, ended pretty good.

It was kind of a June swoon when talking about in-person autographs for me.  I had some success but it did not start out well.

The month began with my friend calling me at the last minute saying another photographer friend had an extra ticket to Peter Wolf’s show.  So I jumped in my car and headed to Cleveland to see Mr. Woofa Goofa put on an amazing show.  He actually signed a copy of “Lights Out” for a fan from the stage.  After the show, about 10 people were hanging out trying to…

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Added by Coachgd on July 1, 2016 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

Bonhams

Steve, just curious about the other signed Beatles items in the auction, specifically, lot 227 With The Beatles album, and lot 229 Publicity Card. Are these items authentic signatures? The descriptions do not mention any certification.

Added by Alan Friedman on June 26, 2016 at 7:11am — 3 Comments

The Dolphins and Donald -- More Crime in the Autograph Hobby

It seems like only yesterday I did a story about the shooting of a singer on The Voice at a meet-and-greet, autograph signing after the show. Now, a few other crimes to report.

In…

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Added by Josh Board on June 23, 2016 at 11:58pm — 1 Comment

Rare Beatles-signed Sgt Pepper's Album to be auctioned June 29 at Bonhams

A Sgt Peppers album signed by all four Beatles is being auctioned by Bonhams in Knightsbridge, London on June 29. I haven't seen any news coverage on it, so I wanted to get the word out.…

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on June 21, 2016 at 10:30pm — 109 Comments

joe dimaggio real or not

Added by toby j. on June 18, 2016 at 11:16pm — No Comments

I slept with John lennon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap4Ugi0tI7g

Jenny kee (Dragon lady) as John lennon called her is an Asian, Australian. In 1964 she was pursuing her love of fashion design and is famously known for a Koala sweeter design, but also in 1964 she saw the Beatles in Sydney play in concert. After the show Jenny and her girlfriends managed to get in to the Sheraton hotel and rendezvous with the Beatles, watch youtube video.

John…

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Added by Paul on June 16, 2016 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

A Murder at an Autograph Signing -- Christina Grimmie

As a kid, I’ll never forget the first time I saw the photo of Mark David Chapman, the guy who killed John Lennon. It was a photo that showed him getting Lennon’s autograph on the “Double Fantasy” album.

I…

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Added by Josh Board on June 11, 2016 at 6:41am — 7 Comments

June 3-10 Autograph Fishing Report: Ali Passes; Catch of the Day: Jim Morrison

What's Going On In The Deep Waters of The Vast Autograph Ocean



In a weekly 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 weekly touching only the main issues in the autograph universe.

For the week of June 3- June 10th…

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Added by Jared on June 10, 2016 at 8:27am — 19 Comments

Punk Rock Autographs -- The Bow Wow Wow, Clash, and Sex Pistols Edition

As a movie critic, people often ask me what my favorite films are. You can never pick your favorite one, but I have a bunch that are always on the list. I’ll say that I can’t decide between Tootsie, One Flew Over the…

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Added by Josh Board on June 9, 2016 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

The Victims Of Muhammad Ali Forgeries On Ebay GFA/Rocchi

As we've noticed during the last 48 hours, both Ebay and the Ebay sellers of Muhammad Ali forgeries are making a killing on Ebay.

The victims (who don't know yet that they are victims) are getting scammed to no end.

It's both sad and disgusting.

First, immediately below, link to my first four threads on GFA-certed (Stephen Rocchi) Muhammad Ali…

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Added by Christopher Williams on June 5, 2016 at 3:15pm — 10 Comments

Hollywood Autographs -- The Penis Edition

As a movie critic, I feel it's my duty to alert you readers when there's a clever autograph scene in a movie. And I saw what might go down as the funniest you'll ever see. In the new comedy by Adam Samberg -- Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping -- he plays a pop star that's a bit down on his luck. (you can read…

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Added by Josh Board on June 2, 2016 at 12:45am — No Comments

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Posted by Mark Anderson on July 24, 2016 at 7:57pm 3 Comments

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So I have a huge issue with PSA and I also am…

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

Posted by Pete Chuka on July 16, 2016 at 5:29am 11 Comments

I think Steve Buscemi nailed it in Ghost World as…
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Autographs for Sale if...Your Name is BILL !!!

Posted by Josh Board on July 13, 2016 at 11:45pm 27 Comments

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…

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