The Tom Brady situation is back in the news (both with the commissioner reviewing the case and his few scenes in the movie Ted 2). Yet instead of dissecting whether or not a 4-game suspension was too harsh for one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks, I found this a much more interesting story.
One of the balls used in that famous game is up for auction on July 17th. Bidding will be starting at $25,000 – and it’s a must-have for any Patriots fan on your list.
Added by Josh Board on June 24, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments
Harper Lee, the author of the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was back in the news recently. Her second, much anticipated book “Go Set a Watchman” which deals with the characters 20 years later, is set to be released soon. Usually that makes collectables sell for a lot more. Often times a movie adaptation of a…Continue
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My wife likes to play the slots, I like to play poker and table games. The Hard Rock Rocksino does not have table games so my only interest in going there is to see a show, or to get a free buffet. The plus side of her gambling there is that they will send her comp tickets to shows if they aren't selling…Continue
Here in my hometown, there’s been a neat little discovery. For a music lover like me, it would be the equivalent of another discovering that nice painting your great grandmother always had hanging in her living room, was actually a Monet.
A music studio in in San Diego, Marc Intravaia’s Sanctuary…Continue
It was always fun listening to former prosecutor and bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi on various talk shows. He died at 80, and I couldn’t help think it was after hearing this latest bit of news: there’s an autographed copy of the White Album signed by the Manson family.
For those that…Continue
May is always a busy month for me. Track keeps me very busy- I had 2 athletes make it to Regional’s and one just missed advancing to the state meet. I also coordinate graduation at my school which is also hectic. So autographs and shows are put on the backburner.
However the past couple…Continue
Johnny Manziel can’t seem to stay out of trouble. The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback was drafted 22nd by the Cleveland Browns. They traded to move up, hoping they had their franchise QB. Rumors were that he was a bit of a head-case and liked to party. He promptly ended up in rehab, and I’m…Continue
I went to the George Thorogood / Brian Setzer co-headlining tour stop in New York City last night; both put on a great show. Autograph-wise, I was hoping to get Brian's signature on the two Stray Cats LPs that I have signed by Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker already. Alas, that didn't happen—apparently he split as soon as…Continue
There’s a venue here in San Diego (well, Solana Beach), that has the best concerts. It seats about 600, the acoustics are fabulous for no matter what type of music is being played…and it’s been around since 1974. The amount of bands I’ve seen here is in the triple digits, easy.
Since they get a lot of…Continue
David Letterman has only been retired a few days and he already seems to be enjoying his days off. The long-time race fan (and team owner) was at the Indianapolis 500 and of course, he was asked to sign autographs. He obliged for many fans before the race started.
I have two…Continue
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)…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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, …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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