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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 — 10 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 — 1 Comment

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 — 9 Comments

Elvis Hair, Kanye Air

I’ve mentioned before how when I was 15-years-old, I read a story about a piece of toast George Harrison had taken a bite out of, selling at an auction for $20. That might seem pricey, until you think of the amount of money that one investor spent to have the bed sheets the Beatles slept in (he lost his shirt on…

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Added by Josh Board on March 8, 2015 at 11:10pm — 6 Comments

The British Invasion 2015

It's hard to believe that fifty-one years ago several bands/musicians from England stormed the shores of the United States and ruled the music charts for the next 2 decades.  Some of these acts decided to celebrate this turning point in music history and bound together to tour the States again.  Peter Asher served as master of ceremonies as he introduced each act and told stories about each performer.  The underlying theme for each act was the Beatles.  Either they worked with, wrote with or…

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Added by Coachgd on March 6, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Mick Fleetwood and Booker T Jones

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…

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Added by Coachgd on February 26, 2015 at 5:51pm — 7 Comments

Valentine's Day Autographs

It was Valentine’s Day a few weeks ago. All of us men bought are women flowers, chocolate, and wrote really sweet things in the card (or at least the person working for Hallmark did).

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,…

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Added by Josh Board on February 25, 2015 at 1:35am — 3 Comments

eBay Charity Selling Autographs

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…

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Added by James McCay on February 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

Autograph Phone App

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.

Added by Tracy W Arasim on February 13, 2015 at 8:52am — 2 Comments

A sit down with Dr. Funkenstein and Chuck D

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…

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Added by Coachgd on February 12, 2015 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

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