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What do Link Wray, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock All Have in Common?

One of the perks I have being a movie critic is seeing all the movies before they come out (and not paying to see ‘em). At a screening the other night, I was interested in a documentary coming out soon called “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.” As a huge fan of rock ‘n roll, this is right…

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Added by Josh Board on August 10, 2017 at 3:24pm — 9 Comments

My Wife and Mark Hamill -- YES I'M TICKED OFF !!!!

You know how I know I married the right woman? Well, on our wedding night, she let me….oh come on! This is a family blog. And it’s about autographs. Here’s how I know.

I was lamenting the fact that Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) was coming to our hometown, and I had…

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Added by Josh Board on July 31, 2017 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

July Update: Pretty Good Month of Music

July turned out to be a good month to add the musical collection as there seemed to be more hits than misses.  The month started out by getting on of the original 4Tops, Duke Fakir.  The Four Tops are one of Motown’s original acts and have had a distinguished career.  Duke is the last living original member and the 82 year old still has all of the dance moves down (except he no longer spins).  After the show, I was the only one waiting and asked if he could sign.…

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Added by Coachgd on July 31, 2017 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

Crazy Autograph Stories on TMZ -- J.Lo, Jericho, and Jackson

A lot of interesting autograph things were shown happening on TMZ tonight (that show is my guilty pleasure).

Wrestler Chris Jericho was signing autographs for some people and when he said he wasn’t going to sign anymore, a guy got upset and started screaming…

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Added by Josh Board on July 31, 2017 at 9:13pm — 5 Comments

Peter Frampton -- Lost His Hair...and now his Cool

Two friends of mine that do autographs -- one that’s a wonderful man with a great collection, the other a dope that’s an autograph dealer -- have told me of the countless times they’ve gotten Peter Frampton and how nice he was at signing. They got him at the venues and at hotels. Now, I have a bunch of Frampton albums that are signed, but I bought them cheap with a collection of albums. I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting him, or seeing him in concert.…

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Added by Josh Board on July 24, 2017 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

Roger Waters Signing And Paying People To Wait In Line

I’ve heard that Roger Waters has been signing on his current tour.  He was making a stop in Columbus two months before his stop in Cleveland.  So three of my friends and I made the trek down to C-bus to try and get Pink Floyd’s bassist/singer and songwriter.  We arrived early and there were already four people there.  Within an hour, the line grew to 50.  Another hour went by and there was easily over 150.  After talking to some people and overhearing people talk while in…

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Added by Coachgd on July 23, 2017 at 8:49am — 46 Comments

Comic Con 2017 -- Conan O'Brien, Will Smith, and more

I got that call from a girl I hadn’t heard from in years. It’s that call we all dread. No, no...not that type of call! It’s someone that asked me if I could meet her downtown for the first day of Comic Con, to help her get Conan O’Brien’s autograph. He was going to be filming some shows down…

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Added by Josh Board on July 19, 2017 at 9:13pm — 7 Comments

1992 Star Pics SNL Autographs - A Lesson In Forgeries

I became a HUGE fan of this set once I learned of its existence, but there's a dearth of information out there about it. When I decided to start collecting them, I knew I had to do as much research as possible and share that knowledge with anyone else that might be interested. Star Pics autos are notorious for being easy to forge, but armed with this knowledge, collectors can make educated purchasing decisions. I hope to demonstrate how the forgeries differ from authentic copies, and how to…

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Added by Jason Charnick on July 19, 2017 at 6:00pm — 17 Comments

What's the Difference Between Ozzy Osbourne and George Lucas?

On the afternoon talk show The Talk, there was a guest from Entertainment Tonight named Cameron Madison. He showed up to tell a story about Star Wars creator George Lucas. He showed clips of Lucas leaving a hotel and being asked for his autograph. Madison…

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Added by Josh Board on July 18, 2017 at 3:40pm — 3 Comments

McCartney letter to Sir Lew Grade-April 6, 1970

A handwritten letter to Sir Lew Grade from Paul McCartney on April 6, 1970. This was 4 days before he told the world that The Beatles were breaking up. He's asking for the for the "Deed Of Assignment dated Jan 12th to be sent to him IMMEDIATELY!!! This refers to Beatles royalties. This is a rare inter-office memo...and McCartney signatures from this time period are tough to find. What kind of value would you put on this? Has a letter from Frank Caiazzo. Just asking...Thanks.…

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Added by Jim Cushman on July 17, 2017 at 5:49pm — 20 Comments

Carrie Fisher Bogus Auction Items

I saw this on the TMZ website. I swear, when it comes to autographs and memorabilia, there's so much bogus stuff going on. It's amazing that anybody still buys stuff anymore.

Turns out some of these items never belonged to Carrie, and her brother was just trying to cash in. Read the story here:

http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/10/carrie-fisher-auction-star-wars/

Added by Josh Board on July 12, 2017 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

The Best David Hasselhoff Video Ever

I had a girlfriend years ago that spent thousands of dollars for the opportunity to have dinner with David Hasselhoff at a charity event. She said he was a sweetheart.

But watching this video (despite that some of it isn't in English)...is the most heartwarming thing ever (and it ends with autographs, of course).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUgCpSbCTv4

Added by Josh Board on July 11, 2017 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

Autographed Sports Cards -- The Dak Prescott Autopen Controversy

I was listening to sports talk shows on the radio. They can be a lot of fun, but sometimes they drive you nuts. How many times can I hear people debate who is better between LeBron James and Michael Jordan? Or if the Lakers Lonzo Ball will be the next Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd, or … Todd…

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Added by Josh Board on July 9, 2017 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

The Todd Mueller Autographs, Nelson Deedle and Iconographs Lawsuits

I could use your help.

Since Autograph Live opened in July 2009, collectors around the world have come to rely on us to learn how to collect better, and avoid buying or selling forgeries.…

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on July 7, 2017 at 4:00pm — 88 Comments

Johnny Bench Commercial -- And it's All Autographs!

I saw this on TV today. I've never seen a commercial that deals with non-stop autographs. And it's pretty dang funny. Here it is:

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ACUi/blue-emu-and-this-featuring-johnny-bench

Added by Josh Board on July 4, 2017 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

More Misses Than Hits in June

I had a lot more misses than hits for June.  That's the way it goes sometimes.

 

The month started out with me traveling to Pittsburgh to see U2.  The Cleveland show was sold out, but there were plenty of tickets for the Pitt show. (The show was amazing.)  I arrived early because I had heard that Bono and The Edge signed before the show.  I met up with a nice family and started talking with them.  After hours of waiting, the four…

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Added by Coachgd on July 2, 2017 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Want an Oliver Stone Autograph? Here's How...

I only met Oliver Stone once. It was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas years ago, and a luncheon with a few big name directors (Guillermo del Toro being one). The directors had the most interesting things to say about filmmaking and it was an incredible lunch. 

As I saw him walking to the escalator the same…

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Added by Josh Board on June 28, 2017 at 10:53pm — No Comments

What do Babe Ruth and Charlie Sheen Have in Common? (other than smoking, partying, porn stars...)

I try to do blogs about current news related things involving autographs, as well as personal stories I have to share. This is one of those blogs where I talk about a current news story with some interesting items to be auctioned, and a bit of a rant by me.…

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Added by Josh Board on June 27, 2017 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Examples Of Mickey Mantle Autographed Forged Photo Part 2

This is Part 2 of showing various examples of Mickey Mantle forged photos.

Immediately below, is Part 1 and a second lick to forged Mickey Mantle photos/baseballs "authenticated" by Stephen Rocchi and his Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) group.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on June 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Warren Zevon Blog -- and how you can own one of his books

I was thrilled when Warren Zevon played a concert in San Diego, at a venue that’s easy to get autographs from. I’m a huge fan, and...it was be a few months after that that he announced his cancer. There was one other person waiting for an autograph. He had a great story. It was for his girlfriend of three years, and she was a huge fan. He was going to present the signed album, along with an engagement ring. Both of us were holding our “Excitable Boy” albums, looking like…

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Added by Josh Board on June 21, 2017 at 3:45pm — 2 Comments

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