January 2015 Blog Posts (9)

Super Bowl Sunday -- Some Heartwarming Autograph Stories

The Super Bowl is only days away. There are two stories we’re hearing so much about. There’s “deflate gate.” For those that don’t know, it’s the New England Patriots being caught cheating yet again, by deflating the footballs slightly, so they were easier to throw, catch, and hold on to.

There’s also the…

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Added by Josh Board on January 30, 2015 at 12:32am — 1 Comment

Autographs: Why Just Collecting "One" Is Never Enough

There are two questions I have been asked more than any other in my 30 years of collecting:

The first is, "what do you plan on doing with your collection" and the second is, "why do you need so many signatures from the same artists"?  I'll explore this second question as to how it relates to my collection with respect to "racking" or "hoarding" or whatever name its given when a collector obtains or builds a mountain of multiple signatures from a…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on January 29, 2015 at 8:27pm — 11 Comments

Autographed Body Parts

The best story about “signatures” you will ever see, will conclude this story.

Now, I’ve interviewed many rock stars over the years. Near the end of the interviews, I’d always ask a few autograph questions. One question that could’ve been fun, wasn’t. That’s only because it was always the same answer. I would ask them “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever been asked to autograph?”

About 75% of the musicians told me “breasts.”

Ice Cube got a devious smile, before he…

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Added by Josh Board on January 26, 2015 at 11:44pm — 4 Comments

Autographs with...Seinfeld, Kathy Griffin, and The Motels

Often times when people talk about a certain Seinfeld episode, I’m lost. I’ve probably only seen half the episodes of that show. I liked it, just didn’t watch it religiously. Last night I saw one that had comedian Kathy Griffin. This got my mind thinking about a number of autograph…

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Added by Josh Board on January 16, 2015 at 10:10am — 4 Comments

1981 Rochester Red Wings vs The Baltimore Orioles

I picked this up the other day at the shop I work in, and I thought it may be of interest to some of our Baseball collectors.

The Ball is marked 1981 Baltimore Orioles, but half the signatures just did not fit. It took a bit of digging and searching but it all made perfect sense when I found a couple of youtube videos about the Exhibition Game the O's held every year pitting the Major League Franchise against its AAA club.…

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Added by Pete Chuka on January 13, 2015 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

The Last Few Weeks in Autographs and Auctions

A few autograph/memorabilia type stories from the last few weeks that I thought would be of interest.

A gold pocket watch Babe Ruth owned sold for $650,108 at an auction. Now, I totally understand when an engraved humidor from comedian Milton Berle to John F. Kennedy went for $500,000. Those are two…

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Added by Josh Board on January 11, 2015 at 11:12pm — 7 Comments

Two "DOGGED" Night: Never Again!

Why I will never again support or pay a penny to see Three Dog Night in concert.

About 4 years ago I had obtained Chuck Negron’s signature on an 8X10 B&W photograph from a celebrity autograph convention he attended. Thee Chuck Negron being the original 3rd member so many…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on January 11, 2015 at 11:41am — 8 Comments

2014- Another year of Football signings

To go along with my new obsession of meeting Rock Stars, I also continued my football autograph collection.  My year started in out in January when a friend and I traveled down to Columbus to the Midwest Sports Spectacular show.  I added a few Buckeyes to my All-American helmet: John Hicks, Ryan Shazier and Tom Skladney.  Maurice Clarett who almost won the '02 Championship game by himself, was also there so I couldn't pass us an opportunity to get him on a SI and ESPN cover.…

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Added by Coachgd on January 2, 2015 at 9:49am — 4 Comments

2014 went out with a bang

Myself and a couple of friends decided to go down to try to meet Billy Joel who was performing in Orlando last night on New Years eve and all of us had very low expectations that it would ever happen because of who he is and the venue seats 20,000 and is very large but decided to give it a try anyway so we were all going to meet at the venue at 6 and we figured since he didn't go on until 10 we would just wait outside and maybe he would stop and be kind enough to sign a few on his way in.…

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Added by Brian Burger on January 1, 2015 at 9:00am — 14 Comments

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