March 2016 Blog Posts (11)

Shoe Collectors -- the Stephen Curry and Joe Walsh Ediition

I’ve been playing basketball for almost 40 years. As a kid, aside from playing it, I loved getting autographs after Clippers games (back when they were in San Diego). Most of the big…

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Added by Josh Board on March 30, 2016 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Music News -- From Beatles to Bieber

Well, last week was the Bruce Springsteen stuff. I found out I was the only person at the L.A. show that wanted his autograph and didn’t get it. One person had his arm signed. I’m not sure why. Perhaps he’ll get it tattooed. Another kid…

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Added by Josh Board on March 23, 2016 at 9:36am — 6 Comments

First Autograph Stories

Hi Everyone,

Thought I would share a fun story about my first autograph experience and then open it up to the community to share your stories about your first autograph and/or the specific experience you had obtaining it.

Here it goes....

When I was seven or eight years old, one of my best friends invite me to…

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Added by Seamus on March 21, 2016 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Musical Update plus a guitar question

One of my favorite vocalists, Geoff Tate from Queensryche, brought his new band- Operation: Mindcrime to Cleveland.  I got approved to shoot/review the show and I was hoping to meet Geoff after the show so I brought three albums with me just in case.  

Much to my surprise, I got free meet and greet passes…

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Added by Coachgd on March 20, 2016 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

I Hate Autograph Collectors (and that probably includes you)

I've really gotten disillusioned with autograph collectors over the years. Let me explain all my anger in this blog.

Most recently, a few autograph collectors were going to the Bruce Spingsteen concerts in Los Angeles. I wanted to meet up with them, buy 'em lunch, and talk about our best scores and biggest disappointments. It's sharing those stories that makes this website so much fun.

One person didn't get back to me. Another said, "I'm going to be on the autograph hunt all…

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Added by Josh Board on March 17, 2016 at 6:35pm — 22 Comments

Picture Proof Autographs (P.P.A.), How To Grade Them

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Added by PICTURE PROOF AUTOGRAPHS on March 17, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

George Martin Died -- And I Still Can't Forgive Him For 8 Years Ago !!!!

If you’ve ever used the expression “it happens in three’s” regarding celebrity deaths -- you’re an idiot. Unless three people died within an hour, it never even makes sense when people say it. And what qualifies as one of the…

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Added by Josh Board on March 8, 2016 at 11:15pm — 25 Comments

Warning Signs an Autograph Dealer May Be Selling Forgeries

There have been countless write-ups and articles about what to look for when it comes to buying autographs. Most have the same information such as "if it's too good to be true it probably is," and recommend comparing the autograph to known exemplars, secretarials, autopens and other references.

Instead of discussing the technical aspects of…

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Added by kevin conway on March 8, 2016 at 7:00pm — 38 Comments

John Lennon's Earliest Known Letter, from 1951, Expected to Bring at Least $43,000

A handwritten letter by an 11-year-old John Lennon, the oldest letter known, is the star…

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on March 7, 2016 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Slow Winter on the Autograph Front

Although it has been a pretty mild winter, the autograph opportunities have been few and far between in the Cleveland area.  This is what I've been up to over the last 2 months.

I decided to make the trek to Pittsburgh to see the opening night of Springsteen's River tour.  We had GA tickets so I didn't try to get any autographs as we had to line up for the lottery to get into the pit.  A friend went down to try to get Bruce and said it was a crazy scene once people figured out…

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Added by Coachgd on March 5, 2016 at 8:14am — 4 Comments

Poitics and Autographs

I don’t like politics. Never have. Now with all this social media and Facebook, you see how many friendships end based on disagreements about it. It’s also baffling how so many people get things wrong about the candidate they…

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Added by Josh Board on March 2, 2016 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

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