May 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Autograph Stories Making News -- Brad Pitt, Taye Diggs, and Bud Grant

A quick wrap-up on some autograph thingies in the news this past week.

Most recently, that would involve the story of Brad Pitt being punched in the face at a screening of Maleficen, which stars wife Angelina Jolie (a disappointing movie, my review here: http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/05/29/maleficent/). He was signing autographs outside the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, while she was posing for photographs when…

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Added by Josh Board on May 30, 2014 at 12:16am — 1 Comment

Director William Friedkin continues his book signing tour

Director of such films as The French Connection and The Exorcist, William Friedkin continues to be the most generous of book, DVD and memorabilia signers at the many stops and shops that he has been appearing at.  Below is a photo taken May 17, 2014 at his 3rd stop in 2 years at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, Ca.

As long as you purchase anything that he is directly related to and currently promoting, especially his book "The Friedkin Connection", or the Blu-Ray of The Exorcist, Mr.…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on May 26, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

NBA Action (and autographs) -- It's Fantastic (the Harrison Barnes edition)

In the early ‘80s, my parents got me a subscription to a magazine called Basketball Digest. I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread (side note: if bread never became sliced, what would be the thing we compare something really great to?)

As a basketball lover, I anxiously…

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Added by Josh Board on May 19, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments

Memorabilia Scammer on Book Signing Tour

It's come to this.  Former Major League ump Al Clark is signing his new book.

http://fairlawn-saddlebrook.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/al-clark-signing-copies-of-new-book-this-weekend

Clark did time for selling bogus baseballs with his own COA. (And even had the distinction of being prosecuted by Chris Christie).…

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Added by Sidney Fields on May 17, 2014 at 5:29am — 1 Comment

The Pros and Cons of Meet-and-Greets

It’s about time I tackle this subject. I must admit, though…I’m doing so with lots of second-hand stories and editorializing. It’s also after midnight (no Clapton reference intended). I’m a little tired and just typing off the top of me head!…

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Added by Josh Board on May 12, 2014 at 12:30am — 178 Comments

Forgeries Filled Bergen County NJ’s Baseball Memorabilia Auction

On May 3, 2014, Caspert Auctioneers & Appraisers held an auction of baseball memorabilia that was initially confiscated by the Bergen County, New Jersey's Prosecutors Office.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on May 10, 2014 at 10:00am — 46 Comments

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