August 2014 Blog Posts (6)

I Cannot Tell a Lie! I Wish I Was This Guy (he got a Lincoln autograph cheap!)

I worked at a publication for years with a music writer/photographer that was always a blast to share stories with. He met a number of rock stars (mostly in the punk scene), and had some great photos and autographs. The best autograph in his collection came as a fluke. He was working a part-time job as a…

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Added by Josh Board on August 29, 2014 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

Sports Shortz -- Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, and much, much more

The Oscars have a rule most people don’t know about. If any Oscar winner tries selling their gold statue, or anybody in your family does – the Academy can buy it back for $1. Well, the Olympics have no such rule. That means last year someone got easily one of the coolest pieces of memorabilia ever – Jesse Owens’ gold medals from the 1936 Games. Don’t feel like ya missed out. They went for $1.4 million.…

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Added by Josh Board on August 23, 2014 at 11:02pm — 4 Comments

My summer of rock

I have been collecting sports autographs since about 1996, when the Indians were making their incredible run but not winning the World Series.  I met Omar Visquel and Carlos Baerga after a game and I was hooked.  I then started going to the Football HOF in '99 and have been going ever since.  I have met almost every living football hof'er, most Heisman winners and have gotten their autographs, some free and some I've paid for at shows and the old tent sessions.  (What a deal that was- 10-14…

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Added by Coachgd on August 14, 2014 at 10:44am — 18 Comments

The Time I Met Robin Williams

I wish I could share a bunch of meetings with Williams, but I really only had one.

It was an interview before one of his stand-up shows in San Diego. There was a crowd of about 20 waiting for him before he went inside that afternoon. He looked sad as he carried a suit over his shoulder. Yet he signed for everyone, and posed for…

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Added by Josh Board on August 12, 2014 at 10:22pm — 7 Comments

Lauren Bacall passes away at the age of 89 today (August 12th, 2014)

One of the giants in film history has passed away at nearly 90 years old. I'm honored to have her autograph in my collection.

Added by Brick Hunter on August 12, 2014 at 8:16pm — 3 Comments

Happiness can be found in...Autographs!

A few autograph stories warmed my heart this week. It’s amazing to think that one of them involves an NFL player. It seems when NFL players are mentioned in the news, it’s usually negative.

Here in San Diego, I’ve seen photos of fans getting Charger players autographs at scrimmages. Most cities with…

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Added by Josh Board on August 9, 2014 at 10:54pm — 1 Comment

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