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Which Mickey Mantle is Real? You Can Learn How to Tell!

No autograph is more popular than Mickey Mantle's. And no autograph is forged more.



Many Mantle forgeries are easy to identify, once you know what to…

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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on March 22, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Damn Right I Have the Blues! -- The James Cotton Edition

Everyone is talking about the death of rock ‘n roll legend Chuck Berry. Well, a few days before his passing, another legend died. Hardly a household name, but he certainly was in my household.

James Cotton was Muddy Waters harmonica player, who in the ‘60s, played…

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Added by Josh Board on March 20, 2017 at 11:31am — 7 Comments

My Journey

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Added by GraphingMlb on March 19, 2017 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

The Chuck Berry Blog -- RIP King of Rock n Roll

The Chuck Berry signature on the neck of a guitar I own is one of my prized possessions. He’s the original rock ‘n roller.

Now, as a movie critic, my two favorite movies featuring Chuck Berry would be “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n Roll.” I only saw it once, and seem to…

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Added by Josh Board on March 18, 2017 at 10:27pm — 2 Comments

Not Wanting to Bother Famous People -- the CHIPS Edition

I was listening to KFI 640 AM, a Los Angeles radio station. I often like to listen to “talk radio” when I’m driving, but have no interest in hearing people discuss politics. They have a lot of shows with interesting hosts, and they delve into other topics.…

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Added by Josh Board on March 14, 2017 at 9:36am — No Comments

Guitar Signed by The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Other Artists in the TCM-Bonhams March 27 Auction

Last I heard, there were no genuine, intact Beatles-signed guitars known. The only one was reportedly destroyed in a Malibu, Calif. landslide about 15 years ago.



RR Auction sold one a Beatles signed guitar around 2010, but the owner had tapped the autographs down with an awl to, um, "preserve them."…



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Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on March 8, 2017 at 8:00am — 20 Comments

Yuri Gagarin, 1st in space, Autograph Study by Steve Zarelli

On April 12, 1961, Soviet Air Force pilot Yuri Gagarin was the first human in space. Launched aboard his Vostok spacecraft, Gagarin orbited the Earth and beat American Alan Shepard into space by 23 days. 

On March 27, 1968, Yuri Gagarin was killed in a training flight crash at the age of 34.

Despite not being as much of a "household name" as Alan Shepard, John Glenn or Neil Armstrong, Gagarin is a tremendous historical figure and there is strong demand for his…

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Added by Steve Zarelli on March 4, 2017 at 6:44am — 6 Comments

I saved a box of old paperwork from the dump and found some historical treasures!

I rescued a box of paperwork that was going to the dump from a Real estate clean out after bank repossession. Full of old paperwork from the mining days to find out that it had about 30 years of information from a man named W.R. Palmer who was a Arizona state senator. He was also A patented Inventor western Indian expert, A mining Engineer, and hard rock drilling expert. Also the man that patented a process he perfected turning cast iron to harder structural steel forever changing the…

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Added by COREY LYNCH on February 20, 2017 at 11:30pm — 77 Comments

I'll Complete This Autograph Project....Come Hell or High Water!

All of you autograph collectors will understand these two things. The biggest celebrity you ever got a signature from after never thinking it would happen (mine would be Paul McCartney; took me 10 years). The other thing we all love is that autograph project we’re working on. It might be…

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Added by Josh Board on February 20, 2017 at 9:58pm — 3 Comments

A slow winter so far

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Added by Coachgd on February 18, 2017 at 7:29pm — 2 Comments

Wearing Jersey Leads to Autograph -- The Odell Beckham/Drake Edition

Terrell Owens was denied entry into the NFL Hall of Fame for a second time, which shows just how ridiculous the system is. He was one of the best receivers to ever play the game. Also one of the biggest dopes, but still. It’s not like the NFL threw OJ Simpson out after he murdered two people…

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Added by Josh Board on February 17, 2017 at 8:43pm — No Comments

My Time with Richard Hatch -- May He Rest in Peace

This is one of those rare times I’m going to write about an actor who I met many times, yet I’ve never asked for an autograph from.

My older brother collected sci-fi memorabilia and was obsessed…

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Added by Josh Board on February 8, 2017 at 12:25am — 1 Comment

Nirvana on their Australian tour.

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Added by Paul on December 20, 2016 at 4:58pm — 18 Comments

The Pen Test

Let me start by saying I am not a scientist. I have been collecting for decades, in that time I have purchased autographs, done TTM requests, traveled to conventions, and hit the streets in search of every possible signature that I wanted. I consider myself to be pretty successful at this hobby, and for years my answer to one question has been the same.

What's the best pen to use for an autograph? For 2 decades my answer has been a blue permanent overhead transparency marker called…

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Added by Pete Chuka on December 24, 2016 at 11:24am — 17 Comments

Meeting Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

So, we’ve all talked (or thought) about how horrible it is that autograph dealers capitalize on the death of celebrities. I suppose many will think it’s horrible when I say this. Certainly all my friends did when I talked about…

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Added by Josh Board on December 28, 2016 at 11:23pm — 1 Comment

My Stupidest Blog Ever -- AUTOGRAPH DREAMS

I have a lot of autograph dreams. Over the years, I'd say I've had about 25 (that I can remember). Now, I'm not talking about an upcoming person I'm going to get. I've had so many times where I was going to interview somebody famous, or meet them at the venue...I didn't have a dream about that. I'm not sure why, but I only have dreams about getting autographs from dead celebrities. It's friggin' baffling to me. Not sure what Freud would say about that.

Last night, I had a dream that I…

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Added by Josh Board on January 1, 2017 at 10:33pm — 8 Comments

Sports Memorabilia For Sale -- For Patriots Fans ONLY!

SPORTS MEMORABILIA FOR SALE!
Now, I hate parting with pieces I love, but I figure the time is right to sell this...and at a terrific price. I just acquired a piece that I think would be of interest to some fan. It's a game-worn jersey of Tom Brady's. It's not autographed, as I....errr...the person that acquired it didn't have time to ask him to sign it. He just kind of took it and...got it to me. Anybody interested?

Added by Josh Board on February 6, 2017 at 11:51pm — 4 Comments

Tom Brady and Kobe Bryant THEFTS

I did a blog the other day about a game worn jersey I had of Tom Brady that's for sale. I was merely making a joke, because if you hadn't heard...during the Super Bowl, and the celebration the Patriots were having, somebody swiped quarterback Tom Brady's jersey from his locker. There's video of him telling the owner (Kraft), and he says, "I'll probably pop up online." (or something to that affect).

If somebody stole the game worn jersey, of perhaps the greatest quarterback of all…

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Added by Josh Board on February 7, 2017 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

Taking them all down

I was recently named as a victim in a forgery case. I purchased a fake Adrian Peterson autographed mini helmet, many years ago, from a fake company DM Sports World run by a Joshua Shores who will now be paying out 2.5 million dollars in damages to the countless people he ripped off. Since I received this…

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Added by Steven Phillips on February 2, 2017 at 6:30pm — 13 Comments

Donald Trump Autographs -- My Take On It

There was a story I read in one of the newspapers last week. It was all about autograph shops and memorabilia places. Of course, my interest was piqued. Unfortunately, it only dealt with one kind of autograph -- Donald Trump. Specifically, the fact that he's now "President Trump" (no matter how you feel…

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Added by Josh Board on January 25, 2017 at 7:44pm — 16 Comments

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