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Comic Con 2017 -- Conan O'Brien, Will Smith, and more

I got that call from a girl I hadn’t heard from in years. It’s that call we all dread. No, no...not that type of call! It’s someone that asked me if I could meet her downtown for the first day of Comic Con, to help her get Conan O’Brien’s autograph. He was going to be filming some shows down…

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Added by Josh Board on July 19, 2017 at 9:13pm — 6 Comments

What's the Difference Between Ozzy Osbourne and George Lucas?

On the afternoon talk show The Talk, there was a guest from Entertainment Tonight named Cameron Madison. He showed up to tell a story about Star Wars creator George Lucas. He showed clips of Lucas leaving a hotel and being asked for his autograph. Madison…

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Added by Josh Board on July 18, 2017 at 3:40pm — 3 Comments

Carrie Fisher Bogus Auction Items

I saw this on the TMZ website. I swear, when it comes to autographs and memorabilia, there's so much bogus stuff going on. It's amazing that anybody still buys stuff anymore.

Turns out some of these items never belonged to Carrie, and her brother was just trying to cash in. Read the story here:

http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/10/carrie-fisher-auction-star-wars/

Added by Josh Board on July 12, 2017 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

The Best David Hasselhoff Video Ever

I had a girlfriend years ago that spent thousands of dollars for the opportunity to have dinner with David Hasselhoff at a charity event. She said he was a sweetheart.

But watching this video (despite that some of it isn't in English)...is the most heartwarming thing ever (and it ends with autographs, of course).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUgCpSbCTv4

Added by Josh Board on July 11, 2017 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

Autographed Sports Cards -- The Dak Prescott Autopen Controversy

I was listening to sports talk shows on the radio. They can be a lot of fun, but sometimes they drive you nuts. How many times can I hear people debate who is better between LeBron James and Michael Jordan? Or if the Lakers Lonzo Ball will be the next Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd, or … Todd…

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Added by Josh Board on July 9, 2017 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

Johnny Bench Commercial -- And it's All Autographs!

I saw this on TV today. I've never seen a commercial that deals with non-stop autographs. And it's pretty dang funny. Here it is:

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ACUi/blue-emu-and-this-featuring-johnny-bench

Added by Josh Board on July 4, 2017 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

Want an Oliver Stone Autograph? Here's How...

I only met Oliver Stone once. It was at CinemaCon in Las Vegas years ago, and a luncheon with a few big name directors (Guillermo del Toro being one). The directors had the most interesting things to say about filmmaking and it was an incredible lunch. 

As I saw him walking to the escalator the same…

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Added by Josh Board on June 28, 2017 at 10:53pm — No Comments

What do Babe Ruth and Charlie Sheen Have in Common? (other than smoking, partying, porn stars...)

I try to do blogs about current news related things involving autographs, as well as personal stories I have to share. This is one of those blogs where I talk about a current news story with some interesting items to be auctioned, and a bit of a rant by me.…

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Added by Josh Board on June 27, 2017 at 11:36pm — No Comments

The Warren Zevon Blog -- and how you can own one of his books

I was thrilled when Warren Zevon played a concert in San Diego, at a venue that’s easy to get autographs from. I’m a huge fan, and...it was be a few months after that that he announced his cancer. There was one other person waiting for an autograph. He had a great story. It was for his girlfriend of three years, and she was a huge fan. He was going to present the signed album, along with an engagement ring. Both of us were holding our “Excitable Boy” albums, looking like…

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Added by Josh Board on June 21, 2017 at 3:45pm — 2 Comments

Autograph Collection -- The Weirdest Name for a Hotel Ever

Since one of my jobs is doing movie reviews, I'm at the movie theatres 4 times a week. Well a few times, I've seen commercials (which seems crazy, having commercials in a movie theatre)...and it was for a high-end hotel that Marriott is doing. They're called "Autograph Collection." Now, as somebody that has thousands of amazing autographs...even if I opened a chain of hotels, or a restaurant, I wouldn't call it that.

So, here's a link to their website. Bizarre.…

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Added by Josh Board on June 20, 2017 at 7:45pm — 4 Comments

Michael Jordan Autographed Shoes Break Record -- and I could've owned them !

I met Michael Jordan a few times. He was never very nice. At the time, I was a sports reporter for a radio station. On the first occasion, I just did a quick interview with him. There were other reporters waiting to get quotes or sound bites, and he was there with the “Dream Team.” It was the first time the United States allowed NBA players to join the Olympic team, and they had a great one: Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, John Stockton, to name a…

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Added by Josh Board on June 12, 2017 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Saturday Night Fever Floor

As a movie critic, and collector of movie and music memorabilia, I love the story about the late critic Gene Siskel buying the white suit John Travolta wore in “Saturday Night Fever.” Siskel had been on record as saying it was his all-time favorite movie…

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Added by Josh Board on June 6, 2017 at 4:16pm — 8 Comments

Meeting Olivia Newton-John...and the cast of Grease

I have two Olivia Newton-John autographs. The first one came about the usual way for us collectors -- I purchased it. It was a Grease soundtrack album, and it was signed by a few of the cast members, including John Travolta. I was able to get even more signatures on it (although very costly), at one of…

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Added by Josh Board on May 30, 2017 at 2:33pm — 7 Comments

Airplane Collectibles -- The Elvis/Casablanca Edition

One of my favorite movies is “Casablanca.” So I was thrilled when a friend, upon hearing this, said, “I have a barstool from that movie. I bought it from a company selling Hollywood movie memorabilia for charity.”

She said she paid $50 for it, and it’s just sitting…

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Added by Josh Board on May 29, 2017 at 8:59pm — 3 Comments

My Interview and Autograph with Gregg Allman -- RIP

I was never the biggest Allman Brothers fan. I thought Duane Allman played a mean slide guitar. And their long, Fillmore style jams were okay, but I probably would’ve liked them better if I played a musical instrument. When I worked in radio, they were good songs to play when you were on…

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Added by Josh Board on May 28, 2017 at 7:16am — 1 Comment

What Do Willie Stargell and Barry White Have in Common?

This morning I heard two stories that got me thinking, and now...blogging. First, singer Barry White’s son is suing his widow. She apparently spent all his money living a lavish lifestyle, and he had a trust that is no longer paying him.…

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Added by Josh Board on May 25, 2017 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

My Times With Chris Cornell

These are the types of blogs I hate to write. When somebody dies that I’m a fan of. No, no...not Roger Ailes. That guy was scum. Chris Cornell -- the incredible voice behind the grunge band Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave (that’s the one band I wasn’t a big fan of).…

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Added by Josh Board on May 18, 2017 at 4:40pm — 4 Comments

Not Signing Autographs for Your Employees -- the Steve Harvey/Seinfeld Edition

Steve Harvey is an idiot. I know, that sounds harsh. But let me make my case. First, his screw up at the Miss Universe pageant where he said the wrong name. Now, it’s not like the Oscars with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. They were given the wrong envelope. And with Harvey, the reports were…

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Added by Josh Board on May 11, 2017 at 8:45pm — 9 Comments

Tony Gwynn -- Gave Everyone in San Diego an Autograph

In Poway, one of the surrounding counties of San Diego, a statue was unveiled of Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. It was a wonderful event, and the papers here covered it heavily. One of the things his son, former player Tony Gwynn, Jr. said, was how great it was to have his dad watching and filming his basketball games. I remember a few years when I coached youth basketball, and our team played against his. Another Padres player -- Gary Templeton -- also had a son on the…

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Added by Josh Board on May 10, 2017 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

Are You Anybody? -- The Jeffrey Tambor/Lonzo Ball Edition

I met actor Jeffrey Tambor at an event and told him how much I loved him in “The Larry Sanders Show.” He grabbed my hand, thanked me, and talked about how much that show meant to him and what it did for his career. We had a nice chat about the show. I was tempted to bring up the episode he…

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Added by Josh Board on May 7, 2017 at 9:16pm — 3 Comments

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