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In-Person Autograph Collecting

Share your in-person collecting anecdotes here. And the image to the left? Event program signed by Stephen King. Interested in it?

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2018-11-04 PETULA CLARK - PALACE THEATER IN GREENSBURG

Started by Joseph Tatrai Nov 4. 0 Replies

Went out to The Palace Theater in Greensburg this morning with my step-sister to meet and get Petula Clark to sign our LP’s of her.  We was there only an hour and 10 minutes when I spotted the car that she was a passenger in drive right past us and…Continue

Tags: DOWNTOWN, CLARK, PETULA

NITA STRAUSS - Lead Guitarist for Alice Cooper

Started by Joseph Tatrai Oct 25. 0 Replies

Went out to the Guitar Center store in Robinson this evening where Nita Strauss, lead guitarist for Alice Cooper, did a guitar clinic while she is in the area for the Alice Cooper concert tomorrow tonight, the 26th. She was scheduled to do a 1-hour…Continue

Tags: COOPER, ALICE, STRAUSS, NITA

KING TUFF - real name Kyle Thomas

Started by Joseph Tatrai Sep 24. 0 Replies

Went down to the Smiling Moose on the South Side yesterday afternoon to get “King Tuff”, real name Kyle Thomas, to sign this guitar.Was a relatively short wait and a beautiful afternoon when he arrived in a beat up old white van....he hasn’t reached…Continue

Terry Johnson of The Flamingos.

Started by Joseph Tatrai Sep 22. 0 Replies

The Flamingos were in town last weekend and I met up with Terry Johnson, the last surviving still performing member of the monumental 50's doo wop group, and had him sign this Flamingos LP.To me, having grown up with bands and music like this, it is…Continue

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Comment by Joseph Tatrai on August 8, 2018 at 6:48pm
Went over to Mr. Small’s in Millvale today to get the 4 members of the band, The Breeders, to sign a couple things for me.
 
Aside from just a few hours of waiting around it went smooth as butter.
 
The girls, Kelly and Kim Deal....a set of identical twins....and the other members of the band....Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson were fun when they did show up and signed for me.  Each one of them said to me that they really liked the blue pen that I had them sign with.
Comment by Joseph Tatrai on June 18, 2018 at 9:05am

Went Downtown to get Mary Chapin Carpenter to sign these 3 CD booklets and you can see that she did just that.  Sometimes these attempts work out real well.  This one was exceptional.  It went like a knife cutting butter from the time I left the house til the time I got back.

Comment by Joseph Tatrai on May 17, 2018 at 7:54pm
Went downtown Pittsburgh to The Benedum Theater to get Fleet Foxes.  I was successful as you can see.
Comment by Joseph Tatrai on May 15, 2018 at 7:12pm
She arrived an hour and a half later than she was scheduled to get there and by that time there was hundreds of people, mainly young and teen-age girls, all wanting to take a picture with her and tell her how much they love her and want her to win it all.
 
I was there to get an autograph from her amid hundreds of crowding girls all chanting Gabby...Gabby...Gabby...over and over.  It verged on borderline organized and unorganized mayhem.
 
After about an hour of all this I was able to get within 2-3 people away from her,  but then,  I couldn’t get any closer.  Gabby’s Father was standing right next to the girl and after me calling out her name and waving my print around in the air....he noticed me and took my print from me and handed it to the star and had her sign it for me.
 
“SUCCESS!”
Comment by Joseph Tatrai on May 10, 2018 at 10:30am

Went out this past Sunday morning/early afternoon and the 4 members of the band "Jimmy Eat World" at a local venue near me.  I was successful and got all 4 of them in a matter of only a couple hours.  A bunch of really nice fellas I must admit.  While their music isn't what I listen to...at least it is not full of profanity or singing about murder or suicide.  My Goddaughter loves them so that was the reason for going.

Comment by Joseph Tatrai on April 28, 2018 at 1:53pm

Just got back, a short while ago, from The White Oak American Legion where
Cleveland Still....the last performing original member of The Dubs.....and
his group are doing a concert there tonight.  He signed my LP that I had for him. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26DKbjvjaAc

Comment by Joseph Tatrai on April 6, 2018 at 11:55pm

Not too long ago I waited for Olivia Newton-John to sign some things for me.  It turned out that her manager, handler or whoever was in charge took my items for her to sign and told me to stop back later when she would be available and he would have her sign them for me.  Who am I to argue so that's what I did. Gave him my items.  Evidently she likes to personalize what she signs cause he asked me who I wanted them made out to. I had 3 items...a Grease LP, a Grease CD and a Grease laserdisc but both myself and her representative didn't have anything to write on other than a scrap of paper that I had in my wallet.  I wrote down the names on it and he took it.  It turned out though that when I came back and he brought my items out to me they weren't personalized but rather just her signature with her standard greeting on all three of them.  I was told that he lost the scrap of paper and just had her sign them.  Lucky me right?  I was more than happy to not have them personalized anyways.

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Comment by David R Upchurch on December 23, 2017 at 10:48am

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