Josh Board
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Josh Board replied to Thomas Tazieff's discussion Michael Jackson Bad CD signed
"Why is there even interesting in Michael Jackson anymore? The guy is obviously a child molester. "
21 hours ago
Josh Board posted a status
"People come here to ask if autographs are real. Will anyone ask if the ARETHA FRANKLIN wills that keep popping up, are in her hand?"
22 hours ago
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Tim Conway Autographed at Horse Races
"I can understand that, Bob. Sometimes you have someone as a guest, and they become the funniest thing (or with a band, the person people like the most). When the show was first assembled, who knows. He might not have even been on their radar.…"
Robert Babb commented on Josh Board's blog post Tim Conway Autographed at Horse Races
"nice story josh! tim Conway will be missed.he was one of my favorites. it is kind of funny that he wasn't made a regular but a guest star on the carol burnett show until almost the last season of the show. it also ironic that vicki Lawrence was…"
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager commented on Josh Board's status
"What commercial? Maybe we can find it on YouTube."
Josh Board replied to Joseph Tatrai's discussion One of my favorite 60's singers. Eric Burdon. It's a bit different from what I am used to seeing. Anybody know if it might be real? I am looking to find this LP signed by him.
"I've gotten him numerous times (he's a bit tougher now). He almost always does the peace symbol (and he often makes it look like Mercedes logo ). I don't like this one, though. It's a bit too....neat."
Josh Board posted a status
"Fake Autographed Houston Rockets poster. In a funny commercial during bball game. The guy at memorabilia shop said it took him hours to do"
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Tim Conway Autographed at Horse Races
"Thanks for the kind words, Jason. I forgot...I had another Tim Conway story I completely forgot about. My late grandmother was from Cleveland, and she had a purse shop. Tim and his first wife often came in, and were very nice (they were already…"
May 15
Jason Strecker commented on Josh Board's blog post Tim Conway Autographed at Horse Races
"Great stories as usual! Especially the Tim Conway and Mel Brooks. Funny considering now in his advanced age dealers get Mel's autograph in person and even on multiple and Mel seems to have no problems. I'm glad to hear Tim was so…"
May 15
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Patrick1977 commented on Josh Board's blog post Chewbacca Died. Yes, he also turned me down for an Autograph
"I love when graphs come easy and fast but it's this stories that stay in our minds. The last time the band Mr. Big went on tour I decided to go for them. Eric Martin the singer is as easy as they come he is very nice and talkes to fans for…"
May 6
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Chewbacca Died. Yes, he also turned me down for an Autograph
"I've never met any other Star Wars cast members. Well....wait, that's not true. I met Ewan McGregor a few years ago at an awards show (does that count?). I told him I loved the movie "Beginners" and he said thanks. That was the…"
May 5
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Jason Strecker commented on Josh Board's blog post Chewbacca Died. Yes, he also turned me down for an Autograph
"I know you weren't being negative about him. It's just interesting to see a guy like Peter who, at this point, is pretty well known in the autograph circles for always charging, not only taking a photo and signing for free but making sure…"
May 5
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Chewbacca Died. Yes, he also turned me down for an Autograph
"That's a great story. Oh, and just to be clear...I didn't mean to diss Peter for not signing. That's what he did for a living, as I'm sure acting offers weren't flying in for a 7'3" actor. And, it was I who…"
May 4

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Collector, Other
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
For some reason, as a kid and teenager, sports autographs were my favorite. Especially basketball, as I grew up playing it. But as I became older, I started gravitating more towards singers and musicians I was a fan of.

My collection consists of thousands and thousands of autographs. Everything from CDs and albums, to movie posters, musical instruments as well as the usual 8 x 10 signed photos.

I have a lot of pieces that are very valuable, and I hate the fact that they are stored very poorly in my friends garage. But the fact is, I've run out of space at my own house. And even though I love collecting, I don't think they look good on the wall. I don't want my home looking like a Hard Rock Cafe, I'd rather have nice art work on the walls and things like that. So, that means all me pieces are just sitting in the garage or on my desk, etc. It drives my girlfriend crazy, but I can't complain. Many times, she's with me on my quest to score the next autograph.
What is your level of expertise?
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It would be a tie between a Morrison Hotel album, that is not only autographed by all four of The Doors, but also the photographer of the album (Henry Diltz), as well as John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), who plays harmonica on Roadhouse Blues. My goal is to have it signed by everyone that had anything to do with the record, although, a few of (producer Paul Rothchild, guitarist Lonnie Mack) have died, so I might be done with it already.

I'm also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best).
Why do you collect?
I think it's fun. But I'm so glad that as I've gotten older (I'm turning 40, the same year as Woodstock is!) I've chilled out. If I don't have an item for a celebrity, I don't rush up and bug them. Or if I meet someone famous, I'm not in a panic looking for a Sharpie. And it bothers me if I'm in LA getting an autograph, and some of the ebay dealers are doing exactly what I hate -- pushing and shoving, being rude, getting 20 head shots signed, and they aren't even a fan of the person that they're hounding.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
If it's an actor -- Marlon Brando. A musician -- Jim Morrison. A historical figure -- Jesus Christ, although it would probably be hard to authenticate, huh? I'd also make him turn my Evian bottle into a nice red wine.
JOSH BOARD is a newspaper writer and regular Autograph contributor. He has worked in radio since his 20s. Contact Josh at

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Tim Conway Autographed at Horse Races

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 3:10pm 4 Comments

I never met Tim Conway or got his autograph, but I had a number of times I could have. A guy I played racquetball with for 15 years, was a big deal at the Del Mar racetrack. He’s sit in the exclusive “turf club” where a number of famous people were. Since I didn’t bet on the ponies, I rarely went with him. But every time I did, I’d witness an autograph incident. One time it was celebrity couple Anne Bancroft (The Graduate) and Mel Brooks. I watched as someone…


Chewbacca Died. Yes, he also turned me down for an Autograph

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 5:00pm 5 Comments

Peter Mayhew, the 7’3” actor who played Chewbacca, has died at 74. He got his start in movies in "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger," which when I saw as a kid, blew me away with the special effects (if you watch it now, it will feel very, very dated). For the first "Star Wars" (he did 5 of the Star Wars films), it was actually…


Babe Ruth Rookie Card -- Found Inside a Piano!

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:19pm 2 Comments

I sometimes imagine I’ll be driving by and see an estate sale, with a sign that says “autographed items” and I stop and get a great deal on something. What keeps that dream alive is hearing stories like this. A woman in Maryland bought a used piano at an estate sale from a woman that died in 1969 -- the year of my birth. When…


Queen Item For Sale -- Freddie Mercury Handwritten Set List (story from TMZ)

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 12:32am 15 Comments

One of the rarest pieces of Freddie Mercury memorabilia is now up for sale ... and it's the only set list personally written by the Queen frontman to ever hit the…


Long Shot -- Fans Getting Autographs at CinemaCon

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:31pm 3 Comments

There’s an incredibly fun and interesting convention for movie theatre owners called CinemaCon. It used to be called ShoWest, and it takes place for a week each year in Las Vegas.

As much as I love having actors sign my favorite DVDs, at events like this I don’t usually get autographs. It’s not very professional, and I’m there to do a job (in fact, the long story I wrote about the convention can be found…


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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, Paul said…
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At 3:55am on May 26, 2013, Innuendo said…
Yes I'm sure. The auction I bought mine at in new York said only 25 were signed with all four boys. 25 signed would still give 25 different people or radio stations a chance to own one. I'm not selling mine. I doubt a radio station would just get tossed one. Perhaps it was a copy your station had. Or maybe someone there did buy one. Jacky Smith (head of Queen's fan club) had approved it as being one of only a handful signed. She didn't know how many exactly.
At 1:03pm on December 12, 2012, Chad B said…

I read on your page you are "also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best)."

That is a great piece. Do you have a picture of it posted anywhere? What about the Doors album? I'd love to see both of them.

At 2:48pm on December 8, 2011, Jason Boyd said…

hey, longtime no talk, how've you been dude? i've got Bill Clinton on my autograph wish-list, i hope to acquire his autograph someday soon.

At 11:45pm on December 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
have u had any recent inperson celeb meet & greets? if so feel free to share them in my forum ''who've you met & who you want to meet''
At 6:26pm on July 10, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi Josh, whats your personal opinions on authentic I Dream of Jeannie bottle props?
i've seen a 2nd season sold at Butterfields, a 1st season sold at Profiles in History.
and another 2nd season sold on eBay.
i've always wanted one, i know there expensive, but if the person whos selling them,
i would commit/agree to a standard payment each month to pay it off, because its my 'DREAM' to own an original jeannie prop bottle.
p.s. do u know any stores, and/or online stores that sell 'replicas' for a good/inexpensive? i hope u had an awesome July 4th!
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…
Josh, I deleted Myron Ross's blog post by mistake when I went to edit a misspelling in the title, sorry. I let him know so he could repost.
At 10:42am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
thank you so much. & i have 1 other question...
i met former Vice President Al Gore & his wife about 7 years ago at a booksigning
for their book i believed it was titled 'joined at the heart' ...
i bought a local newspaper ''the Raleigh News & Observer''
& the front page & headline story said:
'Al Gore will not run again for re-election'

he and his wife gladly signed it.
since its an important headline with a picture and its signed by the both of them, would that be a rare item, as suppose to a signature etc. ?
At 10:14am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
could you help me out with some advice about an autograph?
i obtained it in person, and i know its real (duh) anyways, i'd like to have your thoughts as in demand/rarity for this item...
used in concert & signed drum sticks by Britney's Drummer
signed tour glowstick by her entire band.
i would be honored to have your opinions in regards to these two unique items.
At 11:28am on January 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi! i saw on your profile that you like to collect music autographs... feel free to go check out my photo album and let me know what you think.



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