Josh Board
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Christopher Williams commented on Josh Board's blog post Meeting Olvia Newton-John
"That is a very nice read, Josh.  Memories are precious."
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Meeting Olvia Newton-John
"Thanks for the kind words, folks."
Sunday
michelle commented on Josh Board's blog post Meeting Olvia Newton-John
"Nice piece Joe."
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Mike Shepherd commented on Josh Board's blog post Meeting Olvia Newton-John
"Great article, Josh.  Very nice piece, Joe W."
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Joe W. commented on Josh Board's blog post Meeting Olvia Newton-John
Aug 12
Joe W. commented on Josh Board's blog post Meeting Olvia Newton-John
"Nice read, Josh. I always dislike when one of my favorite stars pass. It reminds me I'm getting older myself. Life is short."
Aug 12
Josh Board posted a blog post

Meeting Olvia Newton-John

I wrote a story about meeting Olivia Newton-John for one of my local newspapers. But, I left out the part about me getting her to sign my Xanadu album (which she signed upside down, and apologized for). I didn't want it to come across like I was a big autograph hound or something.And when I talked to the cast of Grease, I had them all sign a "Grease" soundtrack album that I had bought already signed by Olivia and Travolta.So, here's the story (and I'm sticking to it!)…See More
Aug 12
Josh Board replied to Ron Roper's discussion George Harrison autograph?
"This is a fake autograph. But if he wants SO BAD to believe it's real, and that story works (side note: everyone has a story; some stories, when you Google, seem to check out because so-and-so was at that venue in 1967 and blah blah blah) -- we…"
Aug 12
Josh Board posted a status
"Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris -- and 1966 Yankees signed baseball. I've had it for decades. If I get it authenticated, what could it sell for?"
Aug 11
Josh Board replied to Mick Jones's discussion KEITH RICHARDS / Is This Legit
"Here's mine, if anyone is interested. "
Aug 9
Josh Board replied to mouseyjoe's discussion The Kinks Ray Davies thoughts please
"i don't like it, and I've gotten Ray a few times."
Aug 9
Trinidad Coklow commented on Josh Board's blog post Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road Lyrics!
"The last whistle blows and the train pulls out of the station, leaving behind a sad man with a yellow brick road in his heart. He's never been on it before, but he knows it's right for him. In his hand is a book that tells him where to go…"
Aug 9
Josh Board replied to icMLD's discussion Barak Obama signed book. What do you think?
"You can always count on authentic ones in the Renegade books, if you can find one (RR Auction currently has one...and you get Bruce with it)"
Aug 7
Josh Board replied to icMLD's discussion Barak Obama autograph. Is it real?
"If you want an Obama autograph, and the added plus of a Bruce Springsteen, one of the signed books is at RR Auctions right now. You can either keep them on the book page, or cut them out and frame them with a photo of the President or the rocker."
Aug 4
Josh Board replied to JB007Collector's discussion Dolly Parton signed book
"No good."
Aug 4
Josh Board replied to Ron Roper's discussion John Lennon 1971
"Here's another thing about backstories. I'll give you two examples. I was at a Paul McCartney thing. We all got turned down. But somebody inside the venue got the signature. We all waited outside, and got turned down again by Sir Paul.…"
Aug 3

About Me

What kind of member are you? (Check as many as apply.)
Collector, Other
What would you like to tell us about yourself, your collecting, or business.
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?
Professional
What are your areas of interest?
Sports, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
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.
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).
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 josh.board@autographmagazine.com.

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Meeting Olvia Newton-John

Posted on August 12, 2022 at 6:18pm 6 Comments

I wrote a story about meeting Olivia Newton-John for one of my local newspapers. But, I left out the part about me getting her to sign my Xanadu album (which she signed upside down, and apologized for). I didn't want it to come across like I was a big autograph hound or something.

And when I talked to the cast of Grease, I had them all sign a "Grease" soundtrack album that I had bought already signed by Olivia and Travolta.

So, here's the story (and I'm sticking to…

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Tom Brady and Autograph

Posted on July 20, 2022 at 8:45am 1 Comment

I was surprised to see in one of my movie magazines, an interview with Tom Brady. Apparently he has a few movie projects and was talking about them. I was surprised when I read this. He is starting a company called "Autograph" and he hired more than 100 employees for that company. I have to admit, reading that made me think -- what will this company Autograph do? Is he going to sign footballs, 8x10s, ticket stubs, or items fans send in? The possibilities were endless. I figured with that…

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Beatles Autographs -- The Best and The Worst

Posted on March 23, 2022 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

I am going to give you the best Beatles autograph story ever, and one of the worst. First, I’ll start with the best. Years ago, I met a guy at a party at a fancy mansion in L.A. He was one of those old dudes, that had all white hair, in a long ponytail. You know the type. But he was really interesting, and a great storyteller. And he was the kind of storyteller where you believed what he was saying, because the stories weren’t over-the-top. We talked for a…

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Jeopardy! question about an Autograph

Posted on February 2, 2022 at 8:08pm 5 Comments

There's nothing worse then coming home from having a cigar with my buddies, and listening to my wife complain that I smell like smoke. I'm told to take my clothes off and...throw them in the backyard and light them on fire because they stink. I feel like Sissy Spacek in Silkwood, being checked for radiation poisoning and being banished to the shower.

What makes it worse is when she has the show Jeopardy! on. That's because she knows about 80% of the answers. I know about 10%. Even…

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Kanye West -- Things go South with Autograph Collector

Posted on January 13, 2022 at 10:06pm 0 Comments

TMZ reported tonight that an autograph seeker kept asking Kanye (or "Ye" as his friends call him) for his autograph. West punch the man twice, and he hit the ground. Cameras were only turned on once the guy was on the ground, so no word on if he was flopping, or he really got knocked down. Either way, cops were called.

And, this guy (who was probably an autograph dealer, not a fan), is probably now looking at a big payday.

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At 3:24am on August 13, 2021, Stephen Bollin said…

Hello,

Hope everything with you is fine. I picked a keen interest on you after going through your profile. This is why I have deemed it necessary to write you immediately to disclose a financial issue that will be highly beneficial to both of us. However, it may be difficult to express myself properly here, since this is a public site. Could you please get back to me on (stepheenbollinss@gmail.com) for the full details about the transaction if you wish to become my foreign partner in this project.
Have a nice day.

Stephen Bollin.

At 7:27pm on June 30, 2021, Cogo said…

PM sent my friend!

At 8:08am on July 24, 2020, JIMMY JAMES said…

Hi Josh in LA it's James in Canada. Wanted to say thank you for your time on my Lennon/Harrison autograph... like Roger Epperson himself told me, you've really got to be holding these REAL authenticated autographs in your hands to appreciate how wonderful they indeed are...the scan doesn't do them justice! BEING DOUBLE AUTHENTICATED (May 2019 and with fresh eyes again in July 2020) by the Professiional Expert Roger Epperson REAL is all the AUTHENTICity you need! Best, JAMES

At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, Paul said…
Watcha Smoking?
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!
-Jason.
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin, Admin 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.
 
 
 

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