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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Mar 8, 2017. 14 Replies


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Josh Board replied to Phil's discussion Anyone selling a Michael Jackson 80s autograph?
"I have a Jackson 5 album signed by him, for anyone interested, PM or email me."
Josh Board replied to Hervé's discussion SHARON STONE signed book
"These are great, because in person...she just signed two huge SS initials"
Josh Board replied to Jason K. Majid's discussion Identification help, please!
"NOT Robin Williams. Definately YOGI BERRA"
Apr 4
Josh Board replied to NJStrummer's discussion 1957 Twice signed Elvis Presley photo with unique inscription - Opinions please
"I don't care for these."
Apr 2
"Is this the place in Caesar's Palace?"
Mar 31
Josh Board replied to Daniel Plainview's discussion Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here" signed by all 4 members - REAL??
"I don't like that not one of a very clear signature. They're all done as if the band was all super rushed, in their style. Roger Waters often signs like that, but the others...look like sloppy versions. And a few almost look like…"
Mar 31
Josh Board replied to Rich's discussion Garbage - New Album Pre-Order w/ Signed Prints
"I have about 20 missed autograph opportunities in my life, and all of them haunt me. One of them involves me going to interview Pete Townshend, but I couldn't find the location, so I didn't show up. Another was backstage, seeing Justin…"
Mar 30
Josh Board replied to Mark Boshoff's discussion Bob Dylan autograph. Real or fake?
"no good"
Mar 26
Josh Board replied to ken deeg's discussion Loretta Lynn Still Woman enough with signed & numbered lithograph
"I have a bunch of Loretta Lynn signed albums, but I don't want to get rid of any."
Mar 26
Josh Board replied to Dennis's discussion Can you help me identify real Michael Jackson autographs?
"I still have a real one, signed on a Jackson 5 album...for $500 if anyone is interested. Email me:"
Mar 25
Josh Board replied to Steve's discussion ABRAXAS 180 GRAM REISSUE VINYL - HAND SIGNED BY CARLOS SANTANA - Not Cheap!
"I was never a fan of his, but...he has bad signing in person for decades. So if you want him, this is the way to go (but geez...that's a Jimmy Page or Clapton price, not a Carlos one; I wouldn't go over $200 for his"
Mar 24
Josh Board posted a status
"Ty Cobb bat sells at auction for $1.1 mil. Has tobacco juice stains on it, and cleat marks. Nice."
Mar 23
Josh Board replied to Daniel Plainview's discussion Finally got an authentic signed Queen "A Night at the Opera!"
"I've told people this for YEARS. SHow the artist you aren't just an eBay/autograph dealer, and by doing that...when you meet them, wear a shirt of the band. If at a book signing, have 25 books you're buying. This will pack a punch and…"
Mar 16
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Mar 16
Josh Board posted a status
"Sad to hear Yaphet Kotto died. My obituary on him:…"
Mar 16
Josh Board replied to Ryan Paine's discussion Robin Williams autograph opinion
"I've gotten his autograph a few times, and interviewed him once. It looks good to me, but...his autograph is also one that would be SO EASY to forge, so..."
Mar 14

About Me

What kind of member are you? Industry professionals must use their real names and identify themselves as such. (Check as many as apply.)
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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Elvis Guitar For Sale

Posted on March 14, 2021 at 9:41pm 1 Comment

Remember in the end of “The Sting” how Robert Redford is going to be paid for the big sting they just did, and with a sly smile on his face he refuses the money saying, “Nah, I’ll just blow it anyway.”

I’d be the same way if I won a million dollars, because...I’d immediately bid on this item for Kruse GWS Auctions. It’s a flaming red Hagstrom Viking II guitar. It’s the same axe that Elvis Presley played during his…


The Legalities of Certain Autographs -- MLK Jr Edition

Posted on February 19, 2021 at 9:45am 2 Comments

There’s something I’ve often wondered about when it comes to buying autographs. The idea that they may have come in a way that is illegal. Let me explain. When I was around 20, I was looking at buying a contract that a famous actor had signed. It ended up being a bit out of my price range, but...I noticed it had their address, social security number, and other info that I’m sure the star wouldn’t want out there.…


Wacky Autograph Inscriptions (or Ted Cruz Part II)

Posted on February 9, 2021 at 10:46pm 6 Comments

As a longtime autograph collector, and someone who has written for Autograph Magazine for years, I was fascinated by the story by the HuffPost regarding the fight between The Princess Bride actor Cary Elwes and Senator Ted Cruz. In short, after…


Ted Cruz vs Cary Elwes -- an INCONCEIVABLE FIGHT

Posted on February 4, 2021 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

The Huffpost did a great story, involving one of the best movies ever made (The Princess Bride) and a Senator that...isn't as loved. Read it here:

Meeting Elliott Gould and Hal Holbrook (RIP)

Posted on February 2, 2021 at 7:24pm 2 Comments

When I heard the news that actor Hal Holbrook died at 95, I mentioned it to my wife in the kitchen. She had her usual line when someone old dies, "I thought he had already died." Perhaps she was thinking of his wife of 25 years, actress Dixie Carter, who died 10 years ago.
The first time I saw him was in CAPRICORN ONE. I was…

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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!
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.
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.


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