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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"Give us the details on Loretta Swit!!!"
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"Dave B -- my wife brought up a great point. She said...being "out in public" is different than being at a convention, so...perhaps you're right. Because, if you go to a concert, you can be told "not to take pictures" and…"
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Dave B commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"I won a trip to Los Angeles a few years back. On a tour, we went by the Spelling mansion and I remember the guide telling us they had a room just for gift wrapping."
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Dave B liked Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
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Dave B commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"I know nowadays taking a picture of any celebrity at a convention, without paying, is absolutely not allowed (in my area, anyways). Interesting finding out that in public, anyone is fair game."
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Jason Strecker commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"The old school, early 2000s Hollywood Collector Shows used to have much bigger stars. Most were elderly and once they passed the show saw a change in celebrities to people who were basically "C" list celebrities. There are still a few B…"
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"You know what's funny? Once he put his hand in front of her face, I stopped taking pictures. I should have just kept snapping away. I have one (somewhere), where it's right before he puts his hand in front of her face. So...she has a…"
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Steve Zarelli commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"You need to post the photos of the hand in front of her face and him screaming. :-)"
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Todor liked Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"Todor -- I'd like to say the value of my signature being so low, is based on how many there are on the market. I think it has more to do with the lack of desirability of it!!! hahahahha. BC -- I think you're right, that...in the grand…"
23 hours ago
BC commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"I've heard she is a real piece of work, so this doesn't surprise me. Some of the prices for autographs at shows or cons are ridiculous. $25 seems cheap after seeing what some charge."
23 hours ago
Todor commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"Ouch, the price has gone down, you must have been signing a lot!"
23 hours ago
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"That's a great question. I think when I did morning radio in the early '90s, and was occasionally asked to sign photos and flyers at events -- it was probably hovering around $2.50. Doing movie reviews on the radio and TV...isn't the…"
23 hours ago
Todor commented on Josh Board's blog post Tori Spelling is an Idiot
"Nice story, Josh! So, what does your autograph go for nowadays :)"
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Josh Board posted a blog post

Tori Spelling is an Idiot

My wife gets on me so much for calling people "idiots." So, I'm going to make sure she doesn't see this blog post.The first time I "met" Spelling, as at a show in Los Angeles. I was with Steve Cyrkin, who had a booth set up at an autograph show. He was trying to drum up some subscriptions to Autograph magazine, and I happened to be in town because I was going to a George…See More
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Dave B liked Josh Board's blog post The Day I Met John Prine
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About Me

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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?
Professional
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 josh.board@autographmagazine.com.

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Tori Spelling is an Idiot

Posted on April 9, 2020 at 10:44am 12 Comments

My wife gets on me so much for calling people "idiots." So, I'm going to make sure she doesn't see this blog post.

The first time I "met" Spelling, as at a show in Los Angeles. I was with Steve Cyrkin, who had a booth set up at an autograph show. He was trying to drum up some subscriptions to Autograph magazine, and I happened to be in town because I…

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The Day I Met John Prine

Posted on April 7, 2020 at 10:00pm 2 Comments

"Sweet songs never last long on a broken radio."

For me, Prine was in the category I have Bob Dylan in. Both are amazing songwriters, which voices that weren't my favorite. Yet they both have such strong lyrics, you can overlook the raspy vocals.

I was saddened to hear that Prine, at 73, passed away from complications due to the…

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Blazing Saddles -- I Just Got Mel Brooks' Autograph!

Posted on April 4, 2020 at 10:00am 4 Comments

I figured during this pandemic, I wouldn't be getting any autographs. But I got one I totally wasn't expecting.

A guy that I played racquetball with for 20 years, used to manage a movie theatre. He has a lot of interesting items from his days running it. One of them was an original Star Wars movie poster, when the film had a different title (I forgot…

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Charles Barkley Selling Memorabilia

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 9:29am 1 Comment

I’m not sure how auctions are going to be hurt by all this coronavirus stuff. I was thinking they might see a spike, while everyone is stuck at home, trying to find things to do. Nothing like bidding on autographed items while stuck at home, right?

Basketball legend, and controversial commentator, Charles Barkley is selling lots of memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career. Now usually when people do this, it’s…

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Crazy Wrestling Autograph Story

Posted on March 4, 2020 at 2:52pm 12 Comments

One of my favorite scenes in "The Wrestler" is when Mickey Rourke is doing an autograph signing, at an event with other ex-wrestlers (fun fact: the writer/director of the movie plays a guy that asks for his autograph after one of his matches at a high school gym).



Well, in real life an an autograph signing, a wrestler flipped off a 7-year-old boy. Here's a link to the story on TMZ:…



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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!
-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.
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.
thanks,
-Jason.
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.
-Jason.
 
 
 

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