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Josh Board commented on Mike Shepherd's blog post Mr. (Grumpy?) October
"Here are a few "grumpy" Reggie Jackson stories. In the local paper in San Diego, a retired sports writer talked about some of his most memorable stories from 10 years of covering sports. Once, Dan Marino pinned him against a wall and…"
6 hours ago
Eric Keith Longo commented on Josh Board's blog post Autograph Talk -- with David J and Seth Myers
"7.1.90 NYC Central Park first graph first IP - lucky to have this photo! I sold a beautifully signed "77" sleeve w Mick Rock photo - but this one I'll keep ;)"
Oct 28
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Autograph Talk -- with David J and Seth Myers
"Hey Crabby, when I met David Byrne, I had 2 Talking Heads albums (I try to never bring more than two, or you look like an autograph dealer to them). He was super nice, and even brought out his own pen (after he said "let me go inside first and…"
Oct 28
Crabby Appleton commented on Josh Board's blog post Autograph Talk -- with David J and Seth Myers
"These stories kill me. I guess it happens..autograph dealers stocking up. Peter Wolf (a very fan friendly guy) asked me which of his solo albums was my favorite...I’ve been attending Geils concerts since the early 70s, so I am a fan...but I…"
Oct 28
Crabby Appleton commented on Josh Board's blog post The Pros and Cons of Meet-and-Greets
"I spent a lot of time staking out a Crosby and Nash concert. Nash was walking the streets in the neighborhood taking photos all day. I had a nice conversation and he signed all my albums. Later in the day a bus pulls up dropping both of them off. I…"
Oct 28
Crabby Appleton commented on Josh Board's blog post The Pros and Cons of Meet-and-Greets
"Well, I had no trouble getting Bonnie Raitt (and Jackson Browne) to sign when they were part of the traveling John Edwards presidential campaign."
Oct 28
Robert Babb liked Josh Board's blog post Autographed Guitars Stolen
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Autographed Guitars Stolen
"I do, Bob. And I wish I didn't. I think I'll write a Blog about my autograph guitars and why I hate having them."
Oct 25
Robert Babb commented on Josh Board's blog post Autographed Guitars Stolen
"josh do you have any signed guitars?"
Oct 25
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Oct 24
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Autographed Guitars Stolen

I was at a movie screening of “The Current War” (good movie), and my wife was laughing at how a movie involving Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, could involve autographs (Edison is asked, on three different occasions, to sign an autograph; one of those times being a doctor who came to treat his wife). I got home and turned on the news, and it was a less pleasant autograph story.In San Diego, the Starlight Bowl amphitheater is being renovated. It’s the place Crosby, Stills, and Nash played their…See More
Oct 22
Bruce Juice commented on Josh Board's blog post Hollywood Stuff -- Autographs from Joker, Spike Lee, and Springsteen
"I went to film school (NYU) where Spike Lee was in the third year and I was in the first. He was angry back then too -- and a blatant self promoter.  Guess it worked for him in the long run at least in his professional career. "
Oct 18
Josh Board replied to EJ's discussion Bob Dylan opinions
"dont like it"
Oct 11
BC commented on Josh Board's blog post Hollywood Stuff -- Autographs from Joker, Spike Lee, and Springsteen
"Josh, you're right, but flat out saying you won't cast a white male lead isn't right.  For that, I can't respect him or want to wish him luck. I guess I can appreciate his honestly about it, but he got zero push back for…"
Oct 10
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post Hollywood Stuff -- Autographs from Joker, Spike Lee, and Springsteen
"I don't fault Jordan for wanting a lead actor that's black. There's nothing wrong with him wanting to promote more African-Americans in lead roles, that aren't named Morgan Freeman and Denzel. Spike is just nuts with it, and is…"
Oct 9
John Michael commented on Josh Board's blog post Hollywood Stuff -- Autographs from Joker, Spike Lee, and Springsteen
"I don’t think that’s a problem with Spike Lee. Most people, including his target audience, don’t go see his movies. On the other hand with Jordan as a comedian I like him and understand why he promotes that, but it’s…"
Oct 9

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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Autographed Guitars Stolen

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 10:36am 2 Comments

I was at a movie screening of “The Current War” (good movie), and my wife was laughing at how a movie involving Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, could involve autographs (Edison is asked, on three different occasions, to sign an autograph; one of those times being a doctor who came to treat his wife). I got home and turned on the news, and it was a less pleasant autograph story.

In San Diego, the Starlight Bowl…

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JB Meets JB -- The Birthday Autograph Story

Posted on October 6, 2019 at 10:05am 7 Comments

As a movie critic, I’m often lucky enough to meet or interview celebrities I’m a fan of. Sometimes that happens in unexpected ways. For example, a few days ago I was driving into a radio station to do my weekly movie reviews. On another radio station (which is in the same building), I happened to hear a comedian/actor that’s one of my favorites -- JB Smoove. I was a fan even before he started creating such a ruckus with Larry David on “Curb Your…

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Hollywood Stuff -- Autographs from Joker, Spike Lee, and Springsteen

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:05pm 17 Comments

A few random Hollywood autograph stories I thought I’d throw into one blog.

First, the new Joker movie (which was surprisingly disappointing. My review here: https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/10/02/joker/ ). 

There was a great autograph…

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The Oldest Mark Twain Autograph -- Discovered on Cave Wall!!

Posted on September 29, 2019 at 10:23am 2 Comments

This is one of those unique autograph stories that I always like uncovering. Well, I didn’t “uncover” it, two Mark Twain enthusiasts did. They spent over 20 years examining this Missouri cave that was made famous in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” It’s a cave where Sam Clemens and his friends played in. It was the mid-1800s,…

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Meeting Jimmy Page -- An Autograph, Photo, and Hour Long Conversation

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:30pm 5 Comments

“If I played guitar, I’d be Jimmy Page,” is a lyric from a Beastie Boys song. I always thought it was clever, but since I always wanted to be a drummer, I thought I’d have the line, “If I played drums I’d be John Bonham.”

The closest I got to being like Bonham was the dad-bod and beard I’m sporting now. But this isn’t about drummers, it’s about guitarists. Arguably, one of the best in rock…

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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 Community Mgr. 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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