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Best Autograph Request Ever -- A Pearl Harbor Survivor Asking President Trump on TV

There was just a ceremony where President Trump signed some Pearl Harbor proclamation. He had a handful of Pearl Harbor survivors there. Surprisingly, he didn't make any comments about the people he hated (remember that disaster with the Native Americans, and Trump bringing up Pocahontas?).

The best part was watching Trump shake hands, and the second to the last guy saying, "I met you before," to which Trump said "That's right." The guy then said, "You gave me a hat, but...you didn't…

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Added by Josh Board on December 7, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

What do Samuel Jackson and Ice Cube Have in Common?

One of my guilty pleasures is the show TMZ. Sure, the crowd of goobers talking with Harvey in the studio are annoying and not all that interesting, the voice-over guy and the things they flash on screen, often have me in stitches.

Also, when the cameras are nabbing all these celebrities coming out of restaurants or clubs, sometimes their are autograph seekers. Or...should I say...autograph dealers. If you watch the show, you wonder why any celebrity would ever sign an autograph…

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Added by Josh Board on December 3, 2017 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

In Person Adventures For November

November turned out to be pretty good for adding to the collection.  It was quality over quantity for sure.  

 

First up, Christine McVie and Lindsay Buckingham came to town on their duet tour.  It was a fantastic show!  Before the concert, a few of us were waiting out back before they arrived.  Christine arrived first and said that she would sign our stuff inside.  She went in and a security guy came over and…

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Added by Coachgd on December 2, 2017 at 8:04am — 5 Comments

An Autograph From the Pope

When I went to a party at director James Cameron’s house, I loved the Shelby Cobra he had out front. It was also cool to see the dashboard was signed by Shelby Cobra.

When I’ve seen signatures on cars, it’s usually on the dashboard. Sometimes there have been things like…

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Added by Josh Board on November 15, 2017 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

X Marks the Spot -- Patrick Stewart and Ray Davies Autograph Attempts

Sometimes film festivals are the perfect place to get autographs. If you know which actors will be there, you can bring something from one of their films. I’ll usually opt for a DVD sleeve. It’s easy to carry, and there’s something about an 8x10 that just screams “I’m selling this on eBay tomorrow.”…

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Added by Josh Board on November 14, 2017 at 10:46am — 9 Comments

Humor and Horror -- The Halloween Blog

The other day, comedian and actor Denis Leary was on Conan O’Brien. He was promoting his new book, and the subject of autographs came up. He talked about when he started out doing comedic shorts for MTV and first started getting recognized places. He said it was just people at first that would…

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Added by Josh Board on November 1, 2017 at 9:58pm — 2 Comments

October Brings A Variety Of Artists To Cleveland

October has presented itself with not only being able to add to the music collection, but also sports and even some actors!  I write these blogs to let you know who has been signing and who hasn’t, in case you may want to try when they come into your neck of the woods.  I realize everyone has a different experience, and people might change their moods from day to day.

 

First off, Chris Hillman from the Byrds made…

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Added by Coachgd on November 1, 2017 at 7:23pm — 4 Comments

Bob Dylan and Tom Petty Guitars For Sale

It ain’t cheap, babe. I said, no, no, no...it ain’t cheap babe. But this is the guitar that you’re looking for….

It’s a 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic that Bob Dylan played at many concerts in the ‘70s, including his “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour in the mid-70s.

When Heritage Auctions auctions it next month, they’re expecting $300,000 for the ax. The person making good money on it is Larry Cragg, who was Dylan’s guitar…

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Added by Josh Board on October 26, 2017 at 10:37am — 3 Comments

Ain't That a Shame -- The Passing of Fats Domino

AIN'T THAT A SHAME -- the passing of the Fat Man
I woke up to find out Fats Domino has died at 89. He was one of my favorites. As a little kid, I'd borrow my mom's 45's (remember those?). I'd listen to all his great songs: I'm Walkin', I Want to Walk You Home, Whole Lotta Lovin'.…
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Added by Josh Board on October 25, 2017 at 9:24am — 4 Comments

Golf with Phil Mickelson, or film with Larry David

Here in San Diego, I found out about an interesting charity item. Charitybuzz.com has a listing for a group of three to play golf with Phil Mickelson, at his home course in Rancho Santa Fe. A few days ago, the bid was over $100,000. Oh, in case you think that’s a bit pricey, keep this in mind -- it includes lunch.…

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Added by Josh Board on October 24, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Muses In Music And Other Assorted Inspirations.

Where does inspiration come from? For many musicians a song can be a throw away or nonsensical or have no deep meaning at all.  Others, perhaps had come to them in a dream. The song "Yesterday" had been said to have came to Paul McCartney this way and "Across The Universe" made its way cosmically to John Lennon.

However, what I have always found more fascinating, is how love or even lust can drive someone to write the most beautiful songs and perhaps rocks greatest muse was both the…

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Added by Adam Halloran on October 23, 2017 at 5:51pm — 3 Comments

4 funny facts about how world celebrities used their autographs

I think that everyone who collection autographs will be interesting to knowing how some celebrities used their autographs. 

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali was a super-popular and successful artist, which did not prevent him from loving money dearly. It is rumored that he used his personal checks to sketch drawings to keep people from cashing checks.

Later, when Dali grew old and was no longer able to create works of art, he sat down and wrote his name…

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Added by Robert Cowell on October 23, 2017 at 12:27am — No Comments

Properly Framing Autographs Pt 1

As most of my writing, this is a work in progress. More can and will be added. This is just a start - written in response to a request for a framer. This seems so important yet comes up so little. Maybe many of you know this stuff - maybe many can add to it! It is by no means inclusive.

Before I start - I must mention a point suggested by our own Scott paul and it is of tremendous importance! DO NOT BUY framed items you can not…

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Added by Eric K Longo on October 21, 2017 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

The Joy of Sax

So, if the Dodgers and Yankees have a showdown in the World Series this year, I wonder who former second baseman Steve Sax will root for. He played for both teams.

My favorite Steve Sax story has little to do with him. I was in 9th grade, and an older guy I played…

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Added by Josh Board on October 18, 2017 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Have a Cigar -- the Winston Churchill Edition

As a cigar lover, and collector of memorabilia, I remember when a bunch of JFK items hit the auction block. There was a humidor that comedic legend Milton Berle had given to him, and it was engraved. It ended up going for half a million dollars.

I thought of…

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Added by Josh Board on October 14, 2017 at 4:36pm — 2 Comments

September To Remember

Even though I slowed down a bit, I've added some quality pieces to my collection. 

E Street drummer, Max Weinberg is out doing some solo gigs since Bruce is busy doing his thing on Broadway.  Max played just outside of Pittsburgh so I decided to make the hour and a half drive to see and…

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Added by Coachgd on October 4, 2017 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

The Day I Met Tom Petty

I've never seen Tom Petty play live. I had a few of his albums, as well as his Greatest Hits CD (love his cover of "Something in the Air"). When I worked at a classic rock radio station in the early 90s, I was ticked when he did an interview show on another station and some of the DJs from our station went to the taping. They all got his new album, Full Moon Fever (with the terrific "Running Down a Dream") autographed. Had I know, I would've been there. Or at least given them a record to get…

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Added by Josh Board on October 3, 2017 at 12:54am — 1 Comment

Guardians of the Galaxy Item Sells for 160k

I heard on the news today that the helmet Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) wore in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie sold at auction for $160,000. It was part of the auction a UK memorabilia store and auction house called “Prop Store” had going.…

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Added by Josh Board on September 27, 2017 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

My Regrets with a Boxing and Acting Legend

When a celebrity dies, I get a little bit sad thinking about all the work they did that I loved. Two recent deaths were a little easier to take, since they were in their 90s. Character actor and musician Harry Dean Stanton, who has been in at least 100 movies, died at 91. I never got his…

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Added by Josh Board on September 20, 2017 at 11:58pm — 4 Comments

Reporters Asking For Autographs -- the Hollywood Edition

Since I do movie reviews in San Diego, I sometimes take note of autograph scenes in movies. I highly recommend you AVOID going to see the movie “mother!” I know, it has a great cast (Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson) and a talented director Darren…

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Added by Josh Board on September 20, 2017 at 11:03pm — 7 Comments

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