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RR Auction Podcast with In-Person Autograph Expert John Brennan: The Beatles and Nirvana

“Meet the Beatles” with in-person autograph collecting veteran John Brennan as you hear the exciting evolution of an uber-rare signed Beatles guitar obtained over the course of several years. From first getting George Harrison—who famously refused to sign guitars—on a pickguard in 1997,…

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Added by Tricia Eaton on September 20, 2018 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Dio Has Rocked...An Interesting Auction of his Items

I’ve never been the biggest fan of Ronnie James Dio. I’m not much into heavy metal music and in high school, I hated the stoner kids that all wore Iron Maiden or Dio shirts. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine once posted a story about how Iron Maiden at one time, had sold more…

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Added by Josh Board on September 20, 2018 at 12:26am — 3 Comments

Autographs on TV -- Stormy Daniels and Chuck Norris Edition

Last night I saw a commercial for a car. Well, I think it was for a car. I don't pay much attention to commercials. Chuck Norris was standing there (or maybe kicking and punching, again...I don't pay much attention to commercials). Then the person buying the white Ford Bronco or whatever vehicle it was, asked Norris to autograph it. So he took the black Sharpie and signed the hood of it.

Now this morning, I'm watching The View. It's an awful, awful show, but I'm working on the…

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Added by Josh Board on September 12, 2018 at 10:44am — 4 Comments

Listen to In-Person Autograph Veteran John Brennan's 1st Podcast!

Hear the genesis tale of in-person autograph veteran John Brennan, who collected on the streets of NYC and across the world for over 40 years. From a small town in Connecticut, to the electric streets of the Big Apple, John amassed thousands of autographs eventually developing into…

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Added by Tricia Eaton on September 7, 2018 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

My Burt Reynolds Autograph Story

I was saddened to hear of the death of Burt Reynolds today on the radio, but it wasn't unexpected. The last movie I had seen him in, late last year, was called "The Last Movie Star" and he looked like he was in bad shape doing it. It was a great role for him, done by talented director Adam Rifkin (my review…

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Added by Josh Board on September 6, 2018 at 2:40pm — 4 Comments

My Fantasy Football Draft and How I got Autographs From It

I would’ve never expected my fantasy football draft to yield some autograph surprises. It was much needed, because I wasn’t thrilled with the 5th pick in the draft (meaning I wasn’t going to get one of those top four running backs). I could talk fantasy football for days straight, but this is an autograph site. So, let’s get to it.

The guy that has the draft at his huge house overlooking the ocean, well...he’s…

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Added by Josh Board on September 4, 2018 at 8:06pm — 4 Comments

Neil Simon -- R.I.P

On Facebook, it seemed most of my friends posted write-ups on the death of John McCain. I immediately thought I should do a write-up. Not on McCain, but someone I’m a much bigger fan of that died on the same day -- playwright/screenwriter Neil Simon.…

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Added by Josh Board on August 26, 2018 at 4:38pm — 4 Comments

Steve Jobs Signature Study: The Surprising Reason Why Jobs Didn't Sign

The venerable 20th century icon who brought us the Apple computer, iPod, and iPhone, Steve Jobs holds the fascination and imagination of people worldwide. The prices his autograph…

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Added by Tricia Eaton on August 26, 2018 at 9:00am — 12 Comments

Autographs for Sick Kids in the Hospital -- Pink, Drake, and Khris Davis

One of the reasons I spent 15 years volunteering for the Make-a-Wish Foundation (before being “fired” for trying to get them to stop selling forged autographs), is because I love what the charity does. Helping kids with terminal illness, and reading the stories about them meeting their celebrity idols, always warmed my heart.

There have been three stories recently that were wonderful. The most recent was singer…

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Added by Josh Board on August 23, 2018 at 10:17pm — 5 Comments

Autographs at a Festival -- The Ed King Tribute, featuring Robby Kreiger and Eric Burden

About 30 years ago, San Diego had its first “Street Scene” which were these cool festivals they had going for about 25 years. They ended up getting a lot more contemporary bands (ie hip-hop and alternative), but the first one had a lot of groups I loved. And I was determined to get some autographs. Robby Kreiger…

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Added by Josh Board on August 23, 2018 at 11:15am — 12 Comments

The Big O and D'oh!

What do Oscar Robertson and Matt Groening have in common? Well, nothing really...but I'm combining stories about them for this blog.

I’m always fascinated when a Hall of Famer sells stuff from their legendary career. I understand when they die, and their family sells it. But,…

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Added by Josh Board on August 21, 2018 at 10:51am — No Comments

Summer of 2018- Hits and Misses

Some pretty big names rolled through the Cleveland area this summer and I had some success in meeting some and getting their autographs, while others I missed out or was denied completely.  

The Misses



I took this shot of him at the show. 

Roger Daltrey said…

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Added by Coachgd on August 17, 2018 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Rock Stars Cars -- the Aerosmith and John Lennon Edition

You know what bothered me about the show “American Pickers”? As entertaining as it is, watching them discover all these hidden gems among a trash heap someone has in their barn, they always end up over-paying for items. I suspected this for years, and finally a magazine did an article stating the same thing. It said they would make no money paying the prices they pay for the items they have, since they’re basically buying many of them for what they’re worth.…

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Added by Josh Board on August 16, 2018 at 10:10pm — 17 Comments

The Most Ever Paid for an Autographed Baseball

I love sports, but baseball kind of bores me. That doesn’t mean I don’t like baseball collectables. I remember being a kid and the excitement of getting Pete Rose and Johnny Bench rookie cards. I remember at a card show buying a Robin Yount rookie card for $10, after a kid had it autographed by Yount (his dad freaked out because he said it totally ruined the value of the card; it increased it for me).

I always…

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Added by Josh Board on August 13, 2018 at 11:47pm — 3 Comments

Soccer and Cars Don't Mix

Autograph collectors have had times they’ve wanted…

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Added by Josh Board on August 13, 2018 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Bad Decisions -- The Tom Brady Edition

Recently, a WNBA game between the Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics had to be canceled because the Aces couldn’t get to Washington. There was a flight delay of 8 hours. The team tried splitting the group up and flying on separate flights, but that didn’t work either. Since…

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Added by Josh Board on August 7, 2018 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

Ebay Representatives Meet With Dealers/Sellers At 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention

Below is a link to Rich Mueller's "Sports Collectors Daily" from August 5th, 2018.

Rich, by the way, does a great job of posting hobby-related news and I highly recommend subscribing (doesn't cost a penny) to his daily column.

I want to thank Rich for posting the below.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on August 5, 2018 at 4:25pm — 41 Comments

An Autograph Request Leads to a Marriage



I’ve told this story before, but as a kid I was getting autographs after a San Diego Clippers game. They had played the Chicago Bulls, and we were all anxious to get their best player -- Reggie Theus (this was before they got Michael Jordan). It wasn’t that he was on the…

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Added by Josh Board on August 2, 2018 at 3:25pm — 4 Comments

The Donald Trump Autograph Meme

First, let me state something. I DO NOT want this website to become a place where people fight regarding politics. Second, as much of a doofus as I think Donald Trump is, I find it disgusting when people compare him to a Hitler, Nazis, or the KKK. But...that being said...this meme is still funny…

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Added by Josh Board on July 28, 2018 at 7:18pm — 28 Comments

Comic-Con Autographs -- The Walking Dead & Jamie Lee Curtis Edition

I haven’t gone to Comic-Con the last few years, but I always try to find good autograph stories from friends that have attended. Nancy Gutierrez told me a great story about being able to get into an autograph signing with the cast of “The Walking Dead”. Since I’ve heard so…

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Added by Josh Board on July 24, 2018 at 11:51pm — 2 Comments

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