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Jim Carrey common preprint certified by JSA being sold by Steiner

I was really surprised to see this one in

a Steiner auction. I don’t know Jim Carrey items put this is a well known preprint sent out to ttm requests over the years. How could JSA get this wrong and Steiner not catch it?

unfortunately it is bid to $72 already.…

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Added by Chad B on February 22, 2018 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

A History Lesson with Collectibles -- George Washington Hair and a copy of the Declaration

A rare parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence made in Washington in the 1820s for James Madison has been found. It’s one of 51 that are known to exist, and if you’re interested in buying it, well...you’re too late. Billionaire philanthropist David M. Rubenstein snapped it up.

It’s a facsimile made from the original handwritten calf skin document crafted in Philadelphia in 1776. It even bears the image of…

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Added by Josh Board on February 22, 2018 at 10:29am — No Comments

The Best Autograph Story Ever (or "Warren Sapp is a Sap")

I’ve never been a fan of Warren Sapp. The guy had a 12-year career in the NFL and he’s a Hall of Famer (not sure how he fared on Dancing with the Stars). Yet he was always getting into trouble. That could be fights on the field, at a strip club...the stories were…

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Added by Josh Board on February 14, 2018 at 9:23pm — No Comments

A lesson for Beatles Collectors

Hi Everyone, I don't post much, but wanted to share my week with you. I have bought and sold many Beatles pieces over the years so I considered myself somewhat educated in the field. always considering full sets to be the ultimate. I owned three sets. My first set was a signed album page that I purchased from RR back in there 90's before they started doing auctions. It naturally came with their lifetime guarantee. I also purchased a fully signed Beatles photo from Myron Ross of Heroes and…

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Added by John Gurk on February 13, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Hilarious Way Somebody Obtained Super Bowl Autographs

I’ve talked before about Guillermo, the security guard on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Kimmel started going to him in a humorous way, partly making fun of his accent, but also just enjoying the fact that he didn’t know a lot about pop culture stuff. And as his on-camera presence increased, he started using him more and more. That included going to the red carpet for the Oscars, where he often tries to talk the celebrities into drinking shots of Tequila, or asks the…

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Added by Josh Board on February 2, 2018 at 11:06am — No Comments

Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!

Remember when Ringo Starr made that statement that he wasn’t going to sign autographs anymore? It was hysterical, because he hadn’t signed autographs (in person) for decades before that statement. What people didn’t know was, that he was great about signing through the mail (I sent him a CD a month before he decided to stop signing).

Well, actor Bryan Cranston yesterday made a similar statement. Luckily for my…

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Added by Josh Board on February 2, 2018 at 10:14am — 3 Comments

Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!

Remember when Ringo Starr made that statement that he wasn’t going to sign autographs anymore? It was hysterical, because he hadn’t signed autographs (in person) for decades before that statement. What people didn’t know was, that he was great about signing through the mail (I sent him a CD a month before he decided to stop signing).

Well, actor Bryan Cranston yesterday made a similar statement. Luckily for my…

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Added by Josh Board on February 2, 2018 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

What do Bono and Stormy Daniels Have in Common?

Well, I'm guessing Bono isn't as fond of President Trump as Stormy Daniels seems to be.

A few autograph related things happened in national news lately, so I thought I'd do a quick write up on them.

At the Grammy's, one of the winners was backstage. During an interview, the female rapper, was excited that she got Bono's autograph. She held it up to the camera, and it looked like he also inscribed something nice to her as well. It's always nice when you find out other famous…

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Added by Josh Board on January 31, 2018 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Forensics (GFA, Stephen Rocchi, Goraczyk) Ebay, Forgeries And Autographs

Before I start here, immediately below are a few links to Blogs about  Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) headed by Stephen Rocchi and John Goraczyk.

https://live.autographmagazine.com/profiles/blogs/guaranteed-forens...…

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Added by Christopher Williams on January 28, 2018 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

New Year- New In-person Experiences

December was a very slow month for me as I only attended one show (Will Hoge- who is a great singer-songwriter!).  I ended up having hernia surgery (they found six in my stomach) so that slowed me down for a couple of weeks.

January came around and I decided to put into shoot Rick Springfield's concert which was about an hour and a half away from my house.  A little far for me, but I was jonesin' to go to a show.  Rick Springfield is more than "Jessie's Girl,"  he is a great guitarist…

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Added by Coachgd on January 28, 2018 at 5:38am — 3 Comments

Album Covers and Al Stewart

All of us that have gotten in-person autographs complain about how much harder it’s gotten over the years. With all the eBay people, and folks wanting selfies, it’s really a mess. In the old days, you could bring a few of your albums, get them signed, and sometimes have a great conversation with the musicians. Now they see a stack of albums, and figure you’re going to sell them. And having albums doesn’t show you’re a fan. Anybody can go to an old record store or antique…

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Added by Josh Board on January 18, 2018 at 4:01pm — 4 Comments

Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators COA (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Billy Martin Mantle Signed Photo

Immediately below you will find a link to my Part 1 of "Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA):  What Methods Do They Use?   Please read that before you continue with this blog.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on January 16, 2018 at 4:00pm — 16 Comments

FREDDIE MERCURY SIGNATURES: Looking for those that really know

There are those on this page that have really studied and seem to know a real Freddie Mercury signature from a fake one, secretarial one, roadie, PA, etc..... 

Most of you know my story on how I acquired these three autographs. For those that do not, you can re-read how I acquired them at http://rockandrollcollection.com/queen/

I still have no proof that they actually were signed by Freddie Mercury, but do have a question,…

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Added by Stephen Duncan on January 11, 2018 at 9:34am — 24 Comments

Sexual Assault at Autograph Signing ?

As a movie critic, I can’t tell you how horrible it is to hear about all these actors and their sexual harassment stories. It’s not the hearing about it that I mind. I hope all women, everywhere, no matter how many years later, tell their tales. Hopefully it’ll get Hollywood royalty to change the way they think.

I had heard stories about Kevin Spacey before, so that didn’t surprise me. It was Dustin Hoffman and…

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Added by Josh Board on January 6, 2018 at 9:11pm — 5 Comments

HUFFINGTON POST article LEE HARVEY OSWALD'S BIRTHDAY CUP Buy It Now / Make Offer by DARVICK AUTOGRAPHS

THE HUFFINGTON POST published a story about the Gold/Silver Cup Marina gave her new husband LEE HARVEY OSWALD on his birthday a few months before they left for the USA.

I'm offering it at a fixed price BUY IT NOW / MAKE OFFER. Until this Sunday, January 7, 2018, you can click my ebay DarvickAutographs ad and see the Oswald Cup and 81 autographs I'm…

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Added by Herman Darvick on January 5, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use? Stephen Rocchi John Gorajczyk

Stephen Rocchi opened Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA) in September 2011, with John Gorajczyk listed as their forensic document examiner.

I remember reading in one of the baseball forums that numerous autograph collectors were excited that a new Third-Party Authentication (TPA) company was going to compete with PSA/DNA and JSA.

But that excitement was short-lived when collectors…

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Added by Christopher Williams on January 3, 2018 at 10:30am — 78 Comments

10 Best Music Autograph Signers of 2017

I realize now I should have posted the blog here as copying this from Medium is more of a hassle so I'm just going to link it for now and try to get to this later to post the whole story and images but for now you can find it here:

https://autographnews.org/the-top-10-best-music-autograph-signers-of-2017-91bf253a5bba

Added by Michael Kasmar-AutographPros.com on December 18, 2017 at 9:08pm — 3 Comments

10 Worst Music Autograph Signers of 2017

I realize now I should have posted the blog here as copying this from Medium is more of a hassle so I'm just going to link it for now and try to get to this later to post the whole story and images but for now you can find it here:  https://autographnews.org/the-top-10-worst-music-autograph-signers-of-2017-f18d87aefba1

Added by Michael Kasmar-AutographPros.com on December 18, 2017 at 8:56pm — 6 Comments

Who Wants an Autographed Liver ?

I did a story for Autograph Magazine over a decade ago, about people that got autographs on their body and then had them tattooed. That lead to somebody sending a letter to the editor, showing their entire back tattooed by the Chicago Bears, with his shaved head having the Bears logo tattooed on it. Yes, fans can be hardcore.

Yet this story takes the tattooing of a name or initials...a bit too far. A surgeon in Birmingham, England named Simon…

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Added by Josh Board on December 17, 2017 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

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 — 2 Comments

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