The Super Bowl is only days away. There are two stories we’re hearing so much about. There’s “deflate gate.” For those that don’t know, it’s the New England Patriots being caught cheating yet again, by deflating the footballs slightly, so they were easier to throw, catch, and hold on to.
There’s also the story of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. He’s always…Continue
There are two questions I have been asked more than any other in my 30 years of collecting:
The first is, "what do you plan on doing with your collection" and the second is, "why do you need so many signatures from the same artists"? I'll explore this second question as to how it relates to my collection with respect to "racking" or "hoarding" or whatever name its given when a collector obtains or builds a mountain of multiple signatures from a…Continue
The best story about “signatures” you will ever see, will conclude this story.
Now, I’ve interviewed many rock stars over the years. Near the end of the interviews, I’d always ask a few autograph questions. One question that could’ve been fun, wasn’t. That’s only because it was always the same answer. I would ask them “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever been asked to autograph?”
About 75% of the musicians told me “breasts.”
Ice Cube got a devious smile, before he…Continue
Often times when people talk about a certain Seinfeld episode, I’m lost. I’ve probably only seen half the episodes of that show. I liked it, just didn’t watch it religiously. Last night I saw one that had comedian Kathy Griffin. This got my mind thinking about a number of autograph stories.
First was the time about 15 years ago (approximately), that I was in Los…Continue
I picked this up the other day at the shop I work in, and I thought it may be of interest to some of our Baseball collectors.
The Ball is marked 1981 Baltimore Orioles, but half the signatures just did not fit. It took a bit of digging and searching but it all made perfect sense when I found a couple of youtube videos about the Exhibition Game the O's held every year pitting the Major League Franchise against its AAA club.…Continue
A gold pocket watch Babe Ruth owned sold for $650,108 at an auction. Now, I totally understand when an engraved humidor from comedian Milton Berle to John F. Kennedy went for $500,000. Those are two big names, and it was engraved and owned by a President.
Why I will never again support or pay a penny to see Three Dog Night in concert.
About 4 years ago I had obtained Chuck Negron’s signature on an 8X10 B&W photograph from a celebrity autograph convention he attended. Thee Chuck Negron being the original 3rd member so many years ago that was at the time, all three of Three Dog Night.…Continue
To go along with my new obsession of meeting Rock Stars, I also continued my football autograph collection. My year started in out in January when a friend and I traveled down to Columbus to the Midwest Sports Spectacular show. I added a few Buckeyes to my All-American helmet: John Hicks, Ryan Shazier and Tom Skladney. Maurice Clarett who almost won the '02 Championship game by himself, was also there so I couldn't pass us an opportunity to get him on a SI and ESPN cover.…Continue
Myself and a couple of friends decided to go down to try to meet Billy Joel who was performing in Orlando last night on New Years eve and all of us had very low expectations that it would ever happen because of who he is and the venue seats 20,000 and is very large but decided to give it a try anyway so we were all going to meet at the venue at 6 and we figured since he didn't go on until 10 we would just wait outside and maybe he would stop and be kind enough to sign a few on his way in.…Continue