February 2014 Blog Posts (20)

The Pope, an Old Couple, and Pele walk into a bar....

The big story regarding “valuables” happened recently and by now, everyone has heard about it. An older couple walking their dog in Northern California and came across a few buckets of gold coins from the 1800s. They’re worth around $10 million, and while they were smart in not saying who they are or where they…

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Added by Josh Board on February 28, 2014 at 8:28pm — 37 Comments

Jethro Tull -- My Struggles Trying to Meet Ian Anderson and THE INTERVIEW!!

When I was a DJ at a classic rock radio station, my friends asked if I got sick of certain bands that seemed to get played endlessly. The answer was always no, because they have such a huge catalog of songs.

One of the bands that had over 10 songs always in rotation was Jethro Tull. They were also a band that would do great promotions and great concerts. I kept trying to get lead singer/flutist Ian Andersons autograph. It was difficult.

My friend Arnold, whose favorite band was…

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Added by Josh Board on February 25, 2014 at 2:00am — 12 Comments

Graphing as a Family

My wife and my kids decided to support my hobby and go try and get a few Sandy Koufax autographs today as he has a line up. He was picky and choosy with people in a group and people were getting hurt. I let them know ahead of time that we would have to be up super early and get there by 6 a.m., a good round number.

The gates opened at 9 and it was…

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Added by GraphingMlb on February 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

When Pens let you down!

You are lucky enough to meet your idols or at least get a friend who works at a venue to ask your heroes to sign something. You've brought along a great item and you're armed with pens/ permanent marker. And when you get the piece back, the damn pen has ceased or bled, basically mucked up that precious signing.

I had the pleasure of getting Cheap Trick to sign my copy of 'Budokan' I had waited years for them to play in Ireland and then they come...and I get the item signed and the…

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Added by Micko on February 22, 2014 at 3:53am — 14 Comments

GUEST UPDATE MOTORCITY COMIC CON 2-18-14

Motorcity Comic con has added some big names to their current line-up for May 16-18th.    

As Rocky's aserbic brother in law Paulie, BURT YOUNG has appeared in every Rocky film in the franchise, as well as in The Sopranos as an aging hit man called into duty one last time.

"The Best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be"  WWE Hall of Famer, author, actor and artist BRET "Hit Man" Hart will be appearing at the con. VIP packages available as…

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Added by Steve Buchanan on February 19, 2014 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Great deal for a Lee Van Cleef autograph

Lee Van Cleef is an incredibly tough autograph to get; however, I came across the first signed Lee Van Cleef check I've ever seen.  I already have a signed photo (which took me years to find and a lot of research to establish its authenticity), and if someone here needs a Lee Van Cleef, this is the autograph you want in your collection.  Bidding is at only $100; the signature is without question authentic.  Hope someone here get it.…

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Added by Mike P on February 19, 2014 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

An incredible encounter with Bob Dylan, really

My family and I stopped at the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, Il, during our drive up to Peoria the day before the concert.  It's a cool historic diner located on route 66 full of neon lights and great food.  They gave us a bunch of complimentary goodies I'm guessing for no other reason than we…

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Added by Mike Chervinko on February 18, 2014 at 7:00pm — 21 Comments

Rockinmemories4u selling fake autographs on Amazon.Com under Rockin memories autographs

Just noticed that rockinmemories4u the company that has been selling fake/ fraud signed memorabilia on ioffer for 6 years has now jumped on the band wagon and started selling their goods on Amazon. Their name on Amazon is rockin memories autographs. Guess they don't know when to stop. Please post this to other collectors and warn them of this company. I believe his first name is Tom.  

Added by michael fellner on February 17, 2014 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

Shirley Temple & Grace Kelly

Both Shirley Temple and Grace Kelly signed autographs through the mail after their movie careers.

22-year-old Shirley Temple married Charles Black in 1950 and signed "Shirley Temple Black" if you sent her a movie still.

26-year-old Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 and signed "Grace de Monaco" on photographs picturing her as Princess.

BUT if you sent her a movie still or anything related to her movie career, she would sign "Grace Kelly" because she…

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Added by Herman Darvick on February 17, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Proper Archival Framing to Protect Your Autograph

Being an active collector of autographs and in the archival framing industry for over 25 years, I am amazed at what I see when I remove autographs from most frames.  Framers should know better when framing autographs versus cheap posters.

My purpose in writing this is to inform collectors on what they need to tell their framer when having their items framed.

Truth be told, the incremental costs of framing it correctly is very little.  Yes, my wholesale costs to purchase true…

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Added by Rick Badwey on February 17, 2014 at 7:41am — 11 Comments

MOTORCITY COMIC CON 2014 Announcement

Friends, Its just been announced that the biggest, and best produced Autograph and Pop Culture Convention in the Mid-West, will be happening May 16th thru the 18th.  It's the 25th Annual Motor City Comic Con, and promises to be the best so far according to promoters of the event.  

Scheduled to appear so far:  Joey Lauren Adams, Jason David Frank, Christopher Sarandon,

Karl Urban, and Star Trek Legend, and Priceline.com Spokesman, William Shatner as well as a slew of…

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Added by Steve Buchanan on February 16, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball Drew Max AAU Video "8 On Your Side" Las Vegas Marc Goldman

Check out this video on a autographed Babe Ruth baseball "authenticated (cough, cough)" by Drew Max.…

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Added by Christopher Williams on February 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 23 Comments

RIP Sid Caesar - A comedy legend!

It's with great sadness that I see comedy legend Sid Caesar has passed away today at the age of 91!  Like any fans of classic comedy Caesar would always bring a smile to your face. Dig out that copy of 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad ,Mad World' or Mel Brooks 'Silent Movie' and remember the great man!

Added by Micko on February 13, 2014 at 12:50pm — 5 Comments

Derek Sanderson Jeter, An end of an era is upon us.

With todays announcement of this being Derek Jeter's final season I'd like to start a blog for people to reflect back on a great untarnished career.

In my opinion being a Yankees fan of not you have to respect Derek Jeter as a Hall of Fame Baseball player.

All the Best this year Derek as you make your final tour.. Maybe you can get one more ring before you go 

Added by Jason D on February 12, 2014 at 2:15pm — 8 Comments

rockinmemories4U selling fake autographs please check out and pass the word

I was a victim of a company called rockinmemories4u. I purchased items from them, ranging from albums to guitars. Only recently when I went to have them certified was I informed that they were fake signatures.  I was so embarrassed and pissed. The items were purchased over a year ago. Now that I look at what they are selling I know now . How stupid I was, thinking I can get signed items from deceased musicians for such cheap prices. I bought a beatles signed album for 1,300.00 Please pass…

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Added by michael fellner on February 10, 2014 at 9:23am — 6 Comments

What is your best thrift Store/ second hand store autograph discovery?

Interested in hearing about any gems that people may have picked up whilst scouring the shelves of second hand stores, thrift shops, markets etc. I picked up this Duff McKagan autobiography this week only discover it was signed for 4 Euro ($5) in my local second hand book shop (Sure it's dedicated, but I don't mind!). And a while back a Neil Gaiman - Anansi Boys 1st edition signed book that I discovered for 1 Euro ($1.35). They weren't advertised as signed, just stuck in with other books and…

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Added by Micko on February 5, 2014 at 11:29am — 26 Comments

The Devil Went Down to Milwaukee -- Looking for a Strad to Steal...

You know how each year at the Oscars they show the guys that counted the ballots walking up the red carpet with the suitcases? I seem to recall a time when those suitcases were actually handcuffed to their wrists.

In movies we get the occasional scene with somebody carrying a suitcase that’s cuffed to their…

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Added by Josh Board on February 4, 2014 at 12:32am — 6 Comments

An Autographed Bra -- and stories about fake autographs

We all know about the auto pen. If memory serves, I remember reading they were first used by politicians. Of course, anybody that goes for autographs in the mail has to worry about secretarial signatures. We know about the actors that have used them for long periods of time (Jack Lemmon and Clint Eastwood, to name a few).

When I was the sportscaster for a radio station, I ran into a number of athletes that told me great autograph stories. Sometimes when baseballs were handed over the…

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Added by Josh Board on February 3, 2014 at 12:45am — 10 Comments

RIP PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

Philip was always a great signer whenever I seen him and has been a part of some great movies. Never imagined he was on drugs. What a shock.

Added by Jason D on February 2, 2014 at 11:17am — 21 Comments

Archie Bradley Signing

This morning I got up and drove into town today,you see I am in the outskirts of Phoenix so any card shows or signings in town are an easy 45min drive. This trip was sort of on impulse but I figured what the heck. Might as well go a head buy tickets and make the drive. Archie Bradley was chosen #7 in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks and is considered one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball..This was also his first public signing appearance as well. The groups were…

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Added by GraphingMlb on February 1, 2014 at 12:13pm — 3 Comments

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