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April 2015 Blog Posts (10)

Sports Shortz -- The Bruce Jenner and Caleb Joseph Edition

The biggest game the White Sox have ever been involved in probably involved the “Black Sox” scandal in the 1919 World Series.

Well, the game they played against the Orioles yesterday was the biggest game the Sox will play this year. That’s because the game in Baltimore at Camden Yards had no fans in the crowd, which is a first for major league baseball.

All of…


Added by Josh Board on April 30, 2015 at 12:26am — 1 Comment

Recent Autograph Stories -- Michael Jordan, Blake Lively, and Bo Diddley Edition

I always like pointing out autograph scenes in movies. The latest is in “The Age of Adaline” (you can read my review here: http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/04/24/the-age-of-adaline/  )

There’s a scene early in the movie where Adaline needs some fake IDs. She goes to a kid that’s living with his parents. He’s got a few autographed baseballs that she glances at. At first I thought she was going to say, “Oh, Willie Mays. I…


Added by Josh Board on April 28, 2015 at 12:03am — 4 Comments

Cleveland Rocks! HOF Induction week recap

The Rock Hall Inductions were held in Cleveland last weekend.  Inductions are on a 3 city rotation- Cleveland, New York and LA.  This is the only Hall of Fame in the country where inductions are not held where the museum is located!  Why-- who know!!?  Could you imagine if the baseball hall of fame inductions were not in Cooperstown, or the football inductions not in…


Added by Coachgd on April 23, 2015 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Bye, Bye Miss American Pie...Vivien Leigh has a dress, You Can't Afford to Buy

There were a few autograph stories the last few weeks. One of them involved Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She was on David Letterman, and showed a picture of a guy that held up a sign asking for an autograph. It said, “Will Work for Julia Louise autograph.”

She thought it was cute and of course, signed the autograph for him (she’s always been a good signer). She did mention how he spelled her name wrong on the sign, which got Letterman and the crowd laughing.…


Added by Josh Board on April 19, 2015 at 11:26pm — 2 Comments

The Notebook

It’s a shame that even after the great movie The Imitation Game (my review here: http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/12/23/the-imitation-game/ ), Alan Turing isn’t a household name. Well, even if he’s not, it didn’t hurt the bidding from Bonhams in New York. His handwritten notebook just went…


Added by Josh Board on April 15, 2015 at 1:04am — No Comments

Tony Gwynn Auction

There are many great things about living in San Diego, but for fans of autograph collecting, one of them is the many opportunities the residents all had to meet Mr. Padre – Tony Gwynn. The Hall of Famer passed away last year, which was heartbreaking for this city; especially since it came on the heels of Mr. Charger – Junior Seau, killing himself.

Gwynn would sign for…


Added by Josh Board on April 9, 2015 at 11:33pm — 3 Comments

Autographs You Don't Want -- The Bears and Beavers Edition

At a pet adoption charity auction recently at Bloomingdale’s in Michigan, there was a football autographed by Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. It’s always nice when athletes donate things to charity. Not so nice when they don’t receive a single bid!

The “Chosen Man’s Best Friend and Factor Felines” event didn’t exactly have a football crowd. The items that got bids…


Added by Josh Board on April 6, 2015 at 11:05pm — 5 Comments

Moondog, Manilow and even Jesus!

Last week, 2 events happened on the same evening.  A screening of Jesus Christ Superstar, featuring a Q&A before the film with 3 of the main cast members- Ted Neeley, Barry Dennen and Bob Bingham, and an autograph signing afterwards.  Barry Manilow- the guy who writes the songs, was also playing in Cleveland.  My wife is a big Barry fan and she actually…


Added by Coachgd on April 5, 2015 at 4:54pm — 10 Comments

Hollywood Autographs -- Fictional and Real

The week started off with a very funny “Bizarro” cartoon by the very talented Dan Piraro, who was nice enough to sign a draw a photo in a book I got at Comic Con one year. I was lucky enough to attend a party with him the following day, too. Class guy. But I digest (just ate dinner).

The comic strip showed a fly in a suit, and somebody has their arm extended with…


Added by Josh Board on April 3, 2015 at 11:13pm — 3 Comments

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