More than five years ago, I wrote a story here about quarterback Johnny Manziel (remember him?) being paid to do an autograph signing. We know athletes do them, but he was a collegiate athlete at the time and the NCAA got involved, and it got ugly. Well, today it was announced that college athletes can earn money from the use…Continue
We all know Tom Hanks’ body of work. He’s done a lot of great movies (and I even remember him in an episode of “Happy Days”, fighting the Fonz; and on “Taxi”, getting stoned with Christopher Lloyd and staring at a lava lamp).
I knew of his love of typewriters because he was in the…Continue
I met him a few times. One time before a concert in El Cajon, and there was a crowd of about 50 people. He stopped to sign autographs for all of us, even though his manager kept saying they were running…Continue
I’ve done stories before about the lame “meet-and-greet” prices musicians charged to meet with fans before or after concerts. Most of that stemmed from the fact that they would be expensive, and sometimes you weren’t allowed to get an autograph or a photo with the artist.
This one takes the cake, though. With all the Covid-19 and other charities celebs have been working with lately, many of them are offering up…Continue
Before I continue, below are links showing hundreds of examples of forged Mickey Mantle baseballs, photos, etc. found on Ebay (the most dangerous place to buy autographs if you're a casual collector or impulse buyer).…Continue
Added by Christopher Williams on April 23, 2020 at 6:49am — No Comments
Below are links to previous threads on Willie Mays forged/counterfeit "2003 Topps Legends" cards.Continue
Immediately below are previous threads to forged Bart Starr "2001 Upper Deck Legends" cards.Continue
Added by Christopher Williams on April 12, 2020 at 8:25am — No Comments
Perhaps you think it’s a bit harsh of me to state that Spike Lee is an idiot. But it’s a two-part thing. The first is that I wanted to continue in my series of idiots (Tori Spelling being the first). Sure, Lee has a bit more talent than Spelling, but he’s just as big (although shorter), if not bigger, an…Continue
Added by Jonathon Michael Hyde on April 10, 2020 at 10:38am — No Comments
I was visiting my son in Los Angeles in February. We were driving through Burbank, when I heard a song on the radio that had a very familiar sound. “Is this a new Ozzy song?” I thought to myself. Then, as if he was reading my mind, my son said, “Dad, this is the new Ozzy song.” I immediately reserved my vinyl copy of Ordinary Man at a local record store in Sherman Oaks, called Freakbeat Records. The owner was a pleasure to deal with. I could not wait to listen to the full…Continue
The first time I "met" Spelling, as at a show in Los Angeles. I was with Steve Cyrkin, who had a booth set up at an autograph show. He was trying to drum up some subscriptions to Autograph magazine, and I happened to be in town because I…Continue
I would be interested in purchasing an article signed by Amy Winehouse
but I'm afraid it's false and spending money on something false
do you think any of these is…
Check out these laughable forged Derek Jeter cards sold by Ebay seller Njcb05291989.
Crap like this continues to sell on Ebay, because Ebay is so heavily-populated with delusional autograph collectors and impulse buyers, and that's why the forgery business is so huge.
Over 80% of the people who buy autographs, simply DO NOT know autographs, and the sellers of forgeries…Continue
For me, Prine was in the category I have Bob Dylan in. Both are amazing songwriters, which voices that weren't my favorite. Yet they both have such strong lyrics, you can overlook the raspy vocals.
I was saddened to hear that Prine, at 73, passed away from complications due to the…Continue
Added by Jonathon Michael Hyde on April 6, 2020 at 7:09am — No Comments
As a late teenager in the early-mid 1990's I went to a LOT of concerts. Concert poster art was coming in to it's own at that time, and artists like Copp and Kozik were KILLING it. I remember going to a record store in Tallahassee called Vinyl Fever and seeing a kozik poster on the wall and being floored. Several years later I purchased what it arguable the second most desirable Kozik poster of all time and this is it. It is for a Nine Inch Nails, (then relatively unknown) Marilyn Manson,…Continue
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In 2001 I was living in Ithaca, New York when the Strokes first came out with "Is this it". I immediately fell in love and joined the fan club via snail mail. They sent me this autographed poster and it has been on my wall ever since.
Not too long ago I had the opportunity to purchase a concert poster from the early 1980's. The thing that makes it cool is that it is signed by the organizer of the concert, a member of the local Hell's Angel's Chapter in California. The concert was a double bill with Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings in San Jose. The poster is signed by both of them twice, and signed by "Charlie Magoo Hell's Angels Oakland Chapter". Apparently the poster had been hanging in a biker bar since the 1980s…Continue
Added by Jonathon Michael Hyde on April 5, 2020 at 5:10pm — No Comments
First, immediately below, are a few links to previous threads on Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA and Stephen Rocchi).Continue
Added by Christopher Williams on April 5, 2020 at 9:07am — No Comments