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April 2020 Blog Posts (24)

College Athletes -- They Can Be Paid for Autograph Signings

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…


Added by Josh Board on April 29, 2020 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

Tom Hanks Has a New Friend (not named Wilson)

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…


Added by Josh Board on April 26, 2020 at 10:31am — 15 Comments

Willie Nelson Autographs Masks For Charity

I think Willie Nelson is a great songwriter, but I can’t deal with his voice. 

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…


Added by Josh Board on April 25, 2020 at 8:36pm — 3 Comments

Floyd Mayweather vs John Cleese: And the Loser is...You!

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…


Added by Josh Board on April 23, 2020 at 9:16pm — 6 Comments

Ebay Seller Yankeestreasureseller23 Lists Forged Mickey Mantle Budig Baseball

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).…


Added by CJCollector on April 23, 2020 at 6:49am — No Comments

Ebayer Seller Frankg1122 Lists Fake Bart Starr 2001 UD Legends Cards

Immediately below are previous threads to forged Bart Starr "2001 Upper Deck Legends" cards.



Added by CJCollector on April 12, 2020 at 8:25am — No Comments

Spike Lee is an Idiot

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…


Added by Josh Board on April 11, 2020 at 3:30pm — 18 Comments

Amos Lee

I got these from amos when I ordered vinyl from his website years ago.…


Added by Jonathon Michael Hyde on April 10, 2020 at 10:38am — No Comments

Crazy Train Derailed

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…


Added by Mike Shepherd on April 10, 2020 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Tori Spelling is an Idiot

My wife gets on me so much for calling people "idiots." So, I'm going to make sure she doesn't see this blog post.

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…


Added by Josh Board on April 9, 2020 at 10:44am — 28 Comments

Amy Winehouse signed items

Hi there!

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…


Added by Fernando Moreno on April 8, 2020 at 9:47pm — 14 Comments

Ebay Seller Njcb05291989 Sells Forged Derek Jeter Baseball Cards

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…


Added by CJCollector on April 8, 2020 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Signed Figures

Im planning on selling these, if interested message me, however before I sell these I want to make sure they are 100% authentic. I bought it from a user on a sales website.j

Added by Alex Chandler on April 8, 2020 at 4:11pm — 9 Comments

The Day I Met John Prine

"Sweet songs never last long on a broken radio."

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…


Added by Josh Board on April 7, 2020 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Guy Clark

I purchased this Guy Clark signed LP from the estate of a canadian radio DJ named John Balge (Psychedelic Pete’s Underground Freakout show) after he died in 2014.  

Added by Jonathon Michael Hyde on April 6, 2020 at 7:09am — 1 Comment

Frank Kozik Art- Nine Inch Nails Manson Tate

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,…


Added by Jonathon Michael Hyde on April 6, 2020 at 6:50am — No Comments

The Strokes

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.

Added by Jonathon Michael Hyde on April 6, 2020 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

My Favorite Autographed Poster Art

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…


Added by Jonathon Michael Hyde on April 5, 2020 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Ebay Seller Mommymuppet Lists Forged Mickey Mantle Willie Mays Baseball COA GFA Stephen Rocchi

First, immediately below, are a few links to previous threads on Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA and Stephen Rocchi).



Added by CJCollector on April 5, 2020 at 9:07am — No Comments

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