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June 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Recent Comic Strips and Documentary with Autographs

There were a couple of cute comic strips this week that were autograph related. In the great Bizarro, by the talented Dan Piraro (who I had the pleasure of meeting at a party, and a week later buying an autographed copy of his book at Comic Con) – his strip had a woman coming home and showing her husband a picture. She is saying, “Guess whose autograph I got today?”

The man is looking at it and says, “Pt Sjk?”  (now at this point in the comic strip, autograph collectors are…


Added by Josh Board on June 20, 2014 at 11:27pm — 3 Comments

RIP Rik Mayall - British comedy legend!

I was really sad to hear of the passing of a true comedy legend Rik Mayall who passed away on June 9th, aged 56.

As part of the 1980's alternative comedy wave that turned British comedy on it's head, he was a shining light and a true star. He and his partners in crime did to the comedy establishment what the Sex Pistols did to music! It was that revolutionary and fierce!

With his characters Kevin Turvey from the series 'A Kick Up the Eighties' and The Dangerous Brothers they…


Added by Micko on June 18, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

My Days With Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn and Kasey Kasem had something in common. Both dealt with lots of hits.

I worked in radio a long time, but never met Kasem. I met Gwynn, who passed away the day after Kasem, on several occasions. He was always a class act.

One bit I did on the radio was calling the San Diego Padres and trying to convince them to let me throw out the first pitch. After…


Added by Josh Board on June 16, 2014 at 11:26pm — 8 Comments

Chris Paul Gets the Best Birthday Gift Ever -- An Autographed Photo!

If you want to make your wife happy on her birthday, a gift from Tiffany’s works. If you want to get one of the wealthiest NBA players something for his birthday, apparently something from Tiffany worked. No, not the store – actress Tiffani Amber Thiessen.

It’s always fun when stars talk about being thrilled by an autograph they received. Usually it’ll be a baseball…


Added by Josh Board on June 7, 2014 at 10:48pm — 5 Comments

Autographs Can Solve Crimes -- The Hunter Pence Story

I love when famous people have stuff stolen from them. They’re often able to bribe the thieves into returning it with a meeting and an autograph.

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, who was acquired in a trade with Philly in 2012, had a customized motor scooter which he wrote a few blocks from home, to every home game. It was stolen outside a restaurant on…


Added by Josh Board on June 2, 2014 at 12:23am — No Comments

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