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So I have a huge issue with PSA and I also am trying to figure out what is written on this basketball""A quick background of the situation: I started collecting when I was 5 but nothing too extravagant until around 23 yrs old (8 years ago). Unfortunately, a contractor got me for over $90k and I need money to finish my home so I have been selling away my…Continue
As a movie critic, I got to the movie screenings a week or two before the films open. I get invited to the screenings in L.A. where the cast usually appear, but...I’m 100 miles away in San Diego. There’s something about driving that far, and dealing with Los Angeles traffic, that doesn’t seem so…Continue
So, I just moved into a new place. It's always fun when you do that, to go through all your autographs and admire the things you've acquired over the years.
Anyway, I have about 100 albums...well, maybe 50...that I bought from an estate sale. They're all autographed "To Bill" or "Bill." They're usually followed by something along the lines of "best wishes" but usually, more like "Thank you so much for all of your support."
There are some big, big names in this collection, from…Continue
I occasionally do blogs where I tell autograph stories that I see in movies or on TV shows, so...here are the latest.Continue
What's Going On In The Deep Waters of The Vast Autograph Ocean
In a monthly post I will try to go over some things observed in the industry. Feel free to comment, agree or disagree. Some points may have been discussed prior as this will be monthly touching only the main issues in the autograph universe.
For the month of July 2016: With the All-Star break in full swing, lets review the current situation in the baseball market. The two big names…
In today's 24-hour news cycle, a celebrity's career can be undone in the blink of an eye. The story doesn't even have to be true in some cases, but if it is reported, the public forms its own perception, usually without all the facts. It can even go to trial...yet the presumption of innocence doesn't count in the world of public opinion. No matter what the jury concludes, no matter the final verdict....people's minds are…Continue
Joe Jackson is amazing. What’s baffling to me is, if you Google his name, he’s third on the list of famous Joe Jackson’s. Now, I have no problem with Shoeless Joe Jackson being ahead of him. That’s a guy that should be in the baseball Hall of Fame, but the “Blacksox Scandal” ruined his career;…Continue
We knew when Prince died, there’d be lots of items popping up for sale. Of course, on eBay, that meant a lot of forged Prince signatures. The higher end Prince items have gone to the bigger auction houses.
In March, Prince’s ex, Mayte Garcia, auctioned off a lot of…Continue
It was kind of a June swoon when talking about in-person autographs for me. I had some success but it did not start out well.
The month began with my friend calling me at the last minute saying another photographer friend had an extra ticket to Peter Wolf’s show. So I jumped in my car and headed to Cleveland to see Mr. Woofa Goofa put on an amazing show. He actually signed a copy of “Lights Out” for a fan from the stage. After the show, about 10 people were hanging out trying to…Continue