October 2010 Blog Posts (24)

I Was Invited on the Nate Berkus Show—and Met Matt Dillon at Dinner!

My story starts last Tuesday in the afternoon. I receive an email mail from a website that I use to show some of my movie memorabilia. The email reads like this “My name is Jessica and I am the producer on the Nate Berkus show and I would like to talk to you about a piece of your movie memorabilia would you please call me”. So I am of course taken by surprise so I went ahead and called the…


Added by Chris Klamer on October 31, 2010 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

Sarah Palin Signs an Autograph -- AND BREAKS THE LAW

I was watching an old David Letterman from a few days ago, and he did a joke about Sarah Palin signing an autograph in Reno.

Someone had a flag they wanted her to sign. She glaldy obliged.

The only problem is -- there's a law that states you can't write on the flag (like we expected her to know that...hehehehhe).

Lettermans joke concluded with her apology. Which she typed up on a flag.

Added by Josh Board on October 27, 2010 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Chiller Theatre Convention this weekend....tons of celebrities come out to sign!!

I will be attending and interviewing many celebrities at this Halloween Weekend Chiller Theatre Convention in New Jersey , 2010!

I am sharing their guest link with you. You should recognize many guest stars, and maybe some will be there you have wanted to meet and gain that in person signed item from as well!

I have many in mind to sit with and interview, so wish me luck and , May the Force Be With Me!!!

Hope to see you there!!…


Added by Mark J Gross on October 27, 2010 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

Piece of the Past Las Vegas

Hi wanted to get some opinions on piece of the past memorabilia out of Vegas. The owner is Kevin martin and he has apart in the autograph price guide and has written many books. He seems reputable but he is in Las Vegas I wanted to know does anyone know him and is he reputable. I have heards tories about thoses las vegas stores and thet always end with forgeries, but this guy seems legit. Any thoughts. Thanks

Added by Tim Henderson on October 26, 2010 at 11:42am — 10 Comments

Is John Lennon Still Signing Autographs in Southern California?

His was a time before eBay, so John Lennon wasn't that jaded about signing autographs—if you could get to him. But few fans carried records around to be signed back then, so any album signed by Lennon since the early '60s is rare.

But not at Forever Legends, an autograph dealer in suburban Los Angeles. While Beatles experts might not be able to count up 10 Lennon signed Imagine albums, Forever Legends has had at least 23 on their website from 2007 to…

Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 26, 2010 at 2:00am — 20 Comments

Kevin Martin's Piece of the past

Has anyone ever dealt with this company before? I purchased an autographed 3x5 card signed by John Wayne from their Ebay auction some time ago. I have had this in my collection for some time now and a few months ago I decided to send it to R&R for their auction. Mr.Eaton said it was not authentic, so a couple weeks later I took it to JSA who was in town and they also turned it down. I called Piece of the Past and talked to this man who became very rude after I told him that both R&R as… Continue

Added by Roger Furr on October 24, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Jenny McCarthy on Autographs at Book Signings

So, Jimmy Kimmel (the funniest late night show host) had Jenny McCarthy on the other night. I'm not a big fan of hers. She's hot, yes...just not as funny and clever as she thinks she is.

Well, her book is #3 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and she's on the shows talking about it and doing various book signings.

She talked about creepy 50 year old guys with their hair slicked back, drooling over her at signings and then following her back to the hotel (I…


Added by Josh Board on October 22, 2010 at 12:07am — 1 Comment


Hi there Autograph Magazine members!

This is Sean Needles & Lisa Ganz of Twins Talent. We are currently casting a new TV show (IMMEDIATELY) - Looking to help families appraise their items for free while they share their sentimental stories,

history, & distribution of these items.…


Added by Sean Needles on October 21, 2010 at 8:43am — No Comments

Justin Timberlake Asks for An Autograph on TV

I never watch Jay Leno, because he's really not that funny or good at what he does; but Dave Letterman has been repeats all week.

Well, Justin Timberlake was promoting Social Network (a great movie, if you haven't seen it yet). Leno set him up, getting him to talk about the Lakers and how they'd go all the way and win it all. He then brought out Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat (the team that recently won the LeBron James Sweepstakes).

Bosh gave him a jersey, and…


Added by Josh Board on October 21, 2010 at 1:02am — 3 Comments

RR Auctions predicts the future of autograph authentication is a third-party world

Post after post on this and other message boards have opposed third-party authentication efforts that I believe are aimed at making our industry better. I think this constant bickering is petty, short sighted, and in the long run only hurts the hobby.

Reputable authentication services like PSA/DNA and their competitor JSA are the future of authentication in the autograph hobby. As I pointed out in my other…

Added by Bobby Livingston on October 14, 2010 at 2:30pm — 529 Comments

Two Funny Autograph Stories -- White House Crasher and NFL Crashers

You know those goofballs that crashed a dinner at the White House? I think the woman ended up getting a spot on Real Housewifes of D.C., but I'm not positive. They got some kind of of reality show out of it. Well, there was a story about how on eBay, they were selling 100 photos of them autographed, for $100 each. None of them sold. The price was lowered to $50. None sold.

When the price was lowered again, they ended up selling 11!

It's nice to know autograph collectors…


Added by Josh Board on October 13, 2010 at 1:22am — No Comments

New UACC Website is AMAZING!!!

The UACC has a new website and it's incredible--absolutely beautiful and state of the art! They're still getting content up--it's a work in progress--but I couldn't be more impressed.

Go to www.uacc.org and take a look! And join if you aren't a member. They're an important group and need your support.

Added by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on October 12, 2010 at 9:26pm — 5 Comments

Autograph Quarterly?

Just came across this being promoted on Autograph Alert.


Not long after Autograph Magazine changed to mostly online someone else is already attempting to take it's place as the autograph industry's "only print magazine."

Thoughts anyone?


Added by Tricia Eaton on October 9, 2010 at 1:58pm — 64 Comments


In Autograph Magazine’s Top signers list, Johnny Depp usually makes it to the top 10. We’ve heard reports of him signing at a stop sign in his car, commenting that he’d leave if another car came up behind him.…


Added by Josh Board on October 8, 2010 at 7:53pm — 1 Comment

Is autograph collecting going the way of the 8-track tape?

Will we see Abraham Lincoln signed commissions sell for $1000 one day?

Lately, I have noticed people selling off their collections they have enjoyed for years. I have also noticed very few people entering the field. Since my interest lies with early historical and political, I can only speak for this area. But I can bet that other fields, like modern entertainment, are suffering even more, especially with the negative publicity of… Continue

Added by Rick Badwey on October 6, 2010 at 4:15am — 12 Comments

Fun Stories -- David Letterman/Bruce Willis and a Documentary

I saw a great documentary at a film festival the other day. It’s called Teenage Paparazzo. It’s a must see for autograph fans.

Even though it deals with the paparazzi that hounds the stars, you not only see lots of autographs,…


Added by Josh Board on October 6, 2010 at 2:57am — No Comments

TOM PETTY autographs for sale on Ebay

Year after year I see Tom Petty signatures for sell on Ebay, and/or people email me examples that they want to purchase and/or examples of what they all ready purchased and/or asking if I will sell any of mine. Whatever the answers are/were, I see these 2 signed albums currently on Ebay that in my opinion, look really good and really consistant with the in person sigs that I have. I am not saying these are the read deal, but I am saying Tom is a tough cookie to obtain, and can sign anything…


Added by Stephen Duncan on October 5, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Buying & Selling at Auction—A Primer Part II

As promised, Part II of “Buying and Selling at Auction—A Primer”

You can read Part I here.

I started the first part of this series discussing how new collectors may confidently select auction houses and the importance and benefits in previewing the material to be bid upon. Now let’s take a look at the most…


Added by Bill Panagopulos on October 4, 2010 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Upcoming Fiterman Sports Group Athlete Signings

Just wanted to let you know of our upcoming events. Hope to see you there!

November 8, 2010

Brian Cushing (public signing)

Brian Cushing will be hosting Monday Night Football at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Pearland from 7-9pm. Autograph tickets can be purchased online securely through PayPal from our website, or at the event. Purchase online to ensure an autograph even if the event is sold out, and move to the front of the line! Of course, we will have items to purchase if you… Continue

Added by DJ Fiterman on October 4, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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