Baseball might be my least favorite sport. Now, that doesn’t mean I’d turn down an autographed Mickey Mantle baseball (but I’d prefer his Topps rookie card). I’ve got about 10 signed baseballs (the Roger Maris one is probably my favorite).
Because I love football and find baseball to be boring, I thought George Carlin’s baseball/football bit was hysterical.
Yet I heard…Continue
It was sad news to hear that Penny Marshall died. It's even sadder that most people (over the age of 50), only know her from her TV work as Laverne on "Laverne and Shirley." She's directed some amazing films -- Big and A League of Their Own, both with Tom Hanks. Hey, there may be no "crying in baseball" but there can be crying for Marshall. Losing this talent, at age 75, is tragic.
I met her once. Well, strike that. I didn't meet her. She walked by me, and we smiled at each other. I…Continue
With a lot of awards being announced for movies, but still a month away from the Oscar nominations, I heard this story about the Profiles in History auction that had two Oscars. The best picture award for “A Gentleman’s Agreement,” the 1947 movie with Gregory Peck, went for almost half a million. The best picture statuette for “Mutiny on the Bounty” got about that half that. Now, there’s a rule that states you’re not allowed to sell the Oscar you win (and…Continue
I’ve been on a quest to get my wife some Bruce Springsteen autographs. I make that plural, meaning...from the Boss himself, or any of the musicians in his band. Now, she’s not even into autographs. In fact, the only time I ever saw her excited about meeting somebody famous, is when she attended an event with me and got to take a picture with Rami Malek (pre-Freddie Mercury), because she liked the show “Mr. Robot”. But she’s from New Jersey, and it’s required…Continue
All of these guitars are ACOA Authenticated including the Lynyrd Skynyrd Artimus and Vinnie Vincent featuring ACOA WITNESS Authentication. Our newly designed website is still glitchy so we are doing a soft-launch right now. Take a peak at what's new: https://www.autographpros.com/newly-added/
One of my autograph buddies always makes the two-plus hour drive to L.A. for autographs. Sometimes I hit him up to get me a signature, if it’s a book signing or something like that. I remember once he called me at a book signing and said, “For $50, they have this book that shows every Playboy centerfold, starting with the first issue.”
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was signing them, and I said “Nah. I’m not that into…Continue
Having been born and raised in San Diego, and a huge music lover, I was always a fan of Steve Poltz. His first band The Rugburns had great live performances, and clever songs. The band was filled with other talented San Diego music legends. Poltz ended up being named “San Diego’s Most Influential Artist of the Decade.” He had songs that were rock, folk, punk, satire...hell, he did an album of tunes that were all answering machine messages (appropriately named…Continue
Added by Josh Board on December 1, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Does anyone have an idea who drew this animation production sketch on an animation sheet in graphite pencil over blue pencil?
Probably Chuck Jones or Virgil Ross.
Does CJ-53 indicate it's Chuck Jones? What does M-17 mean?
Bugs doesn't seem to know. Neither do I. Do you?…Continue
Added by Herman Darvick on November 28, 2018 at 3:28pm — No Comments
This is the last post in my 4-part series revealing the truth about GFA authenticated autographs. The truth may shock you if you own any...unless you've tried to sell them.
Before I start on this most explosive, revealing, compelling and disturbing blog on Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA and Stephen Rocchi/John Gorajczyk), please observe the below image.…Continue
I believe my last blog was in August and there were more hits than misses this fall.
Two Hall of Famers- Steve Cropper and Dave Mason were touring together and made a stop at a local venue. Great show and Cropper has great stories. Both did the merch table after the show. Mason was pleading with patrons not to ask Steve questions because he wanted to go back to the hotel. (Steve loves to tell stories- he told them anyway!)…Continue
Sometimes the prices of things baffle me. Last year, a telephone owned by Hitler, used to issue commands during World War II, sold at auction for $243,000. That’s insane. And when I saw a story that showed an auction house had an autographed photo of Hitler with his arms…Continue
Ever since I was a young boy/I’ve collected signed baseballs
From San Diego to Los Angeles/Celebs, I’ve gotten them all
But I ain’t ever got Stan Lee/He created Marvel
At Comic Con I was a dumb kid/And he signed everything for all !…Continue
When I was a teenager, Morrissey and The Smiths were huge. I was more of a Morrison and The Doors fan, but I liked a few of The Smith songs.
About 29 years ago, I was having dinner with a couple of women I’m friends with in downtown San Diego, and we walked out of a restaurant and nearby was a concert hall. There was a tour bus with about 50 fans surrounding it, screaming as if The Beatles were inside. We walked…Continue
Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” is in jail, and potential jurors at his federal trial in New York are being called in. One that was dismissed was a Michael Jackson impersonator. That would be odd enough, but hey...we’re autograph collectors. Here’s the weird one we can appreciate. Sort of. A juror was dismissed after he asked Joaquin Guzman (his real name) for his autograph. I first heard that on The Daily Show.…Continue
Some interesting John F. Kennedy items in the RR Auction that ends tomorrow. There’s a Harvard sweater, which would warm you nicely this time of year. I’d rather have the Commander-in-Chief bomber jacket, but that will probably be costly. Oh, and there are a lot of assassination-related items. That would include a handwritten letter from Lee Harvey Oswald, and an original window sash from the Texas School Book Depository.…Continue
i thought to let you know that there is a auction on ebay uk where you can bid on a paul mc cartney personalised Christmas card. why i like to let you know is that there are a lot of people on autograph live who are a big fan. don't know or this member is willing to ship outside the uk but think this would not be a problem. hope this info wil help someone. the link wil bring you to the ebay page. best wishes from rob kunne.…Continue
This is my Part 3 of "Guaranteed Forensic Authenticators (GFA): What Methods Do They Use?"
Before I continue, immediately below are links to Parts 1 and 2.…Continue
We’ve talked before about things for sale that are in bad taste. I’m not sure if this would in that category but...Christie’s has 22 items from late genius Stephen Hawking, including his wheelchair! Now, I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe; mostly because my thesis on the subject has a few flaws and I’d like to compare notes.
Anyway, there is a book, scripts…Continue
I organised the opening night of Stringfellows. And I’ve got the signing in book from that opening night. It’s got a range of signatures from the night including Freddie Mercury , Elton John , Village People , Pat Phoenix , Robert Powell etc etc. I want to sell it. Any suggestions ?