Josh Board's Blog Posts Tagged 'Wilt Chamberlain' (7)

Weird Thing at Autograph / Memorabilia Store

Just sitting here watching Conan O'Brien (I'll never forget the time he held up a copy of Autograph magazine to talk with Will Ferrell about a story I wrote about him). Anywhooo....he talked about the autographed Playboy magazine that sold for $4,900 (which is way over-priced and will never be worth that). Conan's joke was, "It was inscribed 'To my good friend Dr. Ben Carson...

Anyway, that's not why I'm writing this blog at 11 p.m. It's because I went to a mall I hadn't been to in…

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Added by Josh Board on April 5, 2017 at 11:16pm — 6 Comments

Weird NBA Collectables -- the Wilt Chamberlain/Stephen Curry Edition

For the longest time, Wilt Chamberlain was my favorite basketball player. That’s because as a kid, the Lakers were my favorite team. Once they drafted Magic Johnson, he quickly became my favorite player.

I was lucky enough to get Chamberlain’s autograph when…

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Added by Josh Board on February 23, 2017 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Autographed Sports Cards -- the Lebron James Edition

OHIO.

It was on my mind a lot yesterday (that almost sounds like a Ray Charles song). I was talking to a friend about a Fantasy Football controversy we were having (believe me, as I write that, I realize how nerdy that makes me sound). He screamed into the phone, “Oh my god! Trump just won Ohio. This election is all over.”

That was four hours before it was…

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Added by Josh Board on November 9, 2016 at 3:08pm — No Comments

A Pen Pal Friend of Mine, and Basketball Legend, Has Passed -- Who Said White Men Can't Jump?

When I was a little kid, I became obsessed with basketball. I'd go to the rec center and play most days, even if it was rainy weather or I had basketball practices. I had T-shirts with various basketball players on them -- usually Lakers players or Pete Maravich. One day I had a substitute teacher in…
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Added by Josh Board on January 31, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Another NBA Center Dies: Josh Board Meeting the Chairman of the Boards -- Moses Malone

It seems like just yesterday I was writing about Philadelphia 76ers center Darryl Dawkins death. Now comes news that Sixers Hall of Fame center Moses Malone has passed away at the age of 60.

These Philly centers are dying too young. One of my all-time favorite players, Wilt Chamberlain…

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Added by Josh Board on September 13, 2015 at 11:41pm — 1 Comment

The Death of One of my Heroes (this story contains: cursing, nudity, glass shattering, and of course...autographs)

When a newscaster I worked with passed away and I found out he liked Billy Joel, I changed the lyrics from Piano Man to “Anchorman.”

Another classy, wonderful human was taken from us too soon…and I’m back to thinking about Billy Joel lyrics.

Basketball legend Darryl Dawkins had a heart…

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Added by Josh Board on August 29, 2015 at 10:21pm — 4 Comments

Rare Presidential Baseball Card

I sometimes write about baseball cards, because I’ve found that lots of autograph collectors also collect sports memorabilia. I’ve talked before about how hardcore card collectors HATE when people get them autographed. They feel any ink on the card…

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Added by Josh Board on July 12, 2013 at 10:21pm — 3 Comments

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