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What do Britney Spears and Elvis Costello Have in Common?

I was reading the New York Times yesterday, and there was a funny autograph story. It was an interview with two songwriters I love -- Elvis Costello and Carole King, who just collaborated on a new album. At one point, Carole King talked about being forced to tour before her album “Tapestry” was ever released (when it was released, it became the biggest selling album by a…

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Added by Josh Board on October 12, 2018 at 10:44am — 4 Comments

Abraham Lincoln Item For Sale

I always find it interesting when historic things end up being for sale. The price is always outrageous, but it’s just interesting to think that people saved these items. The two latest ones are strange. The French Quarter antique gallery is asking $795,000 for the binoculars that….Dudley Moore used to spy on Bo Derek in the movie “10.” Okay, okay, I’m joshing. It’s for the binoculars that Abraham Lincoln was using at Ford’s Theatre on the night he was…

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Added by Josh Board on October 2, 2018 at 8:57am — 6 Comments

A Star is Born -- Funniest Autograph Scene in a Movie All Year

I'm sure everyone knows the movie "A Star is Born." This is the 4th remake of it, and it's starring and directed by Bradley Cooper, with Lady Gaga as the female lead.

I just saw a movie screening, and I'll be writing my review for it soon, but...since Cooper plays a famous, alcoholic singer -- you get lots…

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Added by Josh Board on September 26, 2018 at 11:06pm — 3 Comments

KISS KRONIKLES -- The Ace Frehley Edition

I’ve told all my Gene Simmons stories on this site. I think. I had some good ones. Well, time to tackle another KISS member -- guitarist Ace Frehley.

I went to get his signature on my KISS items signed that were signed by Gene. And since KISS was my friends favorite band, I brought him with me to the soundcheck before a concert at House of Blues in San Diego. Well, after waiting an hour, I went to go put change in…

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Added by Josh Board on September 24, 2018 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Dio Has Rocked...An Interesting Auction of his Items

I’ve never been the biggest fan of Ronnie James Dio. I’m not much into heavy metal music and in high school, I hated the stoner kids that all wore Iron Maiden or Dio shirts. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine once posted a story about how Iron Maiden at one time, had sold more…

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Added by Josh Board on September 20, 2018 at 12:26am — 4 Comments

Autographs on TV -- Stormy Daniels and Chuck Norris Edition

Last night I saw a commercial for a car. Well, I think it was for a car. I don't pay much attention to commercials. Chuck Norris was standing there (or maybe kicking and punching, again...I don't pay much attention to commercials). Then the person buying the white Ford Bronco or whatever vehicle it was, asked Norris to autograph it. So he took the black Sharpie and signed the hood of it.

Now this morning, I'm watching The View. It's an awful, awful show, but I'm working on the…

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Added by Josh Board on September 12, 2018 at 10:44am — 5 Comments

My Burt Reynolds Autograph Story

I was saddened to hear of the death of Burt Reynolds today on the radio, but it wasn't unexpected. The last movie I had seen him in, late last year, was called "The Last Movie Star" and he looked like he was in bad shape doing it. It was a great role for him, done by talented director Adam Rifkin (my review…

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Added by Josh Board on September 6, 2018 at 2:40pm — 7 Comments

My Fantasy Football Draft and How I got Autographs From It

I would’ve never expected my fantasy football draft to yield some autograph surprises. It was much needed, because I wasn’t thrilled with the 5th pick in the draft (meaning I wasn’t going to get one of those top four running backs). I could talk fantasy football for days straight, but this is an autograph site. So, let’s get to it.

The guy that has the draft at his huge house overlooking the ocean, well...he’s…

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Added by Josh Board on September 4, 2018 at 8:06pm — 4 Comments

Neil Simon -- R.I.P

On Facebook, it seemed most of my friends posted write-ups on the death of John McCain. I immediately thought I should do a write-up. Not on McCain, but someone I’m a much bigger fan of that died on the same day -- playwright/screenwriter Neil Simon.…

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Added by Josh Board on August 26, 2018 at 4:38pm — 4 Comments

Autographs for Sick Kids in the Hospital -- Pink, Drake, and Khris Davis

One of the reasons I spent 15 years volunteering for the Make-a-Wish Foundation (before being “fired” for trying to get them to stop selling forged autographs), is because I love what the charity does. Helping kids with terminal illness, and reading the stories about them meeting their celebrity idols, always warmed my heart.

There have been three stories recently that were wonderful. The most recent was singer…

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Added by Josh Board on August 23, 2018 at 10:17pm — 5 Comments

Autographs at a Festival -- The Ed King Tribute, featuring Robby Kreiger and Eric Burden

About 30 years ago, San Diego had its first “Street Scene” which were these cool festivals they had going for about 25 years. They ended up getting a lot more contemporary bands (ie hip-hop and alternative), but the first one had a lot of groups I loved. And I was determined to get some autographs. Robby Kreiger…

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Added by Josh Board on August 23, 2018 at 11:15am — 12 Comments

The Big O and D'oh!

What do Oscar Robertson and Matt Groening have in common? Well, nothing really...but I'm combining stories about them for this blog.

I’m always fascinated when a Hall of Famer sells stuff from their legendary career. I understand when they die, and their family sells it. But,…

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Added by Josh Board on August 21, 2018 at 10:51am — No Comments

Rock Stars Cars -- the Aerosmith and John Lennon Edition

You know what bothered me about the show “American Pickers”? As entertaining as it is, watching them discover all these hidden gems among a trash heap someone has in their barn, they always end up over-paying for items. I suspected this for years, and finally a magazine did an article stating the same thing. It said they would make no money paying the prices they pay for the items they have, since they’re basically buying many of them for what they’re worth.…

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Added by Josh Board on August 16, 2018 at 10:10pm — 17 Comments

The Most Ever Paid for an Autographed Baseball

I love sports, but baseball kind of bores me. That doesn’t mean I don’t like baseball collectables. I remember being a kid and the excitement of getting Pete Rose and Johnny Bench rookie cards. I remember at a card show buying a Robin Yount rookie card for $10, after a kid had it autographed by Yount (his dad freaked out because he said it totally ruined the value of the card; it increased it for me).

I always…

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Added by Josh Board on August 13, 2018 at 11:47pm — 3 Comments

Soccer and Cars Don't Mix

Autograph collectors have had times they’ve wanted…

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Added by Josh Board on August 13, 2018 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Bad Decisions -- The Tom Brady Edition

Recently, a WNBA game between the Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics had to be canceled because the Aces couldn’t get to Washington. There was a flight delay of 8 hours. The team tried splitting the group up and flying on separate flights, but that didn’t work either. Since…

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Added by Josh Board on August 7, 2018 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

An Autograph Request Leads to a Marriage



I’ve told this story before, but as a kid I was getting autographs after a San Diego Clippers game. They had played the Chicago Bulls, and we were all anxious to get their best player -- Reggie Theus (this was before they got Michael Jordan). It wasn’t that he was on the…

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Added by Josh Board on August 2, 2018 at 3:25pm — 4 Comments

The Donald Trump Autograph Meme

First, let me state something. I DO NOT want this website to become a place where people fight regarding politics. Second, as much of a doofus as I think Donald Trump is, I find it disgusting when people compare him to a Hitler, Nazis, or the KKK. But...that being said...this meme is still funny…

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Added by Josh Board on July 28, 2018 at 7:18pm — 28 Comments

Comic-Con Autographs -- The Walking Dead & Jamie Lee Curtis Edition

I haven’t gone to Comic-Con the last few years, but I always try to find good autograph stories from friends that have attended. Nancy Gutierrez told me a great story about being able to get into an autograph signing with the cast of “The Walking Dead”. Since I’ve heard so…

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Added by Josh Board on July 24, 2018 at 11:51pm — 2 Comments

William Shatner Says No to Autographs and -- GET A LIFE!

Most of us remember the Saturday Night Live bit that had William Shatner at a Star Trek convention. He’s answering bizarre, detailed questions about the show that he’d have no way of possibly knowing the answer to. They were such detailed things about a specific aspect of a certain episode, he finally, in exasperation, shouts “Get a life!”…

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Added by Josh Board on July 20, 2018 at 8:37pm — 30 Comments

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