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R. Kelly and R. Plant -- Phone Numbers Given to Autograph Seekers

We’ve all heard the crazy stories about R. Kelly and how he kept women locked up (allegedly), and the various rape charges. There was that crazy interview he did with Gayle King where he stood up and started freaking out and she sat there calmly, saying his name.

Well since the…

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Added by Josh Board on August 6, 2019 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Personalized License Plate Gets Signed on Side of Road

Odell Beckham, Jr. helped my fantasy football team last year. Someone was so disgusted with how bad he played in two straight games, they cut him to pick somebody else up. I snatched OBJ up and...although he didn’t have the stellar numbers he’s had in years past, I was happy with him usually getting a TD a game.

He’s with the Cleveland Browns this year, a team that is going to be interesting and fun to watch, but…

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Added by Josh Board on August 4, 2019 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Signing Autographs Caused Celeb to Break His Hand!

NASCAR star Tony Stewart is probably bigger other places than his hometown here outside San Diego. That’s because racing isn’t a huge sport in the beach side communities. I’ve had many opportunities to meet him at events because he is from the area, but never cared enough to go.

Last Friday, he appeared at a spring car All-Star racing event in Jackson, Minnesota. It was to celebrate “Tony Stewart Night.” What could…

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Added by Josh Board on August 1, 2019 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

Autographs on the Body Part II -- The Richard Petty Edition

Bubba Wallace had a 2nd place finish in the Daytona 500 in 2018. It was the best finish ever for an African-American driver. He posted a photo of an autograph he got of Richard Petty on Twitter, and said if it got 43,000 retweets, he’d get it tattooed on his body. Now, he’s going to get that “champ stamp” as some are calling it (a cute play on the expression “tramp stamp”, bout the tattoos women have right above their butts).…

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Added by Josh Board on July 30, 2019 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

NFL Fan Gets Autograph -- Tattooed on his Head !

When I think of the NFL, it’s not what autographs I will be getting. It’s what players I will be getting on my fantasy football team when our draft happens. So when a player like A.J. Green gets hurt, I want to know the extent of the ankle injury. When great running backs like Melvin Gordon or Eziekel Elliott hold out -- I want…

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Added by Josh Board on July 28, 2019 at 7:37pm — 2 Comments

Signs Signs, Everywhere a Sign -- Keanu Reeves Edition

There was a video I saw a few years ago where MMA fighter Conor McGregor showed up at a fans house and signed autographs. It turns out, McGregor was working out for a month at a nearby gym. This guy was Irish, and a huge fan, so he hung signs off his balcony wishing him well, and different messages daily. One day McGregor had a film crew follow him, when he decided to go knock on the guys door. It was great to see how thrilled this guy was, and also great to…

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Added by Josh Board on July 22, 2019 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

I Got Dylan's Autograph !!!

The title of this blog might be a little of a bait-and-switch. Yes, I did get Bob Dylan’s autograph, but that was years ago, and that was purchasing a signed album from an auction. It was “Blood on the Tracks” -- easily his best album (that’s not even open for debate). It’s the other Dylan, his son Jakob, who I got in person recently. He did a great documentary that’s out now called “Echo in the Canyon” (you can read my review on it here:…

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Added by Josh Board on June 27, 2019 at 8:02pm — 5 Comments

Dangerous Situation with Spider-Man Autographs

The new Spider-Man movie -- Spider-Man Far From Home -- was rather disappointing. I’ll be doing a review of it soon, but...the fact that I loved Spider-Man Homecoming and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, made this new film that much more disappointing (despite it having a few humorous moments).…

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Added by Josh Board on June 27, 2019 at 10:04am — 8 Comments

Beethoven's Hair and Astronauts Insurance

My friends give me a hard time for being one of those old-timers that still likes to read the newspaper. I’m not sure what it is, but I just like to hold it in my hands. Sure, the black ink on your fingers sucks. I just don’t want to sit at a computer and read my news (even though, I...uh...appreciate you guys sitting here reading the stuff I’m writing on the computer). I thought Autograph Magazine was so much more fun in the magazine form, looking at all…

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Added by Josh Board on June 23, 2019 at 11:09pm — 2 Comments

John Cena Autographed Dollar Bill -- and the baseball player it was given to

I thought I’d be the one guy in San Diego that had a cool John Cena story. The former WWE wrestler and now action movie star (Bumblebee, Blockers, Daddy’s Home, The Wall, and the funniest movie nobody knows about -- Tour de Pharmacy), was at the CinemaCon convention a few years ago. When my wife and I went in for the awards ceremony, the ushers saw our “press credentials” and mistakenly thought that meant we were supposed to sit near the talent. So we were put…

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Added by Josh Board on June 19, 2019 at 9:02pm — 1 Comment

Fake Kawhi Leonard Signing Autographs

One of my favorite “fake autograph” stories, is when Rod Stewart played a concert in San Diego, and a Stewart look alike showed up at a Radio Shack (remember those horrible electronic stores?). He got out of a limo, and had a bodyguard with him. Fans rushed him (well, the five people at Radio Shack), and he signed autographs, got back into his limo, and was off. Yet someone showed a photo to the newspaper, and they noticed he didn’t have a mole in his chin (or…

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Added by Josh Board on June 18, 2019 at 6:50pm — No Comments

I Have an AA Problem -- Autograph Addiction

My wife said I needed help. I think she’s considering having an intervention for me. You see, she witnesses the autographed CDs that arrive in the mail. She thinks I have a problem and I need help. I try to explain...I’m a functioning autograph collector. I can buy autographed CDs and still make a car and house payment. In fact, it would be foolish NOT to buy an autographed CD by artists that sell them. They’re usually the same price.…

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Added by Josh Board on June 13, 2019 at 12:18am — 9 Comments

Hank Bauer NOT Hank Bauer

As a kid, I loved watching the San Diego Chargers. When my stepbrother got a job working at their practice facility, he got me Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts’ autograph. I would end up meeting him years later, at various functions, and he was always nice to the fans.

In 6th…

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Added by Josh Board on June 11, 2019 at 3:43pm — 3 Comments

Dr. John Death

Nobody knows the name Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., but if you know music (and have good taste in music), you surely know the name Dr. John. He was more than just the hit “Right Place, Wrong Time.”

The first time I ever saw him was in the early ‘90s as part of Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band. He was relegated to just a few of his songs, but it was great. Since that time, I had seen him live three times. He always put on…

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Added by Josh Board on June 6, 2019 at 5:41pm — 22 Comments

Tom Seaver -- His Health and His Hatred of Me

Tom Seaver yelled at me. I don’t hold it against him though. I thought about that when I read a story about how he wasn’t going to make public appearances anymore, but just spend time on his vineyard in California.

He’s 74, and his family has asked for privacy for the 3 time Cy Young winner. Seaver struck out almost 4,000 batters and had a lifetime ERA of 2.86, which is incredible. He was the Rookie of the Year,…

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Added by Josh Board on June 3, 2019 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Tim Conway Autographed at Horse Races

I never met Tim Conway or got his autograph, but I had a number of times I could have. A guy I played racquetball with for 15 years, was a big deal at the Del Mar racetrack. He’s sit in the exclusive “turf club” where a number of famous people were. Since I didn’t bet on the ponies, I rarely went with him. But every time I did, I’d witness an autograph incident. One time it was celebrity couple Anne Bancroft (The Graduate) and Mel Brooks. I watched as someone…

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Added by Josh Board on May 14, 2019 at 3:10pm — 4 Comments

Chewbacca Died. Yes, he also turned me down for an Autograph

Peter Mayhew, the 7’3” actor who played Chewbacca, has died at 74. He got his start in movies in "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger," which when I saw as a kid, blew me away with the special effects (if you watch it now, it will feel very, very dated). For the first "Star Wars" (he did 5 of the Star Wars films), it was actually…

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Added by Josh Board on May 2, 2019 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Babe Ruth Rookie Card -- Found Inside a Piano!

I sometimes imagine I’ll be driving by and see an estate sale, with a sign that says “autographed items” and I stop and get a great deal on something. What keeps that dream alive is hearing stories like this. A woman in Maryland bought a used piano at an estate sale from a woman that died in 1969 -- the year of my birth. When…

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Added by Josh Board on May 1, 2019 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

Queen Item For Sale -- Freddie Mercury Handwritten Set List (story from TMZ)

One of the rarest pieces of Freddie Mercury memorabilia is now up for sale ... and it's the only set list personally written by the Queen frontman to ever hit the…

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Added by Josh Board on April 23, 2019 at 12:32am — 15 Comments

Long Shot -- Fans Getting Autographs at CinemaCon

There’s an incredibly fun and interesting convention for movie theatre owners called CinemaCon. It used to be called ShoWest, and it takes place for a week each year in Las Vegas.

As much as I love having actors sign my favorite DVDs, at events like this I don’t usually get autographs. It’s not very professional, and I’m there to do a job (in fact, the long story I wrote about the convention can be found…

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Added by Josh Board on April 16, 2019 at 4:31pm — 3 Comments

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