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Is This Blog About....Paul McCartney or Donald Trump?

I was tempted to blog about the autograph Paul McCartney signed on the famous “Carpool Karaoke” segment on James Corden’s Late Night show. They drove down Penny Lane, while singing along to Penny Lane on the radio. When taking a selfie at the wall with the street sign “Penny Lane” he autographed it. I wonder if somebody will tear down that wall to get to that signature on a brick [fun fact: when I took the Beatles tour in Liverpool, they said they stopped…

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Added by Josh Board on June 22, 2018 at 10:31pm — 1 Comment

Space...The Final Frontier...for this blog

I find this story interesting for two reasons, One, it involves an incredible collectable. A signed letter from Neil Armstrong along with a vial of moondust. Two, it involves a proactive lawsuit, which I never understand. The last time there was one of those, I think it involved Robin Thicke (being thick) proactively suing the estate of Marvin Gaye so they couldn’t claim his song “Blurred Lines” was a rip off of “Gotta Give it Up”  (it didn’t work, as the Gaye…

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Added by Josh Board on June 14, 2018 at 4:17pm — 5 Comments

HUSBAND AND WIFE SIGNATURES -- Why do they look so similar?

This might be the dumbest blog I ever write. It might also be one of the shortest. But...you know how people say that you start to look like your pet dog? And usually those stories have photos of people with their dogs, and you laugh endlessly.

Well, I've noticed something over the years, being an…

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Added by Josh Board on June 12, 2018 at 10:53am — 13 Comments

The Wizard of Au...tographs

My favorite “Wizard of Oz” autograph story involves a reader of Autograph, but I can’t remember his name. When our magazine was actually at newsstands, I met with Steve Cyrkin one day, when he had a booth set up to get subscribers at one of those autograph shows at the…

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Added by Josh Board on June 7, 2018 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

One of the Biggest Forgers Ever -- Made Into a Movie

Elvis Presley’s first Las Vegas contract is up for auction. I thought about blogging that story, but I’m so burned out on Elvis items. Instead, as a movie critic, I thought I’d do a couple movie related things.

In the new documentary “Always…

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Added by Josh Board on June 5, 2018 at 10:50am — 3 Comments

An Autographed House -- How Much Will it go For ?

I almost wrote a blog today about baseball cards, after hearing that a Derek Jeter rookie card went for $93,000 on ebay. I think it’s the most for a modern day baseball card. I remember a Lebron James rookie card went for $312,000. It had part of the NBA logo patch from his…

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Added by Josh Board on May 25, 2018 at 9:57pm — 10 Comments

A Kurt Cobain Guitar....and a Funny Deadpool Autograph

I loved the first Deadpool movie, and the second one is just as funny. I thought I’d share with you a scene that involves an autograph. At one point, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), is thrown through a window after an explosion. A child is eating Wheaties at the table, and as he…

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Added by Josh Board on May 15, 2018 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

The Great Underwear Caper -- Starring William Shatner

I just spent an hour writing a blog, and it somehow disappeared. I figured I wouldn’t re-write it, but it’s such a funny story, I wanted to share it. So I’m going to rewrite the blog, but I’m typing fast, and I’m not going to go back and reread this for spelling errors or anything.…

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Added by Josh Board on May 8, 2018 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

It Took 30 Years to Complete This Autographed Album

When I started working my first radio job, I was still going to college. Since I was majoring in journalism, I was thrilled that I got so lucky. I had been writing jokes for a morning show, without being paid, and was able to parlay that into being the producer and head writer for that morning show. That eventually lead to me being a co-host of the morning show and doing other things at the radio station. Obviously, working at a popular radio station helps…

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Added by Josh Board on May 1, 2018 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

The Blood Blog -- Stan Lee and KISS Edition

I was trying to decide what to blog about today. I had heard that Zsa Zsa Gabor had a huge auction going on. That wacky guy she was married to was selling off a lot of her stuff. Yet I don’t think there’s enough interesting in her. The late actress hasn’t been relevant in decades. And the…

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Added by Josh Board on April 24, 2018 at 7:59pm — 8 Comments

Three Autographs I Could've Gotten -- R. Lee Ermey, Milos Forman, and Corey Feldman

Everyone knows R. Lee Ermey, even if you don’t recognize that name. He first came onto my radar when I was in high school and “Full Metal Jacket” came out. He was the intimidating drill sergeant in everyone’s face. He was in the “Toy Story” movies and about 75 other films. It was…

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Added by Josh Board on April 17, 2018 at 10:20am — 7 Comments

Muscle Men Autographs -- Arnold and Russell Edition

There have been a number of clips of Arnold Schwarzenegger getting out of the hospital after his open-heart surgery, and he’s signing lots of autographs. I think it’s funny that the first thing he said when he woke up from surgery is “I’m back!”…

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Added by Josh Board on April 8, 2018 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

Beast of Burden -- A Tough Few Autographs I Got Once

It’s always weird when I’ve gotten an autograph from somebody that dies soon after. There have been many people I could’ve gotten signatures from, and I decide not to put the effort into going to the venue -- and they die a few months later. And I regret those. One of the most regretful of those moments comes when I worked as a DJ at a radio station and I brought winners backstage at a concert. It was Joe Cocker and Stevie Ray Vaughn. We were told by the…

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Added by Josh Board on March 13, 2018 at 10:57am — 3 Comments

A History Lesson with Collectibles -- George Washington Hair and a copy of the Declaration

A rare parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence made in Washington in the 1820s for James Madison has been found. It’s one of 51 that are known to exist, and if you’re interested in buying it, well...you’re too late. Billionaire philanthropist David M. Rubenstein snapped it up.

It’s a facsimile made from the original handwritten calf skin document crafted in Philadelphia in 1776. It even bears the image of…

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Added by Josh Board on February 22, 2018 at 10:29am — No Comments

The Best Autograph Story Ever (or "Warren Sapp is a Sap")

I’ve never been a fan of Warren Sapp. The guy had a 12-year career in the NFL and he’s a Hall of Famer (not sure how he fared on Dancing with the Stars). Yet he was always getting into trouble. That could be fights on the field, at a strip club...the stories were…

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Added by Josh Board on February 14, 2018 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

The Hilarious Way Somebody Obtained Super Bowl Autographs

I’ve talked before about Guillermo, the security guard on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Kimmel started going to him in a humorous way, partly making fun of his accent, but also just enjoying the fact that he didn’t know a lot about pop culture stuff. And as his on-camera presence increased, he started using him more and more. That included going to the red carpet for the Oscars, where he often tries to talk the celebrities into drinking shots of Tequila, or asks the…

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Added by Josh Board on February 2, 2018 at 11:06am — No Comments

Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!

Remember when Ringo Starr made that statement that he wasn’t going to sign autographs anymore? It was hysterical, because he hadn’t signed autographs (in person) for decades before that statement. What people didn’t know was, that he was great about signing through the mail (I sent him a CD a month before he decided to stop signing).

Well, actor Bryan Cranston yesterday made a similar statement. Luckily for my…

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Added by Josh Board on February 2, 2018 at 10:14am — 3 Comments

Bryan Cranston Retires -- From Signing Autographs!

Remember when Ringo Starr made that statement that he wasn’t going to sign autographs anymore? It was hysterical, because he hadn’t signed autographs (in person) for decades before that statement. What people didn’t know was, that he was great about signing through the mail (I sent him a CD a month before he decided to stop signing).

Well, actor Bryan Cranston yesterday made a similar statement. Luckily for my…

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Added by Josh Board on February 2, 2018 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

What do Bono and Stormy Daniels Have in Common?

Well, I'm guessing Bono isn't as fond of President Trump as Stormy Daniels seems to be.

A few autograph related things happened in national news lately, so I thought I'd do a quick write up on them.

At the Grammy's, one of the winners was backstage. During an interview, the female rapper, was excited that she got Bono's autograph. She held it up to the camera, and it looked like he also inscribed something nice to her as well. It's always nice when you find out other famous…

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Added by Josh Board on January 31, 2018 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Album Covers and Al Stewart

All of us that have gotten in-person autographs complain about how much harder it’s gotten over the years. With all the eBay people, and folks wanting selfies, it’s really a mess. In the old days, you could bring a few of your albums, get them signed, and sometimes have a great conversation with the musicians. Now they see a stack of albums, and figure you’re going to sell them. And having albums doesn’t show you’re a fan. Anybody can go to an old record store or antique…

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Added by Josh Board on January 18, 2018 at 4:01pm — 4 Comments

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