Josh Board's Blog – July 2013 Archive (8)

Eric Clapton & Neil Young's Favorite Songwriter Dies -- R.I.P. J.J. Cale

It’s strange that after coming out of a week where my stepdad had a triple-bypass, and my mom had a heart attack, I then have a weekend where I find out about a singer/songwriter dying of a heart attack in the same hospital my stepdad was in.

J.J. Cale didn’t live far from me, over in Valley Center, California. It’s not far from Escondido, where he and Eric Clapton…


Added by Josh Board on July 30, 2013 at 2:15am — No Comments

Did You Purchase an Item from Anthony Nurse or Charity Fundraising Packages? Please Let me Know...

I saw items at an auction recently that I believe to be forgeries. I'm in the process of trying to figure out if they are real or not, and would like to hear from others on experiences they've had with Anthony Nurse or his company…


Added by Josh Board on July 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — 230 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking -- Picking up a Rock Star!

The first radio station I worked at in the late 80s/early 90s, was great for a lot of reasons. One of them was the amount of autographed albums and CDs I was able to add to my collection.

Now, there would be a few times I didn’t score the autograph. When I was walking with the afternoon DJ to interview RUSH backstage at the Sports Arena, their female tour manager said…


Added by Josh Board on July 25, 2013 at 12:52am — 4 Comments

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster...and the gentleman behind the artist.

In previous years, I’ve written about the autograph things I’ve seen at Comic Con for the readers here. This year, I didn’t go to Comic Con. One of my artist friends did an event next to an illustrator from the Simpson’s, and he met and got an autograph from Matt Groening.

Another friend of mine hung out and partied with Danny Trejo (Machete).

Two of my friends…


Added by Josh Board on July 22, 2013 at 5:27pm — 3 Comments

Book Signings -- J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and their fake names!

Right now on eBay, there’s an autographed Stephen King book going for $1,295. What makes it interesting is it’s one of the books King wrote under the pseudonym “Richard Bachman.” He did that because of the debate about whether it’s all luck, or you have to really be a good writer to make it, etc. He picked the name based partly on a character from another author he liked, and the last name Bachman because he was listening to Bachman-Turner Overdrive at the time (King has always been a…


Added by Josh Board on July 18, 2013 at 12:12am — 6 Comments

Intriguing Warren Spahn & Jackie Robinson Items

Okay, it’s the baseball all-star game, so how about a few more stories on baseball memorabilia?

Greg Spahn, the only child of the winningest left-hander in baseball history, has more than 800 items he’s going to auction at Hunt Auctions. He’s going to split everything he gets with his kids, which is probably making them happy. He’s got five, and I’m guessing they’d be…


Added by Josh Board on July 17, 2013 at 12:26am — No 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 is merely ruining it. I’ve always felt that – sure, if it’s a…


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

Happy Father's Day -- Two Dads, Two Stories (Will Smith and Kanye West)

What do you get the father that has everything? Well, a unique, autographed item. Kim Kardashian had that idea, when she made the purchase for Kanye West recently. He’s a new father so, Father’s Day was the occasional. I’m guessing you can’t realistically buy a shirt or mug that says “World’s Best Dad” for a guy that names his kid “North West,” so she went with a cool autographed item.

The rapper was so thrilled by the gift she gave him, he tweeted about it. It’s a pair of computer…


Added by Josh Board on July 3, 2013 at 12:17am — 3 Comments

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