Josh Board's Blog – August 2014 Archive (4)

I Cannot Tell a Lie! I Wish I Was This Guy (he got a Lincoln autograph cheap!)

I worked at a publication for years with a music writer/photographer that was always a blast to share stories with. He met a number of rock stars (mostly in the punk scene), and had some great photos and autographs. The best autograph in his collection came as a fluke. He was working a part-time job as a…

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Added by Josh Board on August 29, 2014 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

Sports Shortz -- Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, and much, much more

The Oscars have a rule most people don’t know about. If any Oscar winner tries selling their gold statue, or anybody in your family does – the Academy can buy it back for $1. Well, the Olympics have no such rule. That means last year someone got easily one of the coolest pieces of memorabilia ever – Jesse Owens’ gold medals from the 1936 Games. Don’t feel like ya missed out. They went for $1.4 million.…

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Added by Josh Board on August 23, 2014 at 11:02pm — 4 Comments

The Time I Met Robin Williams

I wish I could share a bunch of meetings with Williams, but I really only had one.

It was an interview before one of his stand-up shows in San Diego. There was a crowd of about 20 waiting for him before he went inside that afternoon. He looked sad as he carried a suit over his shoulder. Yet he signed for everyone, and posed for…

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Added by Josh Board on August 12, 2014 at 10:22pm — 7 Comments

Happiness can be found in...Autographs!

A few autograph stories warmed my heart this week. It’s amazing to think that one of them involves an NFL player. It seems when NFL players are mentioned in the news, it’s usually negative.

Here in San Diego, I’ve seen photos of fans getting Charger players autographs at scrimmages. Most cities…

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Added by Josh Board on August 9, 2014 at 10:54pm — 1 Comment

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