Josh Board's Blog – November 2013 Archive (6)

Bruce, Buble, and Booze -- Singers and Handwritten lyrics

Since music autographs are the favorite in my collection, and I’m thankful for the amazing collection I have, I thought I’d share some recent stories that popped up in the news.

Here in San Diego, Michael Buble had a concert at the Sports Arena. I’m not a fan of the crooner (and I turned down a free pair of tickets to…


Added by Josh Board on November 29, 2013 at 12:32am — No Comments

Biggest Autographed Baseball Collection in the World!

Photo courtesy of the AP

There’s nothing more enjoyable than meeting a fellow collector and hearing about their autograph collection. As somebody that prefers autographed records and CDs, it’s always the most fun to hear about those.

I have a lot of authors I like, yet I don’t own a lot of signed books. I’m always envious when I go to New York and see the…


Added by Josh Board on November 21, 2013 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Athletes and Injuries -- The Autograph Edition

There have been so many stories about athletes being injured in weird ways. A former major league pitcher I know (who once pitched a perfect game), once cut up his hand while chasing a friend around his kitchen. He slipped on the floor and was holding a mug that broke.

I’ve heard of at last two baseball players that ironed their jerseys – WHILE WEARING THEM!!!



Added by Josh Board on November 18, 2013 at 11:33pm — 1 Comment

Sports Shortz -- Baseball Hall of Famers & Harlem Globetrotters

When St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial died at 92 (a year after his wife), I was bummed to hear that his family was going to sell off his memorabilia. I thought about how if I was one of his kids, I’d want to save those items.

Heritage Auctions of Dallas ended up totaling $1.2 million, a lot more than expected, when the auction ended over the…


Added by Josh Board on November 13, 2013 at 2:10am — 3 Comments

JFK Doodles Hit the Market

If I’m doing a story about Doodles and autographs, I’d prefer it to be about the unknown comedian named Doodles Weaver (related to actress Sigourney). He was a brilliant comedic mind, and ended up killing himself when medical issues popped up. I know somebody that currently has a signed Doodles Weaver picture (pictured here). It’s the first autograph of his I’ve ever…


Added by Josh Board on November 7, 2013 at 11:45pm — 4 Comments

David Letterman Top 10 List on Celebrity Memorabilia

Here was a David Letterman Top 10 List from last nights show that I thought memorabilia collectors could appreciate.

He started it by saying, “In California, Oprah had a yard sale to get rid of stuff she’s had since 1985. She raised over $500,000 for charity; and really, aren’t we all just sick and tired of clutter? Even Oprah has the brains to know…humans can get by on…


Added by Josh Board on November 5, 2013 at 12:16am — 1 Comment

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