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I have autograph dreams (I just read that in a Martin Luther King, Jr. voice). They happen about once a week. I once dreamed I got onto the Queen tour bus, and everyone signed the “A Night at the Opera” album (perfect white background for a black Sharpie), except Freddie. I kept following him around bugging him, and in my dream, my mind said -- wait, Mercury is dead. How is this possible? That logic woke me up.I’ve had dreams where I was meeting McCartney, but didn’t have anything for him to…See More
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Fuddjcal commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
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Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"Thanks for posting that thread, Woody. That was fun to read. As my wife original said to me, "Why is the news covering this story, unless it turns out to actually be worth a million bucks.""
Thursday
Woody2Shoes commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"Here we go. Proof that it's a fake http://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=265493"
Thursday
Woody2Shoes commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"Here's what the original only known one looks like. Complete difference in printing quality."
Thursday
Woody2Shoes commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"Replica. You can tell from the photo. The ink and it's color. The photo. Not printed the same way as the three original known cards. Printed the same way as B&W and sepia and white reprint cards, printed from 1980 to present."
Thursday
Fuddjcal commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"that card has been forged since the beginning of time and I'm only a novice card collector.  That card is no exception and the guy who sold it for 2 bucks doubled his $$$$$$"
Feb 10
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"That's a great point, Eric. I didn't consider that. I figured...even if it was some company that made it in 1926...that if it's the only one known to exist, it would be worth millions. But I can see how that's not the case, now…"
Feb 9
Eric K. Longo commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"Of course. I was speaking to the apparent lack of cache or notoriety the T206 possesses."
Feb 9
Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"True experts can't be fooled by fake trading cards and other vintage paper products reproduced by scanners, photography and current printing methods."
Feb 9
Eric K. Longo commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"Agreed, I noted the same things."
Feb 9
Rich commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"I don't know how anything can be worth millions if it really has no documented history. The Wagner card got to where it is today based on a combination of age, rarity and being a bonafide famous piece of Americana. The Ruth card, whatever it…"
Feb 9
Robert Babb commented on Josh Board's blog post Jimmy Kimmel and Super Bowl Autographs
"awesome story josh! I think I like jimmy kimmel a little more but jay leno will always be my favorite!"
Feb 9
Eric K. Longo commented on Josh Board's blog post A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?
"Millions! That sound like a lot more than a three legged Buff! "
Feb 7

About Me

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Collector, Other
What do you collect, or want to collect?
Sports, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
Tell us more about your collection, specific areas of interest, etc.:
For some reason, as a kid and teenager, sports autographs were my favorite. Especially basketball, as I grew up playing it. But as I became older, I started gravitating more towards singers and musicians I was a fan of.

My collection consists of thousands and thousands of autographs. Everything from CDs and albums, to movie posters, musical instruments as well as the usual 8 x 10 signed photos.

I have a lot of pieces that are very valuable, and I hate the fact that they are stored very poorly in my friends garage. But the fact is, I've run out of space at my own house. And even though I love collecting, I don't think they look good on the wall. I don't want my home looking like a Hard Rock Cafe, I'd rather have nice art work on the walls and things like that. So, that means all me pieces are just sitting in the garage or on my desk, etc. It drives my girlfriend crazy, but I can't complain. Many times, she's with me on my quest to score the next autograph.
What is your level of expertise?
Professional
What is your favorite autograph in your collection?
It would be a tie between a Morrison Hotel album, that is not only autographed by all four of The Doors, but also the photographer of the album (Henry Diltz), as well as John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), who plays harmonica on Roadhouse Blues. My goal is to have it signed by everyone that had anything to do with the record, although, a few of (producer Paul Rothchild, guitarist Lonnie Mack) have died, so I might be done with it already.

I'm also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best).
Why do you collect?
I think it's fun. But I'm so glad that as I've gotten older (I'm turning 40, the same year as Woodstock is!) I've chilled out. If I don't have an item for a celebrity, I don't rush up and bug them. Or if I meet someone famous, I'm not in a panic looking for a Sharpie. And it bothers me if I'm in LA getting an autograph, and some of the ebay dealers are doing exactly what I hate -- pushing and shoving, being rude, getting 20 head shots signed, and they aren't even a fan of the person that they're hounding.
You can ask anyone living or dead for their autograph. Who would it be?
If it's an actor -- Marlon Brando. A musician -- Jim Morrison. A historical figure -- Jesus Christ, although it would probably be hard to authenticate, huh? I'd also make him turn my Evian bottle into a nice red wine.
JOSH BOARD is a newspaper writer and regular Autograph contributor. He has worked in radio since his 20s. Contact Josh at josh.board@autographmagazine.com.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Autographed Get Well Card

Posted on February 14, 2019 at 9:48pm 0 Comments

I have autograph dreams (I just read that in a Martin Luther King, Jr. voice). They happen about once a week. I once dreamed I got onto the Queen tour bus, and everyone signed the “A Night at the Opera” album (perfect white background for a black Sharpie), except Freddie. I kept following him around bugging him, and in my dream, my mind said -- wait, Mercury is dead. How is…

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A Rare Babe Ruth Worth Millions...or is it?

Posted on February 7, 2019 at 3:48pm 15 Comments

There’s a story that came out the other day that confuses me. A baseball card collector named Dale Ball in Fresno, California, claims he’s holding a baseball card that might be worth millions. If proven to be real, it will put the Honus Wagner card to shame. And he only paid $2 for it, which didn’t surprise me. At first. I figured, he probably saw it at a garage sale or something. What blew me away though, is that he purchased it at Action Sports and Coin, in…

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Jimmy Kimmel and Super Bowl Autographs

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 10:44am 3 Comments

I love how Jimmy Kimmel does the autograph thing. It’s weird with people in the media. I once gave Jay Leno crap because he was always asking musicians to autograph a CD for him. You could see that right before they went to commercials and Leno was handing a Sharpie and CD to the star. I always wondered if Leno kept those, or gave them to friends/family as nice gifts.…

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Damaged Autographs -- The Jimmy Carter, Robin Yount Edition

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 11:21am 2 Comments

Have you ever had someone damage one of your autographs or collectables? I’ve had two different girlfriends that have. One time a girlfriend had purchased me this huge glass frame, shaped like a baseball field. She thought I could put some of my autographed baseball cards in it. There were spots for cards to slip in near the position they play. So by the pitchers mound, a spot to slip a card in. By first base, second, third...all the outfield. I told her I…

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Carol Channing -- Her Death, and Our Dinner Date

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 4:24pm 4 Comments

I’ll never forget the day I met legendary entertainer Carol Channing. Oh hell, who am I kidding. I did forget. Yet when I found out she died today, at 97, I quickly remembered.

The Hello, Dolly star was the toast of Broadway, and had iconic roles in the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. She was funny, cute, and had that interesting, slightly…

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At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, Paul said…
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At 3:55am on May 26, 2013, Innuendo said…
Yes I'm sure. The auction I bought mine at in new York said only 25 were signed with all four boys. 25 signed would still give 25 different people or radio stations a chance to own one. I'm not selling mine. I doubt a radio station would just get tossed one. Perhaps it was a copy your station had. Or maybe someone there did buy one. Jacky Smith (head of Queen's fan club) had approved it as being one of only a handful signed. She didn't know how many exactly.
At 1:03pm on December 12, 2012, Chad B said…

I read on your page you are "also fond of my Sgt. Pepper record, signed by 5 Beatles (all the four, plus original drummer Pete Best)."

That is a great piece. Do you have a picture of it posted anywhere? What about the Doors album? I'd love to see both of them.

At 2:48pm on December 8, 2011, Jason Boyd said…

hey, longtime no talk, how've you been dude? i've got Bill Clinton on my autograph wish-list, i hope to acquire his autograph someday soon.

At 11:45pm on December 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
have u had any recent inperson celeb meet & greets? if so feel free to share them in my forum ''who've you met & who you want to meet''
At 6:26pm on July 10, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi Josh, whats your personal opinions on authentic I Dream of Jeannie bottle props?
i've seen a 2nd season sold at Butterfields, a 1st season sold at Profiles in History.
and another 2nd season sold on eBay.
i've always wanted one, i know there expensive, but if the person whos selling them,
i would commit/agree to a standard payment each month to pay it off, because its my 'DREAM' to own an original jeannie prop bottle.
p.s. do u know any stores, and/or online stores that sell 'replicas' for a good/inexpensive? i hope u had an awesome July 4th!
-Jason.
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager said…
Josh, I deleted Myron Ross's blog post by mistake when I went to edit a misspelling in the title, sorry. I let him know so he could repost.
At 10:42am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
thank you so much. & i have 1 other question...
i met former Vice President Al Gore & his wife about 7 years ago at a booksigning
for their book i believed it was titled 'joined at the heart' ...
i bought a local newspaper ''the Raleigh News & Observer''
& the front page & headline story said:
'Al Gore will not run again for re-election'

he and his wife gladly signed it.
since its an important headline with a picture and its signed by the both of them, would that be a rare item, as suppose to a signature etc. ?
At 10:14am on May 26, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
could you help me out with some advice about an autograph?
i obtained it in person, and i know its real (duh) anyways, i'd like to have your thoughts as in demand/rarity for this item...
used in concert & signed drum sticks by Britney's Drummer
signed tour glowstick by her entire band.
i would be honored to have your opinions in regards to these two unique items.
thanks,
-Jason.
At 11:28am on January 8, 2010, Jason Boyd said…
hi! i saw on your profile that you like to collect music autographs... feel free to go check out my photo album and let me know what you think.
-Jason.
 
 
 

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