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Josh Board replied to RandyK's discussion Signed Items Available at Live Shows
"The last shows I saw with signed items: Billy Squire signed CDs (I think $30 price range) George Thorogood ($25 CDs, which is great, since he DOES NOT sign in person) Bad Company with Joe Walsh -- guitar signed by entire band Bad Co and Walsh --…"
Nov 9, 2022
Josh Board replied to RandyK's discussion Signed Items Available at Live Shows
"and if you get They Might Be Giants in person, one of those guys NEVER signs. It's weird. so merch items are your best bet with them."
Nov 9, 2022
Josh Board replied to RandyK's discussion Signed Items Available at Live Shows
"you can also order the Buddy Guy signed stuff off his website. and he usually signs items from the stage."
Nov 9, 2022
Josh Board replied to Cogo's discussion Bruce Springsteen - real or fake?
"i dont like it"
Nov 8, 2022
Josh Board replied to Lee Burrows's discussion A question regarding a Paul Newman signature
"I don't like it"
Nov 6, 2022
Josh Board replied to rhinestonecowboy98's discussion Don Henley real or not?
"i like it"
Nov 6, 2022
Josh Board replied to Sue's discussion Queen 'Live Magic' Signed Album
Oct 27, 2022
Josh Board replied to BGK's discussion Thoughts on this Liza Minelli
"I haven't seen enough of hers, but it looks a little to....perfect. I have her signed on two different albums (but don't want to sell or trade at this time). The signatures are a lot more normal looking (no smiley face, harder to read…"
Oct 27, 2022
Josh Board replied to Syreena Sexxton's discussion Real Or Fake? Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense" Band Signed Vinyl LP
"I've gotten Byrne (always wanted the rest of the band). I don't like this piece at all. Looks like they were all signed by the same person"
Oct 23, 2022
Josh Board replied to Mitch's discussion Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West Autographs?
"Lakers were my favorite team and I've gotten them both a few times. West looks good. Wilt...I don't care for, could be rushed or some such thing, so it may still be good."
Oct 21, 2022
Josh Board is now friends with Jerry McGee and Tom Brewstein
Oct 17, 2022
Josh Board replied to Paulio's discussion Doors autographs on yellow pad paper.
"i don't like it"
Oct 16, 2022
Josh Board replied to Quadropheniac's discussion THE PHILOSOPHY OF MODERN SONG: SIGNED EDITION by Bob Dylan (Not Cheap!)
"I have a promotional sweater with embroidered "Bob Dylan -- TIme Out of Mind" that's Large, I never wore. If anyone is interested, I'd sell it cheap. PM me"
Oct 16, 2022
Josh Board replied to Quadropheniac's discussion THE PHILOSOPHY OF MODERN SONG: SIGNED EDITION by Bob Dylan (Not Cheap!)
"MY TAKE ON DYLAN. First, I've enjoyed reading this thread and am thrilled you're all getting someone on your wish list. BUT....anybody that thinks this will be a "great investment" -- I hope you're not doing it for that…"
Oct 15, 2022
Josh Board commented on Josh Board's status
"That's the classic Betty photo. Fun fact: she's mentioned in a Ringo Starr song!"
Sep 22, 2022
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About Me

What kind of member are you? (Check as many as apply.)
Collector, Other
What would you like to tell us about yourself, your collecting, or business.
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?
What are your areas of interest?
Sports, Books/Literature, Modern Hollywood and Stage, Classic Hollywood and Stage, Music
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.
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).
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

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When You Should NOT Ask for Autographs -- M. Night Edition

Posted on August 27, 2022 at 10:51pm 4 Comments

As a movie critic, I often have the opportunity to interview actors and directors. And sometimes, after the interview, I'll ask them to sign a DVD of a favorite film of mine.

I've gone to other events, where it's not appropriate to ask for autographs, so I don't. The one time this really hurt was when I was doing sports for a radio station, and had a press pass to the first "dream team" when NBA players were first allowed into the Olympics. I interviewed most of them. The players had…


Meeting Olvia Newton-John

Posted on August 12, 2022 at 6:18pm 6 Comments

I wrote a story about meeting Olivia Newton-John for one of my local newspapers. But, I left out the part about me getting her to sign my Xanadu album (which she signed upside down, and apologized for). I didn't want it to come across like I was a big autograph hound or something.

And when I talked to the cast of Grease, I had them all sign a "Grease" soundtrack album that I had bought already signed by Olivia and Travolta.

So, here's the story (and I'm sticking to…


Tom Brady and Autograph

Posted on July 20, 2022 at 8:45am 1 Comment

I was surprised to see in one of my movie magazines, an interview with Tom Brady. Apparently he has a few movie projects and was talking about them. I was surprised when I read this. He is starting a company called "Autograph" and he hired more than 100 employees for that company. I have to admit, reading that made me think -- what will this company Autograph do? Is he going to sign footballs, 8x10s, ticket stubs, or items fans send in? The possibilities were endless. I figured with that…


Beatles Autographs -- The Best and The Worst

Posted on March 23, 2022 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

I am going to give you the best Beatles autograph story ever, and one of the worst. First, I’ll start with the best. Years ago, I met a guy at a party at a fancy mansion in L.A. He was one of those old dudes, that had all white hair, in a long ponytail. You know the type. But he was really interesting, and a great storyteller. And he was the kind of storyteller where you believed what he was saying, because the stories weren’t over-the-top. We talked for a…


Jeopardy! question about an Autograph

Posted on February 2, 2022 at 8:08pm 5 Comments

There's nothing worse then coming home from having a cigar with my buddies, and listening to my wife complain that I smell like smoke. I'm told to take my clothes off and...throw them in the backyard and light them on fire because they stink. I feel like Sissy Spacek in Silkwood, being checked for radiation poisoning and being banished to the shower.

What makes it worse is when she has the show Jeopardy! on. That's because she knows about 80% of the answers. I know about 10%. Even…


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At 7:27pm on June 30, 2021, Cogo said…

PM sent my friend!

At 8:08am on July 24, 2020, JIMMY JAMES said…

Hi Josh in LA it's James in Canada. Wanted to say thank you for your time on my Lennon/Harrison autograph... like Roger Epperson himself told me, you've really got to be holding these REAL authenticated autographs in your hands to appreciate how wonderful they indeed are...the scan doesn't do them justice! BEING DOUBLE AUTHENTICATED (May 2019 and with fresh eyes again in July 2020) by the Professiional Expert Roger Epperson REAL is all the AUTHENTICity you need! Best, JAMES

At 10:30pm on October 27, 2015, Paul said…
Watcha Smoking?
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!
At 9:22am on June 12, 2010, Steve Cyrkin, Admin 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. ?


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