There’s a popular story where music journalist Jon Landau saw Bruce Springsteen perform before his first album was released and wrote, “I saw rock and roll future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”
I’ve seen the most impressive autograph collector in the world, and...his name is Steven. …Continue
I’m not sure how auctions are going to be hurt by all this coronavirus stuff. I was thinking they might see a spike, while everyone is stuck at home, trying to find things to do. Nothing like bidding on autographed items while stuck at home, right?
Basketball legend, and controversial commentator, Charles Barkley is selling lots of memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career. Now usually when people do this, it’s…Continue
I was saddened by the death of Kobe Bryant, but I have to admit, I always hated the guy. I was a hardcore Lakers fan from the time I was 8 (that’s over 30 years). I remember when the Lakers drafted Magic Johnson and how fun those times were. I met Magic on one occasion,…Continue
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.…Continue
I was listening to sports talk shows on the radio. They can be a lot of fun, but sometimes they drive you nuts. How many times can I hear people debate who is better between LeBron James and Michael Jordan? Or if the Lakers Lonzo Ball will be the next Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd, or … Todd Marinovich (anybody remember him? Last we heard, he was naked in a…Continue
Just sitting here watching Conan O'Brien (I'll never forget the time he held up a copy of Autograph magazine to talk with Will Ferrell about a story I wrote about him). Anywhooo....he talked about the autographed Playboy magazine that sold for $4,900 (which is way over-priced and will never be worth that). Conan's joke was, "It was inscribed 'To my good friend Dr. Ben Carson...
Anyway, that's not why I'm writing this blog at 11 p.m. It's because I went to a mall I hadn't been to in…Continue
For the longest time, Wilt Chamberlain was my favorite basketball player. That’s because as a kid, the Lakers were my favorite team. Once they drafted Magic Johnson, he quickly became my favorite player.
I was lucky enough to get Chamberlain’s autograph when I sent him a letter after reading his autobiography. Magic was a lot…Continue
These Philly centers are dying too young. One of my all-time favorite players, Wilt Chamberlain (Yeah, yeah, he’s more known for being a Laker), also passed…Continue
In the early ‘80s, my parents got me a subscription to a magazine called Basketball Digest. I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread (side note: if bread never became sliced, what would be the thing we compare something really great to?)
As a basketball lover, I anxiously awaited its arrival each month. One month, they put all the addresses in of…Continue
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