Fanboy News! Louisville Cardinals Ban Autograph Signings! More Insane Money Made At Cons! A Riot During An Autograph Signing? And More!

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There’s some interesting things coming out this week. The Louisville Cardinals ban autograph signings, a riot breaks out at an autograph signing, and more talk about the insane money made at cons by stars! Whew!

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Commentary: Are selfies the death of the autograph?

In lieu of the traditional scribbled signature on a piece of paper, fans now often take a selfie with their favorite celebrity.Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift took note of the phenomenon in a 2014 Wall Street Journal piece, in which she wrote, “There are a few things I have witnessed becoming obsolete in the past few years, the first being autographs. I haven’t been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera. The only memento kids these days want is a selfie.”The personal signature dates back over 4,000 years to ancient Near Eastern civilizations. Artisans in ancient Greece autographed their creations to authenticate and promote them. Roman emperors used their signatures, on documents or as part of waxen seals, to make documents official and render legal verdicts. (The word “signature” comes from the Latin “something to be sealed or marked.”)

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Louisville bans Lamar Jackson, other athletes from signing autographs

Due to the recent increase in autograph demands of Louisville star quarterback Lamar Jackson and other student-athletes, the Cardinals will no longer be allowed to autograph items because of NCAA eligibility concerns.”We’re just being proactive and making sure we protect the eligibility of our players,” coach Bobby Petrino said Wednesday. “It’s become kind of a hassle up here in our office with everything being sent to our administrative assistant. [Tuesday] I made the decision that we need to get the word out we’re not going to have anything more sent to the office for Lamar to sign.

Louisville has banned athletes from accepting autograph requests largely due to increased demand for autographs of football players, specifically star QB Lamar Jackson

Here’s the Insane Amount of Money Comic Con Stars Get for Signing Autographs

The New York Comic Con, kicking off today at Manhattan’s Javits Center and running for four days, costs about $50 per day to attend. That’s if you were lucky enough to get tickets—which are completely sold out.Scalpers have tickets available if you’re willing to fork over some serious cash. On secondary market resale sites like StubHub, a ticket for Saturday at the Comic Con is currently starting at over $200.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12: Stan Lee signs autographs during The World Premiere of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Stan Lee

Seth Rollins Autograph Signing Sparks Riot!

Seth Rollins is undeniably one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE. Even when he was playing the role of a despicable heel, the Architect was winning fans over with his all-around skill in the ring and on the microphone, and he was just one of those wrestlers whom fans “loved to hate.” His recent face turn made him beloved in and out of the ring once again, and given his incredible popularity, WWE fans in Chile were stoked to be at his autograph signing session on Thursday. Thing is, they appeared to be way too stoked for their own good, as the Rollins event quickly degenerated into all-out bedlam.According to a report from BioBioChile, the autograph signing event at the Costanera Center in Providencia was “planned in advance,” an assertion other sources have disputed. Hordes of fans were gathered near the mall’s Ripley branch, hoping to get a glimpse of Seth Rollins and get an autograph from or pose for pictures with the WWE Superstar. But as seen in video footage from the signing, it didn’t take long for the crowd to lose their patience and overwhelm security guards assigned to keep things in order.

Microsoft Enables Steve Gleason To Autograph With His Eyes, Raise Money for ALS Research

It started with a slight twitching in his chest and arm. Then, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back began to struggle to move his fingers and toes. It didn’t stop there.In 2011 at the age of 34, five years after Steve Gleason blocked a punt against the Atlanta Falcons in the New Orleans Saints’ first game in the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina, he was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gleason is paralyzed from the neck down and cannot speak, let alone be able to sign jerseys.

Exhibit features baseballs, bats signed by world leaders

Move over Mantle and Mays. Make room for Mandela and Gorbachev.Randy Kaplan has spent the past two decades tracking down world leaders for their signatures on baseballs, a quirky melding of memorabilia and history that has resulted in an impressive collection of more than 200 autographs from presidents, prime ministers, two kings and the Dalai Lama.”It’s been a passion, a labor of love and an obsession,” says the 50-year-old Kaplan, a lifelong collector whose day job is in government affairs for a real estate trade group.

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Bagging Arnold Palmer’s autograph

With the death last week of Arnold Palmer, one can expect memorabilia signed by the legendary golfer to escalate in value. Which matters little to Dale Pedersen, resident pro at Garrison Golf & Curling Club who owns just such an item — a Callaway Arnold Palmer Staff Bag Masters Limited Edition. The handsome white-and-green leather club-holder was manufactured in 2014 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the last of the popular golfer’s four Masters titles.

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Fans invited to UFC 204 open workouts, weigh-ins, autograph sessions, Q&A event

Heading to UFC 204 this week? Before Saturday’s event, you can attend some fight-week festivities.UFC 204 takes place Saturday at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

UFC Fan Expo Day 2! Billy Fanboys Out! Fighters! Octagon Girls! Autographs! And More!

Fan throws helmet at Jerry Jones for autograph and hits him in head

It looks bad, and Jerry’s reaction to the flying helmet certainly doesn’t look good, but it miiiight not appear as bad as it looked.The helmet that nailed Jerry in the head appears to be a softer helmet than what they actually use in games.Jerry appeared uninjured and the fan who threw the helmet appears to be saying, “I’m sorry.”The Cowboys owner goes back into autograph mode after the mishap.

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