It’s Fanboy News from around the world. While we may be a day late, there’s a bunch of cool stuff to report.
Sia did some odd met and greet photos, Paul McCartney pulls a fan onstage and signs her foot, NCAA keeps looking at their autograph policy, and tons more!
Update: Fan makes Paul McCartney “foot” autograph permanent
Last week I wrote about Nina, the woman who got Paul McCartney to sign her foot during his concert at the Greensboro Coliseum. She caught Sir Paul’s attention by holding up a handmade sign that read, “Trick or Treat, Sign My Feet.”
McCartney joked about the usual request a couple times between songs, and finally brought the woman – who identified herself as Nina – up on stage to oblige.
Hundreds line up to get Lorenzo Cain’s autograph
Hundreds of people lined up to get Lorenzo Cain’s autograph Saturday afternoon.
The Royals outfielder appeared at Academy Sports in Olathe at 1 p.m., where he signed autographs for fans for more than an hour.
But people lined up at 6 a.m. for tickets to get in that line. Three hundred tickets were given out.
NCAA President Mark Emmert opens up on autograph issues
With increasing attention being given to NCAA infractions regarding college athletes allegedly signing autographs in exchange for compensation or other benefits, the president of the NCAA has finally weighed in on the subject. Mark Emmert, in an interview with USA Today, says it is time for the NCAA to take a look at whether or not the rules regarding autographs need to be altered.
Duke Holds Autograph Session & Open Practice
The Duke men’s basketball team held its annual autograph session and open practice Saturday morning, welcoming members of the public to Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devil Network caught sights and sounds from the event.
Fans traveled from far and wide, lining Cameron’s corridors with a variety of Duke paraphernalia in hand to have signed by the Blue Devils. Chad from Forest City, N.C., traveled over three hours to attend the morning’s event.
SOLD On eBay! Ben Bradlee Funeral Program With Woodward And Bernstein Autographs
Signing autographs at a funeral? Who does that?
Well, it turns out, a professional autographer sold a signed copy of the late Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee‘s funeral program and sold it on eBay for $299.99. And which tacky journalists signed the funeral program for the grapher?
That would be none other than WaPo‘s famed duo of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, both of whom gave moving, tear-jerker eulogies of Bradlee Wednesday at the National Cathedral. After the weeping, they each gave in to their classless This Town tendencies of focusing on their fame rather than fully respecting and honoring their old editor. Guess it could be worse — think Woodward & Bernstein funeral selfies.
Five Affordable Vintage Autographs Of All-Time Baseball Greats
Today, even a darkly toned baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig can sell for the price of a decent car, $22,000. But don’t give up. One of the best parts of the sports collectible hobby is that there are amazing artifacts priced for every budget. Phil Marks, a prominent dealer who has 25 of experience in sports autographs, put together for me a list of five members of the baseball Hall Fame spanning the 1890s, through the early 1900s tobacco card and “dead-ball” era, up till the 1930s. Besides being among the greatest players ever, their autographs are all available for $600 and less.
Shia LaBeouf signs autographs for Radio Man at ‘Fury’ premiere
Shia LaBeouf, who chased a homeless guy through Times Square in June, bonded with street legend Radio Man before a New York premiere of the WWII epic, “Fury,” on Tuesday night.
Looking sharp, the actor pulled up to a VIP screening at the DGA Theater on West 57th Street, when formerly homeless Radio Man — who’s become well-known to stars from George Clooney to Meryl Streep by hanging around movie sets with a radio around his neck — approached.
Sia’s Bizarre Meet & Greet Photos With Fans
It’s well known that Sia doesn’t like to show her face when performing… but apparently that extends to photos with fans as well!
At CBS’ all-star We Can Survive benefit recently, the quirky singer rocked the pink carpet and posed with fans, all without giving photographers a glimpse at her face, Hits Daily Double reports.
Peter Dinklage Gives The Most Thoughtful ‘Game Of Thrones’ Autographs
Peter Dinklage is the best. Everyone knows this. So when a Redditor asked him for a signed photo for her boyfriend’s birthday, they “only asked him to write good luck in law school on it and this is what he did.”
Of course “reconsider every decision you’ve made” is the correct advice, but quoting Tyrion Lannister and attributing himself is a close second.