Fanboy News! Baseball Star Is A No Show At Signing! How Much Is That Autograph Really Worth? Opinion: When Athletes Abuse Their Status At Signings! And More!

It’s crazy times and this week Fanboy News has some crazy stuff.

Some opinions on the crazy autograph prices happening now, signing no shows and more.

Check it out below!

Watch: Wildcats fan tries to get DeMarcus Cousins’ autograph, gets shot down by security

A Kentucky Wildcats fan had prime seats to Friday’s NBA Summer League action, and he tried to use them to his advantage.The fan — who was wearing a Wildcats t-shirt — was seated behind DeMarcus Cousins, holding a basketball. He attempted to get an autograph from Boogie, who was sitting courtside, right next to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

Red Sox star Xander Bogaerts strikes out with fans after autograph signing no-show, event host says

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left more than 200 fans “devastated” this weekend after he was a no-show at an autograph-signing event some paid $200 to attend, the company hosting the event said. Bogaerts, a 2016 All-Star who has been with the Red Sox since 2013, was scheduled to appear at Luxe Autos in Bayonne at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to take photos and sign autographs for fans.

The Swap Meet: How much is that autograph or poster?

It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for a special edition of the Swap Meet sponsored by Wolff’s Flea Market! Greg Flamm aka The DuPage Picker is here to evaluate your memorabilia! How much is a Patrick Kane signed jersey? Do you think a rare Spiderman Poster is worth something? You have the questions and Greg has the answers! It’s “The Swap Meet!”

Letter: When professional athletes abuse their status

The greed of professional athletes knows no bounds. I recently happened across a posting on Facebook advertising that Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was signing autographs, for a nominal fee of course. The way it works is you mail in your item, send payment and a return postage and packaging, and your item returns to you signed. What shocked me was the insane prices being charged. The least costly option was a flat item, up to 11 inches by 14 inches in size, or a baseball. All this for the meager sum of $229. And prices went up from there depending on the item you desired to have signed.

Man gets autographed ball after returning Andrew Luck’s wallet

What would you do if you found the wallet of an NFL quarterback?

One man in Indiana was faced with that question recently when he came across Andrew Luck‘s wallet while on a bike ride last month. Rather than help himself to anything in the wallet, the man took it back to Luck at Colts headquarters and wound up with a reward.

Fans invited to loaded schedule of UFC ‘International Fight Week’ events in Las Vegas

UFC 226 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. The night before, The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale takes place at Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Montreal Comicon: X-Files stars, members of the Habs and the Dark Child comic book series

This is actually the 10th anniversary of Montreal Comiccon and like a fine wine the programming simply keeps getting better with age. I had the good fortune of walking the convention hall for hours on opening day. It was so much fun to banter with the endless array of individuals dressed up like their favorite comic book, movie, TV and cosplay heroes. I chatted with a dad and his three kids, all dressed head to toe as Spiderman. There was the Montreal X-Men Charity Cosplay Group, headed by school teacher Pierre-Farah Lajoie, who keeps his beard styled just like the movie franchise’s lead character Wolverine. Members Marie-Hélene Lebrun (Kity Pryde), Sarah Cooper (Negasonic Teenage Warhead) and Jeremy Riolt (Deadpool MTL) were so enthusiastic about their portrayal of their favorite characters. When I saw Serge Theriault dressed as Spiderman he told me about his organization called Les Combattants Du Cancer. This school caretaker battled cancer and has been in remission for five years. In order to give back he makes appearances to raise money for cancer research and visits hospitals.


Since the release of her major-label debut, Girl Going Nowhere, in March, Ashley McBryde has been gaining widespread acclaim, a growing listener base and even a loyal fan club, the Trybe. While plenty of fans come up to her at shows and during meet and greets to tell her how much her music means to them, McBryde says that there’s one recent fan interaction that has particularly stuck with her.

“The best one lately was when I was in Fresno, [Calif.], and this very nice girl came up,” she told The Boot in June, at the 2018 Taste of Country Music Festival. “She said she had lost her kids because she had a pill problem. But she went into rehab, downloaded my record and, for 38 days, listened to that record [on repeat].

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