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How an Ingenious Collector Landed One of the Rarest Autographs in Baseball
WHEN JONATHAN ALGARD, A CONSTRUCTION worker from just outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania, began his passionate quest to obtain one of the 20th century’s rarest and most coveted baseball autographs at an affordable price 17 years ago, he knew the deck was stacked against him. Only four autographs of Archibald “Moonlight” Graham were known to exist, according to PSA/DNA, a top authentication company. A signed 1963 check by Graham sold for $3,000 in 2008 auction and a 1906 minor league postcard with just his last name fetched $5,000 in 2015. Since Graham played just two innings in 1905 for the New York Giants without ever coming to bat or making a putout in the field, the value of his memorabilia is more disproportionate to his performance than any other player’s in sports history.
CARDI B TRIGGERS MIDDLE-AGED MAYHEM
We got the rapper leaving ‘The Tonight Show’ Thursday and the scene cements her position as the hottest female rapper around … and that’s why a John Hancock is so precious.Cardi only signed for a lucky few, and the 2 women wanted desperately to be in that exclusive club. They go at it fiercely as Cardi hops in an SUV and speeds away.
Video: Packers fans thank Aaron Rodgers for autograph session
Green Bay Packers fans may be upset with the team losing to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, but there are a few fans who are jumping on the opportunity to get Aaron Rodgers’ autograph. On Monday, Rodgers is signing autographs for 200 Packers fans to help raise money for the Salvation Army. The cost for Rodgers’ autograph is $100 and some fans spent the night at Lambeau Field Atrium just to be one of the first 200 people to get an autograph.
Fitzgerald autograph among hot sports collectibles in Valley
Fan is short for fanatic for a reason. That zeal is what keeps the heart of the sports memorabilia world beating.The reasons for the multibillion-dollar industry’s popularity range from nostalgia to pursuit of financial gain to desire to feel a connection with a player.
‘I was asked to sign pants!’ Jenna Coleman reveals her weirdest fan request… while Will Smith, 50, tells Graham Norton he’s too old to play himself in Fresh Prince reboot
She’s preparing for a return to TV in the forthcoming Victoria Christmas special, but Jenna Coleman admits she’s still reminded of her former role in long-running show Doctor Who.
Appearing on Friday’s edition of The Graham Norton Show, where she was joined by Hollywood star Will Smith, Jenna, 31, admitted the show’s enduring popularity with devoted fans once prompted a bizarre autograph request.
Mike Conley Invites Fan to Grizzlies Game After Moving Reaction to His Autograph
After seeing how much a fan appreciated one gift, Mike Conley offered her another.
Allison Schweizer cried tears of joy when receiving a Memphis Grizzlies shirt signed by Mike Conley. A tweet filming her reaction tagged the team and star point guard, who both responded.
Actor Mark Hamill Can Make a Living Charging for his Autographs
Want an autograph from Mark Hamill of “Star Wars?” Bring in $295 and you will be in luck! Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, is allegedly charging for autographs.
THE FANDOM FILES: AN ICONIC FAN REMEMBERS HANGING WITH CARRIE FISHER AND REVIEWS THE LAST JEDI
With its seismic box office returns (over half a billion dollars for The Last Jedi in less than a week) and place as the focal point of just about every non-political conversation happening on the internet, Star Wars is more ubiquitous than ever. So complete is its grasp on pop culture that the notion that there was a time before every new trailer was examined like the Zapruder film seems like myth, a foggy half-rumor equivalent to the whispers about old Ben Kenobi during his time on Tatooine.
Proclaiming Autographs to Be Bogus Wasn’t Protected Speech
The public does have an interest in celebrities, but that doesn’t mean that the matter of whether their purported autographs that are being marketed are genuine or not is of general concern, the Fourth Court of Appeal has held, affirming denial of an anti-SLAPP motion brought by a company that authenticates signatures and has been sued for denigrating the wares of a memorabilia company.
Writing for Div. Three, Justice Raymond J. Ikola said in an unpublished opinion filed Thursday that Orange Superior Court Judge Andrew P. Banks properly denied a special motion to strike brought by the authenticating company and a competitor of the plaintiff, saying:
“The issue boils down to this: Do opinions about the authenticity of celebrity autographs concern a public issue? We conclude they do not, and thus affirm the order.”
How Tom Hanks Ended Up Sending One Family A Typewriter For Christmas
This Christmas, thank you notes from the de Peyster family of Wellesley, Massachusetts, will be one of a kind.
They’ll be typed in a serif font. The ink will be a bit uneven. And a bold “X” or two might appear over any typo before the paper is pulled from the platen (cylinder) of a late ’60s Olympia De Luxe, a gift from actor, director and typewriter aficionado Tom Hanks.
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