Autograph collectors seek Hall of Fame signatures
Rod Winzinek was 12 years old and milling about a hotel in Jackson Township.He was seeking autographs from inductees of the Professional Football Hall of Fame. It was the late ’70s. Years before collecting signatures from professional athletes would transform into a multi-million-dollar industry of its own. And years before sports memorabilia shows had become prevalent across the country. A primitive form of the home computer was barely in its infancy.
What is the point of a digital autograph?
I’ve talked about my issues with autographs in the past. I liked getting them well enough when I was a kid but I don’t really see the point of them anymore. An autograph, on the most basic level, is a thing which tells the world “I met a famous person and this is the documentary proof.” In my view, however, I don’t need to prove to anyone that I was in the famous person’s presence. I know I was. I remember it. What do I care if someone disbelieves me?
“Really want to get Brett Favre:” FOX6’s Ted Perry caught up with veteran, rookie autograph seekers in Canton
Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, August 6th — and some of the players started to arrive on Wednesday, August 3rd — leading up to the big day.FOX6’s Ted Perry caught up with Dan and Jason Ahrens and their buddy Bill Heinen. They left Sheboygan, Wisconsin in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and drove for TWELVE HOURS so they could hang out…at an airport in Ohio.
A Beatle’s suitcase and Elvis ‘autograph’ among rock and roll treasure trove to be auctioned in Ewloe
A treasure trove of rock and roll memorabilia including a suitcase left by Beatle George Harrison at an early gig is to go under the hammer in Deeside next week.More than 40 items, among which are what are thought to be signed photographs of Elvis Presley, the Fab Four and Hollywood legends, are believed to come from a collection at the Fort Perch Rock museum in New Brighton, on the Wirral.
Emma Watson’s Oxford school ‘penalised students for asking the actress for her autograph’
Her teenage years were dominated by the wildly successful Harry Potter film franchise.And Emma Watson’s fame led the Headington School, Oxford, to take special measures to ensure her studies weren’t disrupted by over-enthusiastic pupils, according to a report by The Tab. A penalty points system was allegedly enforced that saw students reprimanded for approaching the actress, 26.
Autographed Ali items hit market, but authenticity questions abound
In the six weeks after Muhammad Ali’s death, thousands of autographed items flooded the market, with sellers hoping to capitalize on the demand.But the quantity of items, and, in some cases, the cheap prices associated with them, has ignited one of the more hotly contested battles over what’s real and what’s fake. The debate also includes who is supplying the autographs, who is authenticating them and who is selling them.
Adorable kids in autograph line share Pokemon Go tips with Buccaneers’ A.J. Francis
The Bucs’ A.J. Francis asked some kids about Pokemon while he was signing autographs for them, and it turned out to be a very cute discussion.Francis revealed that he still hasn’t caught the “elusive” Pikachu on Pokemon Go. Then, one of the kids told Francis where he could find one.
Here’s why Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul stayed late to sign autographs after training camp (VIDEO)
Sometimes, it’s good being last.That’s the message Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul gave to the last few kids remaining at the autograph signing following Saturday’s training camp practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.JPP took off his cleats, signed them, and handed them over to two lucky kids who were part of the last few waiting for him during the post-practice autograph session with defensive ends, linebackers, special teams and quarterbacks.
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