Friday, September 28, 2012

DAN GABLE TTM SUCCESS


Dan Gable 3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Blue Sharpie
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Address Used: c/o Home
Date Sent: Septemeber 12, 2012
Date Received: September 28, 2012
Total Time: 16 Days

Thursday, September 27, 2012

CYNDI LAUPER TTM SUCCESS


Cyndi Lauper 2/2 4x6 Photos signed in Black Sharpie
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Address Used: c/o Management (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: May 7, 2012
Date Received: September 27, 2012
Total Time: 143 Days

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

GEDDY LEE & ALEX LIFESON RUSH IN-PERSON SUCCESS


Last night I was able to get my Rush Moving Pictures album signed by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush. Rush is here a day early as they play a show tomorrow at the MTS Centre here in Winnipeg. Geddy and Alex were very kind and had no issues signing. Alex Lifeson personalized the album and Geddy Lee signed the album underneath Alex. Neil Peart was nowhere to be found. Nobody saw him at all last night. I am hoping to get this album signed by Neil sometime tomorrow before the show. Another awesome in-person success! Looking forward to hanging this one on the wall when its finished!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

AMERICAN PICKERS MIKE WOLFE TTM SUCCESS


American Pickers 0/2 4x6 Photos but sent signed 8x10 Photo in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Antique Archaeology
Date Sent: July 13, 2012
Date Received: September 24, 2012
Total Time: 73 Days

Photo is signed by Mike Wolfe

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

STEVE GARVEY TTM SUCCESS


Steve Garvey 1/2 Rackrs Baseball Cards signed in Blue Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home (Write A Star)
Date Sent: September 4, 2012
Date Received: September 20, 2012
Total Time: 16 Days

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

JOAN FONTAINE TTM SUCCESS


Joan Fontaine 2/3 4x6 Photos signed in Black Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: August 14, 2012
Date Received: September 18, 2012
Total Time: 35 Days

BILLY CRYSTAL TTM FAILURE - AUTOPEN

 
Billy Crystal  1/3 4x6 Photos Autopenned in Silver
Address Used: c/o Production Company (Startiger.com)
Date Sent: July 13, 2012
Date Received: September 18, 2012
Total Time: 67 Days
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Monday, September 17, 2012

FLEA MARKET AUTOGRAPH FINDS


This afternoon I did some more autograph picking. This time I was able to find two autographed books from two of the greatest hockey players that ever played the game! I found the books at a Flea Market fundraiser currently being held at the Garden City Shopping Mall here in Winnipeg. Unlike previous times when I have picked autographed books from thrift stores, I had to wheel and deal with a used book dealer who basically didn't truly know what he had.

 
The first signed book I found was "and...Howe!" signed by both Gordie Howe and his late wife Colleen Howe. The book dealer was fully aware of the insciption in the book and originally wanted $20, but I was able to bargain with him and get this one for $10.00!! Gordie Howe has become a tough autograph to obtain in the past few years. Happy to add this one.
 
 
The second book I found and purchased was "My Life in Hockey" by Jean Beliveau. The book dealer also wanted $20 for this one. I was able to bargain him down to $15.00! Mr. Beliveau has had some health problems over the past year. Before his health problems, Jean Beliveau was a great signer TTM, but has slowed down signing a lot.
 
Two great pick-ups for the growing signed book collection and it only cost me $25 bucks! 
 

WILL FERRELL FAILURE - RTS

Return to Sender

Will Ferrell
2627 Outpost Drive
Los Angeles, California
90068

RTS - No Such Person At Address

Saturday, September 15, 2012

FIONA DOURIF & TONY GARDNER CURSE OF CHUCKY IN-PERSON SUCCESS



My buddy Scott and I were able to get autographs from Curse of Chucky star Fiona Dourif today! Curse of Chucky is currently being filmed here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Fiona Dourif who is the daughter of Chucky voice Brad Dourif will be starring in the newest installment of Chucky which will be released in 2013. Fiona was very nice! She signed a couple of photos and also introduced us to the head puppeteer of Chucky, Tony Gardner. Tony was also very cool and signed an index card for me.


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Friday, September 14, 2012

GEEZER BUTLER TTM SUCCESS


Geezer Butler 3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Silver Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Management (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: May 22, 2012
Date Received: September 14, 2012
Total Time: 115 Days

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JOE KAPP TTM SUCCESS

 
Joe Kapp 2/4 4x6 Photos signed in Blue Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: July 13, 2012
Date Received: September 14, 2012
Total Time: 63 Days
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

MICHAEL SHANKS & KATHLEEN ROBERTSON MR. HOCKEY IN-PERSON SUCCESS




Last night, Autographboy Winnipeg and I took the 1 hour trip to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba to graph the movie set of Mr. Hockey - The Gordie Howe Story. The production is currently filming at the PCU hockey arena in Portage. We arrived around 9:30 PM. First call for filming was 11:00 PM. Everyone on the set was very cool and actually waved hello and said good morning to us. Filming for the movie was set for 11:00 PM until 11:00 AM the next day. We waited about 45 minutes until we spotted Michael Shanks reading his script outside of his trailer. We approached him and asked if he would mind signing a few autographs. Michael was super cool! He signed everything we had and actually talked autographs to us. He told us stories about the collectors in Vancouver and how he knows a few of them. I have to admit, I didn't know a whole lot about Michael Shanks before getting his autograph, but I have become a fan of his after this encounter. He was first class all the way! Michael is playing the lead role of Gordie Howe in the film. Michaels film credits include: Stargate, Smallville, and Saving Hope. Michael even signed a Detroit Red Wings puck for me and added the inscription "Mr. Hockey".




Next up was Kathleen Robertson who plays the role of Colleen Howe. Kathleen is best known for her role as Clare Arnold on Beverly Hills 90210. Kathleen arrived to the set a little later. I have to admit, at that point I was already in my car having a nap. Autoboy was still going strong and got my 2 photos signed by Kathleen. Kathleen was apparently very cool and surprised that he wanted her autograph. Very happy to add these to the collection!




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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS - THRIFT STORE FIND


Earlier today I was able to find a few more autographed books to add to my collection. I visited a 2 thrift stores in Winnipeg. The first signed book I was able to find was Theo Fleury: Playing With Fire which I was able to pick up for $2.99. Theoren signed this one in thin black marker.

 
The second signed book of the day that I found was Metamorphosis: Stages In A Life, written by David Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki is a well known Canadian Scientist and television personality.  I paid .99 cents for this book!
 
 
The last book I found was Lynne Gordon: Working without a Net. Lynne Gordon was a radio and television personality during the 70s and 80s. This one cost me $1.99.
 
 
 




Monday, September 10, 2012

MARY LOU RETTON TTM SUCCESS

 
Mary Lou Retton 3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Blue Sharpie
Address Used: c/o Home (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: August 14, 2012
Date Received: September 10, 2012
Total Time: 27 Days
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Friday, September 7, 2012

WILT CHAMBERLAIN AUTOGRAPHED BOOK THRIFT STORE FIND




Today I found the best autograph deal in the world! I went to a thrift store in Winnipeg called Value Village where I was able to find an autographed Wilt Chamberlain A View From Above book! The autographed book only cost me $5.24!! I couldn't believe it when I picked up the book and turned it to the second page and found an autograph from the basketball legend.
If you listened to last week's episode of Autograph Weekly (www.autographweekly.com)  you would have heard a segment in which an autograph collector talked about autograph "picking". The guest host whos name escapes me at the moment talked about how he will go through books at flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores to look for autographs by the author. Today I had a few hours to kill, so my girlfriend and I went to the thrift store on Regent Avenue here in Winnipeg. I looked at 50 books before I was able to find this one. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the inscription "Peace, Wilt Chamberlain". Definitely my biggest find to date. Last month I was able to find signed books from Manon Rheaume and Rick Hansen. I also found an autographed Romantics album as well.
Big thank you to all the guys over at Autograph Weekly for sharing the idea of autograph picking. I look forward to doing more picking in the future. Hopefully I will have more stories like this one to report!

ROXETTE IN-PERSON SUCCESS





 
Just returned home from an awesome and surprising Roxette in-person success! Everyone that was lucky enough to meet Roxette definitely put in their time tonight! Marie and Per were scheduled to arrive in Winnipeg earlier in the evening, but a storm in Manitoba prevented that. The local autograph crew and I waited about 4 hours or so to meet Roxette. After meeting them, I can tell you that it was well worth the wait! Both Marie and Per were super nice and signed everything we had! For those of you that follow me via Twitter @FirstRow_ca would have seen that there was a point in the night that I thought the night was a failure. After contemplating leaving, I returned to the meeting place and was able to meet one of my favorite Pop groups from the 80s! I was able to get four 8x10s and one 11x14 photo signed. I am looking forward tomorrow night's show at the MTS Centre. Patience once again paid off!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

NOAM CHOMSKY TTM SUCCESS


Noam Chomsky 3/3 4x6 Photos signed in Pen
Address Used: c/o Home (The Autograph Network)
Date Sent: August 9, 2012
Date Received: September 6, 2012
Total Time: 28 Days

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WINNIPEG JETS IN-PERSON SUCCESS



I was able to get a few Winnipeg Jets autographs this morning at a a local training facility here in the city. A few of the Jets along with a few local NHLers took to the ice for a morning skate. After the skate, I was able to get autographs from Tobias Enstrom, Mark Stuart, Jason Gregoire, and Winnipeg Jets owner Mark Chipman.
We asked Mark Chipman his thoughts on the impending lockout. Mr. Chipman said, "It doesn't look good boys" and left it at that. Mark has always been really good to all of the fans. This goes back to the Manitoba Moose days.
Tobias Enstrom continues to surprise us. Last season Toby was one of the guys who that wouldn't sign, now he has changed his ways it seems. He is now talkative and will also sign multiples. Mark Stuart continues to be a great guy! He will sign whatever you have and also has a nice signature to boot. Winnipeg Jet hopeful Jason Gregoire signed a couple photos for me as well. I hope the Jets use him in a game or two if we have a season.
All in all not a bad morning. I was able to get all the guys that I needed. I will probably go out next week for more NHL in-person autographs. Let's hope the NHL and NHLPA get a deal done by then!
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Monday, September 3, 2012

STEVE NASH LOS ANGELES LAKERS IN-PERSON SUCCESS


I have to send a huge thank you to my friends John and "D" who were able to get me this autographed Steve Nash Los Angeles Lakers 8x10 photo! Steve signed this photo last weekend at a charity event in Toronto. I can't thank my friends enough! One of my favorite basketball players of all-time. I will be getting this one customed framed very soon!

BRIAN CHRISTOPHER IN-PERSON SUCCESS



Last night I picked up these autographed photos from a friend of mine who was able to get "Grandmaster Sexay" Brian Christopher to sign them for me. Brian Christopher came to Winnipeg a couple of weeks ago while I was vacationing in Montana. Christopher wrestled in Winnipeg for the CWE. Christopher has also wrestled for TNA and WWE. Besides his time in the WWF, Christopher is probably best known as the son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler. My friend who works for CWE said that Brian had no problems signing the photos. Dan "The Beast" Severn and Angelina Love will be in Winnipeg on September 28, 2012 to wrestle for the CWE. If you would like to learn more about the CWE please visit them at www.cwecanada.ca

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