Upper Deck Founder & CEO Richard McWilliam Dies Suddenly


RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., Jan 07, 2013 — Richard P. McWilliam, co-founder and CEO of The Upper Deck Company, the world’s leading trading card company and a leading sports and entertainment business, died unexpectedly at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. on Saturday, January 5, 2013. He was 59 years old.

Mr. McWilliam is credited with transforming the sports trading card business [Continue reading]

NBC Investigative Report on Michael Jackson Forgeries in Julien’s Auction’s Tompkins & Bush Sale


Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills held their Tompkins & Bush Michael Jackson auction on December 2, but outrage has flooded Michael Jackson fan sites and the world of rock autographs since mid-November. Fans, dealers and collectors alike told … [Continue reading]

Pete Rose Banishment Document Among 600 Lots in Goldin Auctions Premier Sale


Open for Bidding Through Nov. 17, Featuring Original Pete Rose Banishment Document & Over 600 Other Lots 600-plus lots of the finest sports memorabilia and collectibles including 1980 Phillies and 1986 Mets World Series Rings, Drew Brees first … [Continue reading]

The Quest for Neil Armstrong’s Autograph


Apollo 11 crew photo signed by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin Originally published in the July 2009 print edition of Autograph magazine. My quest started in 1979. While browsing in a bookstore, I picked-up a copy of The Book of … [Continue reading]

Washington’s copy of Constitution sets records, heads home


New York, June 23 – History was made at Christie's Friday, when George Washington's personal copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights sold for over $9.8 million, a record price for an American autograph, document or book. And it's going home. … [Continue reading]

The Hollywood Hat


An Autographed Hat Holds the History of Early Hollywood By Joe Blitman Photographs of The Hollywood Hat by Kevin Mulligan "Can I have your autograph?" The streets of Hollywood have teemed with autograph hunters for a century now. Brandishing an … [Continue reading]

Mysteries of the Hollywood Hat


There are 389 autographs on The Hollywood Hat. I've been able to identify 371 of them. For the other 18, your help would be much appreciated. First, there are 15 signatures I can't fully decipher. If you recognize any of these signatures or are adept … [Continue reading]

Who Signed The Hollywood Hat?


The 374 Known Autographs on The Hollywood Hat   Here's an alphabetical listing of all the signatures I can identify on The Hollywood Hat, from A to Z. If there is a (x2) after a name, that means they signed the hat twice. Renee … [Continue reading]

Five Hollywood Hat Signers You May Not Know Who Lived Fascinating Lives

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  There is nary a boring life among The Hollywood Hat signers. But five stars most have forgotten lived especially memorable lives: The Almost Star: John Lodge John Lodge and his wife, Francesca Braggiotti, in Hollywood in the 1930s. John … [Continue reading]

Beatles Autographs: Part I


By Frank Caiazzo "Autographs of The Beatles," by Beatles autograph expert Frank Caiazzo, was originally published in the October and November 1995 issues of Autograph Collector [now Autograph]. One of the most important works on Beatles … [Continue reading]