Tuesday, December 27, 2011

IP: December 27th

Tuesday December 27, 2011
Location: Gladstone, NJ
2011 Autograph Total: 264

Today I went to the Franklin vs Gill St. Bernard's varsity basketball game. After the game I got GSB junior guard Jaren Sina to sign 2 index cards for me.He is currently being recruited by numerous D1 schools and is ranked #86 on the Rivals.com Top 150 for the Class of 2013

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Top 10 Autographs of 2011

The year is winding down and it was by far the most successful year of autographing in my career. I have composed a list of my top 10 autographs of the year along with a few that just missed the cut. Enjoy!

10. Daniel Radcliffe
Date: November 27th
Obtained: at the stage door of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

9. Billie Joe Armstrong
Date: January 9th
Obtained: at the stage door of American Idiot in NYC

8. Mike O'Malley
Date: June 9th
Obtained: through the mail

7. Gene Wilder
Date: May 12th
Obtained: through the mail

6. Ben Stiller
Date: May 21st 
Obtained: at the stage door of The House of Blue Leaves in NYC


5. Henry Winkler
Date: July 13th
Obtained: book signing at a Barnes & Noble in Union Square, NYC


4. Michael C. Hall
Date: June 20th, June 27th, July 5th
Obtained: through the mail

 3. Lady Gaga
Date: May 23rd 
Obtained: CD signing at Best Buy in Union Square, NYC

2. Will Ferrell
Date: April 26th
Obtained: outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC
1. Emma Stone
Date: August 11th
Obtained: leaving her taping of Live with Regis and Kelly in NYC

First 5 out: 
Robin Williams
Hugh Jackman
Jesse Eisenberg
Chris Rock
Darren Criss

Saturday, December 3, 2011

IP: December 3rd

Saturday December 3, 2011
Location: Bridgeport, CT
2011 Autograph Total: 262

A long afternoon but well worth it. I ended up getting guitarist Orianthi to sign 1/1 with a pic with and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Alice Cooper to sign 1/1 and take a pic with.

Alice Cooper

IP: November 27th

Sunday November 27, 2011
Location: New York City
2011 Autograph Total: 258

On my way back to school I made a pit stop and went for Daniel Radcliffe outside How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Despite it being one of the worst crowds I've dealt with I managed to get my card signed and pic with.

Daniel Radcliffe 1/1 and a pic with

Saturday, November 26, 2011

IP: November 26th

Saturday November 26, 2011
Location: New York City
2011 Autograph Totals: 257

Started off the morning by getting actor Darren Criss (Glee, A Very Potter Musicial) to sign 1/1 for me outside Irving Plaza where he was in the Starkid show later in the day. Next up got one of the nicest celebs I've met, Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, The Social Network) to sign 2/2 and take a pic with. Finished the day by getting Hugh Jackman to sign one playbill at the stage door of his one man Broadway show.

Darren Criss 1/1
Jesse Eisenberg 2/2 and pic with
Hugh Jackman 1/1

Jesse Eisenberg

TTM: October 29th - November 26th

Only one TTM success to report:

- Actor Robert Duvall signed 1/1 for me sent c/o his agency

Friday, October 28, 2011

TTM: September 17th- October 28th

Some TTM's I had waiting for me when I got back from school.

- Antonio Alfonseca signed 1/1 sent c/o the Bridgeport Bluefish (he switched my card)
- Former NFL tight end Kyle Brady signed 1/1 and included his own signed card as well sent c/o his home
- Former 5x NBA All Star Gail Goodrich signed 1/1 sent c/o his home
- Oakland A's outfielder Ryan Sweeney signed 1/1 sent a couple of years ago to the A's
- Former NHL right winger Turner Stevenson signed 1/1 sent c/o his home
- Former NFL offensive tackle and current lead singer of The Kyle Turley Band, Kyle Turley signed 1/1 sent c/o Gridiron Records
- Former 6x MLB All Star Bobby Bonilla signed 1/1 sent c/o his home


IP: October 21st

Friday October 21, 2011
Location: Sayreville, NJ

Tonight I went to the Gym Class Heroes, Dirty Heads, Outasight concert at Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ) and ended up getting a few graphs. Caught Gym Class Heroes guitarist Disashi outside the bus pre-show and had him sign my CD booklet. Post-show managed to get Eric (bass) and Matt (drums) to sign the CD booklet, didn't wait for Travie. While waiting for The Dirty Heads I saw Outasight leaving and had him sign my card and take a pic with. After about 10 minutes I was able to get all of The Dirty Heads to sign my card.

Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo 1/1
Eric Roberts 1/1
Matt McGinley 1/1

Outasight 1/1 (and a pic with)

Jared "Dirty J" Watson 1/1
Dustin "Duddy B" Bushnell 1/1
Jon Olazabal 1/1
Matt Ochoa 1/1
David Foral 1/1

Thursday, October 13, 2011

IP: October 5th

Wednesday October 5, 2011
Location: Bridgeport, CT

The band ZIV came to my school today and I had the 3 members (Ziv, Mark and Josh) sign one of the stickers they were giving away. Sharpie didn't stick well at all but it's something.

Friday, September 16, 2011

TTM: August 30th - September 15th

Came home from college for the first time today and had these waiting for me:

- Padres 1st round draft pick Cory Spangenberg signed 1/1 sent c/o his team
- Braves 1st round draft pick Sean Gilmartin signed 1/1 sent c/o his team
- Cardinals 1st round draft pick Kolten Wong signed 1/1 sent c/o his team
- Blue Jays Supplementary 1st round pick Joe Musgrove signed 1/1 sent c/o his team
- NHL free agent Alexei Yashin signed 1/1 sent c/o his home
- Former NHLer John LeClair signed 1/1 sent c/o his home
- Former NHLer Dave Andreychuk signed 1/1 sent c/o his home
- Actress Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) signed 2/2 sent c/o her home

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TTM: August 29th

Monday August 29, 2011
2011 Total: 216

- Former Florida International and current St. Louis Cardinals minor league shortstop Garrett Wittels signed 1/1 for me in just over a week I believe sent c/o Batavia Muckdogs

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

IP: August 16th

Tuesday August 16, 2011
Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Tonight I had the guys of Emily's Army (Cole Becker, Max Becker, Travis Neumann, Joey Armstrong) sign a card for me following their performance at a basement show in New Brunswick

TTM: August 16th

Tuesday August 16, 2011

- The members of Against Me! (Tom Gabel, Andrew Seward, James Bowman, Jay Weinberg) signed 1/1 for me in 77 days sent c/o their management

Thursday, August 11, 2011

IP: August 11th

Thursday August 11, 2011
Location: New York City

I woke up this morning at 4am to get ready and head out to NYC to attempt to try and get actress Emma Stone outside the Live with Regis and Kelly studio. I had previously failed trying to get her last Wednesday outside of Letterman. She arrived about 5 minutes before they went live so she ran right in. After she was done she came out and signed a couple autographs in the garage and in the street right outside she signed through her window until the light changed green. At this point I had still not gotten her and decided to move up on the corner to get a look of her leaving. I saw her at the next light signing for one man through her window and decided to try and hustle to make it to her. Just before the light turned green she signed and personalized my card for me and was super cool. Huge score for me on getting my favorite actress!

IP: August 10th

Wednesday August 10, 2011
Location: Asbury Park, NJ

I went to go see Emily's Army perform at Asbury Lanes tonight. After they performed I got all 4 band members to sign their debut album Don't Be A Dick for me.

Max Becker 1/1
Cole Becker 1/1
Travis Neumann 1/1
Joey Armstrong 1/1

Sunday, August 7, 2011

TTM: July 30th - August 2nd

While away on vacation I received Mark Wahlberg back. He signed 2/2 for me sent c/o his agency in a couple months.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

TTM: July 28th

Thursday July 28, 2011

- Former NFL quarterback Brad Johnson signed 1/1 in 58 days sent c/o his home

- Former MLB pitcher Jon Lieber signed 1/1 in 164 days sent c/o his home