MLB & NFL Hall of Famers, some great actors and more!

Tom Fears was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1970. He is number 272 of my HOF Project, leaving me with 46 to go. A member of the All Decade team of the 1950’s – Fears is a fantastic addition to my collection.

Don Sutton is a member of the Braves Team Hall of Fame and the voice of Braves baseball. He’s a member of the MLB Hall of Fame as well, class of 1998 – and a 4 time All Star. I’ve wanted Sutton for a long time in my collection and I’m thrilled to have him at last.

John Smoltz is one of my all time favorite players.  I had the chance to pick up his signed jersey, and I didn’t hesitate. Smoltz is the heart and soul of the 90’s Braves to me and I am happy to make this my second signed Braves jersey.

Josh Brolin is a guy I just picked up, but I had a chance to do it again so I did. I love him in a lot of his films – so I didn’t hesitate since the last signature was kind of smeared and faded.

Tommy Wiseau is best known for the iconic film “The Room” – It’s not a great film, but I enjoyed watching it and laughed at it more than once. As far as film goes – he’s one of the more interesting pickups I’ve had the chance to make recently

Matt Stewart is an Artist for Magic The Gathering. I’ve been wanting to make a Najeela commander deck, so when I contacted Matt about artist proof’s and saw I could get one for an affordable price – I gladly bought one. I saw his Lord of the Rings work on his Facebook page and knew I had to ask for a sketch of Aragorn.

Jim Thome was just elected to the MLB Hall of Fame. Known for launching bombs into the stands – The 5x All Star and 600 HR Hitter is a great addition to my collection.

George Wright was a part of the Braves history, way back to the Boston RedStockings era. He didn’t really have a rookie card, so his 50’s Callahan will suffice.

Larry Storch is a comedian and voice actor best known for his roles on F-Troop and The Great Race. He voiced early renditions of Dracula, The Joker and Merlin the Magic Mouse.

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Hall of Famers, Music Greats, Actors and Actresses!

Bobby Beathard was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame this year. Despite a lengthy career as a GM, he never appeared on any cardboard until his induction. I’m always happy to add a Hall of Famer to my collection, and Beathard is a welcome addition.

Warren Spahn was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1973 and is one of the best to ever suit up for the Braves Organization.  All time wise i’d rank him behind Aaron and Matthews. This has been a want of mine for a long, long time, and I’m beyond ecstatic to add it to my collection.

The Offspring is one of my favorite bands ever and one of the big reasons I had a huge punk rock phase.  This 12×18 is signed by lead guitarist and vocalist Dexter Holland Bassist Greg Kriesel  and the ever famous guitarist Noodles. This is a HUGE get for my music collection and one of my favorites of 2018.

Gary Sinise is one of the classiest guys in Hollywood, and is known for his timeless portrayal of Lt. Dan on Forrest Gump and for his time on CSI: NY. I’ve always enjoyed CSI: NY – and made great headway towards a cast project once – and Sinise is a bit of closure for that.

Jeff Goldblum is an iconic actor known for his time in movies like Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Fly and even for being in the Marvel Cinematic universe as the Grandmaster.  Jurassic Park was one of my favorite movies as a kid, so I’m stoked to add one of the most unforgettable scenes in movie history in my collection.

Elisabeth Moss is known for her role on Mad Men and the hot new popular show “The Handmaids Tale” I loved Mad Men, so I’m thrilled to finally add her to my collection. It’s always nice to add another cast member – even if I have no intention of finishing the cast.

Dominique McElligott played the Fair Haired Maiden of the West – Lillie Bell on Hell on Wheels. I’ve been watching a lot of Hell on Wheels, and her and Anson Mount were to names I suddenly felt a need to acquire.  I was pleased to acquire Ms. McElligott – despite her crappy low effort signature.

Felissa Rose is one of the nicest celebrities I’ve met, and when you get a chance to get her again, you take it.

Kelly Oxford was known for being funny on Twitter and Instagram, and then she released a book that was kind of a dud. I always liked her Twitter humor, so I added her to the collection because why not?

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Music, Actors and MLB greats

Orlando Bloom is a name i’ve wanted for a long long time, While his signature is pretty crappy. I was pleased to get him on a nice 12×18 as Will Turner from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I would of prefered a Legolas shot, but this one will do nicely. Kingdom of Heaven and Black Hawk Down were also classics and Bloom is a HUGE get for my collection.

Jack Black is a comedy genius who happens to rock out a lot. I’ve always enjoyed a lot of his movies, but it wasn’t until I saw him at Shaky Knees preforming as Tenacious D that I really gained a TON of respect for him. I’ve enjoyed a lot of his work from School of Rock to King Kong, and now he’s a proud addition to my collection

Walter Rabbit Maranville was inducted into the MLB HOF in 1954 as a member of the Boston Braves, and he’s also in the Braves team HOF. He is a super big hole for my Braves project, and I was stunned to be able to get his 1933 Goudey for such a great bargain.

Don Larsen is a 2 time World Series Champion, a World Series MVP and a Perfect Game Pitcher. Larsen is a baseball legend, and my neighbor growing up used to tell me about seeing this game as a kid. It’s a wonderful addition to my collection, and one I am proud to own.

David EllefsonDave Mustaine are the key parts of Megadeth. While I met them both (and the rest of the Band) at Carolina Rebellion 2016, I saw they had a signed vinyl preorder and I jumped on it. I was a bit disappointed it was just Ellefson and Mustaine and it was on an insert, but it came out nice enough and is a cool addition to the collection.

Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine is an amazing artist. I saw her at Shaky Knees 2016 and was inches away from her during part of her set, and man, I fell in love with Florence. She had such a wonderful high energy set and really blew me away. When I saw she had a signed preorder, I pulled the trigger and ordered faster than I ever have before. Super thrilled to add Florence to my collection.

Kirk Hammett is a lead guitarist for Metallica. I have been after some Metallica stuff since I saw them live at Suntrust Park, and was thrilled to get a Kirk for the collection. Kirk isn’t Lars or Hetfield, but he still is a rock god and most welcome in my collection.

Ricky Skaggs is a Bluegrass Legend. He was nearby recently, and I had the opportunity to get him to sign a photo. Pleased to add him to my collection, as he is a music legend.

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Fanboy Expo 2018!

Ron Perlman was one of the “headliners” at Fanboy Expo and had one of the longest lines in Fanboy Expo History. He was a fantastic guest though, and I am thrilled I was able to add a nice personalized Perlman to my collection, as I love the Hellboy Films and franchise. Perlman was a big reason I made the trip, and he didn’t let me down.

Selma Blair played Liz Sherman in Hellboy, and also had an equally brutal line as Perlman, I partly think it was due to her being 3 hours late to the show, but I’m super stoked to add her to my collection on a gorgeous 8×10. She’s done other stuff like The Sweetest Thing and Cruel Intentions, but she’ll always be Liz from Hellboy to me!

Neil Ross brought to life the Iconic Shipwreck & Dusty from G.I. Joe. I absolutely adore G.I. Joe and getting this scene from the movie intro? Absolutely was amazing to add to my collection. Although Ross is a signature I’ve had, and actually my first voice acting signature many, many years ago – It’s a pleasure to get such an amazing shot signed.

Steve Whitmire has been part of the Muppets Franchise since 1978, but assumed the role of Kermit the Frog and Ernie in 1990 after Jim Hensons death. He’s a voice acting Legend, and one I am super thrilled to have in my collection! Whitmire was one of the nicest celebrities I’ve met at a convention, and an absolute class act.

David Yost played Billy the blue Ranger on Power Rangers.  This show was one of my favorites growing up, and Billy is the third Ranger i’ve been able to add to my collection. Super nice guy in person, and one I’m thrilled to add to my collection!

Judith Hoag played April O’Neil in the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. She’s not done too much else – Halloween Town with Disney, but her role in TMNT was iconic. Ms Hoag was an absolute sweetheart and a pleasure to meet, and is a great addition to the collection.

Arn Anderson is a WWE Hall of Famer and member of the iconic 4 Horseman Stable. Arn was an absolute pleasure to meet, and was a super cool addition to the collection. I love the opertunity to add a WWE Legend to my collection, and Fanboy always has some good ones.

Timothy Zahn is a Star Wars and SCI-FI Legend. You really don’t see a lot of authors at conventions, but I was pumped to see a guy like Zahn at the convention. Zahn wrote some of the best Star Wars novels ever, and is a guy that was awesome to meet and get him to sign a hardcover. I’ve not read the new Thrawn book. I’ve heard it’s the best of the newer books, so we’ll see how it is.

Roy Thomas is a comics legend and Icon. He’s credited with creating Marvels Conan, Red Sonya, Carol Danvers, Tigra, Ultron, Wolverine, Vision Iron Fist, Man Thing, Morbius, Quarsar, Nighthawk The Destroyer, Valkyrie The Grim Reaper and GamesMaster and DC’s Doctor Mid-Nite and countless others (over 150) Getting Moore in my collection was an absolute honor and privledge, and I was pumped to add him on two Conan’s and a Print.

Sam De La Rosa is one of the top artists of the 90’s and a guy who worked on two of my favorite Childhood books – Spiderman and Venom. I’m thrilled to add him to my collection,  and was super happy he was there!

Mike Grell has one of the most iconic art stiles of the last few decades, as he made the Green Arrow one of the best drawn books of the last 40 years. I’ve got a Grell before, but you can never have enough Mike Grell!

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Some great actors and musicians!

Josh Brolin set the world on fire this summer, playing both Thanos in Infinity War & Cable in Deadpool. He’s been in so many other amazing films like Sicairo, No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Men in Black 3, Everest, Jonah Hex and Sin City. I’ve wanted to add him to my collection for a long, long time – and with his explosion in popularity I was lucky to be able to add him at all. This isn’t the nicest piece, but it’ll do!

David Arquette is best known for his time on the scream franchise. He’s done some other great works like the original Buffy movie, the shockingly good DMX movie “Never Die Alone”.. Oddly enough he’s also a WCW Heavyweight Champion but he’s a sweet addition to the collection!

Fantastic Negrito is one of the best surprises on a lower card of a Festival I’ve seen. Xavier Dphrepaulezz is the man behind Fantastic Negrito and when I saw they were doing a signed vinyl preorder 6 months ago, I jumped on it as I wanted to make sure he’s in my collection and support a great up and coming artist. In a world where I am consistently disappointed with signed music preorders – this one came through!

Judah and the Lion  is an amazing band made up of Judah Akers, Brian Macdonald and Nate Zuercher. I’ve had the lucky opportunity to see Judah and The Lion twice, once at Music Midtown in 2017, and also opening up for Jimmy Eat World and Incubus. This band is super fun live, and I think is a band that will be going places and I’m thrilled to add them to my collection

Sir Sly is a great up and coming band made up of Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito and
Hayden Coplen. I Got to see them live at Shaky Knees 2018, and was super impressed by the set they did.

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Some great Actors and Actresses and some rap!

James Earl Jones is an icon and a legend. I was lucky to get him ages ago, but had a chance to get him again and couldn’t pass him up for my collection. You never know when you’ll get a chance to get a guy like James Earl Jones, so when you get a good opportunity, you take it.

William Macy plays the infamous Frank Gallagher on Shameless, which is one of the best shows on TV. He’s had an illustrious career, staring in Jurassic Park 3, Fargo, Wild Hogs, Boogie Nights and having several other smaller roles in films and a plethora of indy films. Macy is my 4th cast member of Shameless, and i’m thrilled to add him to my collection.

Clea Duvall is a heck of an actress and was in the all time classic “Can’t Hardly Wait”, She also was in American Horror Story, Girl Interrupted, Carnivale, The Faculty and But I’m a Cheerleader. I think she did great in American Horror Story, and I’m thrilled to add her to my collection.

 

Martine Beswick is best known for being in Bond Twice – Thunderball and From Russia with Love. She didn’t really do much else, asides her role in One Million Years B.C. She’s a fun addition to the collection

Astronautalis is one of my favorite rappers. I got the chance to see him live again and he put on a spectacular show. You best believe one of the first things I did after was raid his merch table and get him to sign two vinyl’s. Super happy to have both of them in my vinyl collection.

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Some great music pickups and some great actors!

Andrew W.K. put on one of the best set’s at Shaky Knees 2018. It was 50 minutes of pure awesome, and a borderline religious experience. You are not alone is an inspiring and amazing album and I was super super excited to pick up a copy for the collection, because despite his success, he still sells signed merch online!

Poets of the Fall is a great band that I’ve followed for over a decade. They have six members consisting of: Markus Kaarlonen (Keyboard), Marko Saaresto (Vocals), Olli Tukiainen (Guitar), Jani Snellman, Jaska Makinen and Jari Salminen They have never done a US Tour, and hopefully they will someday. Carnival of Rust and Revolution Roulette are two albums I’ve listened to repeatedly, so when I saw the band had a signed vinyl of Clearview in thier Store for 20% off? I jumped at the chance. I would of eagerly of paid full price for it.

Will Arnett is best known for playing Gob on arrested development and voicing both Lego Batman and Bojack Horseman. He’s a fantastic actor, and one that i’ve enjoyed in so many roles. I am thrilled to add him to my collection.

Diane Pershing is best known for voicing Poison Ivy in the Batman Animated Series. She voiced a few minor characters on She-Ra like Netossa and Spinarella, but her role as Poison Ivy is legendary. I am always excited to add a fantastic voice actor to my collection.

Courtney Barnett has a pretty rocking Blues sound. I saw her at Shaky Knees music festival and really enjoyed her set, coupled with the fact that she was the 150th unique music artist i’ve seen live – and I had to preorder her new album that had a signed insert.

Jonathan Davis is the lead singer of Korn and certainly a rock staple of the 90’s and 00’s. I’ve always liked Korn, and wanted his signature my collection for awhile. I jumped at the chance to add him to my collection, so I ordered his solo album since it had a signed preorder. I knew his signature was pretty crappy going in (Basically it’s HIV with a smiley face), but could the guy of not signed with a silver pen or something? Black on Black looks horrible, and the photo below only turned out due to flash, as it scanned poorly. At least I added him to my collection, which counts for something, I guess.

 

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