Music, Football and Star Wars

Alice Cooper is a legendary rocker, and an ICON of harder rock. I had the chance to see him recently, but was disappointed the only thing he had signed at his merch table was a DVD for $50. I went hunting, found something that was infinitely cooler and was happy to add it to my collection!

John Mellencamp is a grammy winning songwriter that does an excellent job. I saw a signed preorder for his newest CD was going on, and hopped in on it. I’m always looking to add new musicians to my collection, and John is a worthy addition.

Nita Strauss is Alice Coopers current tour guitarist, and formerly of the Iron Maidens (The All Girl tribute band) She can freaking shred the guitar like nobodies business so I was pretty excited to see she had photos for sale on her website for a great price.

Richard Oldfield played Derek “Hobbie” Klivian in The Empire Strikes Back. I’ve not made a Star Wars pickup in ages, and Oldfield is a guy who has been missing from my collection for awhile. Stoked to finally go back to one of my first loves and make some additions.

Al Lampert played Commander Jir in Star Wars: A New Hope. He’s another name I’ve been needing, and I’ve sadly heard he’s in poor health. I didn’t want to miss out on another actor from my beloved films, so I made sure to pick him up.

Will Schusterick is a 3 time Disc Golf World Champion, and a guy with a pretty sweet throwing motion. I was lucky enough to catch him in person, and got him to sign a pretty awesome looking black disc with a silver sharpie. He was SUPER nice.

Joe Mathis went undrafted in the NFL Draft. Here’s hoping he finds a team.

Devine Redding also went undrafted in the NFL Draft, but found a spot on the Chiefs.

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Some Comedy Legends, a HOF Rookie, Heisman Trophy Winner and WWE Diva!

Mel Brooks is a comedy legend behind some of the greatest comedy movies of all time…Blazing Saddles, History of the World, Young Frankenstein, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Spaceballs, I am thrilled to finally add Mel to my collection, as he’s a centerpiece of it.

Don Rickles is a comedian who had many roles in Hollywood, none as memorable as Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story (To me at least). He was a classic comedian, and a great addition to the collection.

Jason Taylor was elected to the NFL hall of fame in 2017. I didn’t think he would be first ballot, and his card skyrocketed as a result. I needed him for the HOF Project, and it took a few months for it to settle down a bit online, but I finally snagged one for a decent enough price.

Nia Jax is a WWE Diva who is just more than a pretty face. She’s strong, beautiful, and one of the best thing’s the WWE has going for them in the women’s division in years. I wish her a long lengthy and successful career.

Tim Tebow is a Heisman Trophy winner who had a small smidgen of success in the NFL. Although hes’ out of the league and playing Minor League baseball now, I’ve been after his signed autobiography since it came out, and I’m thrilled to finally have it.

Fred Goldsmith was the former coach of Duke University and Rice University. He won ACC Coach of the year in 1994, making Duke Football relevant again. He’s also known for the female kicker debacle of the 90’s as well…and is an interesting addition to the collection

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Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi are the current “Blues Brothers”.  Jim I’ve got his autograph before, but he’s known for According to Jim, and currently fills in for his deceased brother James whenever the Blues Brother’s do a show. Dan Aykroyd is a legend though, known for his impressive run on Saturday Night Live, Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Spies like us and of course, Coneheads.

Wilford Brimley is a prolific actor, best known for his work against Diabetes, and making Oatmeal sound appealing. He also happened to star in a bevy of films like Cocoon, The Natural, The Thing,  Ewoks and The Firm. Brimley is a pickup I’ve wanted to make for a long time, and I’m super pumped to of finally got him.

J.J. Abrams is a writer and director that’s done a lot of good stuff. He’s responsible for Lost, Fringe, Felicity and Alias, not to mention Super 8, The Star Trek Reboots, Mission Impossible 3 and The Force Awakens. He is a super addition to my collection and one I am thrilled to add.

Eric Millegan is best known for playing Zack on Bones. He was one of the more unique characters on the show, and is a great addition to my Bones collection.

Bartolo Colon is an MLB Legend. This guy has pitched from 97 to 2017, and is the oldest player in the majors in 2017, and the oldest to hit his first home run at 42. Colon is a 4 time All Star, and a Cy Young award winner. He’s gotten bigger over the years, and still plays at a high level. He is proof. anyone can do anything.  This year he signed for the Braves, which I couldn’t of been more happy to see. Pumped to add this Colon to my collection.

Whitney Cummings is a comedian, best known for her show Whitney, she also writes “2 Broke Girls”. I’ve always thought she was pretty funny, so I’m happy to add her to the collection.

Cas Anvar brought to life Altaïr on Assassins Creed. He was in an episode of Lost, and is currently in the Strain. I had him already, but not on an Assassins Creed shot, which I was happy to pickup.

Darrell Griffith has one of the coolest Nicknames of all time – Dr. Dunkenstein! His number is retired by the Jazz, and was the NBA rookie of the year, and put up 12,000+ points with the Jazz over a 10 year period.  He’s a great addition to the collection.

Mark Jackson also scored 12,000+ Points in his long NBA Career, he was a Rookie of the Year in 1988, and an All Star in 1989. He had a long 17 year career, and is a great addition to my Basketball collection.

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Lots of new pickups! Music, Buffy, Baseball, Football and more!

Mike Love is the Co-Founder and Singer for the Beach Boys. He recently played a nearby show, and I was lucky enough to get him to barely sign my ticket after. He also signed one for my girlfriend as well.


Bruce Johnston is a singer and songwriter, and also original member of the Beach Boys. He also is the only member of the Band to of won a Grammy. Bruce signed a Ticket (well, he initialed it) and that one went to my girlfriend, but he also signed this sweet hat as well.


Sarah Michelle Gellar played Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and has been a HUGE want in my collection for a very long time. She recently wrote a cook-book, and Barnes and Noble just happened to have a signed version. She was a big deal in the early 2000’s and Late 90’s due to Buffy, Cruel Intentions, I know what you did last summer, Scream, Southland Tales and the Scooby-Doo remake. I’m beyond stoked to add her to my collection.


Chipper Jones spent 19 years with the Atlanta Braves and put up a Hall of Fame caliber career as an 8x All Star, 2x Silver Slugger and World Series Champion. He also recently released a book called “BallPlayer”, and I was thrilled to nab a signed edition of one of the most important Braves in team history.


Luke Kuechly is a 4x Pro Bowler, A former Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year and the anchor of the Carolina Panthers defense. He did a signing locally, and I couldn’t pass up adding this guy to my collection.


Heather Mitts is a three time Olympic gold medalist and one of the all time great women’s soccer defenders. She’s a great addition to the collection.


Jonas Valanciuanas is european basketball royalty, and currently balling it up for the Raptors. This came from busting some packs, So I was thrilled to add a nice looking card to the collection.


David Lee & Channing Frye were also the result of busting some packs. Both guys were great hits and welcome additions to the collection.

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Some quality actors and actresses and some music pickups!

Jamie Foxx has been in a ton of good stuff. While Ray is his most “Prominent” work, he’s known for his work in Django, Spiderman 2, Law Abiding Citizens, Jarhead, The Kingdom and so much more. Foxx is a HUGE pickup for my collection and I’m thrilled to add him to my collection.


Peter Dinklage has had an amazing selection roles. From his work on X-Men Days of Future Past and Game of Thrones, to his work on Narnia, Dinklage has became a prolific actor who has been on my wantlist for awhile. I’m thrilled to finally add him.


Danielle Panabaker is best known for playing Kaitlyn Snow & Killer Frost on The Flash. I’ve really dug the Flash, and think it’s the best superhero TV show in a long time. She has a pretty good filmography for horror as well, including The Ward, The Crazies, Piranha 3DD and the Friday the 13th Remake as well. She’s a great addition to the collection.


Mary McDonald Lewis voiced Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe and voiced Lois Lane on Superfriends. I can’t resist adding multiples of G.I. Joe Alumni to my collection.


Black Veil Brides is kind of like an emo Motley Crew, but hey, Andy Biersack is a pretty talented dude, and I’m always thrilled to add a nice multisig to my collection.


Chris Cerulli of Motionless in White signed this 8×24 Poster, Motionless in White is kind of Emo Metal, and I couldn’t resist a cheap and easy pickup.


Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive signed this 8×24 Poster, Tonight Alive is a decent enough Rock Band, and I can never pass a good pickup for the right price!


Telle “Tyler” Smith of The Word Alive signed this 8×24 Poster. They are a funky Metalcore Band, and he, came with The other two above.




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Two cool Multisig pieces!

David Justice and Bobby Cox both signed this beautiful 16×20. Bobby Cox is a Hall of Famer and a big reason that the Braves were dominant for so long. He’s a club Icon, and I’m thrilled to add his signature to my collection. Justice hit a big home run and was a key part to the 95 team and Braves lore. He’s never going to be forgotten by any Braves Fan.


13 Different people signed Delirium #13! It’s signed by:

1: Robert Donavan is known for B list movies like Nightmare Man, MurderCycle and metric ton of softcore Skinamax and HBO titles
2: Julie Lehman was awesome in “Pretty Cool Too”, and has had guest spots in Veronica Mars, Constantine and Modern Family.
3: Catherine Annette is known for D level films like “After Midnight” and “The Coed and the Zombie Stoner”
4: HM Wynant is a classic character actor, with memorable roles in The Twilight Zone, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Days of Our Lives and over 150 roles.
5: Jason Bene is a writer over at Fangoria.
6: Alex Rinehart is best known for her upcoming role in “The Black Room”
7: Elizza Dowling has appeared in over 100 D-List movies and is a scream queen in her own right
8: Esther Goodstein is the producer for “The Black Room” and also produced “Nightmare Man”
9: Augie Duke is an actress best known for several D List films like “Spring” “Extraction” and “The Badger Game”
10: Rolfe Kanefsky is the Director of the upcoming “The Black Room” and has such films under his belt like “Nightmare Man” and several “Skinamax” Specials.
11: David Del Valle is a journalist, columnist, film historian, radio and television commentator on the horror/science-fiction/cult and fantasy film genres.
12: Lin Shaye is best known for her works in  A Nightmare on Elm Street, Critters, Insidious, Amityville: A New Generation,  Ouija and its prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil. She even had roles in Dumb and Dumber, and There’s Something About Mary.


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Hall of Fame Rookies and some Voice Actors!

Kenny Easley was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame by the Senior Committee. A 4 time All Pro, and 5 time Pro Bowler, Easley was a member of the 80’s all decade team. A big leader in the NFL Strike and a fairly short career (7 years) he is an interesting member of the Hall of Fame.


Jerry Jones is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and another recent elected member to the Hall of Fame. I don’t really feel he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame this fast, but nevertheless, he is a member.


Ladainian Tomlinson was also elected to the Hall of Fame in 2017, on his first ballot. Tomlinson represents a fun little crisis for my Hall of Fame collection, as we are now into the era of serial number rookies, and guys with 40+ rookie cards. In the spirit of keeping it uniform, I’ve decided 1) No Autograph rookies (This eliminates Contenders) and no Parallels (this eliminates Topps and Bowman chrome, as all rookies were refactors). So I bought his SP Game used for the collection, as it’s a base rookie numbered to 500 copies. I then decided I wouldn’t do game used rookies, so I picked up his Bowman’s Best rookie too


Zach Hoffman voiced Zartan in G.I. Joe. While I’ve got him on a few 8x10s, I couldn’t pass up the chance to add him on a beautiful 12×18.


Garry Chalk is a voice actor probably best known for taking over the role of Optimus Prime from Peter Cullen in the 90’s. He also had a pretty fun role on Stargate. He also took over the role of He-Man from John Erwin in the New Adventures of He-Man. Most Importantly (to me) he voiced Pathfinder and Metalhead in DIC’s run of G.I. Joe. While DIC’s run of G.I. Joe wasn’t amazing, Pathfinder and Metalhead were two of the brighter spots.



Larry Parmiter is the director of “The Axeman of Henderson County” Staring Hacksaw Jim Duggan.  All I can say about this one is – Sometimes when collecting, weird stuff comes your way and you get it.



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