Jerry Lewis made millions laugh, raised billions for charity & still found time for autographs

Jerry Lewis was more than a comedian, but that’s where he made his mark first — well before he was remembered for his charitable efforts.

After he was The Nutty Professor he helped raise more than $2 billion in Labor Day marathons for the Muscular Dystrophy Association — just part of his life’s story that included decades in entertainment.

But the star who died at age 91 this weekend was a star found on cardboard in recent years, too.

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Roger Moore’s James Bond legacy spawned modest amount of ink

Bond, James Bond is gone.

Roger Moore who played Britain’s iconic spy in seven 007 films died Tuesday after a “short but brave battle with cancer,” according to his family. He was 89. Moore had a lengthy film career and took on the Bond role in 1973’s Live and Let Die. He continued in the spot until 1985 and was the longest-running actor of the six who have played the character.

“Being eternally known as Bond has no downside,” Moore told The Guardian. “People often call me ‘Mr Bond’ when we’re out and I don’t mind a bit. Why would I?”

And it’s because of that role that collectors have a number of certified autographs of him to chase today.

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Comedy icon Gene Wilder dies at 83

2015-leaf-pop-century-gene-wilderHe was Willie Wonka, he was Dr. Frankenstein. He was that and so much more.

Gene Wilder‘s roles were both eclectic and memorable and they helped entertain in comedies for all ages in TV and movie roles that spanned more than five decades. He died on Sunday in Connecticut after suffering complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.

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Board Buzz: Must-read threads on the Blowout Forums (Aug. 22)

SuperFractorThe Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.

What’s Buzzing Today: Superfractors from 2016 Topps Chrome, Immaculate breaks, digging into Leaf Pop Century and more.

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First Buzz: 2016 Leaf Pop Century

 2016 Leaf Pop Century trading cards
Arrives: August
Box basics: Four hits per box (10 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Leaf’s annual celebrity release comes jam-packed with autographs but also re-introduces memorabilia cards into the mix with what its calls “the strongest checklist ever,” a lower production run and sketch autos.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images.

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Did you know … Chevy Chase has never signed for a card company? But that’s about to change (updated)


Update (Nov. 10): Leaf Trading Cards’ Brian Gray said he recently completed a signing with Chase and his first autograph cards will be found in packs of 2016 Leaf Pop Century.

He’s a comedy icon with memorable roles as Clark Griswold in the National Lampoon Vacation films, Ty Webb in Caddyshack, Irwin Fletcher in Fletch, Dusty Bottoms in Three Amigos and so much more.

But there’s one place you haven’t seen Chevy Chase and that’s on a certified (non-cut) autograph card.

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