Welcome to Mark`s Signing Bonus! Circa 1992.

The best way to make the hobby fun is to make your collection unique.

The following are my autograph successes by category.

National & American Leagues
Retired Baseball Players A-I
Retired Baseball Players J-M
Retired Baseball Players N-Z
Minor League Players

Racing Drivers Autographs

Retired Football Players A-I
Retired Football Players J-M
Retired Football Players N-Z

XFL, USFL, CFL & World League Players

Current Football Players

My Address Resources & Teams Addresses

Olympic Athletes, Coaches, Boxing, Etc....
Women of the AAGPBL
NBA & ABA Basketball Players

Golf Successes
Hockey Successes
Major League Umpires
My Favorite Links
My Negro League Successes
My Trips To Cooperstown




more days until David Letterman retires from his talk show.

days until the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati.



The only addresses that Angelfire will allow me to post are:
1)Team Addresses & HOF's.
2)University Addresses
3)Managenment Groups that athletes use to SELL their autographs. However if you have questions, feel free to email me.





04/24/15
Dick Tomey (Former head football coach at the University of Hawaii (1977–86), University of Arizona (1987–00) & San Jose State University (2005–09) compiled a career college football record of 183–145–7. He signed in 8 days from work)

Phil Carollo (FSU linebacker played from 1986-89 and signed in 13 weeks from work)

Jean Desdunes (At Clemson University he was a two-time All-American and was named the NCAA’s player of the year in 1983 in men's tennis. He competed on the ATP tour and signed in 16 days using the White Pages)




04/23/15
Lee Dedmon (Played center for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team from 1969-71 and signed in 2 weeks using the White Pages)

Bob Pettit (LSU center played from 1951-54 and in the NBA for the Milwaukee Hawks & St. Louis Hawks. He signed in 10 weeks thanks to per Sports Collectors Net)

Ron Wooten (UNC guard played for the New England Patriots from 1982-88 and signed in 22 days via Collins NFL Address List)




04/21/15
Randy Mazey (Clemson outfielder played from 1985-88 and is the current head baseball coach for the West Virginia Mountaineers. He signed in 17 days from the school address)




04/20/15
Neil Simons (Clemson outfielder played from 1977-80 and signed in 2 weeks per the White Pages)

Bill Bunting (UNC forward played from 1967-69 and then competed in the ABA from 1969-72 for the Carolina Cougars, New York Nets & Virginia Squires. He signed in 12 days using the White Pages)

York Larese (UNC guard played from 1959-61 and in the NBA from 1961-62 for the Chicago Packers & Philadelphia Warriors. He signed in 16 days thanks to the White Pages)

Horace Wyatt (Clemson forward/center played from 1978-82 and signed in 2 weeks via the White Pages)

Thomas Sanders (Texas A&M running back played for the Bears & Eagles from 1985-91. He signed in 7 weeks via Collins NFL Address List)



Doug Buffone & Bob St. Clair

Two football greats passed away April 20, 2015





04/18/15
Jim McCollom (Clemson infielder played from 1982-85 and signed in 19 days via the White Pages)

Mickey Bell (UNC basketball player competed from 1973-75 and signed in 11 days using the White Pages)

Alan Bollinger (Auburn Tigers punter played from 1980-81 and signed from work in 17 days)

Liston Eddins (Auburn Tigers defensive end played from 1973-75 and signed in 10 days from work)

Tommy Hodson (LSU quarterback played for the Patriots & Saints from 1990-95. He signed in 9 weeks per Collins NFL Address List)




04/17/15
Ray Williams (A four-year starter at Clemson and record holder in both football & baseball during the 1980's. He was inducted into the Clemson University Hall of Fame in 2013 and signed in 11 days from work)

Noel Loban (A standout wrestler winning national titles at both Clemson University & Farmingdale State College. He finished 3rd at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and 7th in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He signed in 11 days via the White Pages)

Marvin Sims (Clemson running back (1977-79) competed in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts from 1980-81. He signed in 8 weeks using the White Pages)

Buddy Curry (UNC linebacker played for the Atlanta Falcons from 1980-87 and signed in 16 days via Collins NFL Address List)

Donnell Thompson (UNC defensive tackle played for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts from 1981-91 and signed in 16 days)

Dan Owens (Detroit Lions defensive end played from 1990-99 and signed in 19 months per Collins NFL Address List)

Danny Sanspree (Auburn Tigers defensive end played from 1970-72 and was All-SEC in 1972. He was nice enough to sign in 16 days and sent a great gift per the White Pages)

Lee Shaffer (UNC forward competed from 1958-60 and in the NBA from 1961-64 with the Syracuse Nationals & Philadelphia 76ers. He signed in 16 days thanks to the White Pages)

Buzz Peterson (UNC forward played from 1982-85 and signed in 13 days c/o Charlotte Hornets scouting department)

Darrell Elston (UNC guard played from 1972-74 and in both the ABA & NBA from 1974-77. He signed in 8 days using the White Pages)





04/16/15
Pedro Villarreal (Pitches for the Louisville Bats in the Reds farm system. He signed in 1 week)

Mike Fuentes (Former FSU outfielder played for the Montreal Expos from 1983-84 and signed in 3 months via Jack Smallings List)

Ron Yarbrough (Auburn Tigers linebacker played from 1967-69 and signed in 3 weeks per the White Pages)

Tommy Kearns (Former UNC guard played from 1956-58 and one season for the Syracuse Nationals. He signed in 16 days using the White Pages)

Dick Grubar (Former UNC point guard played from 1967-69 and one season in the ABA for the Indiana Pacers. He signed in 16 days using the White Pages)





04/14/15
Joe Quigg (A key member of the 1957 National Champion North Carolina Tar Heels, he signed in 2 weeks using the White Pages)





04/13/15
Rusty Adkins (Clemson's only three-time All-American in baseball, had a 41-game hitting streak over the 1965 & 1966 seasons, which is an ACC record that still stands today. In 1965, he hit .444 on the year and did not strike out. He signed in 10 days per Advanced Background Checks and sent a great letter)

Josh Smith (Pitches for the Louisville Bats in the Reds farm system. He signed in 1 week)

Lennie Rosenbluth (In 1957, he led the University of North Carolina Tar Heels to a 32–0 record and the program's first NCAA national championship. He played in the NBA from 1957-59 for the Philadelphia Warriors and signed in 13 days per Sports Collectors Net)

Tyler LaFauci (LSU offensive guard played from 1971-73 earning All-American status in 1973. He signed in 7 weeks from work)

David Browndyke (LSU kicker competed from 1986-89 and was All-SEC from 1988-89. He was nice enough to sign in 8 weeks per the White Pages and isn't happy to see his autographs being sold on eBay. Nor do I blame him for feeling that way)

Nolan Henke (Was an All-American for 3 consecutive years at FSU and has played the PGA & Nationwide Tours. He signed in 5 weeks)

Meredith McGrath (In her eight-year professional career Meredith achieved career-high world rankings of #18 in singles and #4 in doubles. She signed in 5 months per the White Pages)

FAILURE:Michael Dean Perry (Former Clemson tackle returned my card unsigned)





04/11/15
Patrick Willis (San Francisco 49ers linebacker signed in 8 months from the team address)

Fred Zeigler (Former South Carolina wide receiver played from 1967-69 and signed in 8 days using the White Pages)

James Britt (LSU defensive back played for the Atlanta Falcons from 1983-87 and signed in 6 weeks via Collins NFL Address List)

Doug Paschal (UNC fullback played from 1976-79 and for the Vikings in 1980. He signed in 11 days using the White Pages)

George Bevan (LSU linebacker played from 1966-69 and earned All-American status in 1969. He signed in 10 days from work)

Mike O'Koren (UNC star played from 1977-80 and had a long NBA career with the New Jersey Nets. He signed in 1 week thanks to Sports Collectors Net)




04/10/15
Andy Gross (Auburn guard played from 1964-66 and landed with the New York Giants from 1967-68. He sent a great letter and signed in 17 days via the White Pages)

Robert Pratt (Offensive tackle played at UNC from 1971-73 and in the NFL from 1974-85 for the Colts & Seahawks. He signed in 2 weeks using Collins NFL Address List)

Mike Eppley (Clemson quarterback played from 1980-84 and led Clemson to a perfect ACC record in a year in which they finished 9-1-1. He was also a star on the basketball team and signed in 1 week per the White Pages)

Dave Popson (UNC forward competed in the NBA from 1988-92 and signed in 1 week thanks to Sports Collectors Net)



Jim Mutscheller

Former Baltimore Colts tight end passed away April 10, 2015





04/09/15
Bob Lewis (UNC guard played from 1965-67 and in the NBA from 1967-71. He signed in 10 days)

Ann Meyers Drysdale (She played on the U.S. Olympic basketball team that won a Silver Medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Also, she was a four-time All-American at UCLA and was nice enough to sign in 19 days per the White Pages)

Dave Drechsler (UNC offensive guard played for the Packers from 1983-84. He signed in 9 days per Sports Collectors Net)

Jeff Burger (Auburn Tigers quarterback played from 1984-87 and signed in 19 days using the White Pages)





04/08/15
Jaren Jackson (Guard played at Georgetown University and had a long NBA career with a few teams including the San Antonio Spurs. He signed in 2 weeks per the White Pages)





04/07/15
Tommy Milone (Minnesota Twins pitcher signed from the 2014 spring training session)

Terry Beasley (Former Auburn Tigers wide receiver played for the 49ers from 1972-74. He signed in 2 weeks using Collins NFL Address List)

Harry Skipper (South Carolina defensive back played from 1979-82 and spent time in the CFL. He signed in 8 days from work)

FAILURE:Phil Blazer (Former North Carolina tackle returned my card unsigned)



Dick Wood

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback passed away April 04, 2015





04/06/15
Casey Candaele (Infielder played from 1986-97 for Montreal, Houston & Cleveland. He signed in 6 months per Sports Collectors Net)

Mark Van Bever (South Carolina second baseman played from 1975-77 and led the nation in stolen bases in 1976. He signed in 10 days per Advanced Background Checks)

Pat Sullivan (An All-American quarterback for the Auburn Tigers, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1971. He also played for the Atlanta Falcons from 1972-75 and signed in 12 days per Sports Collectors Net)

John Bunting (UNC linebacker played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1972-82. He signed in 1 week via Collins NFL Address List)

Eddie Ray (LSU fullback played from 1970-76 for Boston, San Diego, Atlanta & Buffalo. He signed in 9 weeks thanks to Collins NFL Address List)

King Dixon (South Carolina running back played from 1956-58 and later became the Athletic Director at the university. He signed in 10 days using the White Pages)

Tommy Yearout (Auburn Tigers linebacker played from 1969-71 and was nice enough to sign in 10 days per the White Pages)

Dick Maile (LSU forward played from 1963-65 and was All-SEC from 1964-65. He signed in 11 days per the White Pages)

David Meyers (UCLA forward played for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1975-80. He signed in 17 days per Sports Collectors Net)

Darren Daye (UCLA forward played from 1983-88 for the Washington Bullets & Boston Celtics. He signed in 19 days)

John Vallely (UCLA guard played in the NBA from 197-72 and signed in 15 days)



Mike Krzyzewski

Hall of Fame coach earned his 5th national championship on Monday.







Lon Simmons

Hall of Fame broadcaster passed away on March 5th.





04/04/15
Bryant Harvard (Auburn quarterback played from 1957-60 and led the program to a national championship. He signed in 19 days using Advanced Background Checks)

Rick Telhiard (Auburn defensive tackle competed from 1973-75 and was All-SEC in 1975. He signed in 10 days via the White Pages)

Rudy Maloy (FSU defensive end played from 1973-76 and signed in 26 days per the White Pages)

Norm Barnes (Played for the Michigan State Spartans from 1971-74 and in the NHL from 1976-82 with both Philadelphia & Hartford. This former All-Star signed in 11 weeks using Advanced Background Checks)

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04/03/15
Sam Childers (FSU tight end played from 1978-81 and signed in 2 weeks using the White Pages)

Garry Futch (FSU defensive tackle played from 1978-81 and signed in 2 weeks using the White Pages)

Sparky Woods (Current associate head coach, recruiting coordinator & running backs coach at the University of Richmond. He was nice enough to sign in two weeks c/o the program)

Jim Harrick (Coached at UCLA, Pepperdine University, University of Rhode Island & University of Georgia for 23 seasons. He had a career record of 471–234 and signed in 3 weeks via Advanced Background Checks)




04/02/15
Denny Crum (Former University of Louisville head basketball coach won two national titles and 675 games, earning Hall of Fame status. He signed in 1 week thanks to Sports Collectors Net)

Dave Hill (Auburn tackle played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963-74 and signed in 3 weeks via Collins NFL Address List)

Fred Pickard (FSU running back played from 1957-59 and went on to coach at the high school & college levels for 38 years. he was nice enough to sign in one month through the White Pages)



Eddie LeBaron

He passed away on April 1, 2015








03/30/15
Dave Elmendorf (Defensive back played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1971-79 and signed in 2 weeks via Collins NFL Address List)




03/28/15
Chip Ferguson (FSU quarterback played from 1985-88 and signed in 11 days using the White Pages)

Larry Nance (Former Clemson forward was a three time NBA All-Star and played from 1891-94. He signed in 8 days from information found on Sports Collectors Net)




03/27/15
Drew Storen (Pitcher signed in 5 weeks from the Washington Nationals spring training site)

Richard Vary (Michigan State third baseman played from 1968-70 and led the Big Ten in batting during his senior season. He signed in 7 weeks from his work address)

George Rose (Tailback played at Auburn from 1961-63 and for the Vikings & Saints from 1963-67. He signed in 10 days from information found on Sports Collectors Net)

Stacy Searels (A three-year starter on the offensive line at Auburn, he was an All American in 1987. He signed in in 1 week c/o Virginia Tech where he is the offensive line coach)





Past Successes


Gale Sayers



Forgotten Facts

During Gale Sayers rookie season he scored an NFL record 22 touchdowns.




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How many career rushing yards did Gale Sayers have?


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