Welcome to Mark`s Signing Bonus! Circa 1992.
The best way to make the hobby fun is to make your collection unique.
- This site will be dedicated to a variety of sports with an emphasis towards baseball & football, including hockey, golf, basketball, boxing, olympics, coaching & racing successes. I should point out that your results can vary and of course I can't promise that any player I list will sign. My intent is to update anytime a new success is received. My goal is to provide information to collectors about those players that are willing to sign through the mail. This site is informational in nature and I will NEVER/EVER sell or trade these items. So don't ask.
The following are my autograph successes by category.
My Current National & American League Signings
Retired Baseball Players A-I
Retired Baseball Players J-M
Retired Baseball Players N-Z
Minor League Players
Racing Drivers Autographs
Football Players A-I
Football Players J-M
Football Players N-Z
XFL, USFL, CFL & World League Players
My Trips To Cooperstown
My Address Resources & Teams Addresses
Olympic Athletes, Coaches, Boxing, Etc....
Women of the AAGPBL
NBA, ABA & College Basketball Players
Major League Umpires
My Favorite Links
My Negro League Successes
days until the Super Bowl 50 is played.
The only addresses that Angelfire will allow me to post are:
1)Team Addresses & HOF's.
3)Managenment Groups that athletes use to SELL their autographs. However if you have questions, feel free to email me.
Todd Kalis (Arizona State guard played from 1984-87 and from 1988-95 for the Vikings, Steelers & Bengals. He signed in 9 weeks using Advanced Background Checks)
Eddie Propst (Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back played from 1966-67 and signed in 9 days per the White Pages)
Tom Somerville (Alabama Crimson Tide guard competed from 1965-67 and signed from work in 2 weeks)
Tom McCrary (Alabama Crimson Tide tackle played from 1982-83 and signed in 11 days from the White Pages)
Rich Wingo (Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker played from 1976-78 and for the Green Bay Packers from 1979-84. He signed from Collins NFL Address List in 20 days)
Ray Maxwell (Alabama Crimson Tide tackle played from 1973-75 and signed in 10 days via the White Pages)
Joe Godwin (Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker played from 1984-86 and signed in 12 days using White Pages)
Mike Donnelly (Michigan State leftwing played from 1982-86 and in the NHL from 1986-97 for several teams. He signed in 8 months thanks to Sports Collectors Net)
Alex English (South Carolina forward played from 1972-76 before having a Hall of Fame NBA career from 1976-91. He signed in 6 months thanks to Sports Collectors Net)
Sylvester Croom (A former All-American center for the Alabama Crimson Tide, played from 1972-74 before joining the New Orleans Saints in 1975. He signed in 19 days from the White Pages)
George Ranager (Alabama Crimson Tide back played from 1968-70 and signed in 9 days via the White Pages)
Ben Hawkins (An All-American halfback/defensive back, he played for Arizona State from 1963-65. He went on to have an impressive career with the Philadelphia Eagles & Cleveland Browns from 1966-74. The turnaround time was 13 weeks using Advanced Background Checks)
David Thomas (Former New England Patriots & New Orleans Saints tight end played from 2006-12 and signed in 18 days)
Phil Chaffin (Alabama Crimson Tide fullback played from 1968-70 and from the letter he sent you can tell he's a quality person. He was nice enough to sign in 12 days from the White Pages)
Buddy French (Alabama Crimson Tide kicker competed from 1963-64 and signed in 10 days from home)
Darryl White (Alabama Crimson Tide split end played from 1981-82 and signed from work in 10 days)
John Y. Brown (He served as the 55th governor of Kentucky from 1979-83, and had been an owner of two professional basketball teams: the Boston Celtics & the Kentucky Colonels. He signed in 4 months from home)
Kim Stephens (Georgia offensive guard played from 1985-87 and signed in 1 month)
Marlin Dyess (Scooter, was a halfback for the Alabama Crimson Tide from 1957-59 and signed in 9 days)
Marty Lyons (Alabama Crimson Tide defensive tackle played from 1977-78 and is College Football Hall of Fame. This former New York Jet signed in 10 days from Collins NFL Address List)
Ray Bolden (Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback/defensive back played from 1972-76 and signed in 9 days via the White Pages)
Warren Dyar (Alabama Crimson Tide tight end played from 1972-73 and signed in 10 days per the White Pages)
Allen Harpole (Alabama Crimson Tide defensive guard played from 1965-67 and signed in 10 days using the White Pages)
Rick Rudeen (Former All-American won ACC championships for the Clemson tennis team in 1981 & 82. He signed in 2 weeks)
Jim Barr (Pitched for the Giants & Angels from 1971-83. This winner of 101 games signed from Jack Smallings List in 16 days)
Tony Mandarich (MSU offensive tackle played for the Packers & Colts, he signed in 19 days from Collins NFL Address List)
Don McNeal (Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback (1977-79), also played for the Miami Dolphins from 1980-89. He signed in 8 days using Collins NFL Address List)
Vince DeLaurentis (Alabama Crimson Tide center played from 1952-53 and signed in 8 days via the White Pages)
Pearl Sinn-Bonanni (Three-time All-American at Arizona State, she would also compete on the LPGA Tour. She's currently the head coach of the women's golf team at Cal State Fullerton and signed in 5 weeks from the school address)
Richard Ciemny (Alabama Crimson Tide kicker played from 1969-70 and was nice enough to sign in 7 days via the White Pages)
Benny Perrin (Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback played from 1979-81 and for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1982-85. He signed in 12 days using the White Pages)
Larry Schreiber (49ers & Bears running back played from 1971-76 and signed in 17 days using Collins NFL Address List)
Ray Jackson (Played in 1991 for the winless (0-10), Raleigh–Durham Skyhawks of the former World League. He signed from work in 63 days)
Jim Bunch (Alabama Crimson Tide offensive tackle played from 1976-79 and earned All-American status in 79. He signed in 10 days per Sports Collectors Net)
Leslie Kelley (Alabama Crimson Tide fullback played from 1964-67 and for the New Orleans Saints from 1967–69. He signed in 10 days using Collins NFL Address List)
Freddie Lewis (Arizona State guard played from 1965-66 and then competed in the both the ABA & NBA from 1967-77. He signed in 3 months per Sports Collectors Net)
Dylan Davis (Outfielder plays for the Augusta GreenJackets in the Giants minor league system. He signed in 11 weeks)
Gavin LaValley (Infielder plays for the Dayton Dragons in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 12 weeks)
Doug Dascenzo (Played at Oklahoma State prior to playing for the Cubs, Rangers & Padres from 1988-96. He is a coach for the Cubs and signed in 6 weeks from the team address)
Robert Slavens (Pitched for Texas A&M from 1980-83 and was nice enough to sign in two weeks)
Mike Holmes (Safety played from 1974-76 for the 49ers, Dolphins & Bills. He signed in 10 days via Collins NFL Address List)
Ed Culpepper (Alabama Crimson Tide tackle played from 1951-54 and in the NFL from 1958-63. He signed in 9 days from Collins NFL Address List)
Mike Washington (Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback played from 1973-73 and earned All-American status before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1976-84.
He signed in 9 days from Collins NFL Address List)
Paul Boschung (Alabama Crimson Tide defensive tackle played from 1967-69 and signed in 8 days)
Norbie Ronsonet (Alabama Crimson Tide end competed from 1958-60 and signed in 8 days)
John Mauro (Alabama Crimson Tide defensive end played from 1978-80 and was coached by Bear Bryant. He signed in 6 days)
Mike Bergenheier (A three-time All-American at Arizona State in archery and winner of two national collegiate titles (1988-89). He signed in 1 month)
Barry Pearson (Wide receiver played from 1972-76 for the Steerlers & Chiefs. He signed in 9 days per Collins NFL Address List)
Ernie Conwell (Tight played from 1996-06 for the Rams & Saints. He signed in 18 months using Sports Collectors Net)
Baxter Booth (Alabama end played from 1956-58 and signed in 1 week from work)
Brock Davis (Centerfielder played from 1963-72 for the Astros, Cubs & Brewers. He signed in 1 month per Jack Smallings List)
Mike Papi (Outfielder plays for the Lynchburg Hillcats in the Indians minor league system. He signed in 13 weeks)
Bob McDonnell (Competed on the Georgia Tech golf team in the 1980's and helped the program win its first ACC Championship in the sport. He signed from work in 5 weeks)
Cody Reed (Pitches for the Hillsboro Hops in the D-Backs minor league system. He signed in 9 weeks)
Chad Rogers (Pitches for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 21 weeks)
Dave Goff (Texas A&M guard played from 1977-80 and signed in 12 days)
Cody Buckel (Pitches for the Hickory Crawdads in the Rangers minor league system. He signed in 3 months)
Lance Pavlas (Texas A&M quarterback played from 1987-90 and signed in 8 days from Advanced Background Checks)
Cam Bonifay (Georgia Tech place kicker played from 1971-73 and currently is the Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Cincinnati Reds. He signed in 9 weeks from the team address)
Ryan Yarbrough (Pitches for the Bakersfield Blaze in the Mariners minor league system. He signed in 4 months)
Val Skinner (Played college golf at Oklahoma state from 1979-82 and has six LPGA career victories. She signed in 1 month via the White Pages)
Jeff Jackson (Auburn linebacker played from 1981-83 prior to joining the Falcons & Chargers from 1984-88. He signed in 23 days via the White Pages)
Paul Menegazzi (Georgia Tech defensive back competed from 1981-84 and signed in 5 weeks per the White Pages)
Hall of Fame broadcaster, Milo Hamilton passed away September 17, 2015.
Mark Johnson (In 1984 he became a successful head baseball coach at Texas A&M University for 21 years. This Hall of Famer signed in 8 days using Advanced Background Checks)
Aaron Blair (Pitches for the Reno Aces in the D-Backs minor league system. He signed in 19 weeks)
Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings right wing signed in 9 months from the team address)
Bryan Price (Cincinnati Reds manager signed in 2 weeks from the team address)
Michael Feliz (At the time of my letter he pitched for Corpus Christi in the Astros minor league system. He now pitches in Houston and signed in 16 weeks)
Taylor Sparks (Infileder plays for the Daytona Tortugas in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 16 weeks)
Braden Shipley (Pitches for the Mobile BayBears in the D-backs minor league system. He signed in 12 weeks)
Brock Osweiler (Denver Broncos quarterback signed in 4 weeks from the team address)
Gerald Hudson (Oklahoma tailback played from 1988-90 and gained 1,688 yards his senior season. He signed in 20 days from work)
Kevin Monk (Texas A&M linebacker is a former two-time Academic All-American and played from 1974-77. He signed in 10 days per the White Pages)
Dan St. John (Arizona State wrestler won back-to-back NCAA championships and competed from 1987-90. He signed in 1 month via the White Pages)
Tellis Frank (Forward played from 1987-94 for Golden State, Miami & Minnesota. He signed from work in 15 days)
Buzz Calkins (Former IndyCar driver competed in the Indianapolis 500 six times and was the 1996
Indy Racing League Co-Champion. He signed in 2 years from home)
Jake Arrieta, the current Chicago Cubs 22 game winner broke into the major leagues with the Baltimore Orioles.
Before the 2015 season what was Jake Arrieta's best win total?
If you have any suggestions or feedback please let me know.