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.
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
Major League Umpires
My Favorite Links
My Negro League Successes
My Trips To Cooperstown
days until the return of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.
days until the Super Bowl is played.
days until the World Series begins.
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.
(Pitched for the Chicago Cubs from 1957-58 and signed in 8 days thanks to Jack Smallings List. In addition, he sent a great letter, articles on his career & an extra signed card of his own. Mr. Mayer went above and beyond, class act)
Bobby Holik (Center played from 1990-09 for several teams including the New Jersey Devils. He signed in 2 years & 2 months)
Zeke Bratkowski (QB played from 1954-71 and his best seasons were with the Bears & Packers. He signed in five years & 8 months, the address can be found in Collins NFL Address List)
Ben Patrick (Arizona Cardinals tight end played from 2007-10 and signed in 3 weeks from an address that will soon be in Collins NFL Address List)
Preston Tucker (Outfielder plays for the Oklahoma City RedHawks in the Astros minor league system. He signed in 10 weeks)
Johnny Field (Outfielder plays for the Charlotte Stone Crabs in the Rays minor league system. He signed in 24 days)
Adam Kolarek (Pitches for the Binghamton Mets in the Mets minor league system. He signed in 8 weeks)
FAILURE: Kirk Gibson (Arizona Diamondbacks manager returned my card unsigned from spring training in 2013)
Craig Hentrich (Pro Bowl punter played from 1994-09 for the Packers & Titans. He signed in 8 days using Collins NFL Address List)
Kolby Smith (Kansas City Chiefs running back played from 2007-09 and signed in 9 days c/o University of Louisville)
Blake Higgins (Pitches for the GCL Cardinals in the Cardinals minor league system. He signed in 7 weeks)
Wyatt Mathisen (First baseman plays for the West Virginia Power in the Pirates minor league system. He signed in 9 weeks)
Clay Parker (Pitched from 1987-92 for Seattle, New York & Detroit. He signed in 1 week thanks to Jack Smallings List)
Brent Peterson (Infielder plays for the Bakersfield Blaze in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 2 months)
Wandy Peralta (Pitches for the Bakersfield Blaze in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 2 months)
Daniel Wright (Pitches for the Bakersfield Blaze in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 18 days)
Casey Blake (Infielder played from 1999-11 for several teams including the Indians & Dodgers. He signed in 1 month using Jack Smallings List)
Todd Floyd (Wide receiver won a World Bowl in NFL Europe with the Frankfurt Galaxy & competed in the XFL for the Las Vegas Outlaws. He signed in 1 month)
Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors small forward signed in 1 month thanks to a big assist from Ross)
Kenny Delco (NHRA Pro Stock driver signed in 5 months using the free site Advanced Background Checks)
Alfred Blue (Houston Texans rookie running back signed in 2 months from the team address)
R.J. Reynolds (Former Dodgers & Pirates outfielder was a great gift from Ross of Ross's Sports Autographs fame. Thanks Ross)
Saturday Night Live announcer of nearly 40 years has passed away.
Cameron Garfield (Catcher plays for the Brevard County Manatees in the Brewers minor league system. He signed in 3 weeks)
Jon Volpe (Canadian Football League running back played from 1991-94 for the B.C. Lions & Las Vegas Posse. He signed in 9 weeks)
Mike Perez (QB played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League in 1991. He signed in 13 weeks thanks to Sports Collectors Net)
Former Tigers & A's infielder has passed away.
Pat Hentgen (1996 Cy Young Award winner pitched from 1991-04 and his best seasons came with the Toronto Blue Jays. My letter was sent during his time as the Blue Jays bullpen coach in 2011)
Gayle Bomar (QB played college football for North Carolina from 1967-68 under coach Bill Dooley. He was nice enough to sign in 5 days from work and sent a great letter)
Kyle Crick (Pitches for the Richmond Flying Squirrels in the Giants minor league system. He signed in 6 weeks)
Kelly Paris (Infielder played from 1982-88 for the Cardinals, Reds, Orioles & White Sox. He signed in 25 weeks)
Darryl Rogers (Coached the Detroit Lions from 1985-88 and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL for the 1991 season. He signed in 5 weeks thanks to Advanced Background Checks)
Michael Hamilton (Linebacker played from 1997-00 for the Chargers, Browns & Dolphins. He signed in 6 months)
Angelle Sampey (Three time winner of the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship (2000-02) signed in 10 weeks using the free site Advanced Background Checks)
Dave Ridgway (Retired placekicker competed for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL from 1982-95. This Hall of Famer signed in 9 weeks and sent a great note via the White Pages)
Harold Martinez (Infielder plays for the Clearwater Threshers in the Phillies minor league system. He signed in 11 days)
Randal Grichuk (Outfielder plays for the Memphis Redbirds in the Cardinals minor league system. He signed in 9 days)
Hoby Milner (Pitches for the Reading Fightin Phils in the Phillies minor league system. He signed in 12 days)
Reed Harper (Infielder plays for the Rome Braves in the Braves minor league system. He signed in 6 days)
Kevin Plawecki (Catcher plays for the Las Vegas 51s in the Mets minor league system. He signed in 3 weeks)
Former catcher passed away on August 8, 2014.
Ron Krisher (Retired Pro Stock driver was nice enough to sign in 2 weeks using the free site Advanced Background Checks)
Richard Childress (Owns Richard Childress Racing and has been in NASCAR for many years. His team has competed in over 2,700 races and won over 200 events. He signed in 2 weeks from the team address)
Also, its a sad time here at my site because our hobby lost a great collector in Don P. and I lost a good friend. A survivor of five aneurysms for more than 10 years, he never complained about the paralysis. Great person & supporter of all things Ohio State, my friend will be and is missed.
Kris Hall (Pitches for the Stockton Ports in the A's minor league system. He signed in 6 days)
Rod Allen (Outfielder played from 1983-88 for Seattle, Detroit & Cleveland. This baseball analyst does broadcast work for Detroit and signed in 3 weeks from the team address)
Orson Mobley (Denver Broncos tight end played from 1986-90 and signed in 12 days thanks to Collins NFL Address List)
Jamie Henderson (New York Jets cornerback played from 2001-03 and signed in 14 days using the free site Advanced Background Checks)
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (Pitches for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in the Phillies minor league system. He signed in 3 weeks)
V. Gaines (NHRA pro stock driver signed in 10 days using Advanced Background Checks)
Paul Newman's first professional event as a race car driver was in 1972, at Thompson International Speedway.
What was Paul Newman's highest finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans?
If you have any suggestions or feedback please let me know.