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 Super Bowl 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.
Roman Quinn (Centerfielder played for the Clearwater Threshers in the Phillies minor league system. He signed in 18 weeks)
(Former Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders guard played in 1993 & 95. He also competed for the Sacramento Surge in the World League from 1991-92 and won the World Bowl in 1992. He signed in 6 weeks via the free White Pages)
Former Packers & Rams punter passed away on October 29, 2014.
Derek Sherrod (Green Bay Packers tackle signed in 26 days from the team address)
Debuted with the Tigers and pitched for the Orioles, Rangers & Pirates. He passed on October 27, 2014.
Nick Tropeano (I sent to him during his time with the Oklahoma City RedHawks in the Astros minor league system. He was called up the major leagues late in the season and to his credit he hung onto my letter and signed in 6 months)
Brian Dozier (Minnesota Twins infielder signed in 4 months from the team address. This is my only success from a current Twins player in 2014)
Kevin Ellison (San Diego Chargers defensive back played in 2009 and signed in 2 weeks per the free site Advanced Background Checks)
Ryan Diem (Tackle played for the Colts from 2001-11 and signed in 36 days
Doug Kalitta (Current top fuel driver signed in 5 months c/o Kalitta Motor Sports)
Gene Walter (Pitched from 1985-88 for the Padres, Mets & Seattle. He signed in 8 days per Jack Smallings Book)
Kenny Bell (Denver Broncos punt returner played from 1986-89, he also competed in the World League for the Birmingham Fire. He signed in 14 weeks)
Stephen Spach (Tight end played for several teams from 2005-12, including the Arizona Cardinals. He signed in 28 days)
Jermichael Finley (Green Bay Packers tight end played from 2008-13 and is a free agent. He signed in 15 days thanks to Collins NFL Address List)
Dom Nunez (Infielder played this past season for the Grand Junction Rockies in the Rockies minor league system. This talented prospect sent a nice letter and signed in 9 weeks from the team address)
Mike Lansing (Retired infielder played from 1993-01 for the Expos, Rockies & Red Sox. He signed in 7 months using Sports Collectors Net)
Dusty Dvoracek (Defensive tackle played for the Bears from 2007-08 and signed in 16 days using the always free White Pages. Also, silver marker never scans well)
Darqueze Dennard (Cincinnati Bengals rookie was a gift from Don)
A.J. McCarron (Cincinnati Bengals rookie QB was another gift from Don)
Anthony Munoz (Cincinnati Bengals HOF tackle was yet another great gift from Don)
Antron Brown (Winner of the 2012 Top Fuel National Hot Rod Association championship. He competes for Don Schumacher Racing and signed in 14 weeks from the team address)
Former Houston Oilers lineman lost his battle with cancer on October 12, 2014.
Delone Carter (Running back played for the Colts & Jags from 2011-13 and signed in 9 days per Collins NFL Address List)
Larry Snyder (Former jockey whose career spanned thirty-five years from 1960-94. He retired with 6,388 victories and signed in 11 days)
Del Worsham (The 2011 Top Fuel world champion signed in 5 months from the team address at Kalitta Motorsports)
Doug Corbett (All-Star pitched from 1980-87 for the Twins & Angels, he also competed in the Senior Professional Baseball Association for the Orlando Juice. He signed in 2 years per Jack Smallings Book)
Barry Lyons (Catcher played from 1986-95 and much of his career came with the New York Mets. He signed in 22 days per Jack Smallings Book)
David Holmberg (A late season addition to the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff, he signed in 16 months from a letter that was sent to the Mobile BayBears)
Brad Komminsk (Former Atlanta Braves outfielder played from 1983-91 and signed in 7 months per Jack Smallings Book)
Ben Rhodes (He just completed his rookie season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, winning the NKNPSE Championship and was named Rookie of the Year. All this at age 17. He was nice enough to sign in 3 months during his time at Turner Scott Motorsports)
Robert Kendrick (Tennis player had a career high singles ranking of 69 in the world, he signed in 17 days using the White Pages)
Vinny Ciurciu (Linebacker played from 2003-10 and much of his career came with the Carolina Panthers. He signed in 9 days)
Sheldon Brown (Defensive back played from 2002-12 for the Eagles & Browns. He signed in 22 days per the free site Advanced Background Checks)
Will Shields (Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro guard played from 1993-06 and signed in 7 weeks via Collins NFL Address List)
Jason Craft (Defensive back played from 1999-08 for the Jaguars, Saints & Rams. He signed in 2 weeks via Collins NFL Address List)
Devard Darling (Baltimore Ravens wide receiver played from 2004-08 and signed in 43 days using the White Pages)
Ricky Manning (Defensive back played from 2003-08 for Carolina, Chicago & St. Louis. He signed in 25 days c/o Fresno City College)
Jon Beason (Giants linebacker signed from the team address in 13 months from the team address)
Tony Schumacher (Seven-time NHRA Champion and current driver signed in 5 months from the team address at Don Schumacher Racing)
Adam Lind (Toronto Blue Jays outfielder signed spring training)
Billy Baber (Tight end played from 2001-04 for the Chiefs, Chargers & Buccaneers. He signed in 37 days)
Wei-Yin Chen (Baltimore Orioles 16 game winner signed in 6 months from the team address)
Danny Hultzen (Seattle Mariners minor league prospect is trying to overcome major shoulder surgery. He was nice enough to sign from home in 7 weeks and I hope to see him pitch in 2015)
Tom Nalen (Denver Broncos All-Pro center played from 1994-07 and signed in 16 days thanks to some help from Sports Collectors Net)
Boomer Grigsby (Linebacker played from 2005-08 for the Chiefs & Dolphins. He signed in 17 days using the White Pages)
Greg Dingens (Defensive tackle played under Gerry Faust at Notre Dame and was a three-time Academic All-American. He signed in 19 days per Collins NFL Address List)
Wayne Bullock (Running back played for Notre Dame from 1972-74 and was a key part of the 1973 National Championship team. He signed in 18 days per the free site Advanced Background Checks)
Also, I checked my log and for me the worst signing major league baseball team for 2014 was the Houston Astros. That means zero successes out of 11 letters and again NO successes from them at all in 2013.
Thad Bosley (Outfielder played from 1977-90 for several teams including the Cubs & White Sox. He signed c/o Grace University in 67 days)
It's days like these which show that you don't always need to purchase an address list to have success.
Lindsay Lee-Waters (Tennis player had a career high singles ranking of 33 in the world on the WTA Women’s Professional Tour. She will only play doubles part time on the WTA Tour in 2013-14 and signed in 10 days using the White Pages)
Mike Rozier played two seasons in the former USFL for the Pittsburgh Maulers & Jacksonville Bulls.
How many seasons did Mike Rozier compete in the NFL?
If you have any suggestions or feedback please let me know.