Welcome to Mark`s Signing Bonus. Circa 1992.
One of the best ways to make our hobby fun is to make your collection unique.
- My site is dedicated to a variety of sports with an emphasis towards baseball, football, hockey, golf, basketball, boxing, olympics, coaching & racing successes. I want to point out that your results will vary and of course I can't promise that any player I list will sign for you. 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.
In all of my time in our hobby I've never sold a single autograph and I'm proud to make that statement.
The following are my autograph successes by category.
My Current National & American League Signings
Retired Baseball Players A-G
Retired Baseball Players H-M
Retired Baseball Players N-S
Retired Baseball Players T-Z
Racing Drivers Autographs
Football Players A-I
Football Players J-M
Football Players N-Z
WFL, XFL, USFL, CFL, World League & AAF Players
My Trips To Cooperstown
Team Addresses & 2019 Spring Training Addresses
Olympic Athletes, Coaches, Boxing, Jockey, Broadcasters, Tennis & Celebrities
Women of the AAGPBL
NBA, WNBA, ABA & College Basketball Players
Major League Umpires
My Favorite Links
My Negro League Successes
Minor League Players
days until the 2020 Indianapolis 500
days until Game 1 of the World Series
days until the 2019 NFL season
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.
Jerry Lee Lewis (Singer was a pioneer of rock and roll and signed in 3 weeks per True People Search)
Ray Stevens (Signer & comedian signed in 20 days using True People Search)
Dee Dee Sharp (R&B singer signed in 3 weeks via True People Search)
Brian Hyland (Signer signed in 3 weeks per True People Search)
Kendall James (Defensive back played for the San Diego Fleet of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF). He signed in 22 days via True People Search)
J.C. Hassenauer (Center played for the Birmingham Iron of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF). He signed from the Steelers training camp in 21 days)
Bobby Rydell (Signer was a teen idol during the 1960's, selling over 25 million records. He signed in 11 days per True People Search)
Duane Causwell (Center played 11 NBA seasons for the Sacramento Kings & Miami Heat. He signed in 10 months using True People Search)
Juice Newton (Signer was nice enough to sign in 25 days)
Aramis Garcia (Catcher plays for the Sacramento River Cats in the Giants minor league system. He signed in 12 weeks)
Markie Post (Actress may be best known for the comedy series “Night Court” which ran from 1985-92 and she was on two episodes Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. She signed in 5 weeks per True People Search)
Ann Dunwoody (She is the first woman in U.S. military and uniformed service history to achieve a four-star officer rank. This veteran was kind enough to sign in 1 month)
Mark Cotney (Defensive back competed from 1975-84 for the Houston Oilers & Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He signed in 3 weeks per True People Search)
Cory Collier (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back competed from 1983-86. He signed in 18 days using True People Search)
Dion (Singer & songwriter was the former lead singer for Dion and the Belmonts. He signed in 9 days via True People Search)
Chubby Checker (Singer hit it big with The Twist and signed in 9 days via True People Search)
Freddy Cannon (Early rock and roll singer signed in 9 days per True People Search)
Jonathan Hernandez (Pitches for the Frisco RoughRiders in the Texas Rangers minor league system. He signed in 3 weeks)
Henry Winkler (Actor/comedian is perhaps best known for his television series Happy Days which ran from 1974-84. These days he can be seen on the HBO comedy Barry. He signed in 10 weeks via Sports Collectors Net)
Jerry Hardin (Actor has appeared in film and television roles since 1958, although he is perhaps best known as the character Deep Throat in the series The X-Files. He signed in 11 days)
I've sent 219 letters to current minor league baseball players and at this time only 37 successes.
My attempts at having major league baseball players sign is even worse. I've sent 119 letters in 2019 to current baseball players and at this time only 7 successes.
Byron Buxton (Minnesota Twins outfielder is on the DL and signed my card in 10 months from home using True People Search)
Ed Armbrister (Played parts of five seasons with the Cincinnati Reds (1973-77), including a controversial play in the 1975 World Series. He kept my ball card and instead signed an index card and it was returned when 37 cent stamps were in use)
Gary Conway (Actor is perhaps best known for his Irwin Allen sci-fi television series Land of the Giants which ran from 1968-70. He signed in 6 weeks using True People Search)
Jim Belushi (Actor/comedian is perhaps best known for his television series According to Jim which ran from 2001–09. He signed in 1 month via Sports Collectors Net)
John Rettele (Former jockey competed from 1976-93 winning 1,174 races over the course of his career. He signed in 29 days via True People Search)
JaQuan Gardner (Running back played for the San Diego Fleet of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF). He signed in 2 months via True People Search)
Jay Schuyler (Catcher plays for the Dayton Dragons in the Reds minor league system and signed in 3 weeks)
Anthony Seigler (Catcher plays for the Charleston RiverDogs in the Yankees minor league system and signed in 6 weeks)
Mike Gesicki (Current Miami Dolphins tight end signed in 21 days via True People Search)
Younghoe Koo (Place kicker competed for the Atlanta Legends of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF). He made all 15 of his AAF field goal attempts and signed in 21 days per True People Search)
Kevin Coyle (Former head coach of the of the Atlanta Legends in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF). He signed in 25 days with help from friend of the hobby Lee of Lee's Autograph Hall of Fame, this football collecting guru came through again)
Ryan Weathers (Pitches for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the Padres minor league system signed in 62 days)
Rick Wilson (Former NASCAR driver began racing in 1980 and posted 23 top-ten finishes over his career. He signed in 5 months using True People Search)
Marion Ross (Actress is best known for the role of Marion Cunningham on the ABC television sitcom Happy Days (1974 to 1984). She signed in 2 months)
Quinton Ross (Completed his basketball career at SMU as the school's fourth all-time leading scorer. He played abroad and in the NBA from 2003-13 while having signed in 4 months using True People Search)
Actor passed away on July 18, 2019
Former All-Star pitched for the Indians & Tigers. He passed away on 07-19-19
Pabel Manzanero (Catcher plays for the Dayton Dragons in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 13 days)
Eduardo Salazar (Pitches for the Dayton Dragons in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 15 days)
Aaron Green (Running back played for the San Antonio Commanders of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF). He signed in 28 days via True People Search)
Former Boston Red Sox infielder passed away on July 17, 2019
Earl Okine (Defensive end played for the Orlando Apollos of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF). He signed in 6 weeks via True People Search)
My Past Successes
Hall of Famer Willie Mays shares the record of most All-Star Games played with 24.
In what year was Willie Mays enshrined into Hall of Fame?
If you have any suggestions or feedback please let me know.