Welcome to Mark`s Signing Bonus! Circa 1992.
The best way to make the hobby fun is to make your collection unique.
- This site is dedicated to a variety of sports with an emphasis towards baseball, football, 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. I'm collecting sports history a little bit at a time.
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
WFL, 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 2017 Super Bowl.
days until the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500.
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.
Keith Brooking (Former Pro-Bowl linebacker played from 1998-12 for the Falcons, Cowboys & Broncos. He signed in 9 days)
Zack Godley (Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher signed in 4 months)
Austin Kubitza (Pitches for the Lakeland Flying Tigers in the Tigers minor league system. He signed in 7 weeks)
Dontay Moch (Linebacker played from 2012-14 for the Bengals, Cardinals & Titans. He signed in 16 days)
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher passed away on August 23, 2016
Scott Verplank (Three time All-American at Oklahoma State played on the PGA Tour & the Champions Tour. He signed in 354 days)
College Football Hall of Fame quarterback also played for Washington & Detroit from 1948-56. He passed away on 08-20-16
Brad Miller (Tampa Bay Rays shortstop signed in 29 days)
Demi Orimoloye (Outfielder plays for the Helena Brewers in the Brewers minor league system. He signed in 29 days)
Greg Gilbert (Crimson Tide linebacker played from 1985-88 and signed in four months c/o USC)
Amari Cooper (Oakland Raiders wide receiver was pulled from a pack of cards)
Kaelin Clay (Baltimore Ravens wide receiver was pulled from a pack of cards)
Trae Waynes (Minnesota Vikings cornerback was pulled from a pack of cards)
Shaq Thompson (Carolina Panthers linebacker was pulled from a pack of cards)
Adrian Amos (Chicago Bears cornerback was pulled from a pack of cards)
Xavier Cooper (Cleveland Browns tackle was pulled from a pack of cards)
Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback was pulled from a pack of cards)
San Diego Padres pitcher passed away on 08-17-16
Dwight Stone (Wide receiver played for the Steelers, Panthers & Jets from 1987-00. He signed in 9 days from Collins NFL Address List)
Jan van Breda Kolff (Small forward competed from 1975-83 in both the ABA & NBA with the Denver Nuggets, Kentucky Colonels, Virginia Squires & New York/New Jersey Nets. He signed in 16 days via Sports Collectors Net)
Chris Okey (Catcher plays for the Dayton Dragons in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 5 weeks)
Mark Carrier (Wide receiver played for the Buccaneers, Browns & Panthers from 1987-98. He signed in 8 days)
Kris Durham (Wide receiver competed from 2011-14 with Seattle, Detroit & Tennessee. He signed in 13 days)
Jim Caldwell (Former Georgia Tech center competed from 1962-65 and then in both the NBA & ABA from 1967-69. He even spent two seasons with the Kentucky Colonels. The turn around time was 9 months)
Jarlin Garcia (Pitches for the GCL Marlins in the Marlins minor league system. He signed in 13 weeks)
Steve Wallace (San Francisco 49ers tackle played from 1986-97 and was nice enough to sign in 10 days from Collins NFL Address List)
Clifford Ray (Center played for the Chicago Bulls & Golden State Warriors from 1971-81. He signed in 17 days)
Rick Aronberg (Was an All-American freestyle swimmer at Clemson in 1986-87 & 1989. He signed in 11 months)
Tyler Jay (Pitches for the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Twins minor league system. He signed in 12 weeks)
Alejandro Chacin (Pitches for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 18 days)
Juan Soto (Outfielder plays for the GCL Nationals in the Nats minor league system. He signed in 11 days)
Tim Berry (Pitches for the San Antonio Missions in the Padres minor league system. He signed in 6 weeks)
Nick Collins (Green Bay Packers Pro-Bowl safety played from 2005-11 and signed in 6 months)
Indy Car driver passed away on 08-09-16
Dylan Cease (Pitches for the Eugene Emeralds in the Cubs minor league system. He signed in 15 days)
Ariel Hernandez (Pitches for the Daytona Tortugas in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 8 weeks)
Juan Martinez (Pitches for the Daytona Tortugas in the Reds minor league system. He signed in 6 weeks)
Blake Snell (Pitcher was with the Durham Bulls at the time of my letter. He's now playing for the Tampa Bay Rays and signed in 8 weeks)
Gail Goodrich (HOF guard played from 1965-79 for the Los Angeles Lakers & New Orleans Jazz. He signed in 1 week from his post office box)
Steve Hawes (Center played from 1974-84 and much of his career came with the Atlanta Hawks. He signed in 8 days from Sports Collectors Net)
Reid Brignac (Infielder was with the Atlanta Braves at the time of my letter. He's now playing for the Gwinnett Braves in the Braves minor league system. He signed in 9 weeks)
Oscar Mercado (Shortstop plays for the Palm Beach Cardinals in the Cards minor league system. He signed in 26 days)
Alvan Adams (Former All-Star played 13 seasons from 1975-88 for the Phoenix Suns. He signed in 1 week via Sports Collectors Net)
Lester Strode (This is his 28th season as a member of the Cubs organization and his 10th at the major league level as the club's bullpen coach. This former Louisville Redbirds pitcher signed in 1 year from the team address)
Aaron Blair (Pitches for the Gwinnett Braves in the Braves minor league system. He signed in 5 weeks)
Lionel Hollins (Former All-American played from 1975-85 and was a part of the 1977 NBA Champion Portland Trail Blazers. He signed in 10 days via Sports Collectors Net)
Juan Minaya (Pitches for the Charlotte Knights in the White Sox minor league system. He signed in 3 weeks)
Mitch Haniger (Outfielder plays for the Reno Aces in the Diamondbacks minor league system. He signed in 26 days)
Wilkin Castillo (Catcher plays for the Buffalo Bisons in the Blue Jays minor league system. He signed in 6 days)
2010 American League MVP Josh Hamilton has been released by the Texas Rangers at the age of 35.
How many career home runs did Josh Hamilton have?
If you have any suggestions or feedback please let me know.