Welcome to Mark`s Signing Bonus! Circa 1992.
The best way to make the 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 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
Team Addresses & 2017 Spring Training 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 Super Bowl 2017
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.
Luis Alicea (Infielder played from 1988-02 for several teams including the St. Louis Cardinals & Texas Rangers. He signed in 7 weeks via Jack Smallings List)
Greg Clark (San Francisco 49ers tight end played from 1997-00 and signed in 14 weeks via Collins NFL Address List)
Rajai Davis (At the time of my letter Mr. Davis was with the Oakland A's and was later traded to the Boston Red Sox. He must have taken his fan mail with him and signed in 5.5 months)
Garrett Hampson (Third baseman played for the Lancaster JetHawks in the Rockies minor league system. He signed in 10 weeks from the team address)
Mike Williams (Wide receiver competed at USC and then played for the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders & Seattle Seahawks from 2005-11. He signed in 13 days via True People Search)
Barbara Kennedy-Dixon (She was a two-time All-American in 1981 & 82 for the ladies basketball program and a three-time first-team All-ACC player from 1980-82. She's in the Clemson and the state of South Carolina's Athletic Hall of Fames and is the current Associate AD/Sr. Women's Administrator at Clemson. She signed in 23 days from the school address)
Tim Morrison (Georgia Bulldog offensive guard competed from 1978-80 and signed in 11 days)
Gary Cutsinger (Played college ball at Oklahoma State and then defensive end for the Houston Oilers from 1962-68. He was nice enough to sign my card and provided a signed photo in 2 weeks)
Jeff Calhoun (Pitched for the Astros & Phillies from 1984-88 and signed in 9 months via Jack Smallings List)
Taylor Rogers (Minnesota Twins pitcher signed in 4 months from the team address)
James Laurinaitis (Linebacker played from 2009-16 for the St. Louis Rams & New Orleans Saints and was a three-time All-American at Ohio State. He signed in 9 days)
Shaun McDonald (Wide receiver played for the Rams, Lions & Steelers from 2003-09 and signed in 26 days)
Doug Tewell (Winner of several tournaments at both the PGA Tour & Champions Tour level, including two senior major championships. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame in 2017 and signed in 15 days via True People Search)
Scott Fujita (Linebacker competed from 2002-12 for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints & Cleveland Browns. He signed in 27 days from Collins NFL Address List)
Tyler Lyons (St. Louis Cardinals pitcher signed from the team address in 5 months)
David Edwards (A two-time All-American at Oklahoma State, he's also competed on the PGA & Champions Tour. He signed in 12 days using True People Search)
Andrew Moore (Pitches for the Seattle Mariners but my letter was sent to the Jackson Generals in 2016. He signed in 16 months)
Sal Romano (Cincinnati Reds pitcher signed from spring training)
Bob Ellis (Served as the Texas A&M men's golf coach for 27 years, from 1974-2000. During this time, Texas A&M ranked among the best programs in the nation, winning two Southwest Conference Championships 1982 & 1987. He was inducted into the National Golf Coaches Hall of Fame in 1998 and signed in 39 days)
Lynda Tolbert (Earned four national titles while an Arizona Sun Devil, earning eight All-America honors. She also competed in 1992 & 1996 Olympics earning the bronze medal in the women's 100 m hurdles event. She was nice enough to sign in 8 days using True People Search)
Paulo Orlando (Kansas City Royals outfielder signed in 6 months from the team address)
Tom Prince (Catcher played from 1987-03 for several teams including the Pirates & Dodgers. He's the current Bench Coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates and signed from the team address in 5 months)
Brian Schneider (Catcher worked behind the plate from 2000-12 for the Expos, Nationals, Mets & Phillies. He signed in 6.5 months from the Miami Marlins spring training session)
Donnie Little (He set the Pro Modified speed record in the early '90s with a mark of 212.86 mph and was the 2002 points champion in the Midwest Outlaw Series. He signed in 2 months)
Jack Thompson (Guard played at South Carolina from 1966-68 and was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. He played in the ABA for the Indiana Pacers in two games during the 1968–69 season. Mr. Thompson signed in 10 days using True People Search)
Baseball infielder, manager & coach passed away on October 2, 2017
Max Kelley (He was a three-year starter (1954-56) for the Crimson Tide playing offensive guard and fullback. He signed in 1 week using True People Search)
Michael Lewis ((Beer Man), was a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints & San Francisco 49ers from 2001-07. He signed in 1 week using True People Search)
Kevin McReynolds (Outfielder was a two-time All-American at Arkansas from 1979-81 and went on to play from 1983-94 for the Padres, Mets & Royals. He signed in 29 days)
Rick Renteria (Played from 1986-94 for the Pirates, Mariners & Marlins. This former Cubs manager now manages the White Sox and signed from spring training)
Bob Tway (Attended Oklahoma State University and was a three-time All-American before joining the PGA Tour. He signed in 21 months)
Anthony Johnson (Running back competed from 1990-00 for the Colts, Jets, Panthers & Jaguars. He signed in 15 days using Collins NFL Address List)
Andrew Romine (Detroit Tigers shortstop signed in 5 months)
Marc Brakeman (Pitched for the Salem Red Sox in the Red Sox minor league system. He signed in 13 weeks)
Mike Taylor (Linebacker played at the University of Wisconsin from 2009-12 and the Seattle Seahawks from 2013-14. He signed in 1 month)
Randy Hall (Pole vaulter was a two-time All-America at Texas A&M and in 1980 he won the NCAA indoor title. He signed in 29 days)
Logan Shore (Pitched for the Stockton Ports in the A's minor league system. He signed in 2 months)
Update, The Autograph Collector's Handbook #19 will begin shipping on September 15, 2017.
Jim McCullough (Place kicker played on three bowl teams for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1967-69. He signed in 6 weeks)
Jack Hamilton (Pitched from 1962-69 for several teams including the Mets, Tigers & Angels. He signed in 100 days c/o his restaurant)
Matt Koch (Pitched this season for the Reno Aces in the Diamondbacks minor league system. He signed in 5 months)
My Past Successes
Jose Oquendo joined the Cardinals front office as a Special Assistant to the General Manager in 2017.
Do you recall how many seasons Jose Oquendo played for the Mets & Cardinals?
If you have any suggestions or feedback please let me know.