Welcome to Mark`s Signing Bonus. Circa 1992.
- My site is dedicated to a variety of sports with an emphasis towards baseball, football, hockey, golf, basketball, boxing, Olympic's, coaching, racing successes & even celebrities. 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. ****
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The following are my autograph successes by category.
Baseball Players A-G
Baseball Players H-M
Baseball Players N-S
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 & 2020 Spring Training Addresses
Olympic Athletes, Coaches, Boxing, Jockey, Broadcasters & Tennis
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 2022 Indianapolis 500
days until the Super Bowl
days until 2021 NFL season kicks off
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.
Chad Hennings (Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle played from 1992-00 and signed in 10 days)
Bill Ragans (DB competed in 1992 for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the WLAF and signed in a weeks time. A special thank you to Lee of Lee's Autograph Hall of Fame for the years of help in this category)
Mike Shannon (St. Louis Cardinals outfielder played from 1962-70 and has been the Cardinals radio voice for 50 years. He signed from the team address in 19 days)
Jim Paek (Played in the NHL from 1990–91 & 1994–95, winning the Stanley Cup twice with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He came through in 13 days with a lot of help from Ross of Ross's Sports Autograph fame)
Jason Childers (Pitched for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2006 and signed in 29 days using Free People Search)
Norm Bass (Pitched for the Kansas City Athletics from 1960-63 and signed in 9 days using Sports Collectors Net)
Charlie Puleo (Pitched from 1981-89 for the Mets, Reds & Braves. He signed in 10 days per Sports Collectors Net)
Brandon Hunter (Forward played from 2003-05 with the Celtics & Magic, he signed in 2 months from work)
Denis Boucher (Pitched from 1991-94 with the Blue Jays, Indians & Expos. He signed from Canada in 31 days)
Mark Dewey (Pitched from 1990-96 and his best seasons came with the Giants. He signed in 9 days)
Jack Savage (Pitched for the Dodgers & Twins from 1987-90 and signed in 9 days)
Jim Small (Outfielder played from 1955-58 for the Tigers & Athletics. He signed in 8 days thanks to Sports Collectors Net)
James Morrison (Actor might be best know for the role of Bill Buchanan on 24, I also recall Millennium, NCIS, The West Wing just to name a few other projects. He signed in 17 days using Free People Search)
Gil Flores (Outfielder played from 1977-79 for the Angels & Mets. I paid a fee to PastPros and he signed in 2 weeks, this was a welcome relief since the last PastPros player I paid failed to sign)
Dennis Ribant (Pitched from 1964-69 and his best seasons came with the Mets. He signed in 9 days per Sports Collectors Net)
Dan Cleary (Right wing played (1997-15) most of his career with the Detroit Red Wings and signed in 9 days per Sports Collectors Net)
Dan Fife (Pitched for the Minnesota Twins from 1973-74 and signed in 9 days per Sports Collectors Net)
Kevin Reimer (Outfielder played from 1988-93 for the Rangers & Brewers. He signed in 9 weeks)
Nyjer Morgan (Outfielder played for the Pirates, Nationals & Brewers from 2007-14 and was nice enough to sign in 1 week)
Jim Duffalo (Pitched from 1961-65 for the Giants & Reds. He signed in 13 days per Sports Collectors Net)
Jeff Jones(Outfielder played for the 1983 Cincinnati Reds and signed in 1 week)
Matt Tifft (Former stock car driver is part owner of Live Fast Motorsports and signed in 3 months from the team address)
Mike Anderson (Outfielder competed from 1971-79 for the Phillies, Cardinals & O's. He signed in 3 weeks per Sports Collectors Net)
Bill Atkinson (Pitched for the Montreal Expos from 1976-79 and signed in 18 days)
Mike Hedlund (Pitched from 1965-72 for Cleveland & Kansas City. He signed in 10 days)
Garry Jestadt (Infielder competed from 1969-72 for the Expos, Cubs & Padres. He signed in 10 days)
Kris Bubic (Kansas City Royals pitcher signed in 2 months from the team address)
Don McLean (Singer is best known for his 1971 hit song "American Pie", he signed in 17 months per Sports Collectors Net)
James O'Hagan (Center played in the XFL for the DC Defenders and came through in 1 month via Free People Search)
Marquise Williams (Quarterback competed in the AAF for the San Antonio Commanders & New York Guardians of the XFL. He signed in 28 days using Free People Search)
John Schuck (Actor was in the movie M*A*S*H, did film & television work in Star Trek franchises, plus much more. He was nice enough to sign in 8 days)
Chase Anderson (Philadelphia Phillies pitcher signed in 7 weeks from the team address)
Dwight Bernard (Pitched for the Mets & Brewers from 1978-82, signing in 2 weeks via Sports Collectors Net)
Jacob Waguespack (Pitches for the Buffalo Bisons in the Blue Jays system. He signed in 3 weeks from the team address)
Eric Weddle (Defensive back played for the Chargers, Ravens & Raiders from 2007-19. He signed in 1 year using Free People Search)
Mary Crosby (Actress played Kristin Shepard in the television series Dallas and signed in 26 days per Free People Search)
Mike Montgomery (Perhaps best known for his 18-years at Stanford (1986–2004), he also coached the Golden State Warriors. He signed in 24 days per Free People Search)
Linda Gray (Actress was a cast member of the drama series Dallas and signed in 1 month)
Triston Casas (Infielder plays for the Portland Sea Dogs in the Red Sox minor league system. He signed in 7 weeks)
The sad truth is ..........
During Spring Training I sent 30 letters earning 6 returns.
So far I've sent 86 letters during the regular season to major leaguers, 3 returns.
So far I've sent 66 letters during the regular season to the minor leagues, 4 returns.
My Past Successes
Mike Hampton at one time was a willing autograph signer.
Was Mike Hampton ever a 20 game winner?
If you have any suggestions or feedback please let me know.