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
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.
Summer Sanders (At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, she emerged as the most decorated U.S. swimmer, winning two gold medals swimming the Butterfly, a silver medal, and a bronze medal. She signed in 9 weeks)
Bobby McKinney (Alabama Crimson Tide halfback competed from 1970-72 and signed in 2 weeks)
Judd Hirsch (Actor began his career in 1959 and was in the comedy series Taxi, Dear John & Superior Donuts, films Ordinary People, Independence Day and many more. He signed in 28 days)
Gary Martin (Alabama Crimson Tide halfback played from 1961-63 and was nice enough to sign in 9 days)
Robert Werdann (Center played from 1992-97 for the Nuggets & Nets and signed in 9 days)
John Wehner (Competed for the Pittsburgh Pirates & Florida Marlins from 1991-01 and signed in 9 days)
Bake McBride (1974 NL Rookie of the Year had a long career (1973-83) with the Cardinals, Phillies and Indians. I paid the signing fee and the wait time was 119 days)
Blayne Enlow (Minnesota Twins pitching prospect signed in 28 months during his time with the Fort Myers Miracle)
Phil Epps (Green Bay Packers wide receiver played from 1982-89 and signed in 3 weeks)
Albert Elmore (Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback competed from 1953-55 and signed in 13 days)
Charles Allen (Alabama Crimson Tide guard played from 1957-59 and signed in 11 days)
He will be missed
Mike Christopher (Pitched from 1991-96 with the Dodgers, Indians & Tigers. He signed in 10 days)
Phil Allman (Crimson Tide defensive back played from 1976-78 and signed in 10 days)
Marcus Crandell (He played 11 seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders & Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1997-08 while also spending time in NFL Europe and the XFL.
He signed in 19 days from work)
Wayne Gandy (Tackle competed from 1994-08 with the Rams, Steelers, Saints & Falcons. He signed in 15 days)
Mike Grier (Right wing played for several teams including the Edmonton Oilers from 1996-11. He signed in 13 weeks per Sports Collectors Net)
Mary Lynn Rajskub (Actress & comedian who is best known for portraying Chloe O'Brian in the action thriller series 24, she signed in 1 month)
John DeMerit (Outfielder played for the Milwaukee Braves & New York Mets from 1957-62. He signed in 18 days)
The Famous Chicken (aka The San Diego Chicken, aka Ted Giannoulas, iconic sports personality signed in 10 days)
Raphael Lessard (Stock car driver last competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and has also driven in the ARCA Racing Series. He signed in 2 weeks)
Josh Collmenter (Pitched from 2011-17 with the Diamondbacks & Braves. He signed in 12 days)
Laddie Renfroe (Pitched for the 1991 Chicago Cubs and signed in 10 days)
William Gaines (Tackle played for the Dolphins & Redskins from 1994-97 and signed in 11 days)
Dwayne Hollis (Cornerback competed for the Atlanta Legends of the AAF and signed in 19 months)
George Thomas (Outfielder played from 1961-71 for several clubs including the Red Sox & Tigers. He signed in just 10 days)
John Long (Guard played from 1978-97 and much of his career came with the Detroit Pistons. He signed in 10 months)
Junior Kennedy (Former Cincinnati Reds & Chicago Cubs outfielder competed from 1974-83 and signed in 10 days)
Ken Geddes (Ex-Rams & Seahawks linebacker played from 1971-78 and signed in 9 days)
Micky Ward (Former boxer competed from 1985-03 and held the WBU light welterweight title in 2000. He came through in 2 weeks)
Nelson Chittum (Pitched for the Cardinals & Red Sox from 1958-60 and signed in 3 weeks)
Jack DiLauro (Pitched for the New York Mets & Houston Astros from 1969-70 and signed in 19 days)
Anthony Davis (Running back competed for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2001-04 and later the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2006–07. He signed in 15 days from work)
Garrett Cooper (Miami Marlins player signed from spring training)
P. J. Jones (Former driver competed in many different series including NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA GT Championship, the American Le Mans Series, USAC, the Chili Bowl, & Stadium Super Trucks. He signed in 2 weeks)
Martin Biron (Goaltender competed from 1995-14 for several teams including the Sabres, Flyers & Rangers. He signed in 10 weeks per Sports Collectors Net)
Nolan Jones (Cleveland Indians prospect played for the Columbus Clippers in 2021 and signed in 13 weeks from the team address)
Nate Hobbs (Las Vegas Raiders player was pulled from a pack of cards)
Andre Mintze (Denver Broncos player was pulled from a pack of cards)
AJ Parker (Detroit Lions player was pulled from a pack of cards)
Jerry Hairston (Long time Chicago White Sox player competed from 1973-89 and signed in 9 weeks)
Irv Eatman (Tackle played from 1986-96 with the Chiefs, Jets, Rams, Falcons & Oilers. He signed in 10 days)
Rene Gonzales (Infielder played for several teams from 1984-97 including the Orioles & Expos. He signed in 9 weeks)
Landon Turner (One of IU's greats, he helped the program win the 1981 NCAA Championship and was a member of the program from 1978-81. He signed in 16 days with help from Ross of Ross's Sports Autographs)
Mike Fuller (Safety played for the Chargers & Bengals from 1975-82 and signed in 17 days)
Chad Brown (Linebacker competed from 1993-07 and his best seasons came with the Seattle Seahawks. He signed in 63 days)
Josh Freeman (QB played from 2009-15 and much of his career came with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He signed in 3 weeks thanks to help from Ross of Ross's Sports Autographs)
Harold Pressley (Sacramento Kings forward competed from 1986-90 and was nice enough to sign in 8 days)
The sad truth is that is..........
During Spring Training I sent 30 letters earning 6 returns.
I've sent 86 letters during the regular season to major leaguers, 5 returns.
I've sent 66 letters during the regular season to the minor leagues, 6 returns.
My Past Successes
Buck O`Neil passed away 10-06-06 and I was lucky enough to have met him twice.
If you read Buck O`Neil's book, what was the only thing he ever hated in life? And this man faced experienced discrimination on a daily basis for much of his life.
If you have any suggestions or feedback please let me know.