I developed this set in the fall of 2011, with the thought of finishing up my Cubs retro set, but I liked the design so well, I have branched out more. This design has been sent to a few Hall of Famers in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. I'm also using it for a lot of my wants from Chicago teams.
233 days later... it finally came home. Bill Plummer returned 4/4. Worth the long wait.
Another minor white whale for me. Mr. Krug came through for me on my second attempt with 3/4 customs signed (K1AO). Took 7 days.
Was finally able to secure an Adolfo Phillips autograph. I sent to a private signing through Chris Potter Sports. The process was smooth... glad to have this tough sig home. Cost me $15 plus my SASE, but well worth it.
Mr. Heath returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 12 days via his home.
Great return from the former Blackhawk. Sent him 4 customs (one to keep), he returned 3 customs and included 2 photos as well. 14 day turnaround. And... he paid for the postage in a manilla envelope from Canada. Class Act.
Mr. Fast Returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 9 days via his home.
Mr. Phipps came through in 13 days via his home. Returned 2/2 customs.
Another Cub Alumnus off the list. 9 days on the return. Returned 4/4.
Pierre Pilote (HOF Mojo!)
Actually, a little shocked this one came home. I sent these out July 31, 2012, returned Feb. 25, 2013. Returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) via the HHOF). Awesome.
Very quick return from a great signer. Returned 3/4 customs in 8 days.
Former Blackhawk Stanley Cup Champ and current CEO of the Hockey Hall of Fame returned 3/4 customs in 17 days via his home.
Took a shot with Mr. Peppers this year as I saw he was pretty generous at the end of last season and scored! He signed & returned 2/2 customs in 124 days via the team.
A very consistent and under-appreciated lineman from some bad Bears teams in the 1990's. Returned 2/4 customs signed, 1 unsigned, K1AO, in 17 days via the Jaguars.
This dude was a decent little returner and receiver for the Bears in the 1970's. Returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 15 days via his home.
Former Cubs Catcher returned 3/4 (K1AO) customs in 12 days via his home.
Mr. Villemure returned 3/4 customs (K!AO) in 12 days via his home.
Andre Dawson (HOF Mojo!)
One of the prettiest sigs in the business, Mr. Dawson returned 2/2 customs in 8 days via his foundation. I also sent $20 donation. I find it very hard to say I'm disappointed in the autograph, but I really wish he would have signed in the box. But, I was only expecting one to come back, so I guess I can't be too upset.
Fred "Curly" Morrison
Former Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns Runner returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 7 days via his home. Also sent a nice note.
Got a great return from the oldest living Chicago Bear alum, Mr. John Siegal, who played for the Bears prior to World War II. He had a 5 year career and was a 3X pro bowler. 10 days on the return, 3/4 came home (K1AO).
Took 112 days, but as his note says, I sent to his former wife's home... very cool that they made it happen.
Phil Esposito (HOF Mojo!)
Took awhile (275 days) but Mr. Esposito came through! Returned 1/2 customs via the Lightning.
Goose Gossage (HOF Mojo!)
Awesome. 17 day turnaround. Love it! Love it! Love it! Such a pretty signature.
A personal fave. I attended Millikin University, just as Mr. Skidmore did. Had a devil of a time finding a good picture to use. Love how this one turned out. Finished his career with a perfect 1.000 batting average. Returned 2/3 customs (K1AO) in 11 days via his home. Also signed my LOR.
Has a colorful history with the Cubs organization. Returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 25 days via his home.
Gino Marchetti (HOF Mojo!)
Why it has taken me so long to send to Mr. Marchetti, I don't know. But, I finally did and he was very gracious. Returned 4/4 customs, 2 w/ HOF year and included a signed HOF postcard in 9 days. I sent a $10 donation.
Chris Hanburger (HOF Mojo!)
Quick return from one of the most reliable signers out there. Returned 4/4 in 8 days, inscribed HOF year, number and our names to 3/4.
The Punky QB returned 3/4 personalized in 8 days. Sad to see him disappearing like he is... great article in Sports Illustrated about him and his girlfriend recently.
Had a better managerial career than playing career, but it's another former Cub home.
This one was out a long time. He's not an easy signature, so I'm glad one came home. Mr. Scott returned 1/4 customs in 86 days c/o his home.
Mr. Gigon played in 34 games for the Cubs in 1967. He returned 3/4, personalized to my kids and me in 31 days via his home.
Mr. Savage returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 6 days via his home.
Gale Sayers (HOF Mojo!)
Lightning fast 3 days to get this one back from Mr. Sayers c/o his business. Included $20, he returned 2/2.
Chuck Bednarik (HOF Mojo!)
Been waiting a long time to send this one for some reason. Finally did with $10, received 2/4 customs back signed and 1 custom blank (K1AO) in 10 days via his home. Love the inscriptions.
Mr. Upham returned 3/4 customs in 9 days via his home. He K1AO.
Mr. Gardner pitched in 18 games for the Cubs in 1968. He returned 4/4 customs via his home in 46 days via his home.
One of my all-time favorite Bears. Mr. Fencik returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 19 days via his home and included some cool inscriptions.
Had some bad Juju with the Cubs of the late 1960's, but Mr. Bill Hands came through. Returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 20 days via his home.
Mr. Calmus returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 16 days via his home.
Another Cubs short timer, Mr. Lee signed 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 8 days via his home and wrote "Thank you!" on the return SASE.
Another quick return from Mr. Sprinkle for this set. He signed 3/3 customs, although he turned one upside down. 6 days door to door.
Quick return by Mr.Herrnstein. Returned 4/4 customs in 7 days via his home.
Long time Cubs Pitcher and Pitching Coach. Returned 4/4 customs in 9 days via his home.
Former Cubs Arm returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 8 days via his home.
Former Cubs outfielder returned 3/4 in 14 days via his home, K1AO.
Sent this one out because I saw some recent returns. Mr. Dent signed 3/4 (K1AO) in 30 days via his business in Floriday. I sent $15 donation.
One Game. Three AB's, Three K's. And that was it. Glad to have him in my collection though. 8 day turnaround. Returned 3/4 (K1AO).
Jim Otto (HOF Mojo!)
Mr. Otto returned 4/4 customs in 11 days via his home also included "00" and HOF 1980 on all cards. I sent a $30 donation, hoping for 3 back. Excited to have all four.
Former backstop for the Cubs and Colt 45's returned 4/4 in 8 days via his home.
Former Cubs outfielder returned 3/4 in 8 days via his home.
Alan Page (HOF Mojo!)
Received Hon. Alan Page back today, 10 days round trip c/o his foundation. It cost me $30 but it was the last living Chicago Bears HOF autograph I needed. Glad it's home.
Former Cubs hurler returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) and included a personalized, color photo in 5 days via his home.
Short time Hawk with a big reputation. I was glad to see him send back. Returned 2/4 via his work in Canada in 54 days.
Former Cubs Backstop returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 28 days.
Glenn Hall (HOF Mojo!)
Another great return from a Chicago Legend. Mr. Glenn Hall returned 2/4 customs (offered 1) in 26 days via his home in Canada.
Doug Atkins (HOF Mojo!)
So excited to see this one come back. Mr. Atkins doesn't sign TTM that often, saw a couple of recent successes and took a shot. He returned 2/2 customs in 9 days via his home. Another Bear Hall of Famer down. Only one living Bears Hall of Famer left for me to own and I'll be sending to him soon...
My favorite Blackhawks player of all time. I had been waiting to send to him, and he didn't disappoint. He returned 4/4 in 19 days c/o the Red Wings.
Former Bears quarterback from the early 1970's returned 2/4 (offered 1) in 12 days. Pretty sig.
Mr. Schurr spent one year in the majors appearing in 26 games for the Cubs without recording a win or loss. He returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 10 days.
Former Cub Infielder and manager signed 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 14 days via his home.
Mr. Campbell returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 8 days via his home.
Ralph Kiner (HOF Mojo!)
My 3rd try,finally got my white elephant! Mr. Kiner retuned 1/2 customs in 7 days. Added a $20 donation. A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
Chicago Bear Great Doug Buffone returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in
Former Cubs outfielder returned 2/4 customs signed (offered 1) in 7 days via his home.
Bryan Trottier (HOF Mojo!)
I saw some returns from Mr. Trottier, and took a shot. He responded with 1/2 customs (K1AO) and included a trading card of his own. Took 23 days. Great return from a Hall of Famer and one of my favorite players as a kid.
Great return from the 3X all star. He returned 3/4 customs (K1AO) in 9 days via his home.
Returned 1/4 customs (Offered 1, kept 3) in 9 days via his home.
Charlie Joiner (HOF Mojo!)
Another HOF'er comes through. Mr. Joiner returned 4/4 customs in 21 days via his business.
A super fast return from one of my all time favorite Chicago Bears. Mr. Baschnagel returned 4/4 customs, and put a nice note on my LOR in 7 days via his home.
Holy cow! Mr. O'Bradovich not only returned all four of my customs, he did it in a BLISTERING 2 days! Awesome!
One of the most underrated players in Bears history. Mr. Suhey returned 4/4 customs and also enclosed a note in 5 days. Awesome add to the collection.
Mr. LeMay returned 4/4 customs in 16 days via his home.
Bert Olmstead (HOF Mojo)
Mr. Olmstead returned 1/2 (K1AO) in 18 days via his home!
Jim Bunning (HOF Mojo)
Mr. Bunning returned 2/4 customs signed (K1AO, sent one back unsigned) in 18 days via his home.
The former Cub Backstop gave me a quick turnaround in 7 days. He signed 3/4 (K1AO) but he intentionally creased 2 of them. I understand sometimes players do that if they've been burned.
Willie Davis (HOF Mojo)
Didn't think I could top Bill Gadsby to finish off 2011, but did! On New Years' Eve I received a return from HOF Willie Davis. He returned all 4 of my customs, plus added 3 personalized 4x6 cards of his own. That's sending 2011 out in style!
Bill Gadsby (HOF Mojo)
Former Chicago Blackhawk great returned 1/2 (K1AO) in 10 days and even added his number and HOF 1970 and added a note on LOR. Probably my last return of 2011. Ended on a great note!
Bobby Doerr (HOF Mojo)
Got a little HOF love from Bobby Doerr! He returned 4/4, inscribed HOF 86 on three of them for me and my kids. 17 days door to door.
Mr. Cowan returned 3/4 customs in 13 days via his home and also wrote a note on my LOR.
Mr. Schultz returned 3/4 in 12 days via his home.Also signed a note to my LOR.
Taylor Phillips: Chicago Cubs
I sent off one of my first requests for this set to Taylor Phillips, a former pitcher for the Cubs who is a fan of my work. He returned 3/5 (K2AO) and included his nickname for me. He also requested I send him 15 copies, which I will do. Eight days on the turnaround.
Vito Valentinetti: Chicago Cubs
One of my first batch out the door, Mr. Valentinetti is a great signer. Returned 3/5 customs (K2AO). Eight days door to door.