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OAO Autograph Thread

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April 28th, 2013, 2:45 am #1

I dug a shit ton of old cards (football, baseball, basketball, etc.) from my parents basement. I decided that I was going to start mailing these cards out and trying to get as many signed as possible. I'm getting some cards in the Topps Heritage line so you'll see some modern players pop up. But you're going to mostly see 80s/90s players on here. Most of these people are receiving two cards, so if you see a success on someone you want, PM me and if the card isn't spoken for, I will send it to you.

I will say right away that Reds and Pistons players are going to be top priority. I'm also sticking to guys that have high success rates with through the mail. So don't expect super high level guys all the time.

I sent my first set off today and the clock begins on seeing who sends me some signed goodies back.

Here's my initial list:

MMA:

Mark Coleman

Baseball:

Chris Inanetta - SUCCESS 4/27/2013 to 5/6/2013
Hal Morris
Jason Giambi
Ubaldo Jimenez
Heath Bell
Jerrod Washburn
Buck Showalter - SUCCESS 5/6/2013 to 5/13/2013
Chase Headley
Daniel Hudson
Doug Fister
Todd Benzinger
Paul O'Neill
Joe Oliver - SUCCESS 5/8/2013 to 5/23/2013
Chris Sabo
Jack McKeon - SUCCESS 5/8/2013 to 5/20/2013
Matt Capps
Matt Laporta
Todd Frazier
Drew Stubbs
Edwin Jackson
Mike Cameron - SUCCESS 5/11/2013 tp 5/17/2013
Brad Ausmus
Bill Mueller
Ned Yost
Jed Lowrie
Pat Neshek - SUCCESS 5/13/2013 to 5/20/2013
Pete Harnisch
Michael Tucker
Ryan Dempster
Jamie Moyer
Sean Casey
Bob Boone
Jeff Reed
Jonny Gomes

Basketball:

Mark Price
Joe Dumars
John Salley
John Paxson - SUCCESS 4/29/2013 to 5/22/2013
Steve Kerr
Kevin McHale
Robert Parish
Ron Harper
David Robinson
Jerry Sloan - SUCCESS 5/1/2013 to 5/16/2013
Brad Daugherty - SUCCESS 5/6/2013 to 5/13/2013
John Hornacek
Craig Ehlo
Larry Nance
Dirk Nowitzki
Charles Oakley
Bill Wennington
Dennis Hopson
Dave Corzine
Danny Ferry
Cliff Levingston
Sidney Moncrief

Football:

Bobby Humphrey - SUCCESS 5/2/2013 to 5/20/2013
Steve Atwater - SUCCESS 5/2/2013 to 5/18/2013
Eric Ball
Steve Grogan - SUCCESS 5/3/2013 to 5/13/2013
Andre Ware
Steve Walsh
Karl Mecklenberg
Mike Tomczak
Hardy Nickerson
Jeff George - SUCCESS 5/4/2013 to 5/9/2013
Jim McMahon - SUCCESS 5/4/2013 to 5/14/2013
Eric Metcalf
Mike Johnson
Matt Schaub
Dermontti Dawson - SUCCESS 5/13/2013 to 5/20/2013
Bubby Brister
Steve McMichael
Lawrence Taylor
Drew Bledsoe
Brian Griese
Ed McCaffrey
Bruce Armstrong - SUCCESS 5/17/2013 to 5/24/2013
Ron Rivera
Herschel Walker
Tony Gonzalez
Willie McGinest
Jim Harbaugh

Hockey:

Brett Hull
Tomas Holmstrom
Chris Osgood
Chris Chelios

Wrestling:

Jerry Lawler
Harley Race - SUCCESS 5/11/2013 to 5/20/2013
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April 29th, 2013, 12:30 am #2

Kevin McHale has about a six month turn around but I'm sending a card for him to sign. I also added Steve Kerr and John Paxson as they appear to be dependable signers.
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April 30th, 2013, 12:36 pm #3

Sent cards out for Jason Giambi and David Robinson this morning. Robinson looks like a better than average shot and Giambi looks like 50/50.

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April 30th, 2013, 9:45 pm #4

I'll continue to post updates but I will update the first post with a master list of successes and failures as things start coming in. I'll also post the turn around time.
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May 1st, 2013, 12:59 am #5

Ah man, I don't have too many autographs.

Bryan Danielson (framed t-shirt)
Bret Hart
Sara Del Rey (photo and numerous SHIMMER dvds)
Daizee Haze
Titus O'Neil and Darren Young
The Nostalgia Critic
Butcher Vachon (book and photo)

I feel like I should have Johnny Gargano's but I neglected getting him to sign anything.
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May 1st, 2013, 1:14 am #6

I know that Harley Race, Bob Orton Jr., Jerry Lawler and Hulk Hogan are all reliable guys to get autographs through the mail from.
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May 1st, 2013, 1:48 am #7

Jerrod Washburn, Heath Bell, Ubaldo Jimenz and Jerry Sloan head out the door today.
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May 1st, 2013, 2:31 pm #8

I can just about guarantee that you'll get Chris Iannetta back, ASAP.

You should check out my old "E's got Balls" thread on here, somewhere. Picked up Joey Votto on a baseball in Phoenix, last month. Was just incredibly lucky.

I started doing the "Through The Mail" thing with old cards, last summer. Got quite a few and, like you said, mostly old 80s/90s guys. Biggest "names" I've gotten are probably Will Clark, Mike Modano, Jamie Moyer and Ed "Too Tall" Jones. Went for a lot of old Broncos, as long as they had a good record of responding (Keith Kartz, Mike Harden and Mike Horan). No way will I ever get John Elway through the mail... but Steve Atwater supposedly has a great turnaround rate.

It was mostly me cleaning out my desk and finding a random stash of extra cards. If the player was someone I liked or remembered, I'd check to see if their address was available. Otherwise, the cards were trashed.

I stopped doing it at the beginning of the year because I was in the process of moving. Now that I'm done, I'll get back to it as soon as I'm unpacked.

Which site do you use for your mailing addresses? I've been using this one, exclusively, and have had good success:
http://www.sportscardforum.com/ttm.php?do=list&sp=2

Rowe: there are a few wrestlers listed there.

A friend of mine got an autographed pic from Nick Offerman, who plays the awesome Ron Swanson on "Parks & Recreation". It was personalized and said something like: "Meat. Freedom. Happiness". I'm insanely jealous.
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May 1st, 2013, 4:59 pm #9

Yeah, that's the site I started using. I ordered a box of 90s Topps cards for really cheap. So I'm going to start hitting more baseball players too. Sticking mostly to safe bets early. I'm hoping to see some guys start to filter in next week. Kerr and Ianetta seem like the most likely first returns. Though Robert Parish is quick too.

Looking at Harley Race as my send out tonight.
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May 1st, 2013, 10:58 pm #10

In honor of E, sending 2 1990 Score cards off to Bobby Humphrey for tomorrow.
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