Saturday, November 10, 2012

Under Construction

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Slater Martin (RIP)

Rest In Peace. Mr. Slater Martin. 
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, Class of 1982.
5× NBA champion (1950, 1952–1954, 1958), 7× NBA All-Star (1953–1959).

Mr. Slater's kindness and graciousness to his fans will always be remembered.
My condolences to his family.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Becky Hammon

Success (5/5) - 429 days

Sent: 8/2/2011

Received: 10/4/2012

One of my longest wait! Rebbeca "Becky" Hammond of the San Antonio Silver Stars. 6-time WNBA All-Star. Named to the WNBA's  Exclusive Top 15 Players of All Time list. 

Matt Hughes

Success (3/3) - 210 days

Sent: 3/7/2012

Received: 10/3/2012

One of the best MMA fighters of all time and UFC Hall of Famer, Matt Hughes!!! Long wait but worth it.

James Worthy

Success (2/4) - 525 days

Sent: 4/15/2011

Received: 9/21/2012

My longest wait. Basketball Hall of Fame and Lakers Great, James Worthy.

Signed 1 trading card and a 3R photo. A bit disappointed because the trading card was badly creased and there is smudging in 3R. Anyway, I sent another request and hopefully the signature with turn out better the next time

Thank you Mr. Worthy for being great to your fans.

Dirk Nowitzki

Success (1/1) - 43 days

Sent: 7/30/2012

Received: 9/11/2012

Other details to follow.

Landry Fields

Success (4/4) - 153 days

Sent: 4/11/2012

Received: 9/11/2012

Former New York Knicks player and current Toronto Raptors guard/forward, Landry Fields. Inscribed Bible verse as requested. Ecstatic with this return!!!

John Stockton

Success (2/4) - 92 days

Sent: 6/7/2012

Received: 9/7/2012

Basketball Hall of Famer, John Stockton. Holds NBA records for most career assist and steals. 10-time NBA All-Star. Named to NBA's 50th Anniversary Team.

Signed only 2 custom 4x6 photo. Happy with the return. Would have been great if he also signed the other 2 but I am not complaining.

Bret Hart

Success (4/4) - 91 days

Sent: 5/7/2012

Received: 8/6/2012

Huge Mojo from Professional Wresting Hall of Famer, Bret "the Hitman" Hart. 

Signed three 4R photos - personalized each for me and my 2 other brothers in GOLD sharpie. Turned out great. He also signed an index card!

Thank you Mr. Hart for being great to your fans.

Gail Goodrich (RTS)

Failure (0/4) - 117 days

Sent: 4/11/2012
Received: 8/6/2012

Return to sender - REFUSED. I guess he no longer signs.

Tom Heinsohn

Success (4/4) - 43 days

Sent: 6/20/2012

Received: 8/2/2012

Basketball Hall of Fame, Class 1986. 8x NBA Champion, 6x NBA All Star, NBA Rookie of the Year (1957). As a Coach, He is a 2x NBA Champion as a coach and was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1973.

Signed three 4R photos and 1 3R photo in Black sharpie. 

Thank you Mr. Heinsohn for being great to your fans.

Dell Curry

Success (3/3) - 43 days

Sent: 6/20/2012

Received: 8/2/2012

Thank you Hornets Great, Mr. Curry for being great to your fans.

Brad Daugherty

Success (5/5) - 43 days

Sent: 6/20/2012

Received: 8/2/2012

Cavalier Great, Brad Daugherty. 5x NBA All Star. Great signer! 

Thank you Mr. Daugherty for being good to your fans.

Dick Vitale

Success (4/4) - 78 days

Sent: 5/10/2012

Received: 7/27/2012

Basketball Hall of Fame, Sportsaster Dickie V! I prefer that he signs on the white area but then again he didn't really have to sign for me ...but he did, so I will not complain.

Thank you Mr. Vitale for being good to your fans.

Terrell Brandon

Success (5/5) - 33 days

Sent: 6/20/2012

Received: 7/23/2012

Cleveland Cavalier Great! 2x NBA All-Star (1996-97). NBA Sportsmanship Award (1997)

Thank you Mr. Brandon for being good to your fans.

Joe Johnson

Success (4/4) - 149 days

Sent: 2/22/2012

Received: 7/20/2012

Former Atlanta Hawks and current Brooklyn Nets star. 6x NBA All-Star and still counting....

Signed with a light black sharpie. Autograph on one of the trading card is badly smudged. Nevertheless, a great success.

Thank you Mr. Johnson for being good to your fans. Wish you all the best with the Nets!

Hubie Brown

Success (5/5) - 73 days

Sent: 6/20/2012

Received: 7/18/2012

Basketball Hall of Fame, Class of 2005. 2x NBA Coach of the Year (1978, 2004)

Thank you Mr. Brown for being good to your fans!

Charles Oakley

Success (4/4) - 28 days

Sent: 6/20/2012

Received: 7/18/2012

NY Knicks Great! NBA All-Defensive First Team (1994) and Second Team (1998). NBA All-Star (1994_

Thank you Mr. Oakley for being good to your fans.

Kenny Walker

Success (3/3) - 26 days

Sent: 6/20/2012

Received: 7/16/2012

1989 NBA Slam Dunk Champion, Kenny "Sky" Walker.

Thank you Mr. Walker for being good to your fans.

Mark Bryant

Success (2/2) - 55 days

Sent: 5/22/2012

Received: 7/16/2012

Thank you Mr. Bryant for being good to your fans!

Tony Parker (RTS)

Failure (0/4) - 35 days

Sent: 6/7/2012
Received: 7/12/2012

Return to sender - Unable to Forward.

Bill Walton

Success (6/6) - 29 days

Sent: 6/7/2012

Received: 7/6/2012

Basketball Hall of Fame, Class of 1993. 2x NBA Champion (1978, 1986), NBA Finals MVP (1978), NBA 6th Man of the Year (1986), 2x NBA All-Star (1976-77), All-NBA First Team (1978), All-NBA Defensive First Team (1977-78), 2x NCAA Champion (1972-73), 2x NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1972-73), 3x Naismith College Player of the Year (1972-74), Member of the NBA's 50th Anniversary Team.

Awesome signer! Thank you Mr. Walton for being great to your fans!

Jerry West

Success (3/5) - 73 days

Sent: 4/24/2012

Received: 7/6/2012

The LOGO!  1972 NBA Champion , NBA Finals MVP (1969), 14x NBA All-Star, NBA All-Star Game MVP (1972), 10x All-NBA First Team, 4x All-NBA Defensive First Team, Member of NBA 35th Anniversary Team and 50th Anniversary Team.

Thank you  Mr. West for being good to your fans.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dan Issel

Success (4/4) - 27 days

Sent: 6/7/2012

Received: 7/4/2012

Denver Nuggets Great! 1975 ABA Champion, 6x ABA All-Star (1971-9976), ABA All-Star Game MVP (1972), ABA Rookie of the Year (1971), All-ABA First Team, NBA All-Star (1977) .

Thank you  Mr. Issel for being good to your fans.

Jerry Sloan

Success (4/4) - 75 days

Sent: 4/20/2012

Received: 7/4/2012

Basketball Hall of Fame Coach, Class 2009. Also had a good NBA career as a player. 2x NBA All-Star (1967, 1969), 4x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969, 1972, 1974-75), 2x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1970-71).

Thank you  Mr. Sloan for being good to your fans.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Bob McAdoo

Success (3/3) - 53 days

Sent: 5/10/2012

Received: 7/2/2012

Got him on my 2nd attempt. Basketball Hall of Fame, Class of 2000. 2x NBA Champion, NBA Most Valuable Player (1975), 5x NBA All-Star, 3x NBA Scoring Champion, NBA Rookie of the Year (1973)

Thank you  Mr. McAdoo for being good to your fans.