UPDATES

This page lets you know about the current names I’ve had responses from and events that I attended. It also tells you about the things currently going-on in my life related to my quest for autographs, trading cards, and football. If you have questions or want to get in touch with me, the best way to find me is through Twitter or on  Sportscollectors.net.

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1/2/18- Well I kicked off 2018 with a response from 2017 in a retry-reply to Steelers quarterback Bubby Brister! +3 

1/5/18- Patriots/ St. Louis Rams LB Todd Collins signed some cards for me! +2

1/6/18- Big Mike Golic signed a few cards for me! +4

1/8/18- Wow! This year is off to a strong start with a response from Boomer Esiason- If you remember, a few years ago he sent me some stamped cards. 🙁 Also I got my first true 2018 response in Rocket Ismail! This means the 2018 page is now live. +6

1/12/18- Got two more responses from 2017 in former commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Rams RB Gaston Green! +4

1/13/18– Well I picked up a certified autograph of Raleigh-Durham QB Mark Maye. +1

1/17/18- Surprise retry reply in former Washington State RB Steve Broussard! +4

1/20/18- Second response of 2018 is in the books already with former Oilers QB Dan Pastorini! +2

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2/3/18- So after pulling down 26 autographs by the 20th day of January it was not surprising that the rest of my month finished with a thud… So after waiting almost two weeks I picked up a hangar and got Ka’Deem Carey and Robert Herron. +2

2/7/18- Former Houston Texan DeMeco Ryans signed a few cards for me TTM! +3

2/10/18- First In Person signing in a long time that I’ve attended and it was a pretty good haul. Colt McCoy signed 6 (1 to Deadhorse for future considerations), Quan Cosby signed 2, and Jordan Shipley signed 3. Pretty good job for just about 1 hour total spent at the event. +10

2/11/18- Incredible two day haul. Today I got wind of a Gigi’s grand opening. I rushed out there and met Brian Orapko and Michael Griffin, but more important, I cornered somebody I had been after for years: Jamaal Charles! +7

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3/3/18- Again a big lull in the hunt, but today I gave up out of frustration and picked up two Walmart hangars. Was really surprised to find an extra patch card and autograph in one. Included inside were autographs from Jarrett Dillard, Austin Pettis, and Christine Michael! +3

3/10/18- Former Bengal and NFL announcer Bob Trumpy signed TTM today! +2

3/17/18- Former #1 pick Irving Fryar signed a few cards for me TTM. +3

3/23/18– HOF halfback Paul Hornung signed a card for me TTM! +1

3/29/18– Found former cover man Ashley Ambrose TTM and he generously signed a few cards for me! +3

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4/3/18- Picked up a Walmart hangar today that had Kelcy Quarles in it. +1

4/10/18- Got a response from former XFL QB Mike Pawlawski today! +3

4/14/18- Went to a T-Mobile event today and scored a few Brian Orapko autographs- with 2 going to other autograph collectors for ‘future considerations’. +4 (6)

4/16/18– Nice turnaround as former Bears long bomb threat Wendell Davis signed a few cards for me. +4

4/21/18- Broke a Walmart hangar today and got an autograph from Trevor Reilly. +1

4/28/18– Former So. Miss RB Tony Smith signed a few cards for me TTM! +3

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5/7/18– Lifetime Longhorn Brian Jones signed his UT Upper Deck card! +1

5/13/18– Picked up a box of Panini Contenders 18 and inside were autographs from Marcus Baugh and Quin Blanding! +2

5/19/18– Another slow month so I picked up a box of Panini Contenders 18 and a Walmart Grab bag. Inside were autographs from Fred Warner and EJ Gaines! +2

5/24/18- WOW! New longest wait ever as Santana Dotson signs TTM in 2094 days- or 5 years, 8 months, 24 days! +2

5/28/18- Picked up another Contenders box. Inside was Tegray Scales and Billy Price! +2

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6/4/18- Well a Retry/Reply came through in Longhorns great Bryan Millard! +4

6/17/18- Picked up some Father’s Day treats. Inside I got autographs of Calvin Pryor, Adam Breneman, and Logan Woodside. +3

6/21/18- It’s been an unbearably slow month, still I picked up an autograph from former Giants DL Mike Fox. +1

6/25/18- Broke another modest dry spell with HoFer Lem Barney! +3

6/29/18- San Diego Chargers great Shawne Merriman signed a few cards for me TTM! +3

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7/12/18- Slow going July with a blaster of Panini Contenders 18 yielding Redskins first round pick Da’Ron Payne! +1

7/15/18- Always happy to see Ricky Williams! +2

7/16/18- Cool Cool. Louis Lipps, Steelers WR signed some cards for me TTM! +3

7/19/18- Wow. July hit its stride with the best total pickup TTM of the year, as I got three responses back from Chris Hanburger, John Fina, and Scott Case! +7

7/21/18- Stopped by and saw Brian Orapko and Mike Huff at Gigi’s Cupcakes today. +4

7/24/18– You’re OK by me July, as Jets RB Matt Snell signs TTM! +2

7/26/18- The hits keep coming for July with Browns great Ozzie Newsome signing TTM! +3

7/28/18– July finished in a rush with an IP event with Lifetime Longhorns Cedric Griffin and Aaron Ross! +5

7/29/18– Two intriguing free agent prospects inside a Panini Contenders 18 box: Trey Marshall and Kenny Hill! +2

7/30/18-Wow. July isn’t going down without a fight. Darryl Talley just a day short of 600, signs 3 cards from 2016! +3

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8/4/18- Well Contenders FINALLY paid off as I got Houston Texans 3rd round pick Martinas Rankin, along with MJ Stewart, Armani Watts, and Braxton Berrios. +4

8/9/18- Picked up a box of Panini Contenders and again a womp womp with retired Mike McCray and 5th round pick Tyler Conklin in a box. Still I managed to have a good day with some ‘future considerations’ from Lance coming in this year, in the form of Eric Martin and Dalton Hilliard! +4

8/20/18- HOFer Don Maynard signed some sweet vintage for me! +2

8/21/18- Got a nice response from a WLAFer, kicker John Kendall Trainor! Long live the WLAF! +1

8/29/18- Got a great deal on a stack of blaster Sage 17s. I added a stack of autographs in: Jake Elliot, Greg Ward Jr, James Onwualu, Malik Hooker, Brad Kaaya, Adam Bisnowaty, Carlos Henderson, Mike Fafaul, Chris Wormley, Dakota Prukop, and Budda Baker. +11 

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9/7/18- Lifetime Longhorn James Patton signed TTM today! +2

9/10/18- Heisman Winner Ron Dayne signed his Upper Deck Legends card! +1

9/13/18- Very nice retry reply in the form of former QB Shawn Moore! +2

9/15/18-Visited the Heisman House Tour today and got Ricky Williams, Vince Young AND LenDale White on a few cards! +7

9/22/18- An interesting final pull of the Panini Contenders 18 Blaster Box with a duplicate of Quin Blanding, and then autographs from Folorunso Fatukasi, Ray-Ray McCloud, and 150 points in Panini Rewards that I got a Sammy Watkins autograph from! +3

9/24/18– Longhorn Legend Mike Cotten signed his UT card for me! +1

9/25/18- The AAF did their kickoff for fans in San Antonio. I was able to meet Aaron Green, Trevor Knight, Daryl Richardson, and Troy Polamalu! +10

9/27/18- Longhorn Legend Bret Stafford signed TTM today! +2

9/29/18- Former FSU standout Terrell Buckley signed a few cards TTM! +3

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10/1/18- Started out the month with a response from Chad Hennings and the redemption from Panini for Sammy Watkins! +3

10/13/18– Carlos Carson arrived today TTM. +2

10/19/18- Nice shot in the arm today, as Heisman Winner RGIII signed a card for me TTM! +1

10/20/18- Well I’m getting on a small roll here and hit a speed bump. Opened up two TTM envelopes today and I got autographs from Lewis Tillman (2/3) and a more than likely stamp from DeShaun Watson. Womp Womp.  +3(2)

10/22/18- Class act from former WLAF Dragons player Brett Wiese who signed his card for me and sent me a nice thank-you note. +1

10/25/18- Never thought I’d get this one back since it’d been so long but former Packer Vinnie Clark signed a few for me TTM. +3

10/26/18– Brad Shearer, Lifetime Longhorn came through today TTM. +2

10/27/18- Nice run all of a sudden with successes from defensive titans of their era, Marty Lyons and Carl Hairston. +5

10/29/18- Wow, 4 days in a row now with Merril Hoge and John Friesz responding TTM! +9

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11/1/18– Been a while since I picked up a Panini Contenders 2018 blaster box. Inside were David Wells and Keishawn Bierria! +2

11/5/18-First TTM of November checks in with HoFer Sonny Jurgensen! +2

11/9/18- Mike Johnson LB signed a stack of cards for me and included some extras. Also got Heisman Winner George Rogers! +7

11/13/19- Knocked another elusive member of the WLAF off the list with Lonnie Turner signing 2 cards! +2
11/16/19- Another TTM came in today with a retry-reply in RB Jamie Morris!
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11/17/19- Well after getting an IP signing moved again, I decided to vent by picking up another box of Contenders. Inside was an autograph from Brandon Facyson. +1

11/23/19– Former Bills’ QB Trent Edwards came in today TTM! +3

11/26/19– Underrated QB Lynn Dickey signs 3 TTM! +3
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12/3/19- A retry reply in Larry Johnson came through for me today! +3

12/6/19- After failing multiple times, I bought Sacramento Surge Ben Bennett’s autograph. +1

12/7/19- Wow just terrible. Barry Sanders put out his address on social media because he likes to receive letters and sign fan mail. Then he stamps mine and everybody else’s item they send. +0

12/8/19- And the world comes thudding down with an in person signing with VY at Kicking it ATX. It was supposed to be a pretty decent event, but nearly all the participants cancelled. VY was not in a great mood either- or was he? Anyway- he signed 3 cards for me begrudgingly. It’s not like there was a lot of people, and it’s not like I’m selling them. In fact, I’m giving two of them away to great people in the hobby. Whatever. +1 (3)

12/10/19- Lifetime Longhorn Sergio Kindle signed a few cards for me tonight at a Monday Night Football event! +3

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