I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
As a heads-up to everyone here, four former football players from last year will be signing autographs at Gibraltar Trade Center in Taylor (admission $2/car) from 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, 3/17:
- Will Campbell ($10/autograph)
- Vincent Smith ($10)
- Jordan Kovacs ($10)
- Roy Roundtree ($15)
They're offering a great deal where you can get all four guys for $30, meaning you save $15.
I've acquired a decent number of in-person autographs there through the years, and while it's a pretty rednecky kind of place, it's worth it to meet these four guys for sure. The signings will be going on during their usual monthly card show, which is also worth checking out.
Since I was bored today I thought I'd throw up a board post showing off my burgeoning collection of Michigan cards and autographed memorabilia. I've been collecting since I was a kid, and in the last 10 or 15 years I've really focused on my alma mater. These Picasa albums (which I'm always updating, so please check in every now and then!) include my Michigan autograph/relic collections from the four major sports, plus important rookies, and finally my autographed memorabilia collection I've acquired over time (either in-person or via the internet).
I'm also curious to see if there are any fellow MGoCollectors around here that would like to show off their collections and/or trade. From time to time I pick up doubles that I don't need and would be happy to get some trading going.
For now, here are links to my collection albums, which I hope some of you enjoy!:
To give you a little taste, here's a sweet card I picked up after winning a bet with a Virginia Tech fan thanks to Michigan winning the Sugar Bowl:
Bennie Oosterbaan 1955 Topps All American RC
I'm not sure how to go about posting this but I will start here since I'm pretty sure I'll get an answer. One of my friends has a son that was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer last year. It seemed like things were going pretty well for him and then I saw a recent post on Facebook that it may be going the oher way. Anyway, I was wondering how I would go about getting an autograph. I would like to get one of my Denard pictures autographed. So where would I start? I think that would be an awesome gift for him.
Nice series of articles by Mike Rothstein at A2.com about autographs (a subject in the news because of the OSU tat-for-graphs mini-scandal).
- The ethics of autographs. Dave Ablauf teaches the football players to follow some sage advice he got from the Mannings; John Beilein tells his players to make the autograph a personal experience.
- Football and basketball players (and Coach Beilein) recall their youthful autograph experiences. J-Bart, Jordan Dumars, Colton Christian and Steve Schilling had some special access for theirs. I feel sorry for Jordan Kovaks, but I guess he's always had to scratch and claw (he's gritty, don't you know). Darius Morris has the coolest story, IME -- although Coach Beilein's autograph seems the most unique.
- The Art of the Autograph explores what it takes to create and master a good autograph. Stu Douglass is the man. Jon Horford? Not so much. Metrics gets it already. Kid is savvy.
The game was a real disappointment obviously. I wish we could get this MF monkey off our back. I had the best seats I have ever had today (section 33 row A) & might never get to do it like that again. I really wanted to rush that field but it just didn't happen. But I will say this, as I stood there in front of the seat number from my ticket, I noticed something else really great. Jake Long & Chad Henne standing right in front and next to me, against the wall watching the game & getting hounded by fan after fan & kid after kid trying to get an autograph and never turning anyone down. They wanted to watch the game so I didn't bother asking, I wanted to but just felt they had did enough. They were very nice and just smiled, grabbed tickets or whatever was given to them and signed away. I have always found that to be something important, especially for kids, and a lot of athletes just don't do it or avoid it any way they can. Those guys are awesome human beings. Big kudos to them. 1, for showing up & supporting their team, & 2, for giving up a little time for fans when you know they are busy trying to watch the game. Thank You.