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Old 11-27-06, 05:27 PM   #1
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What were your first four sports autographs?

1.)Bob Hogsett F-Detroit Pistons(he only played a few games in the NBA plus he played for Pittsbugh ABA-poor guy was murdered back in 1984) 2.)Tom Van Arsdale G-Detroit Pistons-he was keeping score and time on an amateur game at Cobo Arena before the Pistons game 3.)Tom Sanders F-Boston Celtics-We went as a group from school to a game and he came out of the lockerroom to a phone booth where we got his autograph upon him leaving the booth 4.)Bruce Martyn play-by-play Detroit Red Wings-I was flipping burgers at Hardees when I noticed Bruce as a customer.A woman who worked with me got the autograph for me.So out of the four autographs-two of them made it into there respective sports hall-of-fame.
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Old 11-27-06, 05:51 PM   #2
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Don't know exactly the first 4, but the first one for me was Johnny Bench in the mid-70s.
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Old 11-27-06, 05:54 PM   #3
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My first was Brooks Robinson. He lived 3 houses up the street from me growing up. Great guy. Quite a site going into in his living room and seeing 16 gold gloves.
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Old 11-27-06, 05:56 PM   #4
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Old 11-27-06, 06:09 PM   #5
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My first was Brooks Robinson. He lived 3 houses up the street from me growing up. Great guy. Quite a site going into in his living room and seeing 16 gold gloves.

Johnny U. was probably one of my first 4 as well. Just can't remember. I sure that another was former NFL Pro Bowler and Baltimore Colts D-coordinator (in the late 70s) Maxie Baughn - he lived across the street from me.
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Old 11-27-06, 06:13 PM   #6
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Old 11-27-06, 06:31 PM   #7
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My first was Brooks Robinson. He lived 3 houses up the street from me growing up. Great guy. Quite a site going into in his living room and seeing 16 gold gloves.
I was at the game at Tiger Stadium back in 1977 when over the PA system they announced that Brooks was retiring at the end of the season and of course he received a standing ovation.
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Old 11-27-06, 07:20 PM   #8
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Old 11-27-06, 08:00 PM   #9
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Manny Alexander
Some Pirates pitcher
Phil Nikero
Some Charlotte Hornets player

I think those are actually the only four autographs I have collected. I wasn't ever into that thing.
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Old 11-27-06, 08:10 PM   #10
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Manny Alexander
Some Pirates pitcher
Phil Nikero
Some Charlotte Hornets player

I think those are actually the only four autographs I have collected. I wasn't ever into that thing.
No doubt the Pirates pitcher was a better ballplayer than Manny Alexander.
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Old 11-27-06, 08:13 PM   #11
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A bunch of wrestlers that worked in Florida at the time (Steve Keirn, Stan Lane, Lex Luger, etc.) came to the Shriners Hospital to visit me when I was younger after one of my first operations. So I guess that would be the answer.
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Old 11-27-06, 08:20 PM   #12
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Old 11-27-06, 08:28 PM   #13
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Old 11-27-06, 08:44 PM   #14
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Old 11-28-06, 12:06 AM   #15
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Old 11-28-06, 12:24 AM   #16
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some Detroit Express Soccer players in 1980

ones I remember names of:

Magic Johnson
Greg Kelser
Jay Vincent
Bob Probert
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Old 11-28-06, 09:03 AM   #17
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The first ones I remember
Hulk Hogan at an airport
Rod Woodson at a BK signing
Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla at a piratefest.
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Old 11-28-06, 09:19 AM   #18
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First was Pat Sullivan and Terry Beasley together (70's Auburn players). My father drove me to an airport in Ohio where he knew they were getting off a plane and they were surprised to be greeted by a little kid and a poster with them on it. Cool memory.
(Uh, we lived in Ohio... didn't drive from Alabama!)
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Old 11-28-06, 10:50 AM   #19
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I dont remember. It was either:

Jack Nicklaus
Dr. J
Gary Carter
Orel Hershiser
many celebs
(at the Crosby/AT&T golf tournament)

or
Ronnie Lott
Roger Craig
Tom Rathman
and several other 49ers at the practice facility.
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Old 11-30-06, 12:07 AM   #20
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Old 11-30-06, 12:51 AM   #21
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No doubt the Pirates pitcher was a better ballplayer than Manny Alexander.
Manny was quite the shortstop...when I was watching him play rookie league ball. That's where I got the Nikero autograph, too -- he was in scouting pitchers for the Indians or the Braves one. It's funny that Manny is probably now best remembered for his involvement in that minor drug scandal in Boston involving the batboy.

ETA: It was actually John Burkett who I got the autograph of. It was at a Pirates game, but he was one of the Giants. It was 1992. I remember strongly seeing Tim Wakefield pitch against the Giants one of the games out of the three we saw.

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Old 11-30-06, 01:09 AM   #22
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Old 11-30-06, 08:40 AM   #23
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All at a celebration ceremony after the 82 NCAA championship game.
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Old 11-30-06, 08:52 AM   #24
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Old 11-30-06, 09:16 AM   #25
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If I remember correctly... it was Davey Johnson, Wally Backman, Howard Johnson, Ron Darling, and a couple of other 1985 Mets at the same time. Was at a spring training game (was 7 years old at the time, about to turn 8), someone fouls a ball off during batting practice, I was the only little kid trying to get the ball, so someone near the dugout flipped the ball to me... and then later some of the players (along with the manager) went around signing autographs. I can't remember who exactly I got from the team but I'm reasonably sure it involved at least those 4.
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