We have signed items from Apollo era personnel Fred Haise, Gene Kranz, Clancy Hatleberg, John Wolfram. We have several astronauts from the Shuttle era, Steve Bowen, Dick Covey, Guion Bluford, Scott Altman, Mike Foreman.
We also have a photo signed by Betty Grissom, our own photography of the Liberty Bell 7, which her husband Gus piloted in the Mercury era. Betty was widowed in 1967 when Apollo 1 caught fire and the crew was killed tragically.
One of the most unique items we have is from Col. Joseph Kittinger, who jumped from the Stratosphere in 1960, making him the actual first man in space! The Mercury era cards from Brian (beachbum) look just awesome with these items as well!
Thanks so much Mike, I really appreciate the kind words and compliment!
Many of these are ttm, some of the on card signatures are, since I like having the signature boxes so the whole name is clearly visible! Many of the deceased players are purchased, usually on 3x5 index cards. In fact, many of the Brooklyn's Best cards I purchased 3x5 cards from my friend Scobes on here, which brought me from about a 12 card set to 25!
I have had a lot of luck sending these ttm, often I send extras for the player to keep, and sometimes they will sign them all and return, which is awesome too!
One more today, my friend is having a tough time at work, this year and loves Da Bears. I just heard a story that took place at Bill Walsh's funeral, where Mike Ditka was sitting next to Jim Harbaugh. Ditka leans over to Harbaugh and says "Jim, I want you to remember, you will always have critics in this life. Screw 'em!"
I think my friend needs this story at the moment, and I hope he enjoys this card!