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    Elle Macpherson

    Two weekends ago, I hung out with my buddyMike at the De Anza Flea Market and helped him sell his sports memorabilia.

    Now I'm not sure if this is going to sound weird or not... but I have always sorted my friends into groups... much like I sort my trading cards.

    Sterling Marlin

    When I was younger... I had my neighborhood friends, my school friends, my Little Leaguefriends, and my family friends.

    Byron Dafoe, Adam Deadmarsh, and Rob Niedermayer

    These days... I have my childhood friends, my work friends, my family friends, and my hobby related friends. Mike obviously falls into the latter category.

    Bonnie Blair, Nadia Comaneci, and Michael Johnson

    I met him back in the late 90's when we worked together at Fun Stuff Cards, Comics, and Collectibles. It was back when I first started teaching and needed the extra money to help make ends meet. Eventually... I sold off my collection and was able to quit that job. That's right around the same time that he started a family and moved to Stockton.

    Joonas Donskoi and Kyle McLaren

    In 2008, I reentered the hobby and was walking around the (non defunct) Great Mall Card Show. That's when I noticed a familiar face. These days I consider him one of my closest friends and the person I go to when I have any questions about autographs.

    Mike Modano, Jim Craig, and Joe Pavelski

    He's been obtaining in-person autographs since he was a kid attending Giants and A'sgames at Candlestick Park and the Oakland Coliseum. Over the years he's expanded his business to include other sports and even celebrity signatures. He's living proof that you can make an honest living obtaining and selling in-person autographs.

    Brian McBride

    That weekend, he was clearing out some old inventory of stuff that he either didn't want or couldn't sell, so I swooped in and grabbed this stack of signatures.

    Antonio McDyess

    They don't have any letters of authenticity. They don't have any PSA/DNAstickers attached to them. And I didn't see any of these getting signed.

    Eddie George

    But I know they're authentic, because I trust my buddy. ThanksMike!

    Rachel Hunter

    Happy Wednesday and sayonara!

    Collecting autographs, game-used cards, & certain inserts/parallels of the following players/teams: Tony Gwynn/Padres, Kurt Suzuki/A's, Greg Maddux, Brett Favre/Packers, Steve Largent/Seahawks, Kobe Bryant/Lakers, & Devin Setoguchi/Sharks.

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    What a pleasant surprise to open this post expecting to see some hockey stuff and yet I find Elle staring back at me looking all hot!
    Favorite baseball players include: Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Kirby Puckett, Pete Rose, Tyler Colvin Mark Appel
    Favorite football players include: Peyton Manning, John Elway, Daunte Culpepper, Mike Alstott, Blake Bortles, and Dri Archer
    Collecting: 2012 Topps Mini 1987 topps... non-certified autos (in person or through the mail), autographed cards with bible verses