11/8/15 - Misty May

Picked this up at the dollar bookstore.  One of the all-time greatest beach volleyball players.

10/22/15 - Dave Winfield

Picked up a signed and personalized copy of Dave Winfield's book at the $1 Bookstore.  It also included a business card replica of his Hall of Fame plaque, with his website url on the back.

8/13/15 - Michael Johnson

 Michael Johnson is one of the most famous track athletes of our generation.  He is most well known for winning gold medals in the 200m and 400m at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  He also has two other Olympic gold medals.  He is still the 400m world record holder.

Back when I lived in Texas, I actually saw Michael working out at the SMU track.  This was probably around 1995.

I sent three Track & Field News magazines for his signature.  He actually has more covers, but I didn't want to be overly presumptuous.  I sent them in care of his performance training center in Texas.  They had warned that he travels often so he may not respond quickly.  It took almost two years but I got them back today.  The office staff called me to apologize for how long it took and to confirm that my mailing address was still the same.

7/25/15 - Martha Sharp

Martha Sharp is a Women's Basketball Hall of Fame coach from Texas Tech University, where she won the 1993 NCAAW title with Sheryl Swoopes.  I found her signed autobiography at the used bookstore for $2.

7/3/15 - More Used Bookstore Finds (James Blake, Leigh Steinberg, Lou Holtz)

Again I picked up a few more signed books at the used bookstore.  I don't know much about James Blake, but I found his signed autobiography and picked it up for $5 (less $3 off coupon on total purchase).  The personalization part of the autograph looks almost like a child's writing.
I found super agent Leigh Steinberg's signed autobgraphy for $5 also.  I already own a copy of this book, but I thought a signed version would be a nice addition to my collection.  He also added the famous line from Jerry Maguire (which was loosely based on him), "Show me the $".
I am a fan of Notre Dame football, especially during the Lou Holtz years, so I have read a few books on that era.  I'm not sure what to think of Coach Holtz, but I found a signed copy of his book for $5.  The autograph looks printed on, but when you look at the back of the page, the ink has soaked thru to varying degrees so I assume it's authentic.  If anyone else who has a copy of this book could verify that, I'd be grateful.

5/23/15 - More Used Bookstore Finds (Apolo Ohno, Amy Alcott, Steve Saint and Mincaye, Frank Pastore)

I picked up a few more books at the used bookstore.  I happened to find three signed books.

Apolo Ohno has won 8 Olympic medals i ice skating.  He's also known for winning Dancing With the Stars, and also Subway commercials.  This book was $5 but I had a coupon for $3 off my total purchase so it was somewhat cheaper.
 Amy Alcott has won 5 LPGA majors and 29 tournaments overall, and is in the Gold Hall of Fame.  She is a local product from Los Angeles. This was another $5 purchase.
Steve Saint is the son of Nate Saint, who was one of the missionaries who were killed, along with Jim Elliot, in South America.  The book is also signed (fingerprint) by Mincaye, who was one of the Indians who killed the missionaries but later accepted Christ and became part of the family.  This was a $1 purchase.

Frank Pastore was a former baseball player who later became a Christian talk radio show host.  I found his signed autobiography for $1.

3/7/15 - Frank Deford

Frank Deford was a longtime columnist for Sports Illustrated Magazine, as well as an author of many books and the one time Editor in Chief of the National Sports Daily.  I found this book of some of his best columns for $1 at the used bookstore.