Monday, February 15, 2016

TTM Triumph #15: Paul Hornung

I want to start this post off by sending a thank you out to Jeremy of The Autograph Boss for showing his success from Mr. Hornung, and for mentioning that the fee usually charged by Paul Hornung to sign doesn't seem to be in affect right now. Which is why I'm showing this most recent success out of order, just in case anyone reading is interested in sending something to get signed. If you are interested, it probably would behoove you to act fast as he probably won't be signing for free very long. Especially once the word gets out and all the greedy SOB's out there start blitzkrieging him with half a dozen cards at a time that will be destined for ebay, and thereby ruining this opportunity for everyone else. But of course, they won't care because they got theirs and that's all that matters.

Now that my mini rant is out of my system, I will get to what you came here to see:

And a bonus:

From what I've read, he will sometimes keep a card (a lot of athletes do). So I sent two and asked if he could please just sign one. And, lo and behold, he sent both back signed. The crazy part of this is that the SASE I provided wasn't even sealed. Since I use those self sealing envelopes with the strip that you remove and seal shut, well the strip wasn't removed so the flap was just folded over. I don't know the cards even stayed in there, and of course anybody could have just reached in there and took them out. But, I'm just glad they made it back safely. I should probably mention to that this was my fastest return yet at only five days, granted he is located in the next state up but it still seems pretty darn fast.

I don't think it's even possible for me to list all of his accomplishments, so I will apologize in advance if this is missing anything. In his junior and senior season's at Notre Dame he played almost every position on offense and defense at an extremely affective rate. A Heisman Trophy winner in 1956, becoming the only player to ever do so on a team with a losing record. In addition to that he also was a starter on the basketball team during his sophomore season.

Mr. Hornung was the #1 pick in the 1957 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. For his first couple of seasons he would serve as halfback, field goal kicker and occasionally quarterback.  He led the league in scoring for three straight years between 1959-61. He was the league MVP in 1961. Played in two Pro Bowls. He would end up winning four NFL Championships (three of these were pre Super Bowl). And he is a member of both the college football hall of fame and the pro football hall of fame.

As always, I would like to send a big thank you out to Mr. Hornung.

Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.


  1. I actually got to meet Paul Hornung in the mid 90's at a convention my Grandfather was attending. At the time I was probably only 12 years old so my Grandfather took the initiative of buying me a football to get him to sign. I still have it!

  2. That was pretty great of your Grandpa to get that for you. That football is definitely a cool item to have. Do you have it on display?