August 14, 1999 – I count 55 signatures on this signature panel football that I had signed at Fan Appreciation Day 1999. People with long lines (Coach Houston Nutt, Quarterback Clint Stoerner, Wide Receiver Anthony Lucas, etc.) were skipped on this day so that my goal of getting the signature of nearly everyone else could be accomplished. You can actually make out many of the signatures on this ball, a significant achievement from the perspective of a left-handed person with poor penmanship. The autographs written in blue ink don’t seem to have held up well 13 years later. In contrast, you can clearly make out most of the signatures in black ink. I’d like to express a big “Thank you!” to the players that included their uniform # alongside their “John Hancock”.
This helps me identify the following signers of my 1999 Arkansas Razorbacks football team ball: Kenoy Kennedy, Raymond House, Derrick Johnson, Jamel Harris, Delancy Kent, D’andre Berry, Jim Ed Reed, John Geitner, Joe Dean Davenport, Curt Davis, Andre Ackee, Chris Brooks, Eric Parks, Orlando Green, Joe Bailey, Sparky Hamilton, Bobby Williams, Robby Hampton, Josh Melton, J.J. Jones, David Barrett, Chris Akin, Lazerius White, Nathan Ball, Rossi Morreale, Matt Burnstein, George Wilson, Mark Bokermann, Randy Garner, Michael Jenkins, Gary Brashears, Rodney Hampton, Jared McBride, Tony Dodson & Bo Lacy.