In-Person Cleveland Autograph Books: 25 Books (975+ Signatures)
Nearly all were obtained in person by legendary Cleveland autograph hound, going back to the 1940s: 1997 Shimon Perez, boxing, basketball Tree Rollins, Chuck Daley, Goukas, Boots Randolph, '50s rock (Coasters, Drifters) Mary Wilson. 42 signatures. 1998 baseball, hockey and more with Minnesota Timberwolves, Michelle Phillips, several Baltimore Orioles Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, 44 signatures. 1998 basketball with early Magic Johnson and Christian Laettner, baseball with Yankees, Indians, Royals, Red Sox. 42 signatures. 2002 Harry Kalas and mostly Philadelphia Phillies. 23 signatures. Circa 2000 with early "The Rock," lots of football (Marcus Allen, Steve Sabol, Roger Craig, Monte Clark), entertainers (Julius Larosa, Bill Macy) and some baseball. 41 signatures. 2001 with lots of baseball - Twins, Red Sox, rapper DMX, and two real nice John Havilcek. 43 signatures. White Sox with Buccaneers, Brewers, Cleveland Browns, Reds, and more. 44 signatures. Several Basketball Hall of Famers, Baylor, Daley, Walton, Schayes (2), Lucas, Gervin, Cheryl Miller, Barry, Pettit, Unseld, Sharman, Thurman, McHale, Park (Hawks), Wilkens and more. Other Sports with Wilander, Lipinski, Stojko 51 signatures. 1999 A's (with Jason Giambi, Raines) Seattle, Red Sox, Cubs and Tampa Bay. 72 signatures. 2009 football Hall of Famers Lenny Moore, Eller, Mack, Wilson, Monk, Davis and more. 36 signatures. Several Cincinnati Reds, Yanks, (Rogers, Soho, Chambliss, Stanton) Minnesota, Red Sox. 43 signatures. 2001 Miami Sols (WNBA), White Sox, Brian Seltzer (Stray Cats), Oklahoma FR, Oakland A's, Miguel Tejada, Kea Harrelson. 31 signatures. Rock 'n' Roll (Little Anthony, Stanley Clarke, Chick Correa, Rick Allen, Joe Perry) with Fab Rich Canon. 18 signatures. In two autograph books: 1998-99 Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and more. Ray Price, Ed Asner, Bart Simpson (Sam Simon) with nice drawing, Roy Clark, Charles Barkley, Natalie Merchant, Petula Clark, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac, Bobby Blue, Bland, Lloyd Price, Bob McAdoo, Woody Harrelson, Todd Rundgren, Cyndi Lauper, lots of music people with beautiful Ozzy Osbourne, Mary Tyler Moore, Mary Wilson, Hank Ballard, 1997 Florida Marlins with owner Huizenga, and high stars, Dick Ebersol (helicopter crash). 143 signatures total in the two books. Golfers with O'Meara, Haas, Gilden Hayes, etc. 45 signatures. 1998 George Carlin, Harrison Dillard, Ray Romano, New York Yankees (Boone, Wells, Girardi, Raines), Wilson Pickett, St. Louis Cardinals, Astros. 55 signatures. 2009-11 boxers: Kevin Rooney, Fernando Vargas, Zal Judah, LA Lakers. 23 signatures. Football stars and Hall of Famers: Esiason, Bruce Smith, Lenny Moore, Willie Davis, Staubach (great), Ernie Shavers and baseball. 31 signatures. 2007 with a lot of BKB David Stera, Bill Walton with Polaroid, Mark Cuban with Polaroid, near team of San Antonio Spurs with Tim Duncan, owner Holt, etc. 18 signatures. 2003 San Diego Padres, Dodgers (Vin Scully), New York Yankees, Mariano Rivera. 42 signatures. Cleveland Indians Oldtimers: (Jacoby, Avila, Tiant, Minoso, etc.) Diamondbacks, Seattle. 45 signatures. Miss America 2003 Erika Dunlap, Jerry Springer, football Joe Greene, Leroy Kelly, New York Yankees (El Duque, Don Mattingly, Mariano Rivera). 39 signatures. 2005 Leroy Neiman, Ryan Cannon, champion boxers (Randall, Austin, Travers and Hatton). 12 signatures. 1992 Bob Feller, Linda Evans, Yanni, Lou Groza, Governor Jerry Brown, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Al Stewart, Year of the Cat, Howard Heisman, Charlie Daniels, Albert Lea, Phil Everly. 39 signatures. All are underlined and one to a page and guaranteed to pass PSA/JSA/SGC/Beckett.
This amazing collection of 30,000 autographs was obtained in person by one of the pioneering autograph hounds, Steve Kostrubanic. This Cleveland-area native wandered outside the theaters and sports venues of Cleveland searching for celebrities from the late 1940s right up to the early 2000s. He was fluent in all areas of popular culture including baseball, football, boxing, sports, rock ‘n’ roll, music, cinema, theater, television and more. His later job as Senator Jacob Javitz’s personal driver gave him even greater access to the rich and famous. A Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, he is a member of the Ohio State Boxing Hall of Fame.