Thursday, December 23, 2021

Shane Mack Poster - FanHQ Signing

A few weeks ago, I shared a 1991 Twins bobblehead that I got signed by Shane Mack via FanHQ.  This was a mail-in signing where they collect all the items, then mail them to the player to sign in bulk.  The player then sends them all back to FanHQ, who then mails them back to each individual who participated.  FanHQ was not present for the signing.

When they got the items back, there was an issue with my poster.  Mack had signed it in silver towards the bottom, as I requested.  But something odd happened either with the pen he used or with the poster itself, but the second part of his name was very light, and it did not look good at all.

To try to compensate for this, Mack then signed it towards the top in black.  Nice effort, but the result was a very odd-looking piece.

FanHQ contacted me about it and let me know what happened.  They told me they would get another copy of this poster signed for me at a signing with another promoter occurring later in December.  I was really impressed with their willingness to get this done for me.  It would have been really easy for them to simply send me the first attempt on the poster and refund my money or something, but they made sure I got what I had intended.  I told them if it was safer, to go ahead and have him sign it in blue at the bottom, which he did.

I'm not sure what the story is with these posters.  They have WCCO (TV and Radio) and TCF Bank logos on the bottom, so my guess is they were giveaways.  I've also seen copies without the logos.

Anyway, I think there are 14 of these posters, including Rick Aguilera, Chili Davis, Scott Erickson, Greg Gagne, Dan Gladden, Brian Harper, Kent Hrbek, Tom Kelly, Chuck Knoblauch, Shane Mack, Jack Morris, Mike Pagliarulo, Kirby Puckett, and Kevin Tapani.

I plan on sending one to be signed by Chuck Knoblauch in January and will work on the rest as I can. They are oddly sized at 7 inches by 18 inches, so I'm not sure how to display or store them.  I'll figure that out later, I guess.

1 comment:

Crocodile said...

I also have some of these posters, always had intended to do the same - get them signed and displayed. That never materialized but I still think they're unique enough to keep. If I remember correctly, these were available at participating retailers, TCF, and you could get them at the Dome, though not sure that would account for the variance you mentioned.