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Jurgen
08-11-2009, 10:42 PM
Hello Derrick Thomas fans,

As I mentioned in my brief introduction, I donated a 1994 Pro Bowl Football signed by #58 to the Pro Football hall of fame.

In the early 90’s I saw Derrick often at the AFC practices at the Aloha Stadium prior to the Pro Bowl game. He and several other Kansas City players, such as: Andre Rison, Will Shields & Neil Smith, signed all kinds of items for us fans.

But this Football I bought just for Derrick.

For many years I have received nummerous offers to sell the ball, but I did not want to sell it for money. Other autographed paraphanelia I donated to various causes – but this Ball was something special and I did not know what I wanted to do with it.

Then it happened: Derrick was selected as part of class 2009 to the HOF. I soon contacted the curator Mr. Jason Aikens and I got the ball ‘rolling’….

Mr. Aikens was extremely pleased the hear that I wanted to donate this very special ball since they did not have very much from Derrick.

Here the hall of fame article (http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/story.aspx?story_id=3163) when they first got the ball
Now I am very proud that it will be on display in Canton (http://www.profootballhof.com/hall/whats-new.aspx) for thousands of fans to see forever.

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/87.jpg
 
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/88.jpg
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/89.jpg
 

This is the original letter from Mr. Aikens:
 
 
Jurgen Reinhold:
Thank you for informing us about your Derrick Thomas signed game used Pro Bowl football. From what I have seen in the picture you provided, your football would be a valuable addition to Pro Football Hall of Fame’s collection. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has very few pieces of memorabilia from Derrick Thomas’ career.
Any person who donates memorabilia to the Pro Football Hall of Fame receives a letter of acknowledgment; a gift agreement that transfers ownership of the items to the museum, and an IRS tax receipt which allows the donor to deduct the monetary value of the items from their taxes.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization, therefore all the memorabilia in our collection is obtained only through donations. Below is my contact information and address. If you donate your football to the Pro Football Hall of Fame you can mail it to the address below.
I hope this information is of value, and I hope you choose to donate your football where it will remain in our collection along with the rest of the great and treasured mementos of football history.

Jason Aikens
Collections Curator
Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
 

Chiefster
08-11-2009, 11:24 PM
Outstanding!

stricken721
08-11-2009, 11:49 PM
Awesome. :bananen_smilies046:

Vanilla Garilla
08-12-2009, 12:06 AM
You are an excellent human being!!! Donated 1,000,000 arrowcash to you for the most unselfish act i have ever winessed!

Big Daddy Tek
08-12-2009, 01:25 AM
HOLY SH!T. If I should ever be able to do anything that actually magnifies the greatness of one of our beloved Chiefs, as you have done, I would consider it the highest honor that I could have ever achieved as a fan!

AussieChiefsFan
08-12-2009, 01:38 AM
Hello Derrick Thomas fans,

As I mentioned in my brief introduction, I donated a 1994 Pro Bowl Football signed by #58 to the Pro Football hall of fame.

In the early 90’s I saw Derrick often at the AFC practices at the Aloha Stadium prior to the Pro Bowl game. He and several other Kansas City players, such as: Andre Rison, Will Shields & Neil Smith, signed all kinds of items for us fans.

But this Football I bought just for Derrick.

For many years I have received nummerous offers to sell the ball, but I did not want to sell it for money. Other autographed paraphanelia I donated to various causes – but this Ball was something special and I did not know what I wanted to do with it.

Then it happened: Derrick was selected as part of class 2009 to the HOF. I soon contacted the curator Mr. Jason Aikens and I got the ball ‘rolling’….

Mr. Aikens was extremely pleased the hear that I wanted to donate this very special ball since they did not have very much from Derrick.

Here the hall of fame article (http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/story.aspx?story_id=3163) when they first got the ball
Now I am very proud that it will be on display in Canton (http://www.profootballhof.com/hall/whats-new.aspx) for thousands of fans to see forever.

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/87.jpg
 
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/88.jpg
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/89.jpg
 

This is the original letter from Mr. Aikens:
 
 
Jurgen Reinhold:
Thank you for informing us about your Derrick Thomas signed game used Pro Bowl football. From what I have seen in the picture you provided, your football would be a valuable addition to Pro Football Hall of Fame’s collection. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has very few pieces of memorabilia from Derrick Thomas’ career.
Any person who donates memorabilia to the Pro Football Hall of Fame receives a letter of acknowledgment; a gift agreement that transfers ownership of the items to the museum, and an IRS tax receipt which allows the donor to deduct the monetary value of the items from their taxes.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization, therefore all the memorabilia in our collection is obtained only through donations. Below is my contact information and address. If you donate your football to the Pro Football Hall of Fame you can mail it to the address below.
I hope this information is of value, and I hope you choose to donate your football where it will remain in our collection along with the rest of the great and treasured mementos of football history.

Jason Aikens
Collections Curator
Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
 

:sign0098:

tornadospotter
08-12-2009, 07:45 AM
Wow, that would have been hard to part with, but that is the place for it.

yashi
08-12-2009, 11:29 AM
that's a great gesture on your part, well done.

garciakcfan
08-12-2009, 12:55 PM
great gesture but man, i would have never given that up ever!!! I would be buried with it....

GlennBree
08-12-2009, 01:32 PM
Thanks for adding something soooo special to the Hall of Fame!
Cheers to you!! :bananen_smilies046:

Jurgen
08-12-2009, 06:27 PM
great gesture but man, i would have never given that up ever!!! I would be buried with it....
Well, I have a few items that Derrick signed for me in the early 90's.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x127/Jurgen4321/IMG_5790.jpg

Jurgen
08-12-2009, 07:26 PM
No thats a Mini with Andre Rison & Will Shields signature as well.

Jurgen
08-12-2009, 09:18 PM
I too have a mini, how do you get that many signatures on them LOL. :sign0098:

I have just about attended every AFC practice in Hawaii since 1994. I have soo much autographed stuff that I can easily open up the west coast addition of the HOF.

Here on this YouTube Video you can see a bit from this year. Now my sons starts collecting...

Never mind my german introduction, it starts at the Ihilani, the privat resort where many players stay

YouTube - Pro Bowl 2009

Snoopy09
08-13-2009, 12:08 AM
Thats one hell of a nice thing you did.

Jurgen
08-13-2009, 12:47 AM
can i be ur son to lol

Nope, too much work. I have to get this one here ready :mob: ...tough job....I know


http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x127/Jurgen4321/3-1.jpg

stricken721
08-13-2009, 12:49 AM
Nope, too much work. I have to get this one here ready :mob: ...tough job....I know


http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/

I hope you don't plan on donating those ladies to the hall. :lol:

Jurgen
08-13-2009, 12:52 AM
Thats one hell of a nice thing you did.

thanks, I love to give back and this Football was something really special.

We love the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, so great to see & meet the players there.

ProBowl 2008/066 (http://www.fans4football.at/ProBowl2008/slides/066.html)

Hayvern
08-13-2009, 02:41 AM
thanks, I love to give back and this Football was something really special.

We love the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, so great to see & meet the players there.

ProBowl 2008/066 (http://www.fans4football.at/ProBowl2008/slides/066.html)

Jurgen, awesome job man, way to give it back.

Looked at the pictures, man them's some big boys!!!

Tell me though, is this some sort of signing party? Did you find these guys all at a restaurant or something? I am wondering how that works, and maybe even a little envious!

CapitalT
08-13-2009, 02:43 AM
That was amazingly nice of you. I hope something good comes your way.

Chiefster
08-13-2009, 02:57 AM
Jurgen, awesome job man, way to give it back.

Looked at the pictures, man them's some big boys!!!

Tell me though, is this some sort of signing party? Did you find these guys all at a restaurant or something? I am wondering how that works, and maybe even a little envious!

Man, I'm a whole lot envious!

Jurgen
08-13-2009, 10:26 AM
When we do Pro Bowl Hawaii - thats ALL we do.

From 3:30 a.m. in the morning leaving for the stadium to get in line because when the gates ope at 8:00 you want to have a chacne to be in the first row at the 30 yard line.

Then its a battle, we work very hard for our autographs, thats why I can't & don't want to sell them - I rather give them away and donate to various fund raisers etc.

After that its off to the Hilton, many players stay there as well.

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/103.jpg

Jurgen
08-13-2009, 10:32 AM
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/90.jpg

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/104.jpg

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/105.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x127/Jurgen4321/00-1.jpg

Chiefster
08-13-2009, 03:46 PM
thanks, I love to give back and this Football was something really special.

We love the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, so great to see & meet the players there.

ProBowl 2008/066 (http://www.fans4football.at/ProBowl2008/slides/066.html)

Love the sig dude!:bananen_smilies046:

Jurgen
08-13-2009, 04:50 PM
Are you kidding? Look at the photos of what he is doing, something nice has already came his way, hope he gets more of it :D
Yeahh...we have been blessed and worked our butts off

I got that full size helmet signed by Lawrence Taylor (him alone) :lol: the gloves are from various players, Ahman Green also

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/08/106.jpg

Pro_Angler
08-13-2009, 10:23 PM
sweet I have a original jersey..

tammietailgator
08-14-2009, 02:49 AM
Wow... that is awesome!

hermhater
08-18-2009, 01:38 AM
Awesome Jurgen!

Chiefster
08-18-2009, 01:39 AM
Super cool dude!