Tuesday, August 02, 2005


That is a lot of wrestlers, and a young man named Mike Scheef has captured that meny in his unique drawing talents. I met Mike last month in Newton, Iowa at the Hall of Fame inductions. He had brought some pencil drawings of all the honoree's to be given to them with their award and a large sheet of dwawings with about 50 or so wrestlers faces.He donated these to the Hall to sell and make some profit for the Hall, they went like hotcakes, They were magnificent, and he brought with him a few books with 1000 drawings of the wrestlers from the 30's to the 90's. As a old time autograph collector, and I still get a few, this would have been a collectors dream to own, 1000 pictures all large enough to see and identify, and just look at. he has the old timers like Gino Garibaldi, Count Billy Varga, Argentina Rocca, Gene Stanlee and right up to Kurt Angle. Go to his web site, it's not fully complete but enough to see these great drawing, its www.1000wrestlers.com Click on the drawing section and be impressed, I know I was. I have encouraged him to offer these books to our members and he has agreed. It's a must for every collector or fan, let me know what you think of this young mans talent. he is already working on the second thousand. I was lucky enough to get one of these books in Newton for the CAC archives, and it is full of memories. He has said he will have them in Vegas next year.