Hi, my name is Chris and I started this website sometime in May of 2001 (I've forgotten exactly what day) to help others on the net as I've been helped in this great hobby of autograph collecting. It's something I used to do as a kid and in 2001 I was looking for a hobby to have some fun with and I remembered how much fun it was to get autographs of players back in the mail so I decided to start again. Since the net was starting to boom I decided to put my stuff online and have fun with it. Over the years I've learned a lot about autograph collecting and web building as well.
The site originally started out on Geocities in May of 2001. I don't recall exactly how I got the name. I kind of just threw it together thinking I collect sports autographs and I use a SASE so let's call it that. I always intended to change the name to something a little more cool and catchy once the site started to get larger and more popular but the name kind of stuck and the site just became known on the net as SASE so I've stayed with it. I eventually ran out of room on my free Geocities site and decided to get my own domain name in April of 2002. I started up the message board back in early 2004 I believe with a free message board and I eventually switched it over to a vBulletin board in November of 2004. In July of 2005 the Top Prospect Alert.com message board closed down and a lot of their users came over and joined our board. The site's been featured in Tuff Stuff magazine a few times over the years and we got a mention from Pat Neshek in both the online and print versions of the June 18th, 2007 edition of ESPN the Magazine which was pretty cool.
In 2007, I decided to sell off the message board and that part of the site eventually became SportsGraphing.com. I continued to collect and run my main site however I began to have health problems and eventually let the domain expire and stopped collecting in about 2010.
In 2020, I decided to begin collecting again and put up my website this time at SASE Sports Sigs.net. The .com I previously used is taken up by a squatter who wants $2k to get my domain back. I guess we'll be at the .net from now on. I opened up another forum as well, this time with Xenforo software which seems to have passed up vBulletin, and hope to get this site back to where it was 10 years ago. I hope you enjoy the site!