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Johnson County man has 'one of the best' Pro Football Hall of Fame autograph collections

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Johnson County man has 'one of the best' Pro Football Hall of Fame autograph collections
Johnson County man has 'one of the best' Pro Football Hall of Fame autograph collections

Steven Butner calls himself a sports fanatic.

He has what he considers 'one of the best' Pro Football Hall of Fame autograph collections.

COLLECTING SPORTSMEMORABILIA IS BEYOND AHOBBY FOR ONE LOCALFAN.... IT'S A WAY OF LIFE.HE OWNS THEAUTOGRAPHS TO ALL --BUT THREE -- MEMBERS OFTHE N-F-L HALL OF FAME.TONIGHT 41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER JORDANBETTS... SHOWS USCANTON... INSIDE AKANSAS BASEMENT.nats of him showing around hiscollectionSTEVEN BUTNER CALLSHIMSELF A SPORTSFANATIC"I think my collection is upthere as one of the best."HIS LOVE FOR sportsautographs STARTED AT AGESEVEN AT A CHIEFSTRAINING CAMP."I just remember as a little kidwaiting in line after practiceand getting autographs fromJoe Montana, Marcus Allen."HIS DAD ENCOURAGED HIMTO START A COLLECTION.SINCE THEN, IT HASGROWN INTO ANOBSESSION."I kind of went down that roadand ran with it.

I have all NFLHall of Famers autographsexcept three."HE HAS MORE THAN 700AUTOGRAPHS."Kansas City Chiefs Hall ofFamers, Royals Hall ofFamers.

I am also a Jayhawkgraduate so a lot of Jayhawkfootball and basketball."WITH THESEAUTOGRAPHS..

BUTNERBELIEVES HIS COLLECTIONIS THE LARGEST IN THECITY.natsAS FOR HIS FAVORITE..."Just the ones that I havemade memories withcollecting with my father.

Ihave like a Jim Thorpe, I havea Joe Delaney."AND AS A FATHER TO TWOGIRLS...THIS IS HISSANCTUARY."Anytime I want alone timefrom the girls upstairs, Ialways tell my family that I amgoing to go downstairs playwith autographs, they are likemy baby boy of the house."STEVEN BUTNER'SCOLLECTION ..AS UNIQUEAS HE ISJORDAN BETTS 41 ACTIONNEWS

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