I've been saving this one for last, but since Kathy Ireland turned 49 two days ago, I thought I'd post it as a belated birthday wish to my favorite SI model ever.
Kathy Ireland made an appearance at a KMart in Hawaii back in 1992 or 1993. I showed up with my copy of the 1992 SI Swimsuit issue and waited patiently for my chance to get an auto.
Kathy was really nice and spent a little time talking with each person and posing for pics.
I also got a large calendar signed. It was too big for the scanner, but it's stored safely away.
Here is the pic of her with my SI and the calendar is underneath it.
I started doing TTMs in 1995 and sent away a short note to Kathy.
She was nice enough to respond with this autographed picture. Not exactly the same as the SI, but still a nice auto for my collection.
I've got a few more TTMs left in that binder, but I think I'll hold off until after the Rangers win the 2012 World Series to post them.