UPDATE: RIP Billy Mays. Sad to see him go.
Yes, those are autographs from the Billy Mays that sells everything at 2am from "Mighty Putty" to "Orange Glow." No one sells products (and does the hand gestures) like Billy Mays does!
I've been a fan of Billy Mays for a while and then I read this article in the Washington Post last month.
I like Billy Mays because he's someone who rose to the top of his profession (yes, selling this stuff is a profession) by starting at the bottom. The founder of Orange Glow met him at a home show in Pittsburgh and that started the Billy Mays double-the-offer path to success.
After the Washington Post article, I sent Billy Mays the baseball (see picture) and a letter on Sept. 4, 2008. I put the baseball and the letter in a box and included the return postage. A month later, I wasn't sure if I had the right address in Florida and I lost hope that I'd see the baseball or the autograph photo I requested.
On Friday, October 10, I received the box from Billy Mays with the baseball and autographed photo. I requested that he sign the photo to Todd, a coworker of mine who still believes the Sham-Wow guy is better. Please!
Here's the long list Billy Mays products:
- Aquapel Awesome Auger, Ground Aug, Weed Auger, and Power Extender gardening tools
- Big City Slider Station
- Black Swan Furniture
- Bloomin' Onion Maker
- Buddy Putty
- Calcium Lime Rust
- Currie Motors Chrysler Credit Hotline
- Cutco Kitchenware
- Ding King automotive dent remover
- Easy Off Bam!
- Energize energy supplement
- FixIt car scratch remover
- FoneFree wireless cellphone headset
- FreeFone wireless phone holder
- Gopher reach extending tool
- Handy Switch
- Hercules Hook wall hangers
- iCan Benefit Group, LLC
- Lint-B-Gone lint brush
- Liquid Diamond car waxing product
- Mantis Roto-Tiller
- Micro-Men Duster
- Mighty Mend It
- Mighty Putty
- Never-Scrub tile cleaner
- Orange Clean, Orange Glo
- Quik Strip wire stripping tool
- Ragazzi's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
- Samurai Shark knife sharpener
- Sandstrom OnTV
- Sealtite Tire Sealant
- Simoniz Fix It Scratch Remover
- Slider Station Burger Maker
- Steam Buddy
- Street Options Auto Accessories
- Swiffer SweeperVac
- Tommy and Rumble
- Turbo Tiger vacuum cleaner
- Vidalia Chop-it
- Vidalia Slice-it
- Vidalia Slice Wizard
- Zorbeez absorbent towels