Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Crockett Family autographs Limited Edition Photo for Crockett Foundation Fund Raiser

It's the first time ever all four
have autographed one photo together.
by Dick Bourne
Mid-Atlantic Gateway

The Crockett Foundation is selling a limited edition autographed photo signed by all four children of Jim (Sr.) and Elizabeth Crockett. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization and 100% of the proceeds for the sale of this autographed photo go towards their charity to help veterans and retired service dogs in need.

I asked Debbie Ringley Mrozinski, president of the Crockett Foundation and a granddaughter of the late Jim Crockett, Sr., how this project came about.

"I came up with the idea when I saw the (collage image) they wound up signing," she told me. "And you mentioned in one of our earlier conversations how folks had hoped that Jimmy would have been with the rest of the family at the convention last year in Charlotte." So Debbie saw an opportunity to get them together in a different way.

This image from the Crockett Foundation website shows one of the limited edition autographed prints.
(The watermark across the photo you see here will not appear on the print you order.)

The 5x7" image features a collage of photographs of the four siblings surrounding a photo of their late father and scattered across vintage memorabilia from the 1970s and 1980s. Each of the four have autographed the image by their own photo.

"Because of their different roles in the company, I suspected that they had never signed anything together," Debbie said. "Once I confirmed that with my mom, I decided to get them all to sign the picture."

Her Mom agreed right away. Debbie then had to get her uncles on board.

"Jimmy was the first to say yes. David wanted to know who was going to sign for granddaddy," she said with bit of humor. "Jackie finally came around."

It then took some effort on Debbie's part to round them all up.

"I had to fly to Dallas to get Jimmy’s autograph, and then the following weekend I drove to Spartanburg to get Jackie's. Mom signed the following weekend while I was in Florida and then Sunday I flew home and took them to David, who is also in Charlotte. It took quite a lot of foot work, but all for a good cause."

It really is a remarkable thing, having something signed by all four of Jim Crockett Sr.'s children who all played such an important part in the success of the family business in many different ways over many years. And as Debbie mentioned, it is the first and only time it has ever happened.

You can have your own keepsake of one of the most powerful and influential families in the history of professional wrestling by purchasing one of these limited edition autographed prints. 100% of the proceeds go towards the Crockett Foundation charity to help veterans and retired service dogs in need. There are lots of other very cool items in their store that help the Foundation, too, including t-shirts, caps, baseballs, key chains, and much more.


For more information on the mission of the Crockett Foundation, visit their website at