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298 Alder Avenue
Cotati
CA, 94931
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(707) 285-2900
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Robert Hemphill

Over 60 Athletes available to you for Marketing, VIP Events, Public Events, Autographing, Wine Tasting, etc.

Famous athletes can help you sell your wine!  Welcome to National Sports Distributors (NSD), one of the largest and most trusted businesses for athlete representation in the United States. NSD was established in 1989 and for more than 27 years has proven itself as an industry leader. Located in Sonoma County, NSD is perfectly positioned to provide athletes for public events, private events, endorsements or wholesale wine bottle autographing.

Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers 8x10 #215 Autographed PhotoFred Biletnikoff Signed Photo

NSD has worked with over 250 athletes across the country from many different teams. Our strength has been working with the big name athletes from all the teams but with a emphasis in representing retired 49ers and Raiders. We currently are positioned to offer you individuals such as Joe Montana, Pete Rose, Fred Biletnikoff, Dwight Clark, John Brodie, Will Clark, Gene Washington, Jim Otto, Roger Craig (49er), Tony Dorsett, Dan Fouts, John Elway, Trent Dilfer and many, many others. We can provide your winery with just one athlete or several athletes for a single event or for a schedule of appearances, or for wholesale wine bottle autograph sessions. In most cases the athlete's likeness can be used in your marketing with the winery!

Our promotion with 49er Joe Montana. Now you can take part in our private wholesale autograph sessions with just 96 bottles of wine to be autographed (only 8 cases). We are so confident that your autographed Joe Montana wine bottles will sell that we will offer you this extremely low volume minimum as we believe you will be back for more. In addition, arrangements can be made for you to attend the signing. Please contact Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or at his email address, rhemphill@NSDsports.com. Joe Montana is a 4 time Super Bowl Champion and a 3 time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP). He is considered by many as the best quarterback to ever play the game of football.

We have tested the wine marketplace with autographed wine bottles from one winery. The test was very successful with purchase requests exceeding the available production of 5000 bottles. This is an untapped avenue of marketing in the wine industry. It is exciting and brings lots of attention. If your winery is located in the Northern California area there will be an abundance of extra exposure with the most publicized NFL Super Bowl of all time, Super Bowl 50 taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area this season. Establishing a marketing program now with one or many of our athletes is perfect timing.

With NSD working with your winery (or your group of wineries), in many situations we can provide you with the opportunity to sell your player decorated autographed bottle of wine for less than the retail price of the athlete's signature. This aspect creates a great value to the customer when selling your wine.

To see many photos of some of our events please visit our impressive photo gallery at this link NSD Events with Athletes.

$59 per autograph for Dwight Clark to personally sign you wine bottles or labels!

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to have 49er Dwight Clark autograph your wine bottles. Use your existing labels or create one with Dwight's likeness. This is a great way to sell your wine and offer your customers and wine club members something very special. You can start with a small volume and then get more signed as needed. Please contact Robert Hemphill at National Sports Distributors (707) 285-2900, RHemphill@NSDsports.com.


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49er Dwight Clark - Wine Bottle Autographing Opportunity with His Likeness on Label!
23 March, 2017

The demand for Dwight Clark's autograph is very high with his recent health announcement. It is Dwight's desire to establish an immediate winery relationship. For the proper winery, this VERY UNIQUE opportunity is available but time is of essence. Please call or email Robert Hemphill (Agent) at (707) 285-2900 or RHemphill@NSDsports.com. This opportunity would be a team effort to work together in an "as product is sold" format. The opportunity will also create a large amount of free publicity and awareness for the winery. Again, time is of essence. Dwight Clark recently announced he has ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease. With this disease his ability to continue autographing will be limited. Our goal is to have Dwight Clark autograph bottles of wine for you now, while he is still able, and then for you to pay Dwight Clark as the bottles are sold. There is a high demand for Dwight Clark's autograph. Selling your bottle with his likeness as part of the label will be extremely successful and a portion of sales could also be donated to the ALS Foundation. We want to help Dwight Clark and his family in anyway possible. We also know the public wants to do the same. This will be a Win-Win-Win situation for the Public, The Winery and Dwight Clark.

 Dwight Clark Autographed Candlestick Park Seatback

 


WINERY Desired for Long Term relationship with 49ers Dwight Clark - HUGE Opportunity
07 March, 2017

An immediate winery relationship is desired with 49er great Dwight Clark. For the proper winery, a VERY UNIQUE opportunity is available but time is of essence. Please call or email Robert Hemphill (Agent) at (707) 285-2900 or RHemphill@NSDsports.com. This opportunity would be a team effort to work together in an "as product is sold" format. The opportunity will also create a large amount of free publicity and awareness for the winery. Again, time is of essence.

Dwight Clark Autographed Candlestick Park Seatback


WINERY Desired for Long Term relationship with Dwight Clark - HUGE Opportunity
07 March, 2017

An immediate winery relationship is desired with 49er great Dwight Clark. For the proper winery, a VERY UNIQUE opportunity is available but time is of essence. Please call or email Robert Hemphill (Agent) at (707) 285-2900 or RHemphill@NSDsports.com. This opportunity would be a team effort to work together in an "as product is sold" format. The opportunity will also create a large amount of free publicity and awareness for the winery. Again, time is of essence.

Dwight Clark The Catch Photo


Have Joe Montana Sign 100 Bottles of Your Wine!
10 January, 2017

Join us and Joe Montana for an autograph session in San Francisco! All you need is a minimum of 100 bottles. This is a great way to get started and then as they sell we can repeat the process again and again. Contact Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or email Rob at RHemphill@NSDsports.com.


Visit us to discuss Athletes for Events at WinExpo booth #608 in Santa Rosa on Dec 1st!
29 November, 2016

Please visit us at booth #608 to discuss working with Dwight Clark, Joe Montana, Roger Craig, Fred Biletnikoff, Cliff Branch, John Taylor, Will Clark, Pete Rose, Jimmy Johnson, Dave Wilcox, Ronnie Lott, Russ Francis, John Brodie, Gene Washington and more! Also feel free to call us at (707) 285-2900 or email us at RHemphill@NSDsports.com.


Have 49ers and Raiders at your Winery for Events!
02 November, 2016

This is an unique opportunity to have one or more retired 49ers or Raiders help market your wines and winery! For details call Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or email him at RHemphill@NSDsports.com


Affordable Program to Have Raiders 3X Super Bowl Champion Cliff Branch at Your Winery for 5 Hours Each Month!
04 October, 2016

For a special "lower than normal fee" book Raiders Cliff Branch at your winery for 5 hours each month on a monthly program. Divide the monthly hours into 1 or 2 events with VIP's, wine tasting events, trade shows, etc. Have Cliff Branch bring his 3 Super Bowl rings for that special extra feature to have displayed for your guests. This booking is extremely affordable.

Contact Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or email rhemphill@NSDsports.com.


Joe Montana Autograph Session Being Scheduled - Be Included!
21 September, 2016

Perfect time to have wine bottles autographed by Joe Montana! Call (707) 285-2900 or email Robert Hemphill at RHemphill@NSDsports.com


Have 49ers and Raiders at Your Winery for Events and Wine Bottle Signings!
07 September, 2016

We represent many athletes and now is the time to schedule retired 49ers & Raiders for VIP or Public Events at your winery. Have an athlete for a single event or create a program with several athletes for different appearances or create special bottles for them to autograph. Our business is located in the Napa/Sonoma area. We would be glad to meet with you to discuss the opportunities for your business!

Contact Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or email him at RHemphill@NSDsports.com


Have Joe Montana help sell your wine!
09 August, 2016

We have a program in place where you can have 100 or more bottles of your wine signed by Joe Montana. You can be there at the signing with Joe when the bottles are signed. Contact us for details. M-F 10am -5:30 pm (707) 285-2900. Email = rhemphill@NSDsports.com. Ask for Robert Hemphill.


GREAT OPPORTUNITY - Have Famous Athletes Autograph Your Wine Bottles and Pay over 12 Months Allowing You Time to Sell Your Wine!
29 June, 2016

With this unique program you will most likely sell the wine before you have to pay for the autographs! This program also allows you to advertise that these famous athletes have personally signed these bottles for your winery! This is a huge marketing tool.

How does the process work? Our company has a large group of athletes that we work with directly. Depending on the athlete and the volume of autographs needed, your bottles of wine will be signed at our designated location or at your winery. We welcome you to be at the autograph session to take some photos and witness the authenticity of the autographs. You are welcome to be completely involved or just observe as we can handle the signing for you. Once the bottles of wine are signed you take possession of the inventory.

The total for the autograph fees is divided into 12 monthly payments. The first payment is paid on the day of the signing and then the next 11 payments are paid every 30 days for 11 months.

Our athletes include (but are not limited to) 49ers Joe Montana, Dwight Clark, Roger Craig, John Taylor, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Jimmy Johnson, Dave Wilcox, Russ Francis, John Brodie, Gene Washington and Raiders Fred Biletnikoff, Cliff Branch, Bob Brown and Jim Otto. Other athletes such as Pete Rose and Will Clark are also available. Our company has worked with over 250 different athletes in our 27 years. Frequently we have handled over 50,000 autographs with athletes per year.

The prices per autograph vary depending on the athlete. Here are a couple examples.

49er Dwight Clark autographs 360 bottles of your wine. The cost per autograph is $45. Your monthly payment is only $1350.

49er Joe Montana autographs 250 bottles of your wine. The cost per autograph is $169. Your monthy payment is only $3520.

With the above you also get to use Dwight Clark's and Joe Montana's name and likeness to market the wine with your winery to create sales. This is a huge benefit to create the association of the athlete with your winery!

Joe Montana is the most expensive autograph, but his autograph fee at retail goes for about $225 on a wine bottle (not including the wine bottle). This high autograph fee that others pay helps create value to your autographed Joe Montana bottle of wine. You are paying $169 wholesale with a 12 month payment program. Most autograph fees for other athletes with the 12 month payment program will range from $25 to $90.

Starting with just one athlete is very workable but you can start with more than just one. For example with the above programs you could have both Joe Montana and Dwight Clark for only $4870 per month. The marketing and awareness that you can create alone with these names is worth much more than just the monthly autograph fee! You can also add new athletes and increase your product portfolio offering over time.

After the first signing, there will come a time when you will need more bottles signed by the same athlete. This is possible through our program. The goal is to get your winery started with these signed bottles and come back for more autographs. The program is brand new but we tested the market in 2008 with one athlete and one winery that started with 300 signed bottles. In 18 months we sold over 4000 signed bottles. We have been waiting to bring out this program until the wine industry had time to recover from the recession and the drought. The time is now!

This very unique program will give your winery a definite marketing edge over other wineries. You will be able to use the athlete's name to advertise the autographed bottles for sale. While every winery sells wine, your winery will have that extra benefit of having this relationship with the athlete(s) and being able to provide this unique product to the marketplace.

For additional information contact Robert Hemphill at National Sports Distributors, (707) 285-2900 and his email is RHemphill@NSDsports.com . We are located in Cotati in Sonoma County, CA! We will be glad to meet with you in person.

* Additional programs and prices are available with different prices and terms for each player. Programs with terms from Net 30 to 12 months are subject to approval. Prices are subject to change.


Have athletes at your winery for your guests and club members!
10 February, 2016

Have retired 49ers and Raiders at your winery or event! Great promotion with guests and club members. Creative ideas welcome!

Contact Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or rhemphill@NSDsports.com


Have a wholesale wine bottle signing with 49er JOE MONTANA with just 100 or more bottles!
27 January, 2016

Create a long-term relationship with Joe Montana! Have your wine bottles autographed by Joe Montana at a private wholesale autograph session in San Francisco! We can arrange for you to bring 100 or more bottles of wine to a private autograph session where you will meet, get your photo taken with Joe and have him autograph your bottles of wine. Normally the volume for a private Joe Montana autograph session requires much more than just 100 autographs, but we know that when you have this unique item for sale in your inventory you will be back for more autograph sessions soon with reorders and preorders of these autographed collectibles. (50 bottles may also be workable.) We look for long-term relationships. Imagine having the unique opportunity to have access to Joe Montana on a regular basis. We can make that happen! (Other athletes also available.)

Contact Joe Montana's representative directly, Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or email him at RHemphill@NSDsports.com.


Have 49er JOE MONTANA sign your wine bottles in January! Perfect timing for the Super Bowl fans in the Bay Area.
29 December, 2015

We have scheduled a wholesale autograph session with Joe Montana in January. You can have your wine bottles autographed by Joe Montana which is perfect timing just before Super Bowl 50 here in the Bay Area. Please call (707) 285-2900 or email Robert Hemphill at rhemphill@NSDsports.com.


Plan for rush of Super Bowl 50 visitors now!
16 December, 2015

Book NFL athletes now for your events during Super Bowl week here in the SF Bay Area! Book retired 49ers and Raiders such as Dwight Clark, Joe Montana, Roger Craig, Fred Biletnikoff, John Brodie, Russ Francis, Gene Washington, Jimmy Johnson, Dave Wilcox, Fred Dean, Cliff Branch, Trent Dilfer, Bob Brown, Hugh McElhenny, John Taylor along with other team athletes such as Dan Fouts, Christian Okoye and Craig Morton.

Contact Robert Hemphill at National Sports Distributors (707) 285-2900 or email rhemphill@NSDsports.com.


Have a retired 49er or Raider at your winery!
04 November, 2015

Have a retired 49er or Raider at your winery for your event! Now is the perfect time with the football season and the Holiday season here. Please contact Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or email him at rhemphill@NSDsports.com.


Have a different NFL player at your winery every weekend or month! Dwight Clark, Roger Craig, Jim Otto, Cliff Branch, Ronnie Lott, Fred Biletnikoff, Joe Montana, John Brodie, Howie Long, Jerry Rice...
07 October, 2015

Have a single event with an athlete at your winery or create a program to have different athletes at your winery on different days! During this football season create a reputation of having an athete every weekend or every month in your wine tasting room! Develop your winery as a "must stop location" for the wine tasting crowd!

We are open to your creative marketing ideas. We would like to hear from you!

Please contact Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or at his email RHemphill@NSDsports.com. We have over 26 years of athlete representation experience and we are located in the Wine Country (Cotati, CA)!


Meet Joe Montana and use his likeness on your label of autographed wine bottles!
23 September, 2015

Our current promotion is with 49er Joe Montana signing your bottles of wine!  Right now you can personally take part in private wholesale autograph sessions with just 96 bottles of wine to be autographed (only 8 cases). We are so confident that your autographed Joe Montana wine bottles will sell that we will offer you this extremely low volume minimum as we believe you will be back for more. In addition, arrangements can be made for you to attend the signing.

Please contact his agent Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or at his email address, rhemphill@NSDsports.com Please visit our company page "National Sports Distirbutors" for additional opportunities.

As an additional reference please visit our photo gallery on our website at this link National Sports Distirbutors.


Winery Sponsor(s) wanted for Super Bowl 50 Program with 35 NFL Athletes!
04 September, 2015

This season the Super Bowl is in the SF Bay Area and we have a program to have 35 retired NFL players appear for the public autographing 20,000 photos. If you want some huge exposure for your winery(s) during this entire 8 day Super Bowl event we have a program to make your Super Bowl location the most popular and talked about spot starting now and until the Super Bowl is over!

This sponsorship can be held by just one winery, multiple wineries or a winery association or group to share the benefits and costs. The program can also be adapted to meet your company's desires.

To discuss the program and receive information please contact Robert Hemphill at National Sports Distributors in Cotati, CA (707) 285-2900 M-F, email = rhemphill@NSDsports.com.


Have 49er JOE MONTANA sign your wine bottles every month!
26 August, 2015

Start with just one month to test - no commitment needed!  Right now you can personally take part in private wholesale autograph sessions with just 96 bottles of wine to be autographed (only 8 cases). We are so confident that your autographed Joe Montana wine bottles will sell that we will offer you this extremely low volume minimum as we believe you will be back for more. In addition, arrangements can be made for you to attend the signing.

Please contact his agent Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or at his email address, rhemphill@NSDsports.com Please visit our company page "National Sports Distirbutors" for additional opportunities.

As an additional reference please visit our photo gallery on our website at this link National Sports Distirbutors.


Have 17 Year 49ers Quarterback "John Brodie" Autograph Wine at Your Winery for a Very Reasonable Fee!
12 August, 2015

Have the 49er legend John Brodie at your winery! There is currently a big push in the Bay Area to get John Brodie elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Take advantage of this marketing and have him appear and autograph your wine bottles. If desired, you can make up a special label with his likeness as well and then use his image for marketing purposes. John Brodie was the 1970 NFL MVP and the Player of the Year when he was the quarterback at Stanford. In addition John Brodie also played professional golf for 11 years and he broadcasted golf on NBC for 14 years! With only 200 bottles needed the overall price will surprise you! Please call Rob Hemphill at National Sports Distributors for more details (707) 285-2900 or email him at rhemphill@NSDsports.com.

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Pete Rose exclusive available for your winery!
30 July, 2015

Pete Rose is the best selling baseball autograph nationwide! Our company has an agreement in place to provide one winery an annual exclusive with just 1500 autographed bottles of wine. People love the way Pete Rose played the game. He holds many, many records including the most hits of any baseball player in the history of the game. He is simply known as "The Hit King". The discussion of whether Pete Rose should or should not be in the Hall of Fame keeps Pete Rose as the #1 baseball celebrity. This is a huge exclusive opportunity for your winery! A commitment for just 1500 autographs on your bottles of wine is minimal compared to the thousands of his autographed bottles of wine you will sell in just one year.

Pete Rose is considered by many to be one of the top baseball players of all time.

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Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 8x10 #269 Autographed Photo Image

 

For more information please email Robert Hemphill, President of National Sports Distributors at rhemphill@NSDsports.com or phone him at (707) 285-2900 M-F 10:00 am - 5:30 pm PST.


Famous athletes can help you sell your wine!
15 July, 2015

We are looking for a winery to take part in a very unique marketing opportunity with athletes. We work with over 60 well known athletes and we would like to have one or all of them associated with your winery. We have tested the marketplace and having the athletes likeness and their personal hand signed autograph on your wine bottles creates public awareness, attention and sales.

You can work with just one athlete or many. A program could involve having one athlete, such as 49er great Dwight Clark and have him come to your winery, mingle with your VIP's and autograph your special wine bottles with or without his picture on the label. Another program, that would be sure to get major attention, would have several athletes associated with your winery. Our program allows you to use their personal likeness on the label or on the etched, hand painted bottles. You could start with one athlete, say Dwight Clark and have him sign some bottles, then add another athlete such as Joe Montana on his own personal bottle, then add 49er Roger Craig on another bottle, followed by Raider Fred Biletnikoff, followed by Pete Rose, followed by SF Giant Will Clark, followed by Jerry Rice, followed by Cowboys Tony Dorsett, followed by several other athletes. The development of the label, combined with your wine and a great label for each athlete WILL produce sales. In addition, the public awareness of your winery will grow massively. The general public loves their sports figures and if you involve a charity the doors will be open to you for news announcements and athlete interviews by the media.

This program will also allow you to start with minimal inventories for each athlete and also allow you to presell the wine. In addition, you can get more bottles autographed as needed for the incoming and projected sales. You do not need to get all the autographs at one time!

Another benefit is that you will have a new type of customer buying your wine - the sports collector. Many of the sales will come from people that will add these bottles to their collection. Frequently a collector will collect the entire series so if his first bottle purchased is from player A he will buy player B, player C, etc. Our company, which has been established for 26 years in the sports memorabilia and athlete representation business, will also send new customers your way. It would not surprise me to see a player's edition sold out even before it becomes available.

You can also bottle several different wines for just one athlete. This too will create multiple sales.

In 2008, we tested the marketplace with Dwight Clark signing a nicely decorated bottle for a winery. The demand exceed the time needed to produce the bottles. However, we still sold 4000 autographed bottles. Naturally Dwight Clark would frequently tell others personally and in interviews that he was working with this winery. This free type of publicity by the athlete is extremely beneficial to your winery, especially with the Super Bowl coming the SF Bay Area this season. Imagine the exposure your winery would receive if you had about five 49ers and/or Raiders in this program this year all talking about your winery. Also many, many people visiting the area will be going to the wine country. Your winery will become a "must stop" location not only during the Super Bowl but also anytime during the year.

I would like you to visit our photo gallery page on our website through this link NSD Athletes. Here you will get a better picture of our relationships and capabilities.

Exclusive relationships are possible with most athletes for your winery and an included marketing program using their likeness can or will be included depending on the individual program with each athlete. In addition we would want the program to be very successful for your winery so that we continue a mutually benefical relationship for many years to come. However, let's get started and you can walk before we run!

For more information contact Robert Hemphill, President of National Sports Distributors, (707) 285-2900 or email RHemphill@NSDsports.com


Have 49er JOE MONTANA Autograph your Wine Bottles!
24 June, 2015

Our current promotion is with 49er Joe Montana signing your bottles of wine!  Right now you can personally take part in private wholesale autograph sessions with just 96 bottles of wine to be autographed (only 8 cases). We are so confident that your autographed Joe Montana wine bottles will sell that we will offer you this extremely low volume minimum as we believe you will be back for more. In addition, arrangements can be made for you to attend the signing.

Please contact his agent Robert Hemphill at (707) 285-2900 or at his email address, rhemphill@NSDsports.com Please visit our company page "National Sports Distirbutors" for additional opportunities.

As an additional reference please visit our photo gallery on our website at this link National Sports Distirbutors.

Title Name Email Phone
President/Agent Robert Hemphill rhemphill@NSDsports.com (707) 285-2900