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The Signature Texas Pitmasters

by Daniel Vaughn · October 2, 2013

Robert J. Lerma has gathered original signatures from some of the best pitmasters in the state. They are collected onto an image of an aged Bar-B-Q sign in Corsicana, Texas that he photographed last year. He has sold a number of the originals, but there is only one left. He has started an auction for the last one in the series with all proceeds to benefit the Warrior Dog Foundation.

Lerma signatures

The bidding is currently at $700. If you’d like to place your bid, you can contact Robert at:

Twitter – @robertjlerma

Email – robertjlerma@gmail.com

Bids will be accepted through this Sunday (10/6) until midnight.

Robert will tweet any new bids, so follow along if you’d like this piece of Texas BBQ history. Here’s a full list of the collected signatures:

Aaron Franklin – Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX

Bert Bunte – Zimmerhanzel’s – Smithville, TX

Dirk Miller – Miller’s Smokehouse – Belton, TX

Dustin Blackwell – Hutchin’s BBQ – McKinney, TX

Edgar & Norma Jean Black – Black’s BBQ – Lockhart, TX

Emilio “Emo” Soliz – Two Bros. BBQ Market – San Antonio, TX

Evan LeRoy – Freedmen’s Bar – Austin, TX

Gary Prause – Prause Meat Market – La Grange, TX

Gerald Birkelbach – City Meat Market – Giddings, TX

Harold “Buzzie” Hughes – Buzzie’s Bar-B-Que – Kerville, TX

Jack Perkins – The Slow Bone – Dallas, TX

Joe Capello – City Market – Luling, TX

John August Fullilove – Smitty’s Market – Lockhart, TX

John Lewis – La Barbecue – Austin, TX

John Mueller – John Mueller Meat Co. – Austin, TX

Jonathan Shaw – Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q – Tyler, TX

Justin Fourton – Pecan Lodge – Dallas, TX

Kent Black – Black’s BBQ – Lockhart, TX

Kerry Bexley – Snow’s BBQ – Lexington, TX

Lance Kirkpatrick – Stiles Switch BBQ – Austin, TX

Marco Oglesby – Opie’s BBQ – Spicewood, TX

Mark Prause – Prause Meat Market – La Grange, TX

Michael Hernandez – Hays Co. Bar-B-Que – San Marcos, TX

Moe Cason – Ponderosa BBQ – Des Moines, IA

Monroe Schubert – Prause Meat Market – La Grange, TX

Nick Pencis – Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q – Tyler, TX

Robert Sierra – S&S Pit Crew – San Marcos, TX

Roy Perez – Kreuz Market – Lockhart, TX

Stephen Joseph – Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue – Jefferson, TX

Tim Hutchins – Hutchin’s BBQ – McKinney, TX

Tim Rattray – The Granary ‘Cue and Brew – San Antonio, TX

Tom Micklethwait – Micklethwait Craft Meats – Austin, TX

Tootsie Tomanetz – Snow’s BBQ – Lexington, TX

Vencil Mares – Taylor Café – Taylor, TX

Wayne Mueller – Louie Mueller Barbecue – Taylor, TX

Will Fleischman – Lockhart Smokehouse – Dallas, TX

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