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Tyson: Resentment going
back to childhood

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Mike Tyson was a dominating heavyweight champion. Of course, he's also a convicted rapist who once bit another fighter in the ring and has threatened to eat the children of yet another fighter.

So, what does Tyson's signature say about his menacing personality? We asked handwriting expert Bart Baggett to analyze Iron Mike's autograph and tell us what it reveals.

Here's what Baggett found:

General notes: This signature reveals an angry, aggressive and egotistical person. The strokes are very tall and indicate a person who is curious about religion and the metaphysical.

  The straight up-and-down motion in the "M" indicates an impatient and fast mind.

  The signature starts with an angular beginning, but becomes more rigid and drifts further below the baseline. This indicates a lot of resentment in his past -- likely extending back to childhood.

Bart Baggett is one of the leading experts on handwriting analysis in the nation. You can learn more about Baggett's analysis at The autographs in this package were provided to Page 2 by The Sports Collectors Digest Standard Catalog of Sports Autographs by Krause Publications, 2000.

Page 2 sees the handwriting on the wall

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Jordan: A perfectionist who worries a lot

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Woods: Very concerned about his reputation

King: Flexible, aggressive and a tad bit mean

DiMaggio: A desire for both attention and sex

Knight: Plenty of anger immediately apparent

Simpson: Not the handwriting of a killer

Rodman: Obnoxious with a desire to be noticed

Kournikova: Impulsive and emotionally driven

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