Owens worked for the Chicago Park District for some time. I remember meeting him at some Park District events. I distinctly remember having his autograph on a great 5x7 picture. I kept my autographs in the top drawer of a nightstand in our bedroom. I kept my cards in boxes on the top shelf of our closet because I valued cards more than autographs I guess. The cards and everything hidden away in the closet survived. The autograph didn't fare so well.
I've got his Starting Lineup figure and a few other modern cards featuring Owens.