Adrian Nieto, on his 08 Bowman Draft Prospects card.
Adrian Nieto, on his 08 Bowman Draft Prospects card.
At the MLB Alumni table @ Rays Fan Fest on Saturday. All but one are card blowups and are in blue Sharpie except where noted.
Jim Archer: Post Cereals '62. Black ballpoint
Glenn Beckert: Topps '66
Alan Brice: '61 ChiSox posed shot
Jose Cardenal: Topps '66. Black Sharpie. Said he always liked the pic.
Casey Cox: Topps '71
Jeff D'Amico: Topps '02
Orestes Destrade: Donruss Triple Play '94. Tells me he's never really seeen that card. Also agreed with me that the new Marlin uniforms really suck.
Dick Drago: Topps '73
Rich Folkers: Topps '73
Ken Frailing: Topps '75
Wayne Garrett: Topps '76
Roberto Hernandez: Donruss Triple Play '94
Bruce Howard: Topps Rookie '64. Black ballpoint
Tom Hume: Topps '87
Eric Knott: Donruss Sig Series ‘01
Darold Knowles: Topps '78
Ron LeFlore: Topps '76
Buck Martinez: Topps '76
Andy McGaffigan: Fleer '90
Bill Nahorodny: Topps '76
Tom Niedenfuer: Topps '84
John O'Donoghue: Topps '71
Jim Perry: Topps/The Sporting News All Star ’61
Travis Phelps: Fleer Premium Prospect '02
Bryan Rekar: Topps Chrome '01
Jason Romano: Bowman Chrome '99
Richie Scheinblum: Topps '73
Jim Stewart: Topps Rookie '64. Black ballpoint
Anthony Telford: Upper Deck '91
Brian Tollberg: Upper Deck Exclusive Silver '01
Doug Waechter: Upper Deck Upper Deck '06
Mark Whiten: Fleer '91
Scott Winchester: Pacific Online back ‘98
Signed the poster provided by the MLB Alumni: Billy Demars, Eric Knott, Carl Boles, Bill Hepler, Dave LaPoint, Steve Korcheck, Orestes Destrade, Bruce Howard, Dick Drago, Dick Lines, Jim Archer, Darold Knowles. Archer and Howard signed with black ballpoint; Korcheck signed with black Sharpie.
At the Braves Caravan in Macon:
At Phillies camp: Ryne Sandberg 8 x 10 blowup of his Donruss/McDonald’s MVP ’92 card. Added "HOF '02" inscription.
Sandberg was the only one I could get. Everybody else I wanted to get came out of the other players entrance. I'm going to have to learn how to split myself in two ;)
Joey Cora from Marlins camp today.
At the Phillies camp in Clearwater. all are 8 x 10 card blowuos in black Sharpie except where noted.
Greg Gross: Topps '89
Charlie Kerfeld: Donruss '86, Fleer '86, Topps '86
Brian Schneider: Topps Allen & Ginter '08
Tuffy Gosewisch: 3 action shots from 2011 Pam Am Games (including a screesnhot I made)
Marlins Fan Fest today, all on cards:
Greg Dobbs x2
Brad Hand x2
At the Yankees AAA/AA @ Phillies AAA/AAA games. All are 8 x 10s blowups of cards except one.
Scott Aldred: Bowman ’90, Pinnacle ’92
Tim Kennelly: Action shot from 2011 IBAF World Cup. Kennelly played for Australia.
Tommy Phelps: Upper Deck Rainbow 40 Man '03, Upper Deck SP '03
Butch Wynegar: Donruss ’81, ’87. Wynegar said he liked seeing the cards blown up.
Edited to add: All signed with black Sharpie
At the Blue Jays AAA/AA @ Phillies AAA/AA game today. All are 8 x 10 blowups signed with black Sharpie.
Sal Fasano: Action shot of him as Lansing manager; Fleer '96. Added Biblical references.
Tug Hulett: Action screenshot from 2009 IBAF World Cup
B.J. Rosenberg: Action screenshot from 2009 IBAF World Cup. Both Rosenberg and Hulett were on the USA squad.
At the Tigers AA @ Blue Jays AA game today. All are 8 x 10 blowups signed with black Sharpie.
Ray Burris: Topps '78
Chris Cron: Fleer Prospects '92, Score Rookie Prospect '92
Jerry Martin: Donruss '81, Fleer '81, Topps '85
Jon Nunnally: Fleer eX ‘01
Scott Richmond: 2011 Pan Am Games action screenshot, action shot
I had brought what I THOUGHT was Nunnaly's '94 Pinnacle Rookie card. He told me that was Michael Tucker's pic on the card.
AAA teams were supposed to be there as well; they had moved that game to the main stadium instead.
At the Pirates AAA/AA @ Blue Jays AAA/AA game today. All are 8 x 10s signed in Black Sharpie.
Jeff Branson: Topps Olympic '88, Fleer Ultra Rookie '93, Upper Deck '93
Tom Filer: Topps '87, '88, Donruss '90
Jordy Mercer: 2011 Pan Am Games screenshot, 2011 Pan Am games action shots (2).
Chad Mottola: Upper Deck Top Prospect '93, Fleer Ultra '97, Pinnacle Inside '97
Jon Nunnally: Pacific Omega '98
Bob Stanley: Donruss '81, '82, Fleer '82
The game needs more people like Sal Fasano!
SDL, I have a good friend from Crystal River who attends a lot of spring training/fantasy camps and who's a Rays season ticket holder (he grew up a Red Sox fan). I bet the two of you have crossed paths before. He was at that Rays fanfest and after learning about how many old-timers were there from the Tampa area, I wish I had gone, too!
Anyway, one IP success from 3/30 (Reds/Indians)--Dusty Baker on an OML ball. He and Bronson Arroyo were the only two I really wanted (brought an '04 WS ball) but it didn't happen.
Acquired the autographs of Neil Allen, Dave Myer, Charlie Montoyo, Brandon Gomes, Marquis Fleming, Ryan Reid, Jesus Feliciano, Leslie Anderson, Juan Miranda, Matt Mangini, and Brandon Guyer on a 16 X 20 photograph that was taken of the entire team lined up on the first base line prior to the opening night of the season on Thursday, April 5, 2012. All of these autographs were obtained in blue paint pen. Acquired the autograph of Charlie Montoyo on a 2007 Durham Bulls baseball card, a 2009 Durham Bulls baseball card, and a 2010 Durham Bulls baseball card in blue Sharpie. Acquired the autograph of Dave Myer on a 2009 Durham Bulls baseball card in blue Sharpie. Acquired the autograph of Brandon Gomes on a 2011 Durham Bulls baseball card in blue Sharpie. Acquired the autograph of Neil Allen on a 1988 Donruss baseball card in black Sharpie. All of these autographs were obtained on autograph night after the Gwinnett Braves and Durham Bulls’ baseball game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
It was a little disappointing as there were two lines. Part of the team was standing in the dugout and the others were sitting in chairs. Usually you can get one side and then get back in line to get the other side. This year they would only allow one time through the line. Unfortunately only nine players were in the dugout so on team autograph night I actually missed 16 players. Ugghhhh! I guess I will have to get those the old fashioned way...by working.
First In-Person successes of 2012.
New Britain Rock Cats @ New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Brian Van Kirk
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SF Giants @ Rockies, 4/9 and 4/11. No one, not a single ballplayer came over to sign!!! That's the first (and second!) time I've ever been shut out at Coors Field on the visitors' side. What a disappointment. Hopefully this Thursday's Skysox/Tucson Padres game will be much better!!!
Last night I went to my first of many ABQ Isotopes games and got the following autographs:
Scott Van Slyke
And actor Bryan Cranston was there so I got his auto too.
At the Brevard @ Clearwater FSL game today...
Mark Dewey: 8 x 10 blowups of his Topps Stadium Club ’92, Topps ’95, Mother’s ‘96 cards. B;ack Shrpie. Added Biblical references.
At the Daytona @ Clearwater FSL game today.
Brian Harper: 8 x 10 blowups of his Topps '85, Donruss Triple Play '92 and Fleer Flair '93 cards. Black Sharpiewith Biblical references.
Got to park late, couldn't get Chris Truby...will try next time I go.