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    Last night I attended the Mercer University First Pitch Classic in Macon. The special guest speaker was Dale Murphy (in previous years they've had Chipper Jones and John Smoltz). He is simply a nice guy. Prior to the dinner he had an autograph session. It was supposed to last one hour (like it did with Jones and Smoltz). However he was yakking it up so much that he went over by more than thirty minutes. His speech was fun too; telling stories about his early struggles, Bobby Cox and some of his team mates before taking a few questions from the crowd. The funniest moment was when a kid (about twelve or thirteen) asked if he thought he could still hit homeruns like he used to. He coyly said, "Yes." I was able to get a few words in by helping him remind the crowd him that Cox had come from the Yankees organization prior to being hired by Ted Turner to manage the Braves in '78 and that it was Joey Devine who gave up a grand slam in his first Major League appearance.
    If I had only spent a tenth of the time studying Physics that I spent learning Star Wars and Baseball trivia, I would have won the Nobel Prize.

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    At the MLB Alumni table @ Rays fan fest today.

    All but one are 8 x 10 card blowups

    Craig Anderson: Topps '63. Blue Sharpie with "Original Met" inscribed.
    Jim Archer: Topps '61. Blue Sharpie
    Greg Blosser: Pinnacle '94. Blue Sharpie
    Jose Cardenal: Topps '72. Black Sharpie
    Lance Carter: Topps Total '04. Blue rollerball
    Mike Devereaux: Donruss Triple Play '94. Blue Sharpie
    Mike DiFelice: Score '98. Black Sharpie
    Denny Doyle: Topps '76. Blue Sharpie
    Josh Fogg: Fleer Platinum Parallel '01. Blue Sharpie
    Rich Folkers: Coke Special Products '77. Black Sharpie
    Ken Frailing: Topps Rookie '74, Blue rollerball
    John Frascatore: Pacific Online '98. Black Sharpie; scripture reference
    Wayne Garrett: Topps Super Teams Refractor '00. Black Sharpie
    Toby Hall: Upper Deck Gold '06. Blue Sharpie
    Bill Hepler: Topps '63 design. Blue Sharpie
    Roberto Hernandez: Fleer Flair '93. Blue Sharpie
    Tom Hume: Topps/Coca-Cola '81 Blue Sharpie
    Eric Knott: Best '97. Blue Sharpie
    Darold Knowles: Topps '71. Black Sharpie
    Ron LeFlore: Topps '81. Blue rollerball
    Andy McGaffigan: Topps '85. Black Sharpie, scripture reference
    Omar Moreno: Donruss '82. Black Sharpie.
    Bill Nahorodny: Fleer 81. Blue Sharpie
    Tom Niedenfuer: Topps '87. Blue Sharpie
    Jim Perry: Topps '65. Blue sharpie. Inscribed "1970 Cy Young"
    Gary Peters: Topps '69. Blue Sharpie
    Travis Phelps: Fleer '02. Blue Sharpie
    Brian Reith: Reds action shot. Blue Sharpie
    Bryan Rekar: Topps Gold '02. Black Sharpie
    Jason Romano: Bowman;s Best '01. Blue Sharpie
    Richie Scheinblum: Topps Rookie '68. Black Sharpie
    Bob Stinson: Topps Rookie '72
    Brian Stokes: Topps '09. Blue Sharpie
    Anthony Telford: Fleer '92. Blue rollerball. Scripture reference
    Doug Waechter: Topps Gold '04. Blue Sharpie
    Mark Whiten: O-Pee-Chee Premier '92. Blue Sharpie
    Jimy Williams: Topps Rookie '66. Blue Sharpie


    Not a bad haul...
    Last edited by SDL; 02-17-2013 at 08:09 PM. Reason: correction on card brand
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    Wow...I wish that I had seen that McGaffigan and Hume were there. I would have driven the 12 hours to get them! Great haul!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icee82 View Post
    Wow...I wish that I had seen that McGaffigan and Hume were there. I would have driven the 12 hours to get them! Great haul!!!
    Also there were two late additions...Dick Drago and Glenn Beckert. I didn't have any thing for them to sign

    Orestes Destrade was a no-show due to a family emergency. Both Dr. Steve Korcheck and Brain Tollberg were also no-shows.
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by SDL View Post
    At the MLB Alumni table @ Rays fan fest today.

    All but one are 8 x 10 card blowups

    Craig Anderson: Topps '63. Blue Sharpie with "Original Met" inscribed.
    Jim Archer: Topps '61. Blue Sharpie
    Greg Blosser: Pinnacle '94. Blue Sharpie
    Jose Cardenal: Topps '72. Black Sharpie
    Lance Carter: Topps Total '04. Blue rollerball
    Mike Devereaux: Donruss Triple Play '94. Blue Sharpie
    Mike DiFelice: Score '98. Black Sharpie
    Denny Doyle: Topps '76. Blue Sharpie
    Josh Fogg: Fleer Platinum Parallel '01. Blue Sharpie
    Rich Folkers: Coke Special Products '77. Black Sharpie
    Ken Frailing: Topps Rookie '74, Blue rollerball
    John Frascatore: Pacific Online '98. Black Sharpie; scripture reference
    Wayne Garrett: Topps Super Teams Refractor '00. Black Sharpie
    Toby Hall: Upper Deck Gold '06. Blue Sharpie
    Bill Hepler: Topps '63 design. Blue Sharpie
    Roberto Hernandez: Fleer Flair '93. Blue Sharpie
    Tom Hume: Topps/Coca-Cola '81 Blue Sharpie
    Eric Knott: Best '97. Blue Sharpie
    Darold Knowles: Topps '71. Black Sharpie
    Ron LeFlore: Topps '81. Blue rollerball
    Andy McGaffigan: Topps '85. Black Sharpie, scripture reference
    Omar Moreno: Donruss '82. Black Sharpie.
    Bill Nahorodny: Fleer 81. Blue Sharpie
    Tom Niedenfuer: Topps '87. Blue Sharpie
    Jim Perry: Topps '65. Blue sharpie. Inscribed "1970 Cy Young"
    Gary Peters: Topps '69. Blue Sharpie
    Travis Phelps: Fleer '02. Blue Sharpie
    Brian Reith: Reds action shot. Blue Sharpie
    Bryan Rekar: Topps Gold '02. Black Sharpie
    Jason Romano: Bowman;s Best '01. Blue Sharpie
    Richie Scheinblum: Topps Rookie '68. Black Sharpie
    Bob Stinson: Topps Rookie '72
    Brian Stokes: Topps '09. Blue Sharpie
    Anthony Telford: Fleer '92. Blue rollerball. Scripture reference
    Doug Waechter: Topps Gold '04. Blue Sharpie
    Mark Whiten: O-Pee-Chee Premier '92. Blue Sharpie
    Jimy Williams: Topps Rookie '66. Blue Sharpie


    Not a bad haul...
    Wow, not bad indeed. I wish the Marlins would take a page out of the Rays' book...........by the way, do they announce ahead of time who is going to be there?
    Yankees' payroll: $250 millions
    Marlins' payroll: $50 millions
    Marlins winning The Series: Priceless

    "Visiting Americans love going to Cuban games because with no free agency, no franchise movement and no owners blackmailing cities for new stadiums, it all smacks of 1950's America, ignoring the inconvenient fact that such a fantasyland is only possible in a dictatorship"-S.L. Price

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.P View Post
    Wow, not bad indeed. I wish the Marlins would take a page out of the Rays' book...........by the way, do they announce ahead of time who is going to be there?
    For some reason neither the Rays not the MLBAA announce on their site who will be there. Instead I have to look on the webpage of the Tampa Bay Times on the Rays blog section.

    Current Rays players/staff sign as well, but they charge $50 to get a wristband and you MAY get 2 autographs if you are lucky..the lines are that long for the Rays. I don't even try. I have back problems which doesn't help.

    J.P....there was a guy in line with me who was at the Marlins fest and he was telling me they only had a hundred people there..that true???
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDL View Post
    For some reason neither the Rays not the MLBAA announce on their site who will be there. Instead I have to look on the webpage of the Tampa Bay Times on the Rays blog section.

    Current Rays players/staff sign as well, but they charge $50 to get a wristband and you MAY get 2 autographs if you are lucky..the lines are that long for the Rays. I don't even try. I have back problems which doesn't help.

    J.P....there was a guy in line with me who was at the Marlins fest and he was telling me they only had a hundred people there..that true???
    100 might be too many............
    Yankees' payroll: $250 millions
    Marlins' payroll: $50 millions
    Marlins winning The Series: Priceless

    "Visiting Americans love going to Cuban games because with no free agency, no franchise movement and no owners blackmailing cities for new stadiums, it all smacks of 1950's America, ignoring the inconvenient fact that such a fantasyland is only possible in a dictatorship"-S.L. Price

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    At Phillies ST.

    Jonathan Papelbon: 8 x 10 of his Topps Opening Day '11 card. Black Sharpie
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    Twins @ Marlins this past friday, my friend got a call from his wife who was held up at work, so we had to leave in the 8th inning so he could make it back to Miami on time to pick up his kids in school, so we couldnt graph the parking lot after the game, I still think I did pretty good.

    All on cards:

    Tino Martinez
    Mike Lowell x2
    Mike Redmond x 2
    Ron Gardenhire x 2
    Arquimides Caminero
    Michael Dunn
    Sam Dyson
    Brad Hand
    Scott Maine
    Alex Sanabia
    Rob Brantly
    Zack Cox
    Joe Mahoney
    Placido Polanco
    Gorkys Hernandez
    Marcell Ozuna
    Jonathan Albaladejo
    Michael Brady
    Adam Conley
    Jose Fernandez x 2
    Brian Flynn
    Raudel Lazo
    John Maine
    Kevin Slowey
    Jordan Smith
    Jake Jefferies
    Jake Realmuto
    Derek Dietrich
    Matt Downs
    Jordan Brown
    Austin Kearns
    Jake Marisnick
    Christian Yelich
    Yankees' payroll: $250 millions
    Marlins' payroll: $50 millions
    Marlins winning The Series: Priceless

    "Visiting Americans love going to Cuban games because with no free agency, no franchise movement and no owners blackmailing cities for new stadiums, it all smacks of 1950's America, ignoring the inconvenient fact that such a fantasyland is only possible in a dictatorship"-S.L. Price

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    At the A Pirates @ A Phillies game. All signed with black Sharpie


    Aaron Altherr: Two 8 x 10 screenshots from the WBC Qualifier (he played for Germany)
    Rivar Angulo: Two 8 x 10 screenshots from the 2012 WBC Qualifier (he pitched for Colombia)
    Tyson Gillies: Three 8 x 10 screenshots from the 2012 WBC Qualifier (he played for Canada)
    Michael Ryan: 8 x 10 blowup of his 2003 Hot Prospects card
    Last edited by SDL; 03-13-2013 at 05:05 PM.
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    At the Pirates AAA/AA game today

    Tom Filer: 8 x 10 blowup of his Bowman '90 card

    Charlie Cutler: two screenshots from the 2012 WBC Qualifier (he played for Israel)

    I got there late and after the game most of the players walked away from the fans
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.P View Post
    Twins @ Marlins this past friday, my friend got a call from his wife who was held up at work, so we had to leave in the 8th inning so he could make it back to Miami on time to pick up his kids in school, so we couldnt graph the parking lot after the game, I still think I did pretty good.

    All on cards:

    Tino Martinez
    Mike Lowell x2
    Mike Redmond x 2
    Ron Gardenhire x 2
    Arquimides Caminero
    Michael Dunn
    Sam Dyson
    Brad Hand
    Scott Maine
    Alex Sanabia
    Rob Brantly
    Zack Cox
    Joe Mahoney
    Placido Polanco
    Gorkys Hernandez
    Marcell Ozuna
    Jonathan Albaladejo
    Michael Brady
    Adam Conley
    Jose Fernandez x 2
    Brian Flynn
    Raudel Lazo
    John Maine
    Kevin Slowey
    Jordan Smith
    Jake Jefferies
    Jake Realmuto
    Derek Dietrich
    Matt Downs
    Jordan Brown
    Austin Kearns
    Jake Marisnick
    Christian Yelich
    Nice haul... Congrats!
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    At Phillies camp day (intrasquad). All signed with black Sharpie.

    Mickey Morandini: 8 x 10 blowup of his O-Pee-Chee Premier '91 card
    Ray Burris: 8 x 10 blowup of his Topps '84 card
    Albert Cartwright: Three screenshots from the 2012 WBC qualifier (played for Great Britain).

    Got there late and had to leave early.
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    A former Red acquired IP. Got John Stuper at Davenport Field on the campus of the University of Virginia 1/1. He is the head baseball coach at Yale University!

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    At the Phillies minor league intra-squad game. All black Sharpie

    Joe Savery: Two action screenshots
    Marek Minarik: Three action screenshots from the 2012 WBC Qualifier (he played for Czech Republic)
    Bob Milacki: 8 x 10 Blowup of his Topps '92 card

    John Lannan was there...didn't have anything to be signed
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    At the AAA/AA Twins @ AAA/AA Orioles game in Sarasota today. All signed in black Sharpie

    Scott Elarton: 8 x 10 blowups of his 2001 Fleer Futures, Topps '01 and '02 cards
    Steven Bumbry: two action screenshots from the 2012 WBC Qualifier (he played for Great Britain) He lkied how they came out and he waned copies, a did his dad, Al Bumbry (didn't know he was there.) I'll be going back on Monday and I will give them copies.
    James Beresford: Two action shots from the 2011 IBAF World Cup (he played for Australia)
    Scott McGregor: 8 x 10 blowups of his Topps '79, Donruss '84 and Swell '89 cards.
    Stew Cliburn: 8 x 10 bowups of hos Fleer '86, '89 and Score '89 cards.
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    At the AAA/AA Yankees @ AAA/AA Pirates game in Bradenton on Friday. All signed woth a nlack Sharpie

    Kimera Bartee: 8 x 10 blowups of his 1997 Leaf, Pacific Silver and Pinnacle Inside cards
    Jerry Sands: Two action screenshots of him while still with the Dodgers
    Vic Black: ST action shot
    Carlos Garcia: 8 x 10 blowups of his Fleer '91 card and both sides of his The Leaf Set '93 card.
    Gerrit Cole: 8 x 10 blowup of his Topps Yeam USA '10 card, screenshot from the 2011 FISU Tournameny and a action shot from the same tournament. (Made up for the time last year when I tried to get him at a Marauders just before he was called up to Altoona and as I heading over to him, some drunk season tix holders grabbed my pix and scribbled on them)
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    At the AAA/AA Jays @ AAA/AA Phillies in Clearwater. Black Sharpie.

    Aaron Fultz: 8 x 10 blowup of his 2000 Fleer Tradion and 2002 Topps Gold cars, as well as a 8 x 10 actionshot when hew as pitching for the Indians.
    Ernie Whitt: 8 x 10 blowup of his '88 Topps card and a screenshot from the 2012 WBC Qualifer
    Marty Brown: 8 x 10 blowups of his half of his '89 Fleer rookie card, his Score '89 Prospects card and his Donruss '90 rookie card.
    Adam Loewen: Three screenshots from the 2012 WBC Qualifier
    Chorye Spoone: Two PawSox action shots
    Richie Hebner: 8 x 10 blowups of his Topps '70, '76 and Topps/Coca-Cola '81 cards
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    At the AAA/AA Blue Jays @ AAA/AA Pirates @ Pirate City. All signed with black Sharpie

    Brett Carroll: 8 x 10 Action shot from when he was with the Brewers. Added biblical reference.
    Stolmy Pimentel: Three 8 x 10 action shots of hism with the Lowell Spinners, Portland Sea Dogs and 2010 Futures game.
    Bob Stanley: 8 x 10 of his Upper Deck '90 card
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    At the AAA/AA Red Sox @ AAA/AA Orioles in Sarasota. All are 8 x 10s; signed w/black Sharpie

    Jason Esposito: Blowup of his 201O USA baseball card, an action shot from the 201o FISU Championships and a screenshot from the same tournament. He wanted copies of the two FISU pics; he game me his e-mail and I have sent them.

    Alex Hassan: Two action shots, one from Portland and one from Pawtucket. Tells me he always get ribbed with "Hassan chop!" from that Bugs Bunny 'toon

    Chris Carpenter: Screenshot of his 2012 Red Sox debut and a Red Sox ST action shot

    Steven Wright: Red Sox ST action shot

    Alex Wilson: Posed Red Sox shot and PawSox action shot

    Manny Delcarmen: Blowup of his '09 Topps card, two Red Sox action shots

    Alan Mills: Blowups of his '93 and '94 Topps Stadium Club cards. Added biblical references .

    Bryce Brentz: Sea Dogs action shot

    J.C. Linares: Red Sox posed shot.

    Pete Hissey Two Sea Dogs action shots

    Jeremy Hazelbaker: Sea Dog Futures at Fenway action shot, Sea Dogs action shot

    Kolbrin Vitek: 2010 Draft photo

    Al Bumbry: Topps '73 Rookie, Donruss '85, Topps '86
    Man, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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