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  • #16
    At a couple of stops in the Marlins caravan this morning, all on cards:

    Placido Polanco x3
    Donovan Solano
    Adeiny Hechavarria x2
    Justin Ruggiano
    Jacob Turner x2
    Steve Cishek
    Jack McKeon
    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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    • #17
      I also "won" an 8x10 canvas of Marlins Park on Opening Day just for spinning the roulette, I almost landed on "Winner", and the girl was like: "You just missed the tshirt", I was like: "are you kidding me?!. I got it signed by Ruggiano, McKeon, Hatcher, Cishek, and Turner, and plan to add more sigs to it.
      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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      • #18
        At Marlins Fan Fest this past Saturday, all on cards, and most on my Marlins Park canvas too:

        Mike Redmond
        Kyle Skipwoth
        Jeff Conine
        Greg Dobbs
        Zack Cox
        Andre Dawson
        Juan Pierre
        Marcell Ozuna
        Kyle Jensen
        Alfredo Silverio
        Jacob Turner
        Nathan Eovaldi
        Henderon Alvarez
        Brad Hand
        Tom Koehler
        AJ Ramos
        Ryan Webb
        Michael Dunn
        Edgar Olmos
        Rob Leary
        Donovan Solano
        Dan Jennings
        Joe Espada
        Jose Ceda
        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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        • #19
          University of Miami alumni game, Saturday afternoon, all on cards:

          Jon Jay
          Yonder Alonso
          Gus Gandarillas
          Dennis Raben
          Erick San Pedro
          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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          • #20
            Originally posted by J.P View Post
            At Marlins Fan Fest this past Saturday, all on cards, and most on my Marlins Park canvas too:

            Mike Redmond
            Kyle Skipwoth
            Jeff Conine
            Greg Dobbs
            Zack Cox
            Andre Dawson
            Juan Pierre
            Marcell Ozuna
            Kyle Jensen
            Alfredo Silverio
            Jacob Turner
            Nathan Eovaldi
            Henderon Alvarez
            Brad Hand
            Tom Koehler
            AJ Ramos
            Ryan Webb
            Michael Dunn
            Edgar Olmos
            Rob Leary
            Donovan Solano
            Dan Jennings
            Joe Espada
            Jose Ceda
            I went in as my friend's guest on their VIP season tickets holder event, which was supossed to have a special autographs session. But of course, being the Marlins, they managed to screw this up too. After free breakfast, they had a question/answer session with the entire coaching staff, afterwards they separated us into two groups for two different autograph sessions, but you could only attend one, (of course, Tino Martinez didn't go to my side ) , we had Redmond, Pierre, Hechavarria, Skipworth, Jennings, Espada, and Leary. Right after we get out, we start heading to the open to the public sessions, and realize that their first set of autographs sessions was almost over, who was signing there? Andre Dawson, Tony Perez, and Jeff Conine. So for the few season tickets holders that they have left, the "VIP" event, they sent two minor leaguers, two players on the active roster, the manager and two coaches, and for the general public they had two HOFers and Mr. Marlins- genius
            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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            • #21
              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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              • #22
                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, 07:09 PM. Reason: correction on card brand
                sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                • #23
                  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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                  • #24
                    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.
                    sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                    • #25
                      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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                      • #26
                        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???
                        sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                        • #27
                          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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                          • #28
                            At Phillies ST.

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

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                            • #29
                              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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                              • #30
                                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, 04:05 PM.
                                sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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