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  • #91
    Acquired James Avery and Justin Lehr on a baseball card in blue Sharpie. Acquired the autographs of Matt Klinker, Miguel Rojas, and Cody Puckett on 8 X 11 photographs in blue Sharpie. All of these were acquired at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, NC before the Mudcats and Biscuits game.

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    • #92
      The Ducks season has started and went to the Ducks vs. Bridgeport Bluefish, the 2nd game of a day night doubleheader. Should have went to the first game. I think most guys signed alot before the 1st game.
      Missed out on Angel Berroa, didn't sign before the 2nd game and he walked right by us getting on the bus.
      I did get:

      Ruddy Lugo 2 cars, Ruddy has pitched for the A's and Rays in the big leagues.
      Eric Munson 2 cards, Eric has played for the Tigers, A's, Astros and Rays. He was a 1st rounder in 1999 for the Tigers
      Joe Borchard 8x10, Joe has played for the White Sox and Marlins, he was a 1st rounder in 2000 for the White Sox.
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      As of 1/11/15 7369 Autographs and Growing!! 6472 of which are Baseball!
      164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

      Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

      Some of my Memorabilia Collection
      http://photobucket.com/HowiesMemo
      Check out my new Blog
      www.strongislandgrapher.blogspot.com

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      • #93
        Gaby Sanchez on a card, this was at a player appearance in a Hugo Boss store.
        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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        • #94
          Today was suppose to be a 2 game autographing event but turned into one due to rain:

          SDSU vs Utah

          Tony Gwynn -3-3 ( OMLB SS + 90 Leaf + Scoremasters)

          A fellow grapherr texted me that Tony didn't sign any yesterday and told everyone to come in early if they wanted a graph before the game today. Didn't sign off the bus and then made us wait a good 45 minutes until he did sign. One guy asked Tony if he minded signing 4 items and Tony said " I mind it, but you will just wait until after the game so I will sign them all". I asked him how his day was going and "he said am signing autographs at 11am in the morning".

          Its raining so I doubt the Bees game gets played due to the amount of rain it received during the Utes baseball game.
          http://diamondvisits.blogspot.com/

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          • #95
            I took the 2.5 hr trip down to Lakewood, NJ to see Bryce Harper and hope I'd get his auto. No luck there must have been 75-100 people looking to get him. If I would have done some pushing and shoving. I might have gotten him. I've missed out on some good auto's. But, I do not do that just to get someones autograh. Came close, I'll get him before the end of the season. He went 2-4 with 2 k's, a Solo Homer and a single. He crushed the homer. Spent most of the time waiting for Harper, then it rained and did not get anyone from the Blue Crabs.
            He signed after the game on the field, but to many kids and they where much faster then me getting to the dugout. So, I figured I would get him after the game as they got on the bus.
            People kept saying he did not get on the team bus last night. So, I just got my custom logo sheet signed by the rest of the team. I missed a few. But here is who I got.
            Brian Daubach (Mgr)
            Marlon Anderson (Hitting Coach)
            Paul Applebee
            Sam Brown
            A.J. Cole
            Wilson Eusebio
            Matt Grace
            Michael Taylor
            Ben Graham
            Bobby Hanson
            Neil Holland
            Taylor Jordon
            Chris Manno
            Shane McCatty
            Robbie Ray
            David Freitas
            Cole Leonida
            Sam Palace
            Brett Newsome
            Sean Nicol
            Mills Rogers
            Adrian Sanchez
            Randolph Oduber


            Harper eventually did come out and get on the bus. But, with a police escort. He signed for a few people and then got on the bus.
            Harper could be the only A level player that i know of that has an endorsement deal. A Rep from Akedema was handing out catologues on the stands.
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            As of 1/11/15 7369 Autographs and Growing!! 6472 of which are Baseball!
            164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

            Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

            Some of my Memorabilia Collection
            http://photobucket.com/HowiesMemo
            Check out my new Blog
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            • #96
              Reno Aces @ Albuquerque Isotopes

              Isotopes:
              Dee Gordon
              Trayvon Robinson
              Joe Becker
              Travis Schlichting
              Eugenio Velez
              Lorenzo Bundy

              I'll be 'graphing the Aces tomorrow.

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              • #97
                The Aces are tough. I was only able to get the following autographs:
                Brett Butler x3
                Rick Burleson
                Brandon Allen
                Collin Cowgill

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                • #98
                  Tonight I went to see the Ducks play the Camden Riversharks. I got
                  Jay Marshall 8x10, Jay has pitched for the A's
                  Drew Macias 8x10, Drew has played for the Padreas
                  Mike Lamb 8x10 and 2 cards, Mike has played for the Rangers, Astros, Twins, Brewers and Marlins
                  Brian Stokes 1 cards, forgot to rub down the 10 Topps, not countin that one. Looks bad. Brian has pitched for the Rays, Mets and Angels
                  Jamar Hill 8x10, Jamar spent about 6 yrs in the Mets system.
                  John Bale 8x10, White Sox, Royals, Jays, Reds and Orioles
                  Toby Hall 8x10, Toby has played for the Rays, Jays, Dodgers and White Sox. I have a GU jersey coming, hasn't arrived yet. If it arrived tomorrow. I will go to the game.
                  Pedro Feliz ignored everyone before the game and as they where getting on the bus.
                  And i caught 2 foul balls!!! I was thinking of getting Feliz to sign one.
                  sigpic
                  As of 1/11/15 7369 Autographs and Growing!! 6472 of which are Baseball!
                  164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

                  Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

                  Some of my Memorabilia Collection
                  http://photobucket.com/HowiesMemo
                  Check out my new Blog
                  www.strongislandgrapher.blogspot.com

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                  • #99
                    Tonight I went to the Ducks vs. Lancaster Barnstormers, Did mostly Lancaster
                    Terry Tiffee 2 8x10's, played for the Twins and Dodgers
                    Alvin Colina 8x10, Played for the Rockies
                    JC Holt 8x10, Former Braves farmhand
                    Tim McNab 8x10, former Met farmhand
                    TJ Beam 8x10, played for the Yankees and Pirates
                    Matt Watson 1 card and a GU 2010 A's Home Jersey, signed on the numbers in Silver. So, excited to get the Jersey.
                    Fernando Sequignol 1 card. played for the Yankees and Expos

                    Ducks,

                    JR House 8x10, played for the Pirates and Orioles, Astros
                    sigpic
                    As of 1/11/15 7369 Autographs and Growing!! 6472 of which are Baseball!
                    164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

                    Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

                    Some of my Memorabilia Collection
                    http://photobucket.com/HowiesMemo
                    Check out my new Blog
                    www.strongislandgrapher.blogspot.com

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                    • Last Night the Ducks vs. Lancaster
                      Did the all Ducks
                      Kennard Jones 8x10, Kennard has played in the Orioles and Pads systems. He is also Tony Gwynn's son in law.
                      Matt Padgett 8x10, He has played in the Marlins, Cubs and Phillies systems
                      Mike Parisi 8x10, He has pitched for the Cardinals and also played in the Cubs system. Long Island product
                      Kraig Binick 1 card, Played in the Orioles system
                      John Rodriguez 2 cards, Was on the 06 Cardinals WS team, also played in the Yankees, Mets, Rays and Indians system
                      Steve Foucault 1 card. He is currently the Ducks pitching coach and pitched in the Majors from 73-79 with the Rangers, Tigers and Royals
                      J.R. House GU Pirates ST Jersey
                      Duaner Sanchez GU Mets ST Jersey
                      sigpic
                      As of 1/11/15 7369 Autographs and Growing!! 6472 of which are Baseball!
                      164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

                      Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

                      Some of my Memorabilia Collection
                      http://photobucket.com/HowiesMemo
                      Check out my new Blog
                      www.strongislandgrapher.blogspot.com

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                      • Tonight, the Ducks vs. Lancaster
                        Ducks side again
                        Tom Pennino 5x7 Ducks custom, Long Island product
                        Ehren Wasserman 8x10, Ehren has pitched in the Bigs for the White Sox
                        Kevin Baez 1 card. Kevin is currently the Ducks Manager. He played for the Mets in the 90's
                        Lew Ford 1 card, Lew played for the Twins
                        Joselo Diaz 8x10, Pitched for the Royals
                        Duaner Sanchez 8x10, Duaner pitched for the Pirates, Dodgers, Mets and Padreas

                        Oh and another thing. I do not suggest buying the Silver Paint pen made by Sharpie.
                        I bought it yesterday and made sure it worked before I left for the game. Went to get my Ruddy Lugo GUed jersey to sign. I took the top off to give him the pen and the tip falls out. I felt like an idiot. I had no other silver pens on me. He told me he would sign it when I get a new pen.
                        sigpic
                        As of 1/11/15 7369 Autographs and Growing!! 6472 of which are Baseball!
                        164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

                        Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

                        Some of my Memorabilia Collection
                        http://photobucket.com/HowiesMemo
                        Check out my new Blog
                        www.strongislandgrapher.blogspot.com

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                        • Tonight after the Ducks played the Somerset Patriots
                          Mike Parisi 1 card, Mike pitched for the Cardinals, Long Island product
                          Jason Anderson 8x10, Pitched for the Yankees and Mets.
                          Joe Holden 8x10, Played in the Mets system
                          Josh Pressley 2 cards, Josh has played in the Rays, Mets, Royals, Marlins, Cards and Red Sox system making it as high as AAA
                          Matt Hagen 1 card, Has played in the Mariners and Padreas system
                          Justin Huber 2 cards, Justin has played for the Royals, Twins and Padreas and was once a Mets prospect

                          Former Reds Norris Hopper and Scott Williamson blew us off
                          sigpic
                          As of 1/11/15 7369 Autographs and Growing!! 6472 of which are Baseball!
                          164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

                          Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

                          Some of my Memorabilia Collection
                          http://photobucket.com/HowiesMemo
                          Check out my new Blog
                          www.strongislandgrapher.blogspot.com

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                          • Nabbed Kyle McCulloch on one card and Cody Puckett on three cards before the Carolina Mudcats and Tennessee Smokies Southern League game. On a down note, Aroldis Chapman was not signing anything for anyone before the game and Mariano Duncan did not sign either. I was actually there for Duncan so that was a real bummer!

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                            • Just came home from a 2 day trip. Yesterday I went to see the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs play the Louisville Bats in Allentown, PA
                              The main reason for going was to get Ryne Sanberg, He is great!! He signs down the 3rd base line and does 2 per. I got him on a OMLB on the SS and he added HOF 2005. Didn't even have ask. Then I got him on an 8x10. I couldn't get over how relaxing it was when he was signing. No pushing and shoving. After getting Sandberg and being ingnored by Mayberry I decided to head over to the Bats side hoping to get a few of there prospects. I was able to get Devin Mesoraco on a OMLB SS, he is the top ranked catching prospect in the Reds system and was the 2007 1st rounder and Yonder Alonso ignored us. I figured i would get everyone else after the game. The game went 13 innings, 7 of which it rained. It stopped just as the game ended and 5 minutes after getting to the area where the visiting team bus was it started pouring again. So, I left with 2 auto's.

                              Today i went to Lakewood NJ hoping to get Bryce Harper, after missing out last time. I went to all the right places and still got Shutout. Bryce did NOT sign for anyone.
                              I did get Jesse Biddle, OMLB SS, Jesse was the Phillies 1st rounder in 2010. He was charting the game in the stands behind the plate. Also behind the plate was a group of scouts. Along with Pat Gillick, Mr. Gillick is best known as the GM of the Blue Jays that Won the 92 and 93 World Series, he later went on the be the GM for the Mariners and most recently the Phillies. He is now an advisor for the team. He signed a OMLB on the SS and added HOF 2011 without asking.
                              Also got A.J. Cole on 2 8x10's, A.J. is listed on Baseball America as the Nationals Top pitching prospect. The wierd thing is that Stasberg is not on the list.
                              As always, I met a bunch a real nice graphers.
                              sigpic
                              As of 1/11/15 7369 Autographs and Growing!! 6472 of which are Baseball!
                              164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

                              Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

                              Some of my Memorabilia Collection
                              http://photobucket.com/HowiesMemo
                              Check out my new Blog
                              www.strongislandgrapher.blogspot.com

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                              • This is not an IP success but an IP failure...twice. I was turned down by Mariano Duncan who is with the Smokies this season...before the game on Friday and after the game today!!!

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