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  • Originally posted by howiek View Post
    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.
    Sandberg was great during ST. He'd sign; he'd tell people that he'd be glad to after the the AAA game was done. He does add "HOF '05" without being asked. I waited until the minor league ST started before I got him; less of a mob scene.

    Strange about Mayberry; he seemed pretty friendly during ST.
    sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    • At my summer SABR meeting at McCoy Stadium (home of the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox) I got Pawsox manager Arnie Beyeler, hitting coach Chili Davis, and guest speaker and former Sox pitcher Brian Rose.
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      • Went to the Braves/Rangers game in atlanta for fathers day. It was alumni weekend and I was able to get Johnny Estrada, Sid Bream, and Gaylord Perry all on cards and on a Braves Scrollart I made. While walking to our seats Brian Jordan was doing his show (Braves Live) before the game, after his segment was done he signed for several of us there so I was able to get him on the scrollart and on a blank autograph card. After the game my daughter and I graphed the parking lot, scott Linebrink signed for the kids that was out there so we didnt get him, Jordan Schaefer signed for about 5 or 6 and left, Martin Prado signed for everyone that was out there and took time to talk to everyone, he even gave his wristbands to one of the guys that was there. Very Classy of him

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        • Tonight Brooklyn Cyclones(Mets) vs. Aberdeen Ironbirds(Orioles)

          I do my typical Logo sheet for SS (A). I missed 5 players. I did get the following:

          Brandon Brown
          J.B. Brown
          Richard Lucas
          Daniel Muno, 2011 8th Rd
          Ismael Tijerina
          Luke Stewart
          Chase Greene
          Charley Thurber, 2011 39th Rd.
          Bob Malek (Coach)
          Nelfi Zapata
          Amauris Valdez
          Juan Torres
          Dylan Brown
          Orlando Tovar
          Travis Taijeron, 2011 18th Rd
          T.J. Chism
          Jeremy Gould
          Marco Camarena
          Guilllaume Leduc
          Eduardo Aldama
          Steven Winnick
          Tyson Seng, 2011 33rd Rd.
          Randy Fontanez, 2011 27th Rd.
          Casey Hauptman, 2011 28th Rd.


          Frank Viola OMLB SS, Mr. Viola is the Cyclones Pitching Coach

          It was Angel Pagan Bobblehead Day, Angel was there and signed a for a few people. But, I was not in the right place, Oh Well
          Last edited by howiek; 06-20-2011, 09:02 PM.
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          • How was Viola about signing? I'm going tonight. Where in the park did you get him?
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            • I had heard some not so good stories about Viola. But, he seemed nice. He was walking from the bullpen to the dugout before the game after working with the starting pitcher along the 1st base side. If not I'm sure you can get him after the game as the players leave.
              They had there Monday night autograph session after the game and the coaches did not participate.
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              • Went to Isotopes Park this morning and on Tuesday night and pretty much got all the Isotope players and coaches. I also got Johnathan Broxton (woo hoo!) I'll probably be going back on 7/9 when Nashville comes to town.

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                • Tonight I went the Ducks game, they played the Camden Riversharks. Great game, Ducks won with the bases loaded in the bottom of 9th. Well anyway, I got
                  Brian Burgamy, 1 card, Mets and Pads farmhand
                  Jay Marshall, 2 cards, Former Athletic
                  Josh Towers, 3 Cards, Former Jay and Orioles
                  Drew Macias, 1 Card. Former Padre
                  Danny Richar 8x10, Former White Sox
                  Pedro Feliz 8x10. Pedro blew us off before the game. But, was pretty nice before getting on the bus.
                  Toby Hall GU Devil Rays Jersey Vest
                  Last edited by howiek; 06-23-2011, 08:12 PM.
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                  • A couple of Reds over the weekend. Pete Rose on a 16 X 20 photograph of his first major league game in gray paint pen. Johnny Cueto on the side panel of an OMLB in blue ink before the Reds-Orioles game at Orioles Park at Camden Yards.

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                    • Tonight the Ducks played the York Revolution
                      I got,
                      Jack Spradlin 8x10 and 1 card, Jack is a former Nationals farmhand, has reached AAA
                      Octavio Martinez and Scott Grimes 8x10
                      Chris Nowak 1 card, played in the Rays and Brewers system and has reaching AAA
                      James Shanks 2 cards, has played in the Royals and Marlins system and has reached AAA
                      Matt Desalvo 2 cards, has pitched for the Yankees and Braves. Suprised that he did not personalize
                      John Van Benschoten 2 cards, has pitched for the Pirates
                      Val Majewski 2 cards, had a 9 game stint in 04 with the Orioles
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                      • Didn't get a chance to post last week: Got Earl Weaver on an O's hat and '86 Topps. It was at the South Atlantic League All-Star game in Salisbury, MD. Good times!

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                        • Weaver is a good one to get. Did Bryce Harper sign? Did you get him? I wanted to take the 6 hour ride. But, couldn't go.
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                          • They had all the all-stars at tables signing for a period of time. I was in that line for awhile, but when I discovered it was separate from the Earl Weaver line, I bailed to line up for Weaver. So yes, Harper was signing there with all the others. It would've been really cool to get that one, but had to make a tough choice.

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                            • Wise choice, Weaver is a HOFer and getting up in age. Harper is not proven yet
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                              164 Pieces of Sports Memorabilia

                              Check out my Ebay listings!! Seller ID Howiek1227

                              Some of my Memorabilia Collection
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                              Check out my new Blog
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                              • Tonight I went to the Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Staten Island Yankees. It rained for most of the beginning of the game. So, no auto's before the game.
                                After the games as the players where coming out. I started my Baby Bombers Logo sheet. I can't get over the number of players on this roster. Got to be more than 30.
                                I was able to get:
                                Zachary Arneson
                                Caleb Cotham
                                Dustin Hobbs
                                Bryan Mitchell
                                Vidal Nuno
                                William Oliver
                                Benjamin Gamel
                                Cody Grice
                                Ty Hawkins (Coach)
                                Branden Pinder
                                Mike Recchia
                                Matt Richardson
                                Philip Wetherell
                                Jhorge Liccien
                                Ali Castillo
                                Cito Culver
                                Angelo Gumbs
                                Casey Stevenson
                                Fred Lewis

                                So, 19 to start not bad.



                                Then I only needed 5 players for the Cyclones Logo sheet, then they added 3. I added
                                Hunter Carnevale
                                Carlos Vazquez.
                                I was hoping to start my Shea Stadium seat back. But, missed Frank Viola
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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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