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  • #16
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    Family Autograph Thread
    http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75871

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    • #17
      Finally......
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      Family Autograph Thread
      http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75871

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      • #18
        Francisley Bueno, on his 09 Gwinnett Braves card.
        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
          Last night I attended the Mercer University First Pitch Classic with guest speaker Chipper Jones.

          Last year John Smoltz was the speaker and he was pretty good, giving a typical motivational-type speech. Chipper was much different. He really didn't have much to say other than a few words about his personal life and his connection to Macon, Georgia (where he played Single A ball for a year). What was cool was that he opened the floor for questions and was pretty jovial.

          I was able to ask about his mentors when he was a young player (he named Terry Pendleton as his biggest influence). I also told him that as a Mets fan, my best comlpliment to him was to say how much I hated to watch him play in NY. He laughed a good bit at that and repeatedly pointed me out as "the Mets Guy over here" whenever he referred to his great moments (many of which were at Shea Stadium.)

          Anyway. He signed a ball for my six year old.
          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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          • #20
            Went to the Braves Caravan in Chattanooga tn today. waited in the cold for 4 hours but well worth it. Got Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Cory Gearrin, and new hitting coach Greg Walker. All of them were really cool and took the time to talk to the fans as they signed, made eye contact with everyone and really seemed to enjoy seeing us. Heyward and Freeman really enteracted with all of us, cutting up and laughing. My daughter really loved it and had a great time as she is a HUGE Heyward fan. Its been a great caravan for the braves fans this year.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Allie Fox View Post
              Last night I attended the Mercer University First Pitch Classic with guest speaker Chipper Jones.

              Last year John Smoltz was the speaker and he was pretty good, giving a typical motivational-type speech. Chipper was much different. He really didn't have much to say other than a few words about his personal life and his connection to Macon, Georgia (where he played Single A ball for a year). What was cool was that he opened the floor for questions and was pretty jovial.

              I was able to ask about his mentors when he was a young player (he named Terry Pendleton as his biggest influence). I also told him that as a Mets fan, my best comlpliment to him was to say how much I hated to watch him play in NY. He laughed a good bit at that and repeatedly pointed me out as "the Mets Guy over here" whenever he referred to his great moments (many of which were at Shea Stadium.)

              Anyway. He signed a ball for my six year old.
              Great story "mets Guy"

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              • #22
                Alay Soler, on his 06 Fleer Tradition card
                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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                • #23
                  Originally posted by tlondon View Post
                  Went to the Braves Caravan in Chattanooga tn today. waited in the cold for 4 hours but well worth it. Got Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward, Cory Gearrin, and new hitting coach Greg Walker. All of them were really cool and took the time to talk to the fans as they signed, made eye contact with everyone and really seemed to enjoy seeing us. Heyward and Freeman really enteracted with all of us, cutting up and laughing. My daughter really loved it and had a great time as she is a HUGE Heyward fan. Its been a great caravan for the braves fans this year.
                  That sounds pretty cool. Someone asked Chipper about the crowd at his Atlanta appearance. There were people lining up since the day before to see him, McCann, Fredi and others. They actually started early adn still had to turn some away.
                  He said it was great to be appreciated like that. He said he'd be afraid if they didn't want his autograph.
                  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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                  • #24
                    At a Cuban players game early afternoon this past Saturday (all on cards):

                    -Orlando "El Duke" Hernandez
                    -Alex Sanchez x 2
                    -Amauri Sanit
                    -Hansel Izquierdo
                    -Rolando Viera
                    -Jorge Diaz


                    Later on that afternoon at University of Miami Alumni game (also all on cards):

                    -Alex Fernandez
                    -Chris Perez
                    -Jon Jay
                    -Jemile Weeks
                    -Brian Barton
                    -Oscar Muñoz
                    -Gus Gandarillas
                    -Lou Palmisano
                    -Zeke Devoss
                    -Peter O'Brien

                    Chris Perez is by far the nicest and most down to earth player I've met, and a cool nugget: he signs with his left hand, I was surprised I was the only one that picked up on it, he told me he is a "lefty writer and a righty thrower"
                    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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                    • #25
                      Barbaro Cañizares, on his 09 Topps Update rookie card.
                      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
                        Adrian Nieto, on his 08 Bowman Draft Prospects card.
                        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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                        • #27
                          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.
                          Last edited by SDL; 02-18-2012, 10:35 PM.
                          sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                          • #28
                            At the Braves Caravan in Macon:
                            OLB3's from:
                            Craig Kimbrel
                            Eddie Perez
                            Randall Delgado
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                            I am also coolmoors on fanmail.biz.
                            I am jhey99's son on Pat Neshek's message board.
                            Trusted buyers, sellers, and traders: Rockhound, MadHatter, kearns643, EmergencyCatcher, and hudsonharden

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                            • #29
                              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
                              sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                              • #30

                                Joey Cora from Marlins camp today.

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