It's a sad day when the baseball world loses one it's truly great people as it is today with the passing of Hall of Famer Ernie Banks. I was an eleven year old boy at the 1976 little league world series, I was there with my family as we walked around the grounds we saw a group being escorted by police my dad said go ask them to sign your ball, So I did these would be the first autographs I would collect and the beginning of my life long hobby. RIP "MR. Cub". see below the ball Ernie signed for me along with Bill Shea ( Mets Shea Stadium) & Pete McGovern (Little League) . In his honor "Let's play two" today!
I purchased a box of this off of ebay for less the $10 and with a stated 2 autos per box figured why not boxes have 20 packs with 6 cards per. The interesting thing was that when I opened the box and took the packs out there was 2 autographs in penny sleeves rigid holders and a team bag? would have thought they would have been random in packs.
So the 2 autographs are:
1) Greg Childs who was drafted in the 4th round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012.
2) Nick Dawson who is currently a linebacker for the Louisville Cardinals.
I went to the game last night against the Norfolk Admirals Bears lost but was a good game a few goals, couple fights & some autographing after the game. I didn't realize that former 2 time 50 goal scorer in the NHL Dany Heatley was playing for Norfolk I heard he signed a bunch after the game, but I didn't have anything for Norfolk so only did the home side. Here is who and what I got signed.
1) Mike Moore - a Card.
2) Tomas Kundratek - 6 Cards.
3) Kris Newbury - 6 Cards & 2 8x10's.
4) Cameron Schilling - 3 Cards.
5) Casey Wellman - 3 Cards, 2 Stickers & 2 8x10's.
6) Justin Peters - Capitals Schedule & 3x5.
7) Nathan Walker - 3x5.
8) Bryan Helmer - 3x5.
9) Erik Burgdoerfer - 3x5.
10) Chris Brown - 8x10 (smudged).
11) Dane Byers - 8x10.
12) Connor Carrick - 3 8x10's.
13) Chris Conner - 2 8x10's.
14) Philipp Grubauer - 2 8x10's.
15) Tim Kennedy - 2 8x10's.
16) Garrett Mitchell - 8x10 (Smudged).
17) Jim O'Brien - 8x10.
18) Liam O'Brien - 2 8x10's.
19) Steve Oleksy - 8x10.
A good night graphing 19 Players 46 Autographs. Also, got 4 cards of Chandler Stephenson but all 4 were wiped off! lol Sharpie must not like below freezing temperatures!
During the football season I get custom Ravens cards signed for Ryan when I go to the games, and for my efforts I get some autographs back. Which I picked 20 cards from a list he gave me, on top of that he added a little surprise a signed 8x10 of the Ravens Kamar Aikens which is awesome since he was on my need list didn't see him sign on the way into stadium before a game all year!
I added 3 Basketball HOFers all were separate Ebay auctions and all three are 1995 Action Packed cards.
1) Lou Carnesecca # 3 paid $4.50 Shipped.
2) Ray Meyer # 17 paid $4.50 Shipped.
3) Ed Macauley # 20 paid $4.68 Shipped.
So not bad adding 3 HOFers for under $14.
This morning we lost Stuart Scott as his long time battle with cancer ended at the age 49, As I just turned 49 myself this one hits home, life is short live it. I met Stuart a couple times at games and he always seemed pleasant and in a good mood with a great outlook on life. The following are a couple pictures of Stuart and the autograph I got back in 2008. RIP "Boo-Yah!"
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My upcoming possible event Schedule:
Jan. 31st Baltimore Orioles FanFest Convention
3:20p.m. ESSKAY Autograph Station 1 (Brad Brach, Alejandro De Aza, Delmon Young) $20.00
4:40p.m. ESSKAY Autograph Station 1 (Ken Dixon, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jim Palmer) $20.00
Febr. 5th, 2015 York Sports Night John Hannah, Lee Smith, Mike Guman, Betsy King, Corey Thurman & Sage Karam.
Autographs acquired since beginning of Blog:
Current Year (10/2/2014-10/1/2015) = 446
Fifth year (10/2/2013-10/1/2014) = 2,554
Fourth year of blog (10/2/2012-10/1/2013) = 2,461
Third year of blog (10/2/2011-10/1/2012) = 2,484
Second year of blog (10/2/2010-10/1/2011) = 2,022
First year of blog (10/2/2009-10/1/2010) = 2,491
Ravens All-Time Roster Autograph Want List:
The following are the 31 Players that I need. I have 494 of 525 (94.1%) players who have ever played for the Baltimore Ravens. If you have any of these players let me know maybe we can work out a trade.
1) Eddie Britton - RB - 1997 Injured Reserve
2) Curtis Brown - WR - 1996 Injured Reserve
3) Ricky Brown - LB - 2012 Injured Reserve
4) Robb Butler - DB - 2005 5) Drew Caylor - OL - 2005 Injured Reserve 6) Matt Cherry - WR - 2006 Injured Reserve 7) Tony Curtis - TE - 2009 Active, But DNP 8) Jed DeVries - OL - 1996 Injured Reserve 9) Pedro Edison - TE - 2000 Injured Reserve
10) Steve Edwards - T - 2007 Injured Reserve 11) John Elmore - OL - 1997 Active, But DNP 12) Zarnell Fitch - DT - 2007 13) Keith Fitzhugh - S - 2009 Active, But DNP
14) Crockett Gillmore - TE - 2014
15) Kenyon Hambrick - WR - 2001 Active, But DNP
16) Chris Harrison - G - 1997
17) Albert Horsey - WR - 2001 Active, But DNP
18) D.J. Jones - T - 2011 Active, But DNP
19) Nicholas Lopez - LB - 1997 20) Dwayne Missouri - DE - 2001
21) Will Rackley - G - 2014 Injured Reserve
22) Greg Ryan - C - 2009 Injured Reserve
23) Daniel Sanders - C - 2010 Injured Reserve 24) Lou Saucedo - T - 2009 Injured Reserve