Sunday, April 23, 2017

PSU Blue White Game 2017

Kerry and I went to the spring game at State College yesterday mainly for the autographs.  It was a little rainy early in the day when we arrived but it cleared up and we get there early enough to pick the Gate A grouping of Running Backs and Tight Ends.  The autographs were organized into 5 different gates and a couple of different positions at each.  So with Saquon Barkley and Mike Gesicki at the same gate made it an east decision for us. Get there about 10 AM for 12:15 autograph start and glad we did if you were late you did get through the lines as each was long by start time.  We got through Gate A and then headed to Gate C which had Linebackers wanted Jason Canida didn't get through that line but the handed out pre-signed posters was able to get 2 different of those and was able to get Jason's attention and he came over after he was done signing and signed my 8x10.  Then once we entered stadium we hung out by the tunnel entrance to the field for Alumni and got a few of those.  The only disappointment was early in the day having Franco Harris walk buy us in line so I grab an item out of my bag and followed only to be told he wouldn't sign so got to shake his hand and he said he would take a picture I should have but didn't.  These were some alumni that we saw who either didn't sign or we didn't catch Michael Robinson, Sam Gash, Justin King, Garry Gilliam, Matt Millen & Anthony "Spice" Adams.  All in all a great day at state college I was able to get 33 players and a total of 51 autographs not bad for a free event.
Current PSU Player Autographs:
1) Nick Scott - Poster.
2) DaeSean Hamilton - Poster.
3) Andre Robinson - Poster.
4) Mark Allen - Poster.
5) Jonathan Holland - 2 Posters.
6) Jonathan Thomas - 2 Posters.
7) Miles Sanders - Poster.
8) Saquon Barkley - Poster & 8x10.
9) T.J. Johnson - Poster.
10) Troy Shorts - Poster.
11) Josh McPhearson - Poster.
12) Jason Cabinda - Poster & 8x10.
13) Nick Eury - Poster.
14) Joe Arcangelo - 3 Poster.
15) Jason Vranic - Poster.
16) Danny Dalton - 2 Posters.
17) Steven Grampp - 2 Posters.
18) Nick Bowers - 2 Posters.
19) Mike Gesicki - 2 Posters & 8x10.
20) Tom Pancoast - 2 Posters.

Recruits and Alumni Autographs:
21) Akeel Lynch - 3x5.
22) Geno Lewis - 3x5.
23) Austin Johnson - 3x5.
24) Brandon Bell - 3x5.
25) Wally Richardson - 3x5.
26) Isheem Young - 3x5.
27) LaVar Arrington - 3 Cards.
28) Jesse James - 2 Cards.
29) Bryant Johnson - a Jersey Card.
30) Larry Johnson - a Card.
31) Tony Johnson - a Card
32) Jeff Hartings - a Card.
33) Derrick Williams - 4 Cards.

Barkley, Cabinda & Gesicki signed 8x10's

Jason Cabinda

Saquon Barkley

Mike Gesicki # 88

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ebay Lots

I purchased 2 separate 5 card lots from the same seller in Canada each lot was .99 plus shipping of $4. so comes out to about 60 cents a card.  2 are Just Minors and 8 are Razors. also the stamp from Canada is really cool a large Daryl Sittler Stamp which makes me wonder what other Hockey players they made stamps of?

1) Brad Corley - Just Autographs 2006 # 7.
2) P.J. Phillips - Just Autographs 2006 # 46.
3) David Adams - 2008 Razor # ES-18.
4) Garrison Lassiter - 2008 Razor # 139 #'d 1438/1499.
5) Ross Seaton - 2008 Razor # 149 #'d 0360/1499.
6) Chris Smith - 2008 Razor # 150 #'d 0477/1499.
7) Quinton Miller - 2008 Razor # 183 #'d 1101/1499.
8) Tim Murphy - 2008 Razor # 185 #'d 0390/1499.
9) Bryan Price - 2008 Razor # 188 #'d 0365/1499.
10) T.J. Steele - 2008 Razor # 198 #'d 273/499.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pre-Season game York @ Lancaster

I took a half day off work today and went to the Atlantic League pre-season game between the York Revolution and the Lancaster Barnstormers was a great day out weather-wise clear skies and 65-70 degrees perfect for a game.   The game was York's early as they took a 4-1 lead but in the end it was Lancaster with an 8-4 10 inning win and they were winning by that score after the top of the ninth they played a couple more innings to get all the pitchers there work hey that's what pre-season games are for right.   As for Collecting I was able to get 7 players and 21 total autographs a foul play and a Bryan Pounds Broken bat.
1) Melvin Mercedes - 6 Cards.
2) Jared Mitchell - a Card.
3) Jarret Martin - a Card.
4) Jose Constanza - a Card.
5) Joel Guzman - 2 Cards.
6) Brad Bergesen - 8 Cards.
7) Caleb Gindl - 2 Cards.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Barnstormers Fanfest Part 2 Southern Maryland

This is the second and final part from the Lancaster fanfest from yesterday featuring the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. The following is who and what I was able to get signed by the visitors. a total of 7 players and 13 autographs including 11 cards and 2 8x10's see below for the actual items.
Blue Carbs:
1) Gary Brown - 2 Cards.
2) Zach Cone - 3 Cards.
3) Justin De Fratus - a Card.
4) Pat Misch - 2 Cards & an 8x10.
5) Daniel Muno - a Card & an 8x10.
6) Michael Snyder - a Card.
7) Cory Vaughn - a Card.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lancaster Barnstormers Fanfest Part 1

I went to today's Fanfest at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, PA for the annual season kick-off event which the highlights for me are the team autograph session and then the first pre-season game for the Atlantic League.  The opponent today was Southern Maryland Blue Crabs which will be Part 2 posted tomorrow.   The following is who and what I got signed today a nice combination of cards and 8x10's (15 players for total of 25 autographs on 13 Cards, 11 8x10's & 1 Promo) .
1) Josh Bell - 3 Cards.
2) Anthony Carter - a Card.
3) Cody Hall - a Card & 8x10.
4) Sean Halton - a Card & 8x10.
5) Lastings Milledge - a Card & 2009 Nationals Group Sales Info packet.
6) Trayvon Robinnson - a Card (Personalized).
7) Darian Sandford - a Card.
8) Tommy Shirley - a Card.
9) Elih Villanueva - 2 Cards.
10) Kristopher (K.C.) Hopson - a Card.
11) Jeff Kobernus - 2 8x10's.
12) Blake Gailen - 2 8x10's (WBC - Israel)
13) Daniel Moskos - 2 8x10's.
14) Rico Noel - 8x10.
15) Caaleb Gindl - 2 8x10's.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Geoff & I
Sunday Night I went to Tellus 360 in Lancaster, Pa to the former lead singer of Queensryche Geoff Tate. He is currently doing an acoustic tour.  It was a great show spaning Geoff's 35 years of music.  The concert was 2 hours and included 18 songs see the set-list below which I was able to get and then had all band members sign after the show outside the venue after a bit of waiting around.  This is what I was able to get signed and got an Operation Mindcrime pick from Scott Moughton.
1) Geoff Tate (Vocals) - Set-list, 2 8x10's & 5 cd's couple smudged.
2) Scott Moughton (Guitar) - Set-list & 3x5.
3) Kieran Robertson (Guitar) - Set-list & 3x5.
4) Ollie Jordan-Kelly (Percussion) - Set-list.
5) Evan Kleve (Violin) -Set-list.

Ollie Jordan-Kelly

Scott Moughton

Kieran Robertson

Evan Kleve
Geoff Tate

Geoff Tate

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sean Landeta

These go back awhile I had given these to a buddy at a show Sean Landeta was signing at and he was able to get 3 cards signed by Sean.  He had them for me but we hadn't remembered to bring when we have seen each other until last night.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

NHL Centennial Philadelphia

Jim and I went to the nearest to us stop of the NHL's Centennial Fan Arena today in Philly.  It was a great time as the star of the day was easily the Stanley Cup which I was able to get my picture with they also had the travelling museum, rink, zamboni simulator, Flyers Locker room Photo op and autograph session including former Flyers Brad Marsh, Doug Crossman and Brian Propp. all three were nice enough to sign a page of cards and Propp was also handing out a signed postcard/Advertisiment.

Me and the Cup at NHL Centennial Fan Arena - Philadelphia

Marsh, Crossman & Propp at NHL Centennial Fan Arena
Brad Marsh at NHL Centennial Fan Arena

Doug Crossman at NHL Centennial Fan Arena

Doug Crossman & Brian Propp at NHL Centennial Fan Arena

The Stanley Cup at NHL Centennial Fan Arena - Philadelphia

XL blow up Flyer
Doug Crossman Autographed cards

Brian Propp Autographed Cards

Brad Marsh Autographed Cards

My Flyers locker room photo

Monday, April 3, 2017

4 Card Football lot

I purchased these 4 cards as a buy it now for $2.50 with free shipping on Ebay.
1) Lorenzo Mauldin - 2015 Hit # A49 #'d 92/250.
2) Steve Nelson - 2015 Hit # A112.
3) Chandler Jones (WR) - 2014 Hit # A28.
4) Jace Amaro - 2014 Panini Elite Die-Cut # 139 #'d 148/199.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Football lot

I purchased a 7 card lot off Ebay for $2.53 plus $2.00 Shipping which was questionable at best a PWE with no protection on any of the cards just wrapped in paper.  The envelope was marked and beaten, lucky the cards were ok. So I guess it's all good for about 65 cents a card.
The cards are as follows:
1) Kai Forbath - 2011 Hit # A25.
2) Rob Housler - 2011 Hit # A34.
3) Greg Salas - 2011 Topps Rising Rookies # SRA-GS #'d 181/260.
4) Cornelius Ingram - 2009 Hit # A7.
5) Brandon Underwood - 2009 Hit # A44.
6) Ryan Palmer - 2009 Hit # A97.
7) Garrett Wolfe - 2007 Topps Draft Picks & Prospects # CM-GW.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Nick Neidert

I purchased this 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Pick Autograph # 31 of Nick Neidert off Ebay for a total of .28 Shipped.  Nick Was a Second round draft pick out of High School and pitched at Clinton (A) in 2016 at the age of 19.  So hopefully one day he will be a big leaguer so far so good his combined ERA is 2.35 so he has a chance to keep moving up.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ephrata, PA Card Show

This morning I made the 40 minute drive to the annual show at the Rec Center in Ephrata.  They had Jim Palmer as the guest autograph signer but for the $35 fee I decided not to get one as I have a few of Mr. Palmer in my collection already.  I did purchase 2 autographed cards along with about 120 unsigned cards from dime boxes of which 30 or so are for autographs for the upcoming Atlantic League season.  Also, meet up with Ty - friend from Pittsburgh and was able to swing a trade, I had 2 Oakland Raider HOFers he wanted Jim Otto & Willie Brown in which I received 6 total signed 8x10's 4 Steelers & 2 Baseball all autographs are pictured below.

1) Purchase 2015 Topps Valor Maxx Williams # SHA-MW #'d 19/25 cost $2.00.

2) Eric Kendricks 2015 Topps Platinum #AR-EK cost $1.00.

Mark Melancon & Chuck Tanner Autographed 8x10's

David DeCastro & James Harrison

Maurkice Pouncey & Lamarr Woodley