Saturday, April 30, 2016

Baltimore Ravens Flock Festival 2016

Today, I went to the Ravens Draft Day Festival They bring in Alumni, have some Current Players and Draft picks into the M&T Stadium for some activities.  There was NO adult autograph sessions as they have had in the past only scheduled sessions were for ages 4-14. Was a nice list of players would have been nice to have had a chance to get a couple of their autographs, but not at this event anymore so this will probably be the last time I pay to go as there is not a lot to do there as an adult without children.  
Here is the list of players: Joe Flacco, Jeff Blackshear, Jamal Lewis, Duane Starks, Vonta Leach, Ronnie Stanley, Jarrett Johnson, Steve Smith Sr., Tavon Young & Eric Weddle also on the radio and attended by Qadry Ismail & Brad Jackson.
I was able to get 4 of these
1) Vonta Leach - 3 Cards.
2) Qadry Ismail - 2 Cards.
3) Jarrett Johnson  - Photo.
4) Brad Jackson - 3x5.
Jarrett Johnson, Qadry Ismail & Vonta Leach Autographs
Brad Jackson & Vonta Leach Autograph plus Magnet
I knew a couple collectors that stayed outside and did better then we did inside getting Ronnie Stanley, Eric Weddle, Tavon Young, Duane Starks, Jamal Lewis and a couple others so will probably try this next year.
Also, Part of this event had there store sale the featured items were pieces of turf and piece of the goal posts that are being replaced I wanted the turf until I actually saw it the smaller pieces 2 x 2 were all green no markings in a clear plastic bag and had cut edges were just not appealing to me for $35 or $75. So I went with a piece of the goal posts for $30.

Goal Post COA

Piece of 2014-15 M&T Bank Stadium Goal Post
Purple and Green pieces of M&T stadium turf

Portland Pirates @ Hershey Bears

A friend and I went to the 1st round playoff game in Hershey on Thursday night.  It was Game 3 after the teams split the pair in Portland.  I was prepared to stay and do autograph after the game. But as playoff games are, you never know when they will end into the 3rd period the Bears were ahead 1-0 when the Pirates tied it up and regulation would end that way after two additional full periods and two more intermissions and work on Friday morning it was time to go.  The Pirates would score the game winner 3+ minutes into the 3rd OT and take a 2-1 lead in the series.. So I left with 24 unsigned 8x10's of 13 players so hoping the Bears can extend the series and season and maybe I can go and get some of them signed.

Calder Cup Game 3 Playoff Ticket Stub

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hartford Yard Goats @ Harrisburg Senators

I went to the game tonight and did pregame autographs it was raining a little but stopped enough to get autos and the game started on-time.  Here is who I got all Hartford except for one senator who was walking to the inside batting cages. Total of 11 guys & 27 autos.
1) Spencer Kieboom - a Card.
2) Rosell Herrera - 4 Cards.
3) David Dahl - a Card.
4) Jeff Salazar - 6 Cards.
5) Shane Broyles - a Card.
6) Ryan McMahon - a Card.
7) Dave Burba - 9 Cards.
8) Devin Burke - 3x5.
9) Michael Benjamin - 3x5.
10) Rayan Gonzalez - 3x5.
11) German Marquez - 3x5.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Panic! at the Disco York College April 23, 2016

My son and I went to the Panic! at the Disco concert last night at York College.  Didn't do autographs or get any set-lists or picks.  They were very good played 20 songs in a swift hour and 20 minutes. Highlight was there cover of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. See setlist below and some pictures. Warm up band was Brooklyn's Secret Weapons they are a 2 piece fairly new pop band.

Panic! at the Disco performing Bohemian Rhapsody

Kenneth Harris during Bohemian Rhapsody
  Set-List @ York College April 23, 2016
1) Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time
2) LA Devotee
3) Vegas Lights
4) Time to Dance
5) The Ballad of Mona Lisa
6) Hallelujah
7) Let's Kill Tonight
8) Emperor's New Clothes
9) Girls/Girls/Boys 
10) Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)
11) Nicotine
12) New Perspective
13) Casual Affair
14) Miss Jackson
15) Nine in the Afternoon
16) Bohemian Rhapsody(Queen cover)
17) I Write Sins Not Tragedies
18) This is Gospel
19) Positive Hardcore
20) Victorious
Brendon Urie

  1. Dallon Weekes

Secret Weapons @ York College 4/23/2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

RIP - Joanie "Chyna" Laurer

These seem to be happening way to often.  On Wednesday former wrestler, reality star, porn star, Playboy Model etc...... was found dead in her home at the age of 46, way to young to die.  I've read that this could have been from a accidental overdose.  I meet and got her autograph once at a car show in Baltimore, MD in 2002. I was able to get some magazine pictures signed see below. RIP Joanie!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Breaking Benjamin April 19, 2016

I went to the Breaking Benjamin Acoustic show at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA.  There was no opening act show was about an hour and half the lighting could have been better but I think they wanted it, it was dark on them and back lit so pictures were near impossible with my camera phone.  Went to the tour bus after show my friend got a handshake from Ben as I was turned down for autographs by Jasen & Keith.  I did get a set-list from the show see below. and the best of my crappy phone pictures. all in all it was a great show just disappointing on the autos.  It is ironic that one of Ben's stories was before the Tool cover they play that they are the reason he is in music, he told that he has never meet them and is not sure he wants to because they are sometimes not so friendly from what he has heard. Seems like he has a band that is the same way.

Lancaster 4/19/2016 Set-list
Benjamin Burnley, Aaron Bruch & Jasen Rauch

Benjamin Burnley & Keith Wallen

Keith Wallen, Benjamin Burnley & Aaron Bruch

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Reading @ Harrisburg plus Vlad Guerrero

Last Night I went to Harrisburg Senators game vs. the Reading Fightin Phils. Along with the game the giveaway was a Vladimir Guerrero Bobble head and they inducted Vlad into their hall of fame retired his # 27 the cool thing with the hall of fame is that in the stadium they will be putting life-size bobble heads of each inductee of which Vlad is the 1st later in the year Cliff Floyd and Bryce Harper will go in. Vlad was also to do a free signing of a commemorative 8x10 card which was in Harrisburg uniform so not a bad item would have preferred a MLB ball.  He also did a for pay signing after the free one for $50 a pop so passed on that after getting 3 of the free ones(figured could trade a couple) since these are limited to 1,500 the same amount as the bobble heads.  Also stayed after the game to try for Reading players. The following is who and what I got signed.
1) Vladimir Guerrero - 3 8x10's.
2) Reynaldo Lopez - 4 Cards.
3) Gary Thurman - 3 Cards.
4) J.P. Crawford - a Card.
5) Dylan Cozens - 4 Cards.
6) Roman Quinn - 3 Cards.
7) Rhys Hoskins - a Card.
8) Harold Martinez - 5 Cards.
9) Christian Marrero - a Card.
10) Logan Moore - a Card.
11) Ben Lively - 2 Cards.
12) Alec Asher - 3x5.
13) Jesmuel Valentin - 3x5.
14) Yacksel Rios - 3x5.
15) Angelo Mora - 3x5.
16) Joely Rodriguez - 3x5.
17) Aaron Brown - 3x5.
18) Ricardo Pinto - 3x5.
OK this might be a 1st I lost 2 autographs I know I got Anthony Vasquez and KC Serna on 3x5's got home and there no where to be found oh well lesson learned I guess.

Lancaster Barnstormers Fanfest

Yesterday I went to the annual Fanfest for the Atlantic Leagues Lancaster Barnstormers. This event is a free in stadium event that includes team autograph session and a preseason game this year they played the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.  It's a great way to jump start the autographing baseball season. Usually make out pretty well at this event and this year was no different the following is a list of who and what I got signed.
Lancaster Barnstormers:
1) Team card (event giveaway) signed by 24 players mainly the players I didn't have cards of.
2) Pete Andrelczyk - 3 Team Schedules.
3) Andrew Albers - 3x5.
4) Phil Coke - 8x10 & 2 Cards.
5) Jeff Kobernus - 6 Cards.
6) Josh Bell - 9 Cards.
7) D.J. Boston - a Card.
8) Mike McDade - a Card.
9) Jason Stevenson - 2 Cards.
10) Travis Witherspoon - a Card.
11) J.D. Martin - 7 Cards.
12) Mike Jacobs - 9 Cards.
13) Caleb Gindl - 4 Cards.
14) Justin Jackson - 2 Cards.
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs:
15) Fred Lewis - 8x10.
16) Jon Leicaster - 3x5.
17) Navery Moore - a Card.
18) Brian Burres - 5 Cards.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Harrisburg Senators

I went to the open free workout they had at FNB Field today it was suppose to be 4-7 PM I got there at 4 PM and at 5 PM it was over guessing the cold and wind had something to do with it and they might have started earlier.  I had cards of 8 people and was able to get 4 of them so wasn't to bad for free.
1) Matt LeCroy - 3 Cards.
2) Cutter Dykstra - 3 Cards.
3) Kevin Keyes - a Card.
4) Chris Michalak - a Card.