Friday, December 29, 2017

Trent Green

My son and I went to the Ravens - Colts game last Saturday it rained so only was able to get Trent Green autograph in the TV booth. Trent is usually a good signer and Saturday was no different he signed 4 cards for me and my son.  See below.

Monday, December 25, 2017


I entered a twitter contest a couple weeks ago with Oberto's Beef Jerky and was lucky enough to win the giveaway which was for some Jerky and an Autographed Rob Gronkowski Jersey it arrived a couple of days ago and looks great and I'm so happy to be able to add Gronk to the auto collection he is a future Hall of Famer that I didn't have yet! A huge thank you! to Oberto's & Gronk and check out there twitter feeds @ObertoBeefJerky & @RobGronkowski   

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Secret Santa

I got involved in this years Secret Santa organized by Matthew from Bob Walk the Plank.  My Secret Santa arrived from Minnesota (Not the North Pole must be one of Santa's helpers?) at the beginning of December and was held for proper opening at the right time.  It was full of Autographs 13 in total and included a Raven, 3 Flyers and 5 Angels and a few others at first look I think I need everyone of these :)  See below for the nice selection I received. Thanks Santa!

13 Players received:
1) Casey Kotchman
2) Fernando Rodney
3) Bryan Harvey
4) Todd Greene
5) C.J. Cron
6) Zach Rinaldo
7) Ron Sutter
8) Chris Gratton
9) Maxx Williams
Other teams:
10) Michael Kickham
11) Andy Benes
12) David Cook
13) Zech Lemond

Message to Ravens season ticket holders

Please see below and leave a comment as to any thoughts or reasoning they thought this was necessary: (Just a note I have been a season ticket holder for all of those 22 years.)

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From Dick Cass, Team President

Dear Mr. Soskin,

I am writing to thank you for your continued support of the Baltimore Ravens. You are an important part of who we are and what we have become.

Created over 22 seasons, our bonds with you are strong and deep. Our Ravens family is built on memories of great games, plays and people. That foundation includes you and Ravens players named Jonathan, Ray, Ed, Sizzle, Joe, Todd, Bart, Goose, Mac, Edwin and many others.  Our cement is a pair of Super Bowls, the “Mile High Miracle,” the single-season best defense ever, and playoff wins in New England, Oakland and Pittsburgh, as well as memorable regular season victories at M&T Bank Stadium over Jacksonville, the Steelers and Seattle and the snow game against Minnesota.

All along, our organization and our players have volunteered to make our community better. That work continues almost daily and, certainly, weekly.  We are especially proud of our current players’ commitment to make Baltimore a better place to live and work.

We are once again in a serious battle to make the playoffs. If we achieve that goal, it will be the seventh time in the last 10 years. But we know it has been an unusual season. A glut of injuries, especially on offense, had us struggling early to find both consistency and our identity.

We had the poor showing in London, complicated by the kneeling of a dozen players during the National Anthem. That became an emotional and divisive issue. We know that hurt some of you. Others saw it differently and welcomed the dialogue that followed. Others bluntly told us to keep statements and protests out of the game. There are some of you who have stayed away from our games.

We have had significant numbers of no-shows in the past when our play on the field has not met the high standard we and you have set for the Ravens.  But this year has been different.  The numbers are higher, and it is noticeable.  There are a number of reasons for the no-shows, but surely the one-time protest in London has been a factor.

We have responded to your concerns about the protest by re-doubling the efforts of both the organization and our players to make the Baltimore area a better community.  We have also reached out to a number of you who wrote or called about the protest.  I personally made a number of phone calls and met with some of you.  Some of my Ravens colleagues have also made a number of calls.  While we have not been able to reach all of you, we have learned a lot from these interactions.

We want the Ravens to continue to be a strong, unifying force and source of pride in our community.  When the Ravens win, we can bring families and the community together. We’ve done that before, and we can do it again.  In light of recent events, we are also reminded that winning alone is not always enough to make the Ravens the unifying force we want to be.

We don’t take your support for granted, and we know that we must continue to earn your respect and investment in us.  We are committed to putting the best possible team on the field and providing an outstanding gameday experience for you.  That commitment requires us to continue to make significant investments in our facilities.  This summer we will finish our $45 million renovation and expansion of our Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.  By the beginning of the 2019 season, we will complete our ongoing $120 million renovation of M&T Bank Stadium.  (By the way, our first set of escalators to the upper bowl will be completed in 2018.)

We hope you and your loved ones are having a wonderful holiday season. Let’s add to the celebration with a Ravens run to the postseason. Thank you for reading this.


Dick Cass

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Pink Spiders

Ben and I went to the December 17th Pink Spiders show at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA.  Was a fun show saw 3 of the 4 bands on the bill as we got there a little late.  We saw The Great Heights Band, Carousel Kings and then the Headliners The Pink Spiders.  After the show the bands hung out was able to get an 8x10 signed by Matt Friction of the Spiders.  Didn't get any picks sticks or set-lists from this show.  See below for some pictures.

Matt Friction of The Pink Spiders

Matt and I 
The Great Heights Band

Carousel Kings

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sleazy Slimey Series - Holiday Six Pack

 Ben and I went to the Holiday Six Pack Concert at The Cancun Cantina in Hanover, Md yesterday Featuring 6 bands 5 of which are regional bands and the headliner and the real reason we went was to see Tora Tora who haven't been in the area for 25+ years and is one of Ben's had to see.  We went for the VIP Meet & Greet which started at 2:30 with the end of the actual concert about 10:30 so it was a long day of good music food and some NFL football in between bands on the TV's. As part of the Meet & Greet each person received a concert poster to get signed and each band was at a table for signing and pictures.  A couple of the bands Chatterbox and Tubefreeks handed out some free CD's was also able to get 4 picks 2 from Chris Clark of Babylon Shakes 1 from Brian Murray of Tubefreeks and 1 from Speed of Silvertung, was also able to get a Silvertung drumstick from Danno.  See below for what I got signed from each band and some pictures. 

Tora Tora - Set-List

Tora Tora:
Anthony Corder - Poster, 8x10 & CD Booklet.
Anthony Corder
Keith Douglas - Poster, 8x10 & CD Booklet.
Keith Douglas
Patrick Francis - Poster, 8x10 & CD Booklet.
Patrick Francis
John Patterson - Poster, 8x10 & CD Booklet.
John Patterson

Speed - Poster, Drumstick & Postcard.
Codey - Poster, Drumstick & Postcard.
Skoot - Poster, Drumstick & Postcard.
Danno - Poster, Drumstick & Postcard.

Paul Van Valkenburgh - Posted, CD & CD Booklet.
Geoff Burrell - Posted, CD & CD Booklet.
Brian Murray - Posted, CD & CD Booklet.
Todd Stevens - Posted, CD & CD Booklet.
Jon Weed - Posted, CD & CD Booklet.

Billy Kidd - Posted, CD & CD Booklet.
Kevin Griner - Posted, CD & CD Booklet.
George Detor - Posted, CD & CD Booklet.
Mike Humphrey - Posted, CD & CD Booklet.

Babylon Shakes
Babylon Shakes:
Chris Clark - Poster & Band Coozie.
Jeff Mortimer - Poster & Band Coozie.
Gary Jordan - Poster & Band Coozie.

James Ryder - Poster.
Dennis Torrent - Poster.
Andrew Bloch - Poster.
Matt Hass - Poster.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Lions @ Ravens

Yesterday Dave, Ben & I went to the Ravens 1 PM game for autos and football. Was a great day in total bunch of autographs before and after the game excellent weather for a December game mid-50's and a Big win for the home team 44-20 to keep pace and a hold on the 6th and final playoff spot.  I was able to get 45 Players & 72 total graphs. Here is who and what I got.
1) Nick Bellore - 8x10 Ford Field.
2) Jarrad Davis - 8x10 Ford Field.
3) T.J. Jones - 8x10 Ford Field.
4) Steve Longa - 8x10 Ford Field.
5) Darius Slay - 8x10 Ford Field & 2 Cards.
6) Teez Tabor - 8x10 Ford Field & 3x5.
7) Golden Tate - 8x10 Ford Field.
8) Dwayne Washington - 8x10 Ford Field.
9) Tahir Whitehead - 8x10 Ford Field.
10) Paul Worrilow - 8x10 Ford Field.
11) Brandon Copeland - 8x10 Ford Field.
12) Jordan Hill - 8x10 Ford Field.
13) Haloti Ngata - 8x10.
14) Anthony Zettel - Magazine Cover.
15) Jacoby Jones - a Card.
16) Justin Forsett - 6 Cards.
17) Chris Spielman - 6 Cards.
18) Eric Weddle - Jersey & 3 Cards.
19) Joe Flacco - Magazine Cover.
20) C.J. Mosley - 8x10.
21) Jerry Rosburg - Yearbook.
22) Dean Pees - Yearbook.
23) Thomas Hammock - Yearbook.
24) Chris Hewitt - Yearbook.
25) Chris Horton - Yearbook.
26) Greg Roman - Yearbook.
27) Randy Brown - Yearbook.
28) Chris Moore - Yearbook.
29) Maxx Williams - Yearbook & a Card.
30) Kamalei Correa - Yearbook & 3 Cards.
31) Anthony Levine - Yearbook.
32) Za'Darius Smith - Yearbook.
33) Patrick Onwuasor - Yearbook.
34) Jermaine Eluemunor - Yearbook.
35) Matt Skura - Yearbook.
36) Ricky Ortiz - Yearbook.
37) Justin Tucker - 2 Cards.
38) Brandon Carr - 2 Cards.
39) Ryan Mallett - a Card.
40) Tim Williams - 3 Cards.
41) Danny Woodhead - 3 Cards.
42) Andrew Donnal - 3x5.
43) Stephen Johnson - 3x5.
44) Darnell Sankey -3x5.
Ravens Cheerleader:
45) Shayna - 2 Postcards.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Texans @ Ravens

Last night I went to Monday Night Football in Baltimore.  The Ravens won a tight game 23-16 and took back the 6th and final AFC playoff spot for now!  Dave and I went down early and stayed late to do autographing.  It was a good day for graphs of the Ravens not to good for the visiting Texans also only did Texans before the game as construction at M&T bank stadium made it hard to get to the Texans post game so didn't even try did here that Kevin Johnson and Jadeveon Clowney both signed.
In total I got 61 Autographs from 32 Players. Also, got the Ravens Maurice Canady's Game Used  "Salute to Service" full size Gatorade Towel.
1) Tom Savage - Team Logo & 2 Cards.
2) Mike Vrabel - S.I. Cover & a Card.
3) Andre Ware - 3 8x10's.
4) Anthony Weaver - Team Logo.
5) Chris Clark - Team Logo.
6) Bernardrick McKinney - Team Logo.
7) Ross Tucker - a Card.
8) Jack Harbaugh - a Card.
9) Brianna P. - Postcard.
10) Carli - Postcard.
11) Jackie - Postcard.
12) Sam - Postcard.
13) Brandon Williams - Program.
14) Joe Flacco - 8x10.
15) Matthew Judon - 8x10.
16) Danny Woodhead - 3 Cards.
17) Justin Forsett - 3 Cards.
18) C.J. Mosley - Jersey & 3 Cards.
19) Stanley Jean-Baptiste - 2 Cards.
20) Brandon Carr - 3 Cards.
21) Javorius "Buck" Allen - 3 Cards.
22) Bronson Kaufusi - 2 Cards.
23) Ben Watson - a Card.
24) Vince Mayle - 3 Cards.
25) Nick Boyle - a Card.
26) Terrance West - 3 Cards.
27) Tony Jefferson - 2 Cards.
28) Steven Johnson - 3 Cards.
29) Luke Bowanko - a Card.
30) Ronnie Stanley - 2 Cards.
31) Kenny Bell - 3 Cards.
32) Bobby Engram - 2 Cards.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Steve Carlton

Keith & I went to the The Janus School Charity Event at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, PA yesterday it was a Luncheon and we had VIP tickets which included a meet & greet before the lunch and came with a couple of autographs and picture. I was also able to have Steve sign a couple of items after the lunch so was able to get a total of 5 items signed see below.