Sunday, January 28, 2018

Baltimore Orioles FanFest

Mike and I went to the annual Orioles winter Fanfest since he is a partial season ticket holder we were able to get early entry tickets for 10 am.  I purchased 1 autograph table which was for the Trey Mancini group.  That was my second choice as my 1st was a Manny Machado glad I wasn't able to get that one as he was a NO SHOW also Schoop was a no show I think this says a lot about the organization as the 2 best players are no shows for the team fanfest???  also not there was Chris Davis as he and his wife just had twins so... I was able t get some autographs a total 42 from 22 different people. below is a list of who I got and some pictures.

Free Season ticket table:
1) Caleb Joseph - a Card & Postcard.
2) Miguel Castro - Postcard.
3) Scott Coolbaugh - 3 Cards & Postcard.
Purchased $20 Table:
4) Trey Mancini - 8x10 & Postcard.
5) Anthony Santander - 8x10, Schedule & Postcard.
6) Larry Bigbie - 3 Cards & Postcard.
Walking around and forums:
7) Donnie Hart - Postcard & Schedule.
8) Richard Bleier - 2 Cards & Schedule.
9) Chris Lee - Schedule.
10) Jimmy Yacobonis - Schedule.
11) Wayne Kirby - Schedule.
12) Ryan Wagner (PA Announcer) - Schedule.
13) Nestor Cortes - Autograph Card.
14) Yefry Ramirez - Autograph Card.
15) Brad Brach - 3 Cards.
16) Hunter Harvey - a Card.
17) Jim Hunter (Radio Announcer)  - Team Card.
18) Dylan Bundy - a Card.
19) Brady Anderson - 2 Cards.
20) Buck Showalter - a Card.
21) Alan Mills - 3 Cards.
22) Larry Sheets - 3 Cards.
Caleb Joseph

Miguel Castro

Scott Coolbaugh

Buck Showalter

Santander, Bigbie & Mancini Group

Free Table

$20 Table

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Lou Saucedo

I did a rare for me TTM which Was returned today.  I found Lou Saucedo online and exchanged some emails with him he was very nice and agreed to sign whatever I needed.  I sent him a couple blank 3x5 and a 4x6 picture.  Lou was a need from my Ravens collection as he was on Injured Reserve for the entire 2009 season so although he never appeared in a Ravens game, but I count the IR guys that were on for the entire season.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Quincy Adeboyejo

I purchased this Quincy Adeboyejo Autographed card to fill a need in the Ravens collection I didn't get Quincy this season and for less then $2.00 delivered I figured was an easy way to cross him off the list.

Monday, January 22, 2018


I made a trade with Gage another Ravens auto collector that does game day he had 13 doubles that he got during the season so I took them all 4 cards and 9 Football Autograph cards.
1) Lorenzo Alexander - Buffalo Bills
2) Jordan Mills - Buffalo Bills
3) Carl Lawson - Cincinnati Bengals
4) Darqueze Dennard - Cincinnati Bengals
5) Vincent Rey - Cincinnati Bengals
6) KeiVarae Russell - Cincinnati Bengals
7) Briean Broddy-Calhoun - Cleveland Browns
8) Charley Hughlett - Cleveland Browns
9) LJ Fort - Pittsburgh Steelers
10) Jordan Poyer - 2013 Score # 376
11) Logan Thomas - 2014 Topps Chrome # 24
12) Justin Hunter - 2015 Score # 317
13) Duke Johnson - 2017 Panini Prestige

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fanfest Day 2 @ AHL Outdoor Classic

Jim & I went to the second day of the Fanfest in Hershey PA before the actual AHL Outdoor Classic between Lehigh Valley and Hershey that Lehigh would win 5-2.  The Fanfest opened at 2 pm and had 3 diiferent times with 4 or 5 Bears Alumni signing so not as big  deal as Day 1 but was still a good time.  I was able to get XX players and 22 autographs.  21 were at the Fanfest and Hershey Bear John Albert signed an 8x10 after warm ups.
1) John Albert - 8x10.
2) Vaclav "Vinny" Prospal - 2 Cards & 2 8x10's.
3) Phil Sauve - 8x10 & 2 Avs Team Logos.
4) Dennis Bonvie - 2 Avs Team Logos.
5) Rob Shearer - 2 Avs Team Logos.
6) Greg Amadio - 3x5.
7) Dean Arsene - 3x5.
8) Bryan Helmer - 2 3x5's.
9) Andrew Joudrey - 3x5.
10) Boyd Kane - 3x5.
11) Quintin Laing - 3x5.
12) Mark Lofthouse - 3x5.
13) Mike McHugh - 3x5.
14) Graham Mink - 3x5.

Hershey Bears Alumni 3x5's

Vinny Prospal & John Albert

Phil Sauve, Dennis Bonvie & Rob Shearer

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Autographs from Day 1 of the Outdoor Classic

Autographs were at 2 stations at the Fanfest starting at 4:15 and then additional autograph were received after the players left the ice from the warm-ups. But the best time to get autographs was after the game during the auction for the game worn jersey's.  In total I was able to get 63 autographs from 27 players (Including 3 HOFers) below are the pictures.
1) Aaron Asham - Card & 3x5.
2) Daniel Briere - 5 Cards.
3) Terry Carkner - 3 Cards.
4) Jeff Chychrun - 5 Cards.
5) Doug Crossman - 4 Cards.
6) Nick Kypreos - 4 Cards.
7) John LeClair - 5 Cards.
8) Eric Lindros - 3 Cards.
9) Neil Little - a Card.
10) Mikael Renberg - 5 Cards.
11) Kimmo Timonen - a Card & 3x5.
12) Jim Watson - 2 Cards & 3x5.
13) Andrew Jourdey - 3x5.
14) Quintin Laing - 3x5.
15) Mark Lofthouse - 3x5.
16) Mason Mitchell - 3x5.
17) Nathan Walker - 3x5.
18) Riley Cote - 3x5.
19) Larry Goodenough - 3x5 & 8x10.
20) Brian Propp - 3x5.
21) Bob Kelly - 3x5 & 8x10.
22) Joe Watson - 3x5 & 8x10.
23) Dean Arsene - 8x10.
24) Bill Barber - 8x10.
25) Garrett Mitchell - 8x10.
26) Liam O'Brien - 8x10.
27) Bernie Parent - 4 8x10's.

Asham & Carkner


Parent & Joe Watson

Mitchell & O'Brien

Barber & Kelly

Arsene & Goodenough

Mikael Renberg

Eric Lindros

Daniel Briere

Chychrun, Crossman, Watson, Little & Timonen

Nick Kypreos

John LeClair

AHL Outdoor Classic - Alumni Game

Ben, Jim & I went to the AHL's Outdoor Alumni Game in Hershey PA last night the game was held at the stadium and had Former Flyers vs. Former Hershey Bears and was a 2 30 minute half game that needed 9-5 for the Bears.  Weather was not to cold as temps ranged from 45 to 35. with the event there was a Fanfest with 2 autograph sessions which be included in the next post that will have all the Autographs I was able to get. Below are some pictures of the introductions of some of the bigger names from the Flyers that played in the game.
Kimmo Timonen:

Daniel Briere:
 John LeClair:
Eric Lindros:
 Lindros saluting the crowd:
 View of the Ice & Stadium:
Mikael Renberg:
View of the end stands and video board: 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Phillies Caravan

Mike & I went to the Reading, PA stop of this years Phillies Caravan.  We went last year and it was a good time so we did it again, for $25 you got some food, some interviews and a short autograph session.  I was able to get through both lines for the Phillies 1 line was Mark Leiter Jr. & Rhys Hoskins and the 2nd line was new manager Gabe Kapler & Jerad Eickhoff. in addition former MLB player Eric Valent was honored as King of Baseballtown.  I was able to get all 5 players so not a bad night.

Hoskins & Leiter

Rhys Hoskins Signing 8x10

Jerad Eickhoff

Gabe Kapler

Valent Signed cards & Leiter & Eickhoff Signed postcards

Eickhoff & Hoskins signed 8x10's

Leiter & Kapler signed 8x10's

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ricky Brown

I needed a Ricky Brown for my Ravens project and made an offer on Ebay for a signed 8x10 so for a total of $10 I can cross him off  list maybe be able to add him in person in the future but this will be a place holder until then.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Favorite Card of 2017

Waiting 'til Next Year... blog has a contest for your favorite card of 2017.  Mine is not anything really special not a relic, not numbered but it is of my favorite current Raven player and I was able to get it signed in person by him.  So here it is my favorite card of 2017 Panini Football Justin Tucker.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Meg Mallon

I got a Ebay gift card for Christmas and with part of it I added this 2004 SP Signature Golf Meg Mallon autograph she is in the world golf hall of fame and a nice inexpensive  add to the Golf HOF collection total shipped was $6.49.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Bengals vs. Ravens

My son and I once again went down to M&T bank Stadium for the game yesterday a WIN and your in game for the home town Ravens.  It was the coldest game in M&T bank Stadium history and with the way the Ravens started it only got colder and the way they finished after battling back from being 14 points down to take a 27-24 lead and a 4th and 12 with under a minute left to give up a 49 yard game winning  touchdown to Tyler Boyd and Andy Dalton ugh it was brutally freezing at that time in a half empty silent stadium.......... I didn't do autos before or after with the temperature but did go to the TV both and was able to get a coupls Dan Fouts cards signed and thanks to Gage he was able to get me a Chuck Clark which was a Ravens need so not a total loss I also got a glove after the game from Patrick "Peanut" Onwuasor. See pictures below of autos and glove. AND LIKE THAT IT'S A RAP ON THE RAVENS SEASON! Buffalo you're Welcome!

Patrick Onwuasor using the Glove.