Friday, July 18, 2014

Pee Wee Reese and Roy Campanella Bobble Head Night

Saturday night July 12, 2014, was Pee Wee Reese and Roy Campanella bobble head night at Dodger Stadium.  The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 behind an excellent pitching performance by Paul Maholm.  I read on the Dodgers web site that former outfielder and 1981 World Series Champion Derrel Thomas would be signing autographs in the left field plaza before the game.  I dug out a couple of Thomas cards from my collection and got them signed.

The Pee Wee and Campy bobble head is awesome.  I feel it is one of the best bobbles the Dodgers have given away.  Take a look at the two pictures below.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Andre Ethier Signing - Recap and Photos

On Saturay July 12, 2014, Hall of Fame Sports hosted an Andre Ethier autograph signing at El Tepeyac restaurant in the City of Industry.  Ethier was scheduled to sign from 11:30 am to completion.  I have an Ethier personal collection that includes some signed bats, balls, and photos.  Some of them are individually signed or are projects that include other players.  I attended this signing with two objectives.  First, to complete my 2011 All-Star baseball that also includes Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp.  Second, to get Ethier's signature on a game used cap that he wore during the Civil Rights Game in 2012.  

I arrived at El Tepeyac at approximately 10:15am, picked up my will call tickets and decided to grab some breakfast.  One plus about Hall of Fame Sports events is that they have fans line up by number based on the order you purchase your tickets.  Since I had number 35, I knew my wait wouldn't be too long.  The only minor complaint I had, and trust me it isn't much of a complaint, is that since the event was held outside and there was such a large turnout, it was a little hard to hear when they were lining up the numbered groups.

Ethier arrived on time and immediately began signing.  The initial group was number 1 through 25 and within a few minutes they called up numbers 25 through 50.  I jumped in line and within 5 minutes had my items signed and was on my way home!  Take a look at my pictures below.

Ethier signing away

Ethier signed my game used cap

A side view of the cap which is MLB Authenticated

Ethier's auto on a 2011 All-Star baseball

Kershaw's auto on the same ball

Kemp's auto on the same ball.  The ball is complete. All 3 Dodger 2011 All Stars.

This was another well organized event put on by Hall of Fame Sports.
As always, Ethier was friendly with fans and in good spirits.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Drew Butera

Saturday July 12, 2014

Drew Butera

Sports Authority 
Midtown Crossing
4550 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90019
(323) 634-0438
Time: 11am - 12pm

Don't forget the Andre Ethier signing click here for more information 
Don't forget the Dee Gordon signing click here for more information 
Don't forget the Mike Marshall signing click here for more information 

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Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Dee Gordon

Saturday August 2, 2014

Dee Gordon

2014 All-Star

$30 - flats up to and including 11x14
$35 - baseballs, minis, 16x20, caps & bobbleheads
$45 - bats, jerseys, equipment & artwork
$15 - inscriptions
Time: 11am-12pm

This signing will take place at 
Harry's Dugout
10715 Beverly Blvd. 
Whittier Ca 90601
(310) 606-1548

Monday, July 7, 2014

2014 MLB All-Star Caps

For the first time ever, the MLB All-Stars will be wearing caps made specifically for the All-Star game.  They are made from the same material as the official batting practice caps from New Era.  You can see the front view above.  Take a look at the other angles below.  These are the caps that Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke, and Dee Gordon will be wearing on Tuesday July 15, 2014.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Steve Garvey Autograph Signing - Photos and Recap

On Sunday June 22, 2014, OC Nissan in Irvine hosted a Steve Garvey autograph signing.  Garvey was scheduled to sign from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.  Before Garvey arrived OC Nissan offered free hot dogs, Dodger Dogs, popcorn, and drinks.  A few minutes before 1:30pm, we were notified that Garvey was stuck in traffic and running late.  We were also reminded that he would only be signing one item per person.  I'm sure there were several people that got multiple items signed as Garvey is a notoriously nice guy at free signings.

Garvey finally arrived around 2:00pm and after signing items and taking pictures inside the dealership for employees, he started signing.  The line moved quickly and Garvey was kind enough to sign to items for me.  He signed an 8x10 and a bat.  Without even asking for it, he added his 1974 NL MVP inscription to my bat.  Take a look at the pictures below.

Thanks to OC Nissan for a well organized event and for the free food!

Added Garvey's auto to this 8x10

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