On Saturday May 19, 2012, former Dodger, Orel Hershiser had an autograph signing at Frank & Son Collectibles Show. The signing was put on by OC Dugout and Honabach & Sons. Hershiser was scheduled to sign from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the autograph pavilion and arrived a few minutes before 11:30. After spending a few minutes backstage, Orel emerged and began the signing.
Everyone in line was informed there would be no posed pictures with Orel in an effort to keep the line moving. However, we were also informed that after the signing was complete, Orel was willing to stick around and take pictures with anyone who wanted one. One cool thing that is unique to signings put on by OC Dugout is the ability of fans to take pictures with the players signing autographs. Even though we were told no posed photos a few fans asked and Orel obliged. This did slow the line some, so they had to make another announcement. After the 100 VIP ticket holders got their autographs, the regular line started moving a quick pace. I looked at my watch and it was about 12:05pm. A short 20-minutes later, I was getting my Orel Hershiser SGA Bobblehead signed. I have a few other Hershiser autos on a ball, a mini-helmet and 16x20 photo so I figured the bobblehead would be a cool item to have signed.
Orel was very gracious and talkative with all the fans and looked like he was enjoying himself.
This was another great signing put on by OC Dugout and was a good turnout considering Dodger Fan Fest was going on at Dodger Stadium.
Check out some of my pics below.
True to the Blue!