Sunday, November 30, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Nancy Bea Hefley


Saturday January 17, 2015

Nancy Bea Hefley

$19 - any item
$5 - inscriptions
Free Photo-Op included with each ticket
Stage Time: 11am - 1pm

This signing is being promoted by Honabach & Sons and will take place at the Frank & Son Collectible Show.  Also appearing will be Adrian Gonzalez.

For more info on Adrian Gonzalez click here 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Justin Turner


Saturday December 6, 2014

Justin Turner

2004 College World Series Champion - Cal State Fullerton

prices - TBA
Stage time - TBA


This signing will take place at the Frank and Son Collectible Show.
This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports.
(909) 592-1357

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - The Infield - Garvey, Cey, Lopes, and Russell


Saturday November 1, 2014

The Infield

Steve Garvey

$22 - trading cards
$35 - baseballs & flats up to and including 11x14
$40 - large flats, figurines, minis, & equipment
$50 - helmets, bats, and jerseys
$15 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Davey Lopes

$22 - trading cards
$30 - baseballs & flats up to and including 11x14
$35 - large flats, figurines, minis & equipment
$40 - helmets, bats, and jerseys
$15 - inscriptions
Stage Time 11:30am - 1:00pm

Bill Russell

$22 - trading cards
$25 - baseballs & flats up to and including 11x14
$30 - large flats, figurines, minis & equipment
$35 - helmets, bats, and jerseys
$15 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Ron Cey

 $22 - trading cards
$35 - baseballs & flats up to and including 11x14
$40 - large flats, figurines, minis, & equipment
$50 - helmets, bats, and jerseys
$15 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Also appearing will be Tim Wallach, Dusty Baker, Jerry Reuss, Don Newcombe, and Reggie Smith.

For more info on Jerry Reuss click here 
For more info on Tim Wallach click here 
For more info on Dusty Baker click here 
For more info on Reggie Smith click here 
For more info on Don Necombe click here 

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports as part of their DodgerFest that will take place at Frank and Son Collectible Show.Hall of Fame Sports (909) 592-1357

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Adrian Gonzalez



Saturday January 17, 2015

Adrian Gonzalez

$59 - flats 8x10 and smaller, cards, and magazines
$79 - flats 16x20 and smaller, baseballs, minis, batting gloves and figures
$99 - flats larger than 16x20, bats, jerseys, full size equipment and helmets
$119 - game used and artwork
$29 - inscriptions
Stage Time: TBA

This signing is being promoted by Honabach & Sons and will take place at Frank and Son Collectible Show.  (909) 590-3713

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Don Newcombe


Saturday November 1, 2014

Don Newcombe

$39 - balls and flats up to and including 11x14
$49 - large flats, minis, figurines, and equipment
$59 - helmets, bats, and jerseys
$25 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Also appearing will be Tim Wallach, Dusty Baker, Jerry Reuss, and Reggie Smith.

For more info on Jerry Reuss click here 
For more info on Tim Wallach click here 
For more info on Dusty Baker click here 
For more info on Reggie Smith click here 

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports as part of their DodgerFest that will take place at Frank and Son Collectible Show.
Hall of Fame Sports (909) 592-1357

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Tim Wallach


Saturday November 1, 2014

Tim Wallach

Los Angeles Dodgers 1993-1995
Current Dodgers bench coach

5x All Star - 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, and 1990
3x Gold Glove - 1985, 1988, and 1990
2x Silver Slugger - 1985 and 1987
NL Comeback Player of the Year - 1994
Golden Spikes Award - 1979

$19 - standard baseball card
$29 - balls and flats up to and including 11x14
$39 - large flats, minis, equipment, and figurines
$49 - helmets, bats, and jerseys
$15 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Also signing will be Jerry Reuss, Dusty Baker and Reggie Smith

For more info on Jerry Reuss click here
For more info on Dusty Baker click here
For more info on Reggie Smith click here  

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports as part of their DodgerFest that will take place at Frank and Son Collectible Show.Hall of Fame Sports (909) 592-1357

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Reggie Smith


Saturday November 1, 2014

Reggie Smith

7x All Star - 69, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, & 1980

Gold Glove Winner - 1968
World Series Champion - 1981
$19 - standard baseball cards
$29 - balls, flats up to and including 11x14
$39 - large flats, figurines, minis & equipment 
$49 -helmets, bats & jerseys
$20 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Also signing will be Jerry Reuss and Dusty Baker.
For more info on Dusty Baker click here 
For more info on Jerry Reuss click here  

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports as part of their DodgerFest that will take place at Frank and Son Collectible Show.
Hall of Fame Sports (909) 592-1357

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Blake Griffin Autograph Signing - Photos and Recap


On Monday September 15, 2014, Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin was scheduled for an autograph appearance from 5pm to 6pm at the OC Dugout.  The signing was promoted by the OC Dugout in conjunction with Panini America.  I had purchased my tickets ahead of time so I arrived at 4:30pm to pick up my tickets and get in line.

Due to Monday traffic Blake was over 35-minutes late.  While everyone was patiently waiting, staff from OC Dugout and others passed out packs of Panini cards.  Each person in line received a pack.  We were told to open them together and the person with the shortest player would win an autographed McFarlane Blake Griffin figure.  The person who pulled a Jose Altuve card won the contest.

Once Griffin arrived, he started signing immediately.  Fans were allowed to take lean-in photos with Blake and each autograph came with a certificate of authenticity from Panini.  Blake was very humble and gracious and patiently took photos with everyone that asked.  The line moved quickly and once Blake had started signing I was out of there within 20 minutes.

Take a look at my pictures below.  Thanks to OC Dugout and Panini for an awesome event!







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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Joc Pederson Autograph Signing - Photos and Recap


On Saturday September 9, 2014, Joc Pederson was scheduled to sign autographs at Frank and Son Collectible Show from 10am to 11am.  The signing was co-promoted by OC Dugout and Honabach and Sons.  I had purchased my tickets ahead of time so I arrived at 9:30am to pick up my tickets from will call.

When I arrived the will call line was extremely long and moving slowly!  It took me just about 30-minutes just to pick up my tickets.  Once I received my tickets, I jumped in the VIP line and waited for the signing to start.  At right around 10am, Joc came out from the back and started signing.  He wasn't the most friendly player I've met.  He barely spoke and when he was finished signing my baseball he just placed it on the table in front of him.  To be completely honest, he looked like he wanted to be somewhere else.  It was his first signing, so I'm sure he was a little overwhelmed so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

I got two ROMLB signed by Joc to add to my personal collection.  I had previously purchased a Joc Pederson autograph on a 2013 Future Stars Game baseball.  You can tell that his signature has changed some.  Take a look at the pictures below and you will be able to see the difference between the new signature and the older one.

Overall it was a good signing.  The normal Honabach and Sons crew was present but didn't see some of the regular OC Dugout crew.  This could have led to the slow moving will call line.





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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Miguel Rojas




Thursday September 25, 2014

Miguel Rojas

The Shops at Montebello Center Court
4pm-5pm

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, The Shops at Montebello is hosting a meet and greet with current Dodger Miguel Rojas.  The first 100 fans in line at Center Court at 4pm will receive a Dodger blue Shops at Montebello mini fan.  One mini fan per family.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Dusty Baker


Saturday November 1, 2014

Dusty Baker

2x All Star - 1981 and 1982
Gold Glove Award - 1981
2x Silver Slugger - 1980 and 1981
NLCS MVP - 1977
World Series Champion - 1981

$29 - standard baseball cards
$49 - baseballs, small flats up to and including 11x14
$59 - large flats, figurines, minis, and equipment
$69 - bats, helmets, and jerseys
$29 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Also signing will be Jerry Reuss.
For more info on Jerry Reuss click here  

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports as part of their DodgerFest that will take place at Frank and Son Collectible Show.
Hall of Fame Sports(909) 592-1357

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Manny Mota 9/15/14


Sunday September 15, 2014

Manny Mota

$15 - any item and photo op
All proceeds will benefit the Manny Mota Foundation
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

This signing will take place at:
Zendejas Mexican Restaurant
665 W. Arrow Hwy.
San Dimas, CA 
(951) 592-6762

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Jerry Reuss



Saturday November 1, 2014

Jerry Reuss

2x All Star - 1975 and 1980
NL Comeback Player of the Year - 1980
1981 World Series Champion
No Hitter - 6/27/1980

$25 - any item
$10 - inscription
stage time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Jerry Reuss will also be signing his book "Bring in the Right Hander!"
For $25 you will get the book and he will sign and inscribe (if desired).

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports as part of their DodgerFest that will take place at Frank and Son Collectible Show.
Hall of Fame Sports
(909) 592-1357

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Erisbel Arruebarrena


Saturday August 23, 2014

Erisbel Arruebarrena

$29 - baseballs, flats up to and including 11x14
$39 - large flats, minis, and equipment
$49 - helmets, bats, and jerseys
$15 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 11:00am - completion

This signing is promoted by Hall of Fame Sports and will take place at Frank & Son.
For pre-sale tickets contact (909) 592-1357

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Jaime Jarrin


Saturday September 6, 2014

Jaime Jarrin

Walmart - Sponsored by Kellog's
8333 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
12p - 1p

Manny Mota appearing on Friday September 5th click here 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Manny Mota


Friday September 5, 2014

Manny Mota

Walmart - Sponsored by Kellog's
8333 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402
12p - 1p

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dee Gordon Autograph Signing - Photos and Recap


On Saturday August 2, 2014, Dee Gordon made an autograph appearance at Harry's Dugout in the City of Whittier.  Dee was scheduled to sign from 11am to 12pm.  Similar to signings put on by Honabach and Sons and the OC Dugout, Harry's Dugout offered a VIP line for those who purchased the first 50 autograph tickets.  Even though I've had Dee sign a couple of items at a previous paid signing (click here), I wanted to get a 2014 All-Star ball signed.  Since I don't make it out to the Ravine too often, I figured I'd take advantage of this paid signing.

Dee arrived a few minutes before 11am and after signing a few items for the shop, the line started moving.  My nephew and I were lucky enough to be the second and third person to get their items signed.  Dee was cordial as always and we were out of the shop and on the road home by 11am!  There were approximately 200 people who showed up for the signing as the lines snaked out of the shop and around the building.

Thanks to Harry's Dugout for another great Dodger signing!  Take a look at my pics below.


Mine and my nephew's 2014 All-Star balls autographed by Dee

11x14 of Dee scoring in the 2014 All-Star game

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Miguel Rojas



Saturday August 16, 2014

Miguel Rojas

$25 - any item
$10 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 11:00am to completion

This signing is being promoted by Hall of Fame Sports. (909) 592-1357
It will take place at
Manuel's El Tepeyac Cafe #2
13131 Crossroads Pkwy South
City of Industry, CA 91746

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Matt Kemp Trade Rumors



With the MLB trade deadline less than a week away, the trade rumors are heating up.
Here are the latest Matt Kemp trade rumors from around the web.


Baseball writer Danny Knobler tweeted the following:

Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork tweeted:


The following excerpts are from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com

"The Dodgers are making calls, and rival executives have the feeling the Dodgers are ready to move on, if possible. And Kemp, an LA guy as an Oklahoma product could ever hope to become, apparently is ready to go, too."

"Five teams are said to have shown interest, or at least talked to the Dodgers, and you can be sure L.A. will keep in touch with those teams."

"Word going around the game is that things are deteriorating between Kemp, and the field staff."

"One rival executive asked about Kemp suggested he wouldn't touch what's left of that $160-million contract, which seemed very reasonable at the time despite being the largest ever in the NL when it was signed, and another executive said he's getting “mixed” reports about Kemp's play and recent persona. Both executives noted that they had heard Kemp and the field staff aren't seeing eye-to-eye."

In the same article, Heyman attributed the following quotes to Kemp's agent Dave Stewart:

“Eight years is a long time to be in one place. Sometimes change is good. This might be the time to change.”

“It's been up and down his whole career. It's never been smooth. Some of it's the player, some of it's the situation. It's not the player, it's not management, it's both. It's never smooth.”


“He's busted his ass. He's run into walls. At some point, you do something good for the player.  Whether you play him in center field, or you trade him, you do something"
It will be interesting to see if Kemp is actually traded by the deadline.  The Dodgers could use some arms to shore up their starting pitching and the back end of their bullpen. 
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Joc Pederson


Saturday September 6, 2014

Joc Pederson

$29 - flats 8x10 and smaller
$39 - baseballs, bobbleheads, flats larger than 8x10
$49 - bats and jerseys
$15 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 10am-11am

This signing is brought to you by OC Dugout and Honabach and Sons.
The signing will take place at Frank & Son Collectible Show

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Steve Garvey and Pete Rose


Monday August 11, 2014

Steve Garvey and Pete Rose

San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino
Doors open at 6:30pm
Dinner served at 7:00pm

The $40 cost includes a three-course dinner.
 "Garvey & Friends" follows dinner. 
Get tickets at Ticketmaster.com or the San Manuel Box Office. 
Seating is limited.
 Buy your tickets early.


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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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