8x10 signed with a Staedtler marker
On Monday December 16, 2013, former L.A. Ram Reggie Doss was scheduled to appear at Tacos & Tequila at Morongo Casino. All season long former L.A. Ram and Detroit Lions tight end David Hill has hosted a Monday Night Football party at Tacos & Tequila. Every week along with David Hill, a former NFL player joins him. It's not very often former L.A. Rams are in the Southern California signing autographs so I thought i'd leave work early and head out to Morongo. Reggie Doss played his entire 10-year NFL career, 1978-1987, with the Los Angeles Rams. During his tenure, the Rams made the playoffs 7-times including an appearance in Super Bowl XIV. Thanks to Edgar at My Autograph Events for the info on the appearance.
Since this was my first time at one of these events at Morongo, I arrived at around 5:00pm for the 5:30pm MNF start time. At around 5:25pm, the event organizers started handing out raffle tickets to everyone in attendance. At the end of the first quarter, they raffled off two 8x10 autographed photos of Reggie Doss, an 8x10 autographed photo of David Hill, and an NCAA replica football signed by both Doss and Hill. I was lucky enough to win the signed football! After receiving my football, I asked both David Hill and Reggie Doss if they would sign some of my items. As you can see in the picture above, Reggie Doss signed my color 8x10 and I was going to have him sign a second one of the exact same picture when he asked if he could have the photo. Since he was kind enough to sign multiple items for me and I won a football, I let him have the picture. Plus, I didn't mind since it was an extra. I also had two Los Angeles Rams yearbooks with me and both Doss and Hill signed the inside pages where their bios appeared. The last item he signed (see below) was a black and white 8x10 of him sacking former Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer. He also liked this photo so much, he asked if he could have it. Since it was my only one, I respectfully declined but told him I would get him one. Overall, it was a great experience. I got to talk L.A. Rams football with some former Rams and came away with a few autographs.
Signed with a gold sharpie paint marker
Reggie Doss autograph in Rams 1983 Yearbook
Reggie Doss autograph in Rams 1984 Yearbook
David Hill autograph in Rams 1983 Yearbook
David Hill autograph in Rams 1984 Yearbook
True to the Blue (and yellow)!