Monday, April 28, 2014

Austin Pettis Charity Basketball Game

On Friday March 28, 2014, Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis, hosted his 3rd Annual Charity Basketball game at Orange Lutheran High School.  Being a Rams fan living in Orange County, or a fan of any NFL team living in Orange County means that it's not very often you get to meet players from your favorite team.  Being that approximately 10 NFL players were advertised to participate in this event, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to attend.  I purchased a VIP ticket for myself and my nephew, who is a HUGE Rams fan, and we got some items ready we had hoped to get signed.

The day of the event we arrived on time and were provided with a dinner catered by Buffalo Wild Wings.  After taking a few minutes to eat our dinner, Austin Pettis, Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater, and Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King entered the room and started signing autographs.  We were also given a print of the poster above and my nephew got it signed by Pettis.  Pettis was kind enough to sign my nephew's Rams cap and an 8x10 photo for me.  We didn't bring any Raiders items so we passed on getting anything signed by Streater or King.

After a few more minutes Rams receiver Brian Quick, Rams defensive back Trumaine Johnson, and Rams defensive back T.J. McDonald entered the room and also began signing.  All six NFL players were super friendly with fans.  They posed for pictures and signed any and all items fans brought with them.

It was a great experience for my nephew and I.  He definitely enjoyed all the autographs and pictures he got.  Take a look at the stuff we got below.

Austin Pettis signing for fans

My nephew with Rams WR Brian Quick

My nephew with Rams WR Austin Pettis

My nephew with Rams DB T.J. McDonald

My nephew with Rams DB Trumaine Johnson

Cards signed by T.J. McDonald and Brian Quick

T.J. McDonald signed 8x10

T.J. McDonald signed 8x10

Brian Quick signed 8x10

Trumaine Johnson signed 8x10

Austin Pettis signed 8x10

Thanks to the Austin Pettis Foundation for organizing a great event!

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Trade with Chavez Ravining

Now that the 2014 MLB season is in full swing, it's not always easy to keep up with posting. However, i'm ready to play catch up and get some posts up that I didn't have a chance to.  A couple months back, I pulled off a trade with Alex over at chavezravining.  He needed some base cards for his 2013 Bowman set so I went through my cards and found about a dozen cards he needed.  I let him know that I had been out of the card game for some time and that I was only looking for Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp cards for my PC or any Dodger cards.  He was nice enough to send over the three Andre Ethier cards you see above and the cards shown below.

Trading with Alex was easy and drama free.  I wouldn't hesitate to do it again in the future.

2 Kershaws and a Kemp

2 Tommy's, Jansen, A.J. Ellis, Mark Ellis and Michael Young 2013 Topps

Chad Billingsley, Paco Rodriguez and Ricky Nolasco 2013 Topps

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Upcoming Hyun-Jin Ryu Autograph Signing at Dodger Stadium

On Sunday April 20, 2014, Hyun-Jin Ryu will be signing autographs for a monetary donation for the families affected by sinking of the South Korean ferry, Sewol.  The signing will take place at Viva Los Dodgers in Lot 6. Ryu is scheduled to sign from 11:45am to 12:15pm.  Viva Los Dodgers starts at 10:30am and admission is free with your game ticket.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Paul Lo Duca

Saturday April 26, 2014

Paul Lo Duca

$20 - any item
$8 - inscriptions
Free photo-op with autograph
Time: 10:00am-11:00am

This signing will take place at the practice of
Dr. Alex Corbin Liu
19735 E. Colima Rd.
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Raul Mondesi Clothing Drive and Appearance

On Sunday April 5, 2014, Raul Mondesi will be hosting a clothing drive at Dodger Stadium before the Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants.  As part of Viva Los Dodgers, Mondesi, will accept gently-worn clothing starting at 3:00 pm in Lot 6.  Those that bring donations will be placed in a priority line for an autograph from Mondesi.  The clothing drive will benefit the city of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic.  Mondesi is the Mayor of San Cristobal.  Manny Mota will also signing autographs as part of Viva Los Dodgers.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Dee Gordon

Saturday April 26, 2014

Dee Gordon

$10 - standard cards
$20 - flats up to and including 11x14
$25 - baseballs, minis, hats and flats up to and including 16x20
$35 - jerseys, bats, artwork
$10 - inscriptions
Time: 11am-12pm

This signing will take place at
Harry's Dugout
10715 Beverly Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90601

Also appearing at Harry's Dugout are Bill Madlock and Pedro Guerrero
For info on Bill Madlock click here 
For info on Pedro Guerrero click here 

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