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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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Collin Cowgill, Gary DiSarcina & Dave Hansen Autograph Signing - Photos and Recap

On Saturday June 22, 2014, Stadium Nissan hosted an Angels autograph signing.  Scheduled to sign were Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill, Angel coaches Tom Gregorio, Rick Eckstein, Gary DiSarcina and Dave Hansen.  While I'm not an Angels fan, I couldn't pass up on a free signing only about 15 minutes from my house.

The signing was scheduled to start at 11am, so I arrived at around 10am.  I would guess there were about 45 people in line when I arrived.  Cowgill and the Angels coaches arrived on time and immediately began signing.  I didn't have anything for Rick Eckstein or Tom Gregorio to sign, so I just got Cowgill, DiSarcina and Hansen.  Cowgill and DiSarcina were cordial and I thanked them for their time.  You can see the Cowgill 8x10 I got signed above and the a picture of the DiSarcina card I got signed is down below.  I also got a Dave Hansen's Dodger rookie card signed (see picture below).  When I handed Hansen the card he told me that the glove he is wearing in the photo is in his grandfather's casket.  He said out of respect for his grandfather, he buried him with one of his gloves.  He also commented that the card is also special because it is his first baseball card.

Thanks to the Angels and AM830 for another well organized event.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Mike Marshall

Saturday September 13, 2014

Mike Marshall

All-Star - 1984

World Series Champion - 1988

$15 - standard sized baseball cards
$25 - flats up to & including 11x14
$30 - baseballs, large flats, minis, caps, and figurines
$40 - bats, jerseys, equipment, & artwork
$10 - inscriptions
$15 - 2 inscriptions on the same item
Stage Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Howie Kendrick Autograph Appearance - Photos and Recap

On Saturday June 7, 2014, Howie Kendrick was scheduled to sign autographs at the Cox Solutions Store in Irvine, CA.  Howie was scheduled to appear from 12p to 1pm.  I couldn't pass up on a free signing less than 20 minutes from my house, so I grabbed a ROMLB and headed to the signing.  I arrived around 11am and found the line was over 100 deep.  Members of the Angels Strike Force were handing out wristbands.

I was given wristband 160 and was told the first 200 people in line were guaranteed autographs.  At approximately 11:50am it was announced that Kendrick had arrived and would begin signing early.  The line moved steadily as they allowed 15 people at a time into the store.  Also, no posed photos were allowed and it was a strict one item per person.  These restrictions always keeps the line moving.  It was my first time meeting Kendrick and he appeared very cordial.  I arrived at the front of the line at around 12:45pm.  I shook his hand and thanked him for the autograph.

This signing was very well organized.  Wristbands were handed out to prevent line cutting and there was a designated roped off area for fans to line up.  Take a look at my pictures below.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Upcoming Dodger Appearance - Andre Ethier

Saturday July 12, 2014

Andre Ethier 

2009 Silver Slugger
2011 Gold Glove
2X All Star - 2010 and 2011

$45 - balls, flats, bobbleheads, and figurines
$60 - all other items
$20 - inscriptions
Stage Time: 11:30am - completion

This signing is brought to you by Hall of Fame Sports
13131 Crossroads Parkway South
City of Industry, CA 91746

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