Saturday, July 22, 2017

Steve Springer


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Steve signed a 1991 Line Drive AAA Pre-Rookie card #72.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Aaron Sanchez


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Aaron signed a 2013 Florida State League Top Prospects card.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Steve Delabar


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Steve signed a 2014 Topps card #461.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/delabst01.shtml

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Chad Jenkins


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Chad signed a 2010 Dunedin Blue Jays team set card #18.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jenkich01.shtml

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Randy St. Claire


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Randy signed a 1987 Fleer card #U-113.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Marcus Stroman


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

Marcus signed a 2015 Topps card #90.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Randy Wolf


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 2015.

This was the first time that I ever brought a blue Sharpie with me. I've had things signed in blue before, but it was always because the player already had the pen in his hand while signing autographs.

Randy signed a 1999 Team Best card #98.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Chase Utley


I met him at a Philadelphia Phillies spring training game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Unfortunately, my Sharpie dried up at an inopportune time. You can tell that Chase tried signing his name twice just to see if he could get the pen working. I appreciate his effort.

Chase signed a 2014 Topps card #502.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pete Walker


I met him at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015, when the Toronto Blue Jays, whom he was the pitching coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Pete signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #240.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mike Compton


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

For as long as I've been going to this complex to watch the Phillies and collect autographs, Mike was always there, yet I never had a card to get signed by him. A few weeks before getting this card signed, he stopped my brother and me to say hello and told us that he had been working at that complex, as both a player and coach since 1968.
It was that moment that I finally decided to seek out a card of him. Though, my brother beat me to it and told me that he had already ordered one for me.
I went back to the complex about a week later. Unfortunately, the card had still not arrived. Mike approached me and asked if I was having any luck getting autographs. I told him that I had a card of his being sent to me. He replied, "at my age, you better hurry up."
The card finally arrived and a few days later I went back to the complex. When he finished signing my card, I thanked him and he said, "no, thank you for asking." It was such a classy reply.

Mike signed a 1971 Topps card #77.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/comptmi01.shtml

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bob McClure


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Bob signed a 1989 Topps card #182.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ron Clark


I met him at a Philadelphia Phillies spring training game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.
He was there for the 2nd annual Phillies Spring Training Alumni Day.

Ron signed a 1986 ProCards Clearwater Phillies team set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/clarkro02.shtml

Monday, July 10, 2017

Don Carman


I met him at a Philadelphia Phillies spring training game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.
He was there for the 2nd annual Phillies Spring Training Alumni Day.

Don signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #288.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/carmado01.shtml

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Shane Rawley


I met him at a Philadelphia Phillies spring training game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.
He was there for the 2nd annual Phillies Spring Training Alumni Day.

Shane signed a 1984 Topps card #254.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rawlesh01.shtml

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jose Bautista


I met him at a free autograph signing at the Oakley store at International Plaza and Bay Street in Tampa, Florida in 2015.

Jose signed an 11x17 poster.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bautijo02.shtml