Saturday, December 10, 2016

Steve Cox


I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1999, when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Steve signed a 1995 Best card #38.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/coxst01.shtml

Friday, December 9, 2016

Herbert Perry

I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1999, when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Herbert signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #163.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/perryhe01.shtml

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Gary Burnham

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.

Gary signed a 1998 Clearwater Phillies Team Set card #3.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=burnha001gar

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bobby Ramos

I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1999, when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, whom he was managing, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bobby signed a 1984 Topps card #32.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ramosbo01.shtml

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Brooks Kieschnick

I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1999, when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Brooks signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #165.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kiescbr01.shtml

Monday, December 5, 2016

Rick White

I met him at a Minor League spring training game at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 1999, when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Rick signed a 1993 Classic Best card #35.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/whiteri01.shtml

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Jimmy Rollins

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.

Jimmy signed a 1998 Clearwater Phillies Team Set card #19.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rolliji01.shtml

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pat Burrell

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.

Pat signed a 1998 Clearwater Phillies Team Set card #4.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/burrepa01.shtml

Friday, December 2, 2016

Steve Schrenk

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.

Steve signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #155.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schrest02.shtml

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tyrone Horne


I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.

Tyrone signed a 1995 Best card #32.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=horne-001rog

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Michael Carter

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.

Michael signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #270.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=carter002mic

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

John Finn

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.

John signed a 1992 Classic Best card #96.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=finn--002joh

Monday, November 28, 2016

Ruben Amaro

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.
I had met his son, Ruben Amaro, Jr., 7 years earlier.

Ruben signed a 1968 Topps card #138.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/amaroru01.shtml

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Steve Lake


I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.

I started collecting baseball cards in 1984 (the year this card came out) and when I pulled this particular card from its pack, it became an instant favorite. I loved it so much as a kid that I had it hung up on a bulletin board in my bedroom.
You have no idea how much of a thrill it was for me 15 years later to meet Steve Lake and have him sign it for me.

Steve signed a 1984 Topps card #691.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lakest01.shtml

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Chris Eddy

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1999.

Chris signed a 1994 Upper Deck Minor League card #58.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/eddych01.shtml