Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Shannon Stewart

I met him at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Shannon signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #10.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stewash01.shtml

Monday, December 30, 2013

Paul Spoljaric

I met him at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Paul signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #245.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/spoljpa01.shtml

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Aaron Small

I met him at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Aaron signed a 1991 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #10.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/smallaa01.shtml

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Brent Bowers

I met him at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Brent signed a 1992 Fleer Pro Cards card #2009.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bowerbr01.shtml

Friday, December 27, 2013

Tony Chimel

I met him before a WWF show at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida.

Tony signed page 5 of the November 1999 issue of WWF Raw Magazine.

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/tonychimel

Thursday, December 26, 2013

William Cañate

I met him at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

William signed a 1993 Classic Best Gold card #11.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/canatwi01.shtml

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tony Castillo

I met him at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Tony signed a 1992 Fleer card #499.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/castito02.shtml

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Robert Perez

I met him at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Robert signed a 1991 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #22.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/perezro01.shtml

Monday, December 23, 2013

Gene Michael

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Tarpon Woods Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Gene signed a 1987 Topps card #43.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/michage01.shtml

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Joe Hesketh

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Tarpon Woods Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Joe signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #570.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/heskejo01.shtml

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Jimmy Key

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Tarpon Woods Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Jimmy signed a 1993 Upper Deck SP card #264.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/keyji01.shtml

Friday, December 20, 2013

Don Mattingly

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Tarpon Woods Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Don signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mattido01.shtml

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

George Bamberger

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida.

George signed a 1987 Topps card #468.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bambege01.shtml

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Jeff D'Amico

I never actually met him. My dad knows Jeff's aunt and uncle, who Jeff lived with at the time, so I gave my card to my dad who then had it passed onto Jeff.

Jeff signed a 1993 Classic Four Sport Draft Picks card #277.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/d'amije01.shtml

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Von Hayes

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Von signed a 1991 Upper Deck Set card #368.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hayesvo01.shtml

Friday, December 13, 2013

Danny Ozark

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Danny signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/managers/ozarkda99.shtml

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kevin Tolar

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Sarasota White Sox came to play the Clearwater Phillies.
This ended up being the final autograph I got during the 1993 season.

Kevin signed a 1991 Classic Best card #114.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tolarke01.shtml

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dean Locklear

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Sarasota White Sox came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Dean signed a 1991 Classic Best card #206.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=lockle001orv

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mike Dunne

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Sarasota White Sox came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Mike signed a 1988 Topps card #619.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dunnemi01.shtml

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Dave Huppert

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Sarasota White Sox, whom he was managing, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Dave signed a 1991 Line Drive AA Pre-Rookie card #199.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/huppeda01.shtml

Saturday, December 7, 2013

John Trisler

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993.

John signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #2684.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=trisle001joh

Friday, December 6, 2013

Slug

On June 17, 2006, Atmosphere performed at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Hours before the show, Slug had a free autograph signing at a nearby music store called ear X-tacy. I got there pretty early and ended up being second in line.

Slug signed the front cover of the Seven's Travels CD.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Trevor Humphry

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993.

Trevor signed a 1992 Classic Best Draft Pick card #59, which incorrectly spells his last name.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=humphr001tre

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ben Weber

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993.

Ben signed a 1993 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #24.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/weberbe01.shtml

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ted Corbin

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Ted signed a 1992 Classic Best Draft Pick card #97.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=corbin001ted

Monday, December 2, 2013

Matt Brown

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

As I'm reading the Miracle's team roster, looking for Matt, his jersey number matched the guy I was looking at, the problem was my card showed a black player and the guy in front of me was white. My brother and I were talking about it, thinking that maybe he was released or promoted and a new player took his number. Matt overheard us and asked "do you have my mistake card?" I told him yes and then he came over to sign it and he added a little message on the back of the card.
Unfortunately, I didn't have the Michael Brown card above, which actually shows Matt Brown.

Matt signed a 1991 Classic Best card #93.

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

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Chad Roper

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Chad signed a 1992 Classic Best Draft Pick card #46.

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

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Kurt Heble

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Dunedin Blue Jays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Kurt signed a 1993 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #9.

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

Friday, November 29, 2013

Gangrel

I met him before a WWF show at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida. He was out injured at the time, but he lived nearby and just happened to stop at the arena several hours before the show to see his co-workers. I happened to catch him in the parking lot as he was walking toward his car.

Gangrel signed page 92 of the May 2000 issue of World of Wresting magazine.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Larry Mitchell

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993.

Larry signed a 1992 Front Row Draft Picks card #22.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mitchla01.shtml

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Chris Kotes

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Dunedin Blue Jays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Chris signed a 1993 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #13.

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Doug Ault

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Dunedin Blue Jays, whom he was the hitting coach for, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Doug signed a 1981 Fleer card #424.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/aultdo01.shtml

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gabriel Rosario

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Dunedin Blue Jays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Gabriel signed a 1993 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #18.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=rosari001gab

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dennis Gray

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Dunedin Blue Jays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Dennis signed a 1993 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #7.

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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Matt Johnson

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Dunedin Blue Jays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Matt signed a 1993 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #12.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=johnso003mat

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fred McGriff

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida.
A couple of years later he returned for another tournament. I decided to see if he would personalize an autograph for me. As a Mets fan it kind of bothered me that he wrote "Go Braves."

Fred signed the front covers of the August 1991 and November 1993 issues of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mcgrifr01.shtml

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Al Montoya

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the Dunedin Blue Jays came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Al signed a 1993 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #17.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=montoy001alb

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Jay Edwards

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993.

Jay signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #2694.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=edward007joh

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

David Hayden

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993.

David signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #2691.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hayden001dav

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mike Gomez

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993.

Mike signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #2689.

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

Sunday, November 17, 2013

David Fisher

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993.

David signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #2688.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=fisher001dav

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Rob Grable

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993.

Rob signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #2690.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=grable001rob