Monday, September 30, 2013

Kerry Valrie

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.
The roster sheet that I had listed his name as Kerry, but the baseball card I brought with me said his name was Keith. I took a gamble and called out "Keith" thinking that was what everyone else calls him. WRONG! His teammates erupted into laughter and began mockingly calling him Keith.
Turns out this was an error card that was never corrected. Sorry, Kerry.

Kerry signed a 1991 Classic Best card #243.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=valrie001ker

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Charles Poe

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.

Charles signed a 1992 Classic Best card #261.

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

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Glenn DiSarcina

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.

Glenn signed a 1992 Classic Best card #259.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=disarc001gle

Friday, September 27, 2013

Cito Gaston

I met him at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida on March 4, 1992. It wasn't until the following spring when I met him again and had him sign this photo for me.

Cito signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gastoci01.shtml

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Phil Geisler

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

Phil signed a 1992 Fleer Pro Cards card #2062.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=geisle001phi

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Austin Manahan

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the West Palm Beach Expos came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Austin signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #78.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=manaha001aus

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Edgar Tovar

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1993, when the West Palm Beach Expos came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Edgar signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #62.

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

Monday, September 23, 2013

Andy Beasley

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

Andy signed a 1992 Classic Best card #277.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=beasle002and

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Joel Gilmore

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

Joel signed a 1992 Classic Best card #264.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=gilmor001joe

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Jon Zuber

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

Jon signed a 1992 Front Row Draft Picks card #97.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/z/zuberjo01.shtml

Friday, September 20, 2013

King Kong Bundy

I met him at Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania. I was on a layover on my way to Florida when I happened to recognize him as he was walking around. I pulled out a dollar bill and asked him for an autograph. He then tells me has something better to sign and he opens his bag and pulls out an 8x10 photo. He had told me that he was on his way home from an autograph appearance, that's why he had the extra photos on him.

King Kong Bundy signed an 8x10 photo.

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

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dan Cholowsky

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

Dan signed a 1992 Classic Best card #370.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=cholow001dan

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Aaron Holbert

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

Aaron signed a 1991 Score card #676.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/holbeaa01.shtml

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dmitri Young

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

Dmitri signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #58.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/youngdm01.shtml

Monday, September 16, 2013

Todd Steverson

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

Todd signed a 1992 Classic Four Sport Draft Picks card #244.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/steveto01.shtml

Sunday, September 15, 2013

David Tokheim

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

David signed a 1992 Classic Best card #77.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=tokhei001dav

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Jason Moler

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

After spending the last couple springs collecting autographs, I decided to start attending local Minor League baseball games. At the time I lived real close to the Dunedin Blue Jays and Clearwater Phillies of the advanced-A Florida State League.

Jason signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #2686. To be honest, this wasn't the first card that Jason signed for me. Originally it was a 1992 Front Row Draft Picks card, but the autograph looked so poor because of the heavy gloss on the card. It was a few months later when the above card was released that I had jason sign it for me.

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

Friday, September 13, 2013

Carlos Delgado

I met him at a free autograph signing at Sports Unlimited in Largo, Florida.

Carlos signed the cover of the February 1994 issue of Beckett Focus on Future Stars.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/delgaca01.shtml

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Duane Ward

I met him at a Toronto Blue Jays spring training game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993.

Duane signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #450.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/warddu01.shtml

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mark Eichhorn

I met him at a Toronto Blue Jays spring training game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993.

Mark signed a 1989 Topps card #274.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/eichhma01.shtml

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ed Sprague

I met him at a Toronto Blue Jays spring training game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993.

Ed signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #242.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/spraged02.shtml

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hector Villanueva

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993, when the St. Louis Cardinals came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

Hector signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #102.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/villahe01.shtml

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rod Brewer

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993, when the St. Louis Cardinals came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

Rod signed a 1991 Line Drive AAA Pre-Rookie card #227.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/brewero01.shtml

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Brian Jordan

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993, when the St. Louis Cardinals came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

Brian signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #3.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jordabr01.shtml

Friday, September 6, 2013

Miami Boyz

I met D.J. Icy C and Amazin' B after their performance at a club called Moonbeams in Clearwater, Florida in 1988.

Unfortunately, I didn't bring my cassette to get signed, so, I had to settle for the backs of John Robert Powers Modeling School postcards.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Todd Zeile

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993, when the St. Louis Cardinals came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

Todd signed a 1992 Topps card #275. The following spring I got the cover of the June 1990 issue of Minor League Monthly Price Guide signed.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/z/zeileto01.shtml

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Red Schoendienst

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993, when the St. Louis Cardinals came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

He was standing behind the batters cage watching the Cardinals take batting practice and I saw a few autograph seekers trying to get his attention. They were mispronouncing his name or just calling him #2 (his jersey number). He looked back at the crowd and said "if you say my name right, I'll come over and sign." I walked over to join the group of autograph seekers and pulled my card and Sharpie out and called out correctly, "Mr. Schoendienst, will you please sign an autograph?" He had a surprised look on his face and promptly came over to sign for me as well as the few others that were standing around.

Red signed a 1970 Topps card #346.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schoere01.shtml

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tim Raines


I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1993, when the Chicago White Sox came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

The game ended up being canceled due to rain. This was the only autograph I was able to get that day. I do remember leaving the parking lot as my parents were driving and seeing Bo Jackson and Frank Thomas parked side by side sitting in their cars signing autographs. Unfortunately, my parents weren't willing to stop and let me attempt to get either of them.

Tim signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #575.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/raineti01.shtml

Monday, September 2, 2013

Browning Nagle

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1993.

Browning signed a 1991 Upper Deck football card #11.
A year or 2 later. Browning was back again for another golf tournament. This time I was able to have him sign the back of the October 1992 issue of Beckett Football Card Monthly.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/N/NaglBr00.htm

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Mark Carrier

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1993.

Mark signed a 1991 Upper Deck football card #231.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CarrMa00.htm