Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ramon Sambo

I met him at a spring training game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
He was a replacement player for the Philadelphia Phillies during the strike shortened 1995 season.

Ramon signed a 1991 Line Drive AA Pre-Rookie card #444.

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

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rob Montalvo

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
He was a replacement player for the Toronto Blue Jays during the strike shortened 1995 season.

Rob signed a 1994 Classic Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #20.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=montal002rob

Monday, December 29, 2014

Derek Henderson

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
He was a replacement player for the Toronto Blue Jays during the strike shortened 1995 season.

Derek signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1258.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hender001der

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tim Holland

I met him at a spring training game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
He was a replacement player for the Philadelphia Phillies during the strike shortened 1995 season.

Tim signed a 1991 Line Drive AA Pre-Rookie card #232.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hollan002tim

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Carlton Loewer

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Carlton signed a 1995 Upper Deck Minor League card #202.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/loeweca01.shtml

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bob Feller

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

Bob signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fellebo01.shtml

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Pat Combs

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Pat signed a 1990 Upper Deck card #763.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/combspa01.shtml

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Kevin Hagen

I met him at a spring training game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
He was a replacement player for the Philadelphia Phillies during the strike shortened 1995 season.

Kevin signed a 1984 Topps card #337.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hagenke01.shtml

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Chris Gies

I met him at a spring training game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
He was a replacement player for the Philadelphia Phillies during the strike shortened 1995 season.

Chris signed a 1991 Classic Best card #191.

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

Monday, December 22, 2014

Marty Bystrom

I met him at a spring training game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
He was a replacement player for the Philadelphia Phillies during the strike shortened 1995 season.

Marty signed a 1984 Topps card #511.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bystrma01.shtml

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ken Dixon

I met him at a spring training game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
He was a replacement player for the Philadelphia Phillies during the strike shortened 1995 season.

Ken signed a 1987 Fleer card #468.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dixonke01.shtml

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Jeff Innis

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Jeff signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #298.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/i/innisje01.shtml

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sabu

I met him after an ECW show at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 27, 2000.

Sabu signed a page out of an issue of World of Wrestling magazine.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mark Foster

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Mark signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #3464.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=foster001mar

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ryan Nye

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Ryan signed a 1994 Classic 4 Sport card #183.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nyery01.shtml

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tony Costa

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
I got to know Tony really well that year. We were both fans of prank calls and I had a big collection of prank call CDs. So, every time that I got a new one, I would make him a copy.

Tony signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #3137.

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gary Bennett

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Gary signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards card #2529.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bennega01.shtml

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Steve Bieser

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Steve signed a 1992 Fleer Pro Cards card #2058.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/biesest01.shtml

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Robert Estalella

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Robert signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #3476.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/estalbo02.shtml

Friday, December 12, 2014

Chuck Knoblauch

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida, when the Minnesota Twins came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Chuck signed the back of the January 1993 issue of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/knoblch01.shtml

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Don McCormack

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Don signed a 1988 ProCards card #1664.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mccordo01.shtml

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pat Kelly

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

Pat signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #435.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kellypa03.shtml

Monday, December 8, 2014

Donovan Osborne

I never actually met him. My mom's co-worker had the same doctor as Donovan and knew he'd be there at the time of his appointment.

Donovan signed a 1991 Score card #677.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/osbordo01.shtml

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lee Elia

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

Lee signed a 1988 Topps card #254.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/eliale01.shtml

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Anthony Telford

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

Anthony signed a 1992 Topps Stadium Club card #557.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/telfoan01.shtml

Friday, December 5, 2014

LL Cool J

On June 6, 2013, The Kings of the Mic Tour (LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul) performed at The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Before the show, I met LL's tour DJ, Z-Trip. He told me that if he sees me after the show he'll introduce me to LL Cool J. So, after the concert, I went back to the spot where I was getting autographs. True to his word, Z comes over to me and tells me to follow him. He brings me to the exit door just as LL is coming out. The picture of LL and I was taken by Z himself. It was such a thrilling day for me getting to meet my favorite Hip Hop performers.

LL signed the front cover of his Bigger and Deffer CD.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hank Webb

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

Hank signed a 1976 Topps card #442.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/webbha01.shtml

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vince Horsman

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

Vince signed a 1990 Star Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #11.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/horsmvi01.shtml

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bobby Thigpen

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

Bobby signed a 1993 Fleer Ultra card #180.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/thigpbo01.shtml

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mike Grace

I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Mike signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #217.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gracemi02.shtml

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Kevin Witt

I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Kevin signed a 1994 Topps Traded card #54T.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wittke01.shtml

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mike Heath

I met him at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1994, while he was a Toronto Blue Jays instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Mike signed a 1990 Upper Deck card #306.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/heathmi02.shtml

Friday, November 28, 2014

Julio Franco

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

Julio signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/francju01.shtml

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dennis Slininger

I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the St. Louis Cardinals came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Dennis signed a 1994 Classic Best Gold card #26.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=slinin001den

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Greg Booker

I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Cleveland Indians, whom he was coaching, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Greg signed a 1988 Topps card #727.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bookegr01.shtml

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dave Mlicki

I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Cleveland Indians came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Dave signed a 1993 Classic Best Gold card #6.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mlickda01.shtml

Monday, November 24, 2014

George Culver


I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, while he was a Philadelphia Phillies instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

George signed a 1973 Topps card #242.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/culvege01.shtml

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Don Blasingame

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, while he was a Philadelphia Phillies instructor during the Florida Instructional League.
I had met his son, Kent, earlier in the year. This was the first time that I got a father and son's players signatures.

Don signed a 1965 Topps card #21.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/blasido01.shtml

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mitch Meluskey

I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Cleveland Indians came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Mitch signed a 1993 Classic Best card #220.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/melusmi01.shtml

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sal E. Graziano

I met him after an ECW show at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 27, 2000.

Sal signed a page out of an issue of World of Wrestling magazine.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pat Bryant

I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Cleveland Indians came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pat signed a 1991 Classic Best card #57.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=bryant001pat

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Michael Matthews

I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Cleveland Indians came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Michael signed a 1992 Classic Best Draft Pick card #27, which incorrectly spells his last name.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/matthmi01.shtml

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fred McNair

I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Fred signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #228.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=mcnair001fre

Monday, November 17, 2014

Scott Rolen

I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Scott signed a 1994 Classic Best Gold card #120.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rolensc01.shtml

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tom Evans

I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Tom signed a 1992 Classic Draft Picks card #108.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/evansto01.shtml

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hector Torres

I met him at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1994, while he was a Toronto Blue Jays instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Hector signed a 1992 Fleer Pro Cards card #2014.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/torrehe01.shtml

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sandy Alomar, Jr.

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

I had met his brother, Roberto, in 1992.

Sandy signed the back of the November 1990 issue of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/alomasa02.shtml