Monday, June 30, 2014

Ron Blazier

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994.

Ron signed a 1993 Classic Best card #241.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/blaziro01.shtml

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Derek Brandow

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Derek signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1870.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=brando001der

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Aaron Jersild

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Aaron signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1875.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=jersil002aar

Friday, June 27, 2014

Matt Nokes

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Matt signed the cover of the June 1988 issue of Beckett Baseball Card Monthly.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nokesma01.shtml

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Rickey Cradle

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Rickey signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1890.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cradlri01.shtml

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Angel Martinez

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.
When he reached the Major League level, he started going by his middle name, Sandy.

Angel signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1883.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/martisa01.shtml

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Levon Largusa

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Levon signed a 1992 Classic Best Draft Picks card #70.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=largus001lev

Monday, June 23, 2014

Roger Doman

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Roger signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1874.

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

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mike Coolbaugh

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Mike signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1886.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/coolbmi01.shtml

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Andrew Dolson

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Andrew signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1873.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=dolson001and

Friday, June 20, 2014

DJ Lord

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.
The weather was absolutely horrible on this day with heavy rain and strong winds. That didn't stop me from arriving at the theater at 11am that morning (completely soaked), hoping I'd get the chance to meet the artists as they showed up for sound checks.
A couple of hours after I had met Ice Cube, I recognized DJ Lord and Professor Griff of Public Enemy arriving together. Both guys were really cool.

DJ Lord signed the front cover of Public Enemy's Revolverlution CD. His debut Public Enemy album after taking over for Terminator X.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lou Benbow

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Lou signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1884.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=benbow001lou

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Santiago Henry

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Santiago signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1889.

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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jim Nettles

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994, when he was managing the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Jim signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1895.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nettlji01.shtml

Monday, June 16, 2014

Brent Brede

I met him at a Minor League game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Brent signed a 1992 Classic Best card #147.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bredebr01.shtml

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Karim Garcia

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Vero Beach Dodgers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Karim signed a 1994 Upper Deck Minor League card #103.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garcika01.shtml

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Doug Newstrom

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Vero Beach Dodgers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Doug signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #219.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=newstr001dou

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dave Magadan

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

Dave signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/magadda01.shtml

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jesus Martinez

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Vero Beach Dodgers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.
Ironically, I got his brother, Ramon's autograph in the same exact spot at the stadium during spring training earlier that year.

Jesus signed a 1993 Classic Best Gold card #133.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=martin006jes

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ryan Luzinski

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Vero Beach Dodgers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Ryan signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #218.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=luzins001rya

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Willis Otañez

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Vero Beach Dodgers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.
I remember him taking his time signing my card, as if he was carefully drawing a picture. To this day I am still mesmerized by his signature, mainly because I can't figure out what language it's written in.

Willis signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #102.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/otanewi01.shtml

Monday, June 9, 2014

Gus Gandarillas

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Gus signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #94, which incorrectly spells his last name.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gandagu01.shtml

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Aaron Fultz

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Aaron signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #291.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fultzaa01.shtml

Saturday, June 7, 2014

LaTroy Hawkins

I met him at a Minor League game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

LaTroy signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #95.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hawkila01.shtml

Friday, June 6, 2014

Mikey Whipwreck

I met him at an ECW show at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 27, 2000. Between matches I had gone to the concession stand and Mikey just happened to be in line in front of me.

Mikey signed a page out of the February 2000 issue of WOW magazine.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Rich Tunison

I met him at a Minor League game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.
There was a stipulation before acquiring his signature. I had to get him a soda from the concession stand. I agreed and he handed me some money.

Rich signed a 1991 Classic Best card #200.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=tuniso001ric

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rich Folkers

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the St. Petersburg Cardinals, whom he was the pitching coach for, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Rich signed a 1974 Topps card #417.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/folkeri01.shtml

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Aldo Pecorilli

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

Aldo signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #272.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=pecori001ald

Monday, June 2, 2014

Mike Gulan

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

Mike signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #98.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gulanmi01.shtml

Sunday, June 1, 2014

T.J. Mathews

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

T.J. signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #102.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mathet.01.shtml