Friday, October 31, 2014

Lonnie Smith

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Lonnie signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/smithlo01.shtml

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Matt Brunson

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

Matt signed a 1993 Classic Four Sport Draft Picks card #262.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=brunso001lar

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mike Wiseley

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

Mike signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards card #3051.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=wisele001mic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shawn Brown

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

Shawn signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards card #3042.

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mark Hubbard

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

Mark signed a 1992 Classic Best card #306.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=hubbar001mar

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mike Figga

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

Mike signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards FSL All-Star Team Set card #19.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/figgami01.shtml

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Scott Romano

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

Scott signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards FSL All-Star Team Set card #25.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=romano001sco

Friday, October 24, 2014

Chris Chetti

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

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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rob Hinds

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

Robert signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards FSL All-Star Team Set card #21.

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ruben Rivera

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

Ruben signed a 1994 Classic card #73.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/riverru01.shtml

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Adam Meinershagen

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

Adam signed a 1994 Classic card #69.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=meiner001ada

Monday, October 20, 2014

Chad Brown

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

Chad signed a 1994 Classic Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #5.

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Michael Cantu

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

Michael signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards All-Star card #43.

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Glenn Brummer

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when he was a roving hitting instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Glenn signed a 1984 Topps card #152.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/brummgl01.shtml

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mike Mussina

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

Mike signed the cover of the August 1992 issue of Beckett Focus on Future Stars.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mussimi01.shtml

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mike Murphy

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 1994 Classic Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #21.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=murphy006mic

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

José Pett

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.
He was the first Brazilian to be signed by a Major League Baseball team.

José signed a 1993 Bowman card #139.

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Jeff Suppan

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

Jeff signed a 1994 Classic card #183.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/suppaje01.shtml

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jose Paniagua

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the West Palm Beach Expos came to play the Clearwater Phillies.
When I handed him the card, I realized that he had never seen it before. He looked so surprised. Staring at the front, reading the back.

Jose signed a 1994 Classic card #169.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/paniajo01.shtml

Sunday, October 12, 2014

David Waco

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

David signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards card #1732.

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

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Phil Bradley

I met him at a Minor League game at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1994, when the GCL Cubs, whom he was managing, came to play the GCL Blue Jays.
When I showed up to this game, I wasn't aware that Phil Bradley was the manager and didn't have a card to get signed by him. Thankfully, there was a baseball card store within walking distance of the complex, so I headed over there and luckily found a card of him.

Phil signed a 1986 Donruss card #191.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bradlph01.shtml

Friday, October 10, 2014

De La Soul

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.
De La Soul were the only performers that made the short walk from their hotel to the theater, though, they didn't walk together. Maseo was the first to arrive of the 3. About an hour later, Dave showed up. At this point the start of the show was approaching. I overheard someone say that it was 7:30, so I started heading for the entrance. I walked half way around the building before realizing that De La Soul were the opening act and Posdnuos still hadn't showed up. I immediately headed back to where I was standing before. As I'm approaching the spot, I see Pos signing autographs and taking pictures. I got there just in time. It was such a thrill to get one of my all-time favorite albums signed by the whole group. Then, roughly 10 minutes later, I was inside the theater watching them perform. It was an amazing time.

Maseo, Dave and Posdnuos signed the front cover of their debut CD, 3 Feet High and Rising.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Matt Farner


I met him at a Minor League Gulf Coast League Blue Jays game at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Matt signed a 1994 Topps card #203.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=farner001mat

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tim Brown

I met him at a Minor League Gulf Coast League Blue Jays game at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 1994.

Tim signed a 1991 Classic Best Dunedin Blue Jays Team Set card #3.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=brown-003tim

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jerry Martin

I met him at a Minor League Clearwater Phillies game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when he was a roving hitting instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jerry signed a 1984 Topps card #74.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/martije01.shtml

Monday, October 6, 2014

Andre David

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

Andre signed a 1987 Donruss card #519.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/davidan01.shtml

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Benny Agbayani

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

Benny signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards FSL All-Star Team Set card #37.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/agbaybe01.shtml

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rafael Landestoy

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1994, when the St. Lucie Mets, whom he was managing, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Rafael signed a 1984 Topps card #477.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/landera01.shtml

Friday, October 3, 2014

Paul Wilson

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

Paul signed the cover of the June 26, 1994 issue of Baseball America, which I then had custom framed.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wilsopa02.shtml

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Scott Haws

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

Scott signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards card #2531.

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pete Agostinelli

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

Pete signed a 1994 Fleer Pro Cards card #2516.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=agosti001pet