Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jim Eisenreich

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

Jim signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #658.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/eisenji01.shtml

Monday, March 30, 2015

Craig Worthington

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

Craig signed a 1990 Upper Deck card #444.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/worthcr01.shtml

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Gary Mota

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

Gary signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #272.

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

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Paul Fletcher

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

Paul signed a 1993 Bowman card #272.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fletcpa01.shtml

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rakim

On May 10, 2014, Rakim and Slick performed at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Tickets were $25, but for $50 you could get a VIP ticket which included a meet-and-greet after the show. I opted for the more expensive ticket to guarantee myself a chance at meeting 2 of my favorite Hip Hop artists.
I think Jannus may have underestimated how many VIP tickets would be sold, because the VIP area was jam packed after the show. As people were shuffled into the green room, security made it clear that autographs were not allowed. This was disappointing, but as the line was rather large, I could understand that they just wanted people in and out as quickly as possible.
Also disappointing was finding out that Slick Rick did not stick around for the meet-and-greet. Had I known this, I would've waited outside for him to leave before getting in line to meet Rakim.
After meeting Rakim and getting a picture with him, I decided to wait outside the venue to see if he would sign for me when he was leaving. About 20 minutes later I see him come out and I approached him for an autograph. He was very cool about it and signed my CD for me.

Rakim signed the cover of The 18th Letter: The Book of Life double CD.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mark Wheeler

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1995.

Mark signed a 1993 Pinnacle card #290.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/W/WheeMa20.htm

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dave Gallagher

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

Dave signed a 1992 Fleer Ultra card #530.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gallada01.shtml

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gene Schall

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

Gene signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #248.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schalge01.shtml

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kevin Jordan

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

Kevin signed a 1994 Upper Deck Minor League card #113.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jordake01.shtml

Sunday, March 22, 2015

David West

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

David signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #377.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/westda01.shtml

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bobby Muñoz

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

Bobby signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #222.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/munozbo01.shtml

Friday, March 20, 2015

Todd Van Poppel


I met him at a Minor League game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1997, when the Port Charlotte Rangers came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Todd signed the back of the June 1992 issue of Beckett Focus on Future Stars.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/vanpoto01.shtml

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kyle Abbott

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

Kyle signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #51.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/abbotky01.shtml

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Gene Harris

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

Gene signed a 1992 Topps Stadium Club card #425.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/harrige01.shtml

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dave Hollins

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.
The strike that cut short the 1994 baseball season finally ended in April of 1995. This was the first autograph I got when players on 40-man rosters returned to action.

Dave signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #586.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hollida01.shtml

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Adam Melhuse

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Adam signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #3981.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/melhuad01.shtml

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tim Adkins

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Tim signed a 1993 Classic Best Gold card #146.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=adkins001tim

Friday, March 13, 2015

Jim Norton

On April 11, 2014 my brother and I went to see comedian Jim Norton perform at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa, FL.
After the show, Jim took the time to sign autographs and take pictures with everyone in attendance.

Jim signed the DVD cover of the movie Crooks.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Steve Sinclair

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Steve signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #3736.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sinclst01.shtml

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ryan Jones

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Ryan signed a 1994 Fleer Excel card #146.

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Brandon Cromer


I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.
I had met his brother, Tripp, the previous year.

Brandon signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #18.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=cromer001bra

Monday, March 9, 2015

Angel Ramirez

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Angel signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #3750.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=ramire001ang

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Rolando Pino

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995, when he was the hitting coach for the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Rolando signed a 1992 Classic Best St. Catharines Blue Jays Team Set card #30.

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Reggie Sanders

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

Reggie signed the cover of the July 1992 issue of Beckett Focus on Future Stars.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sandere02.shtml

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Keilan Smith

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Keilan signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #3737.

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mike Halperin

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Mike signed a 1994 Topps Stadium Club Draft Picks card #76.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=halper001mic

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Jeff Patzke

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995.

Jeff signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #3746.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=patzke001jef

Sunday, March 1, 2015

John Poloni

I met him at a Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays game at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1995, when he was the pitching coach for the Dunedin Blue Jays.

John signed a 1988 Best Knoxville Blue Jays Team Set card #23.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/polonjo01.shtml