Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cade Gaspar

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Lakeland Tigers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Cade signed a 1994 Signature Rookies Draft Picks card #18.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=gaspar001cad

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bucky Buckles

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Bucky signed a 1994 Topps Stadium Club Draft Picks card #72.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=buckle001bra

Friday, May 29, 2015

Butch Wynegar

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers, whom he was managing, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Butch signed a 1984 Topps card #123.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wynegbu01.shtml

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Michael Crespo

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Michael signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #1943.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=crespo001mic

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

John Tudor

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers, whom he was the pitching coach for, came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

John signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #329.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tudorjo01.shtml

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kevin Brown

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Kevin signed a 1994 Topps Stadium Club Draft Picks card #79.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/brownke04.shtml

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mark Little

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Mark signed a 1994 Topps Stadium Club Draft Picks card #73.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/littlma01.shtml

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Edwin Diaz


I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Edwin signed a 1994 Classic Best Gold card #79.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/diazed03.shtml

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mike Bell

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Charlotte Rangers came to play the Clearwater Phillies.

Mike signed a 1994 Upper Deck Minor League card #218.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bellmi02.shtml

Friday, May 22, 2015

Brian Hunter

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Cincinnati Reds came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Brian signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #366.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/huntebr01.shtml

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Don Gullett

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Cincinnati Reds, whom he was the pitching coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Don signed a 1973 Topps card #595.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gulledo01.shtml

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dave Campbell


I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995. He was there as one of the announcers for ESPN who were there to broadcast the game between the Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
I actually called ESPN the day before, asking who would be the announcers for the game, that's how I knew to bring this card.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Dave signed a 1973 Topps card #488.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/campbda01.shtml

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Damon Berryhill

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Cincinnati Reds came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Damon signed a 1991 Topps Stadium Club card #28.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/berryda01.shtml

Monday, May 18, 2015

Xavier Hernandez

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Cincinnati Reds came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Xavier signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #319.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hernaxa01.shtml

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lenny Harris

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Cincinnati Reds came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Lenny signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #191.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/harrile01.shtml

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mike Jackson

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Cincinnati Reds came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Mike signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #170.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jacksmi02.shtml

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hal McRae


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

I had met his son, Brian, the previous year.

I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Hal signed a 1987 Topps card #573.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mcraeha01.shtml

Normally, I'd be posting a non-sports card related autograph on Friday, but when I started this site in 2013, I underestimated how many non-sports card related autographs I had compared to how many Friday's there would be. Looking back, I should have kept those to a monthly occurrence.
Nevertheless, for the foreseeable future, it'll be all cards everyday of the week, all in the order of how I acquired them.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Eddie Taubensee

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Cincinnati Reds came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Eddie signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #296.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/taubeed01.shtml

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pete Smith

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the Cincinnati Reds came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies of the Florida State League, which I attended, followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies, which was being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Pete signed a 1989 Score Rising Stars card #74.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/smithpe02.shtml

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bret Wagner

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the St. Petersburg Cardinals came to play the Clearwater Phillies.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Bret signed a 1994 Signature Rookies Draft Picks card #19.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=wagner001bre

Monday, May 11, 2015

Jay Witasick

I met him at a Minor League game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995, when the St. Petersburg Cardinals came to play the Clearwater Phillies.
I remember this day for a couple of reasons. First, it was a day/night doubleheader. A noon game between the St. Petersburg Cardinals and the Clearwater Phillies followed by a spring training game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Second, it was April 19, 1995, the day of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Jay signed a 1994 Classic card #189.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/witasja01.shtml

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mike Flanagan

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

Mike signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #380.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/flanami01.shtml

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Jeff Juden

I met him at a Philadelphia Phillies spring training game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Jeff signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #52.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/judenje01.shtml

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hal Morris

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.

Hal signed the cover of the August 1991 issue of Beckett Focus on Future Stars.

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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jose Melendez

I met him at a Philadelphia Phillies spring training game at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1995.

Jose signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #566.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/melenjo01.shtml

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Frank Robinson

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.
After getting numerous Orioles players autographs before the game had started, I decided to head toward the Phillies side of the field. On my way, I see Frank Robinson sitting in the stands, signing autographs for a small group of people. Luckily I had a card of his on me, so I joined the group.

Frank signed a 1990 Topps card #381.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/robinfr02.shtml

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Manny Alexander

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.

Manny signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #5.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/alexama02.shtml

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cesar Devarez

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.

Cesar signed a 1995 Upper Deck Minor League card #160.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/devarce01.shtml

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mike Oquist

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.

Mike signed a 1993 Bowman card #74.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/oquismi01.shtml

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Leo Gomez

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.

Leo signed a 1991 Leaf card #35.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gomezle02.shtml

Friday, May 1, 2015

Paul Molitor

I met him at Englebert Complex, the Toronto Blue Jays spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida.

Paul signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/molitpa01.shtml