Sunday, January 31, 2016

Domingo Brito

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1996.

Domingo signed a 1994 Classic Martinsville Phillies Team Set card #5.

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

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Len Manning

I met him at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 1996.

Len signed a 1994 Classic Martinsville Phillies Team Set card #11.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=mannin001leo

Friday, January 29, 2016

Kevin Elster

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Kevin signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #385.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/elsteke01.shtml

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chris Curtis

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Chris signed a 1992 Classic Best card #327.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=curtis001chr

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rudy Pemberton

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Rudy signed a 1991 Classic Best card #181.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pemberu01.shtml

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mike Mimbs


I didn't get to meet him. His brother, Mark, actually got this card signed for me. I got to spend the afternoon in the visitor's clubhouse at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Mark and Mike were both starting for their respective teams. When Mark was finished pitching, he returned to the clubhouse and I got to talk to him for several minutes about what it was like to face his brother. When he changed his clothes, he was going to walk over to the Phillies clubhouse to go meet up with his brother. Before he left, I asked him if he'd sign a baseball card for me. He saw that I also had a card of his brother and offered to take it over to him to get it signed for me.

Mike signed a 1996 Topps card #97.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mimbsmi01.shtml

Monday, January 25, 2016

Julio Santana

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Julio signed a 1995 Upper Deck Minor League card #211.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/santaju01.shtml

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Lou Frazier

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Lou signed a 1993 Fleer Excel card #171.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/frazilo01.shtml

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Luis Ortiz

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Luis signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #114.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/ortizlu01.shtml

Friday, January 22, 2016

Mo Sanford

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Mo signed a 1992 Topps Stadium Club card #336.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sanfomo01.shtml

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mike Pagliarulo

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Mike signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #509.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/paglimi01.shtml

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mark Mimbs

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.
This was a special day for Mark as he was opposing his brother, Mike, on the mound. Mark was cool enough to do me a huge favor, which I'll mention in an upcoming post.

Mark signed a 1992 Upper Deck Minor League card #77.

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dennis Cook

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Dennis signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #202.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cookde01.shtml

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dave Valle

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Dave signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #100.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/valleda01.shtml

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Rene Gonzales

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Rene signed a 1993 Topps Stadium Club card #121.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gonzare01.shtml

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Barry Lyons


I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Texas Rangers came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Barry signed a 1986 ProCards Tidewater Tides Team Set card.
This is an error card that was later corrected. Instead of showing the Tidewater Tides logo, it has the NY Mets logo.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Dave Leiper

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1996, when the Philadelphia Phillies came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

Dave signed a 1987 Fleer card #398.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leipeda01.shtml

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Russ Springer

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1996, when the Philadelphia Phillies came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

Russ signed a 1993 Bowman card #285.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sprinru01.shtml

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mickey Morandini

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1996, when the Philadelphia Phillies came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

Mickey signed a 1989 Star card #120.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/moranmi01.shtml

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pete Incaviglia

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1996, when the Philadelphia Phillies came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

Pete signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #271.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/i/incavpe01.shtml

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rick Wrona

I met him at Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida in 1996, when the Philadelphia Phillies came to play the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game.

Rick signed a 1990 Upper Deck card #582.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wronari01.shtml

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Juan Samuel

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Juan signed a 1990 Topps card #85.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/samueju01.shtml

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Charlie O'Brien

I met him at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium in Clearwater, Florida in 1996, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Charlie signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #209.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/o'brich01.shtml

Friday, January 8, 2016

Willie Upshaw

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1996.

Willie signed a 1989 Fleer #415.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/u/upshawi01.shtml

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Danny Cox

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1996.

Danny signed a 1987 Fleer #292.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/coxda01.shtml

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Mike Huff

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1996.

Mike signed a 1991 Leaf card #BC22.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/huffmi01.shtml

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

Otis Nixon

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1996.

Otis signed a 1992 Upper Deck card #451.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nixonot01.shtml

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Brian Bohanon

I met him at a celebrity golf tournament at Lansbrook Golf Course in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1996.

Brian signed a 1993 Upper Deck card #380.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bohanbr01.shtml