Sunday, May 28, 2017

Jake McGee


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Jake signed a 2014 Topps Update Series card #US-291.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Logan Forsythe


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Logan signed a 2015 Topps card #329.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ghostface Killah

On January 8, 2015, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon performed at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tickets were $25, but for an additional $15 at the gate you could get a VIP ticket which included a meet-and-greet after the show. I already had a regular ticket since my brother gave it to me for Christmas, so I paid the extra that night to get the VIP access.

The VIP area ended up being roped off, so you really didn't get to meet them. If you wanted something signed, you had to hand it to one of their handlers who then passed it on. I should have just waited. A few minutes after getting my signed CDs back, I called out to Raekwon to see if I could get a picture with him. He motioned for me to come on over, so my brother and I were able to get pics with him and Ghostface.

Ghostface signed the cover of his Fishscale CD, which Raekwon also ended up signing.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ron LeFlore


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Ron signed a 1983 Topps card #560.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lefloro01.shtml

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rich Thompson


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Rich signed a 2002 Topps gold card #479 (0626/2002).

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Richie Scheinblum


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Richie signed a 1969 Topps card #479.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Travis Phelps


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Travis signed a 2002 Fleer Triple Crown card #204.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dave LaPoint


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Dave signed a 1984 Topps card #627.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

John Frascatore


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

John signed a 1996 Score card #267.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Gilbert Gottfried


On November 15, 2014 my brother and I made a last minute decision to see Gilbert perform at Side Splitters in Tampa, FL.

I was hanging out with my brother that day and he just happened to ask who was performing at the nearby comedy club. A quick Google search told us that it was Gilbert. We then decided to each find a decent picture of him and then go to Walmart and get them blown up to 8x10's. As soon as we got them, we headed to the club. Right when we walked in, the first show had ended and Gilbert was signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. We decided to just get our pics signed right then and there.

Gilbert signed an 8x10 photo.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Carl Boles


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Carl signed a 1963 Topps card #428.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bolesca01.shtml

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Jim Archer


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Jim signed a 1962 Topps card #433.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Craig Anderson


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Craig signed a 1963 Topps card #59.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Jason Romano


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Jason signed a 2002 Fleer Premium card #211.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bob Stinson


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Bob signed a 1979 Topps card #252.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stinsbo01.shtml

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tom Niedenfuer


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Tom signed a 1983 Topps card #477.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/niedeto01.shtml

Friday, May 12, 2017

KRS-One

On September 26, 2014, KRS-One performed at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida. It was my second time seeing him.

I met KRS after the show.

KRS signed the cover of Boogie Down Production's Edutainment CD.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

John O'Donoghue


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

John signed a 1965 Topps card #71.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bill Nahorodny



I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Bill signed a 1983 Topps card #616.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bill Hepler


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Bill signed a 1967 Topps card #144.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Roberto Hernandez


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Roberto signed a 1999 Upper Deck Victory card #383.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hernaro01.shtml

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Bruce Howard


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

I had met his son, David, 21 years earlier.

Bruce signed a 1966 Topps card #281.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/howarbr01.shtml

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Ken Frailing


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Ken signed a 1975 Topps card #436.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/frailke01.shtml

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Pharcyde (Bootie Brown & Imani)

On September 26, 2014, Bootie Brown and Imani, the remaining members of The Pharcyde performed at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida.

I met Bootie Brown as he arrived at the venue and I met Imani after the show.

Bootie Brown and Imani signed the cover of The Pharcyde's Labcabincalifornia CD.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Charlie Montoyo


I met him at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 21, 2015.

Charlie signed a 2014 International League All-Star card #01.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/montoch01.shtml

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Roly DeArmas


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Roly signed a 1993 Fleer Pro Cards card #2700.

Two days later, I had Darold Knowles sign the card when he was signing autographs for free at the Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.



It was actually my second time getting Darold's autograph. I just wanted it to complete the card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=dearma001rol

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/knowlda01.shtml

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Jake Odorizzi


I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2015.
He was working out there a week before pitchers and catchers were set to report for spring training.

Jake signed a 2014 Topps Heritage card #68.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/odorija01.shtml

Monday, May 1, 2017

Scott Eyre


I met him at the Philadelphia Phillies fantasy camp at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Scott signed a 1994 Classic Best Gold card #29.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/eyresc01.shtml

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ricky Jordan


I met him at the Philadelphia Phillies fantasy camp at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

Ricky signed a 1991 Upper Deck card #160.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jordari02.shtml

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Greg Luzinski


I met him at the Philadelphia Phillies fantasy camp at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

I had met his son, Ryan, 21 years earlier.

Greg signed a 1985 Topps card #650.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/luzingr01.shtml

Friday, April 28, 2017

Big Jay Oakerson


On October 30, 2014 my brother and I went to see comedian Big Jay Oakerson perform at the Tampa Improv in Tampa, Florida.

After the show, Jay greeted fans as they exited the club. I patiently waited so that I could be last. It was well worth it. Jay spent about 10 minutes talking to me about The Ron and Fez Show, which is how I became familiar with him.

Jay signed an 8x10 photo of a screen capture from the 6th episode of season 3 of Louie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Jay_Oakerson

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bob Boone


I met him at the Philadelphia Phillies fantasy camp at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2015.

I had met his son, Bret, 21 years earlier.

Bob signed a 1985 Topps card #348. All of my years collecting autographs, this was the first time I got a 1985 Topps card signed. I actually broke my hand collated set because I liked this card so much.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/boonebo01.shtml

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Matt Moore


I met him at the SLAMDiabetes Sam Fuld Tampa Classic 2014 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 2014.

Matt signed a 2014 Topps card #588.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/moorema02.shtml

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sean Rodriguez

I met him at the SLAMDiabetes Sam Fuld Tampa Classic 2014 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 2014.

Sean signed a 2014 Topps card #359.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodrise01.shtml

Monday, April 24, 2017

Josh Donaldson


I met him at the SLAMDiabetes Sam Fuld Tampa Classic 2014 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 2014.

Josh signed a 2014 Topps blue parallel card #134.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/donaljo02.shtml

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chad Ricketts


I went to high school with Chad. Many years later, after his baseball career had ended, he found me on Facebook. He sent me a message one day asking when his autograph was going to show up on my site. Unfortunately, even though I saw him play when he was with the Daytona Cubs, I didn't have a card of him at the time. He then asked for my home address and told me he'd send me a signed card.

Chad signed a 2002 Topps Total card #765.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=ricket001rob

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bob Stanley

I met him at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2014, when the Toronto Blue Jays, whom he was the bullpen coach for, came to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Bob signed a 1988 Fleer card #367.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stanlbo01.shtml