Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Joey Pankake


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Lakeland Flying Tigers came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Joey signed a 2014 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks card #87.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=pankak000jos

Monday, September 17, 2018

Tyler Alexander


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Lakeland Flying Tigers came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Starting pitchers rarely sign autographs on days that they're scheduled to pitch. Knowing this, I never ask them. I just wait until after the game. On this day, a collector next to me called Tyler over and he said he'd be right there. Sure enough, Tyler came over and signed autographs for all of us. At the time, he had yet to record a professional victory, so after he signed my card I told him to get that first win. He smiled and said "alright."
He did just that. He threw 6 shutout innings, earning his first win as a professional.

Tyler signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #7.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Gookie Dawkins


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Daytona Tortugas, whom he was the hitting coach for, came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Gookie signed a 2001 Pacific card #467.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Greg Pickett


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Greg signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #18.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Lucas Williams


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Lucas signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #56.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ismael Guillon


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Daytona Tortugas came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Ismael signed a 2014 Topps Pro Debut card #147.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Jonathan Reynoso


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Daytona Tortugas came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Jonathan signed a 2014 Topps Heritage Minor League card #173.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jimmy Herget


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Daytona Tortugas came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Jimmy signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #30.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Angelo Gumbs


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Daytona Tortugas came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Angelo signed a 2013 Topps Heritage Minor League card #186.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Blake Trahan


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Daytona Tortugas came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Blake signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #43.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Tom Brown


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Daytona Tortugas, whom he was the pitching coach for, came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Tom signed a 1990 Pacific Senior League card #139.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Chris Rivera


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, when the Palm Beach Cardinals came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Chris signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP62

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=rivera003chr

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Oscar Mercado


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, when the Palm Beach Cardinals came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Oscar signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP36

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=mercad000osc

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ian McKinney


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, when the Palm Beach Cardinals came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Ian signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP56

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=mckinn000ian

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Jack Flaherty


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, when the Palm Beach Cardinals came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Jack signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP30

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/flaheja01.shtml

Monday, September 3, 2018

Austin Gomber


I met him at a Minor League game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, when the Palm Beach Cardinals came to play the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Austin signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP109.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gombeau01.shtml

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Jung Ho Kang


I met him at an extended spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jung Ho signed a 2015 Topps card #418.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kangju01.shtml

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Trae Arbet


I met him at an extended spring training game at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Trae signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP55.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=arbet-000tra

Friday, August 31, 2018

Riley Unroe


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Riley signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP35.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Justin Williams


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Justin signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP94.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Brandon Koch


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Brandon signed a 2015 Panini Contenders card #20.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Thomas Milone


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Thomas signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP42.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Nick Ciuffo


I met him at a Minor League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the Charlotte Stone Crabs came to play the Clearwater Threshers.

Nick signed a 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #BDPP4.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Michael Suchy


I met him at a Minor League Bradenton Marauders game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016.

Michael signed a 2014 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks card #60.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=suchy-000mic

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Kevin Kramer


I met him at a Minor League Bradenton Marauders game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016.

Kevin signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #158.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/krameke01.shtml

Friday, August 24, 2018

Jordan Luplow


I met him at a Minor League Bradenton Marauders game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016.

Jordan signed a 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League card #118.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/luplojo01.shtml

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Jeff Johnson


I met him at a Minor League Bradenton Marauders game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016, when he was the pitching coach for the Bradenton Marauders.

Jeff signed a 1992 Topps Stadium Club card #471.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ken Kravec


I met him at a Minor League game between the Fort Myers Miracle and the Bradenton Marauders at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016.

He was there as a scout. I had seen him many times scouting at Clearwater Threshers games, so I decided to order a baseball card of him and carry it with me until I saw him again. I didn't have to carry it long. I had the card for about 2 weeks before I spotted him scouting at the Marauders game.

Ken signed a 1982 Donruss card #378.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kraveke01.shtml

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tom Gordon


I met him at a Minor League game between the Fort Myers Miracle and the Bradenton Marauders at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016.

He was there to watch his son, Nick play for the Miracle.

Knowing that Tom lived in Florida, I brought this picture just in case he'd show up. Lucky for me, he did. Unfortunately, my pen didn't fully cooperate.

Tom signed an 8x10 photo.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gordoto01.shtml

Monday, August 20, 2018

Nick Gordon


I met him at a Minor League game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016, when the Fort Myers Miracle came to play the Bradenton Marauders.

Nick signed a 2015 Topps Pro Debut card #175.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=gordon000nic