Thursday, March 21, 2019

Estevan Florial


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Estevan signed a 2016 Pulaski Yankees Team Set card #12.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=floria000est

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

James Kaprielian


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

James signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #58.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=kaprie000jam

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Danny Borrell


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees, whom he was the Minor League pitching coordinator for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Danny signed a 2001 Topps Traded & Rookies card #T215.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=borrel001dan

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mickey Moniak


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Mickey signed a 2013 Panini USA Baseball card #51.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=moniak000mic

Sunday, March 17, 2019

David Martinelli


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

David signed a 2016 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #25.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=martin020dav

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Joey Curletta


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Joey signed a 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League card #187.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=curlet000joe

Friday, March 15, 2019

Cole Irvin


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Cole signed a 2016 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #18.

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Chip Lawrence


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, where he was scouting a game between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.

Chip signed a 1997 Best Frederick Keys Team Set card #13.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=lawren002edw

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Joe Cole


I met him at a Tampa Bay Rowdies game at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2016.

Joe signed a 2014 Topps Premier Gold Soccer card #200.

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Jeb Brovsky


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2016, when Minnesota United FC came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Jeb signed a 2015 Topps Major League Soccer card #40.

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

Monday, March 11, 2019

Danny Cruz


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2016, when Minnesota United FC came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Danny signed a 2011 Upper Deck Major League Soccer card #62.

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

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Wilson Palacios


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2016, when Miami FC came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Wilson signed a 2012 Futera Unique Football card #094.

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

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Jonny Steele


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2016, when Miami FC came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Jonny signed a 2014 Topps Major League Soccer card #142

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

Friday, March 8, 2019

Michael Lahoud


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2016, when Miami FC came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Michael signed a 2011 Upper Deck Major League Soccer card #16.

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

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Allesandro Nesta


I met him at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2016, when Miami FC, whom he was managing, came to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Allesandro signed a 2007 Futera World Football card #046.

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Clint Frazier


I met him during the New York Yankees Florida Instructional League at the Yankees Player Development & Scouting Complex in Tampa, Florida in 2016.

Clint signed a 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League card #114.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/frazicl01.shtml

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Greg Bird


I met him during the New York Yankees Florida Instructional League at the Yankees Player Development & Scouting Complex in Tampa, Florida in 2016.

Greg signed a 2016 Topps card #188.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/birdgr01.shtml

Monday, March 4, 2019

Dillon Tate


I met him during the New York Yankees Florida Instructional League at the Yankees Player Development & Scouting Complex in Tampa, Florida in 2016.

Dillon signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #50.

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

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Hoy Jun Park


I met him during the New York Yankees Florida Instructional League at the Yankees Player Development & Scouting Complex in Tampa, Florida in 2016.

Hoy Jun signed a 2016 Charleston RiverDogs Team Set card.

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

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Lino Diaz


I met him at the Yankees Player Development & Scouting Complex in Tampa, Florida in 2016, while he was a New York Yankees instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Lino signed a 1996 Fleer Excel card #58.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=diaz--002lin

Friday, March 1, 2019

Alex Rodriguez


I met him at the Yankees Player Development & Scouting Complex in Tampa, Florida in 2016, while he was a New York Yankees instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Alex signed a 1994 Classic card #100.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodrial01.shtml

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Nick Nelson


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Nick signed a 2016 Pulaski Yankees Team Set card #26.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=nelson003nic

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Gary Denbo


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees, whom he was the vice president of player development for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Gary signed a 1990 Prince William Cannons Team Set card #2.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=denbo-001gar

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Grant Dyer


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Grant signed a 2016 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #06.

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

Monday, February 25, 2019

Edgar Garcia


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Edgar signed a 2016 Lakewood Blueclaws Team Set card #07.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=garcia003edg

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Tyler Hallead


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Tyler signed a 2016 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #14.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=hallea000tyl

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Franklyn Kilome


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Franklyn signed a 2016 Lakewood Blueclaws Team Set card #14.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=kilome000fra

Friday, February 22, 2019

Blake Quinn


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Blake signed a 2016 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #28.

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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Johnny Almaraz


I met him at a Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

He was the Philadelphia Phillies amateur scouting director and just happened to be in attendance that day.

Johnny signed a 1989 ProCards card #431.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=almara001joh

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tito Polo


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Tito signed a 2015 West Virginia Power Team Set card #12.

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kyle Holder


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Kyle signed a 2015 Staten Island Yankees Team Set card #16.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=holder000kyl

Monday, February 18, 2019

Travis Chapman


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees, whom he was coaching, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Travis signed a 2003 Donruss Champions card #295.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chapmtr01.shtml

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Wilkerman Garcia


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Wilkerman signed a 2016 Pulaski Yankees Team Set card #14.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=garcia010wil

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Josh Tobias


I met him during the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Instructional League at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016.

Josh signed a 2016 Lakewood Blueclaws Team Set card #25.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=tobias000jos

Friday, February 15, 2019

James Rowson


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2016, when the New York Yankees, whom he was the Minor League hitting coordinator for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies.

James signed a 2006 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=rowson001jam

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.


I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2016.

Vladimir signed a 2016 Bowman Platinum Top Prospects card #TP-VG.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=guerre002vla

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Carl Wise


I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2016.

Carl signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #139.

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cavan Biggio


I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2016.

Cavan signed a 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions Highlights card #10.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=biggio001cav

Monday, February 11, 2019

Juan Rincon


I met him at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, while he was a Toronto Blue Jays instructor during the Florida Instructional League.

Juan signed a 2006 Upper Deck card #691.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rincoju01.shtml

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Lane Thomas


I met him during the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Instructional League at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2016.

Lane signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP124.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=thomas000lan

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ryan Mountcastle


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ryan signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #80.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=mountc000rya

Friday, February 8, 2019

Kennie Steenstra


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, when the Baltimore Orioles, whom he was coaching, came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Kennie signed a 1994 Classic Best Gold card #131.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/steenke01.shtml

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Jose Hernandez


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, when the Baltimore Orioles, whom he was coaching, came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jose signed a 1991 Classic Best card #94.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hernajo01.shtml

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ryan McKenna


I met him at a Florida Instructional League game at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex in Dunedin, Florida in 2016, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ryan signed a 2015 Bowman Draft card #188.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=mckenn001rya

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Bobby Shantz


I never actually met Mr. Shantz. However, I had seen numerous collectors with his autograph that they had acquired through the mail. That never appealed to me, because I like meeting people in person that sign for me.

I had owned this card for over 20 years and knew that I would most likely never have the opportunity to have it signed in person. So, a week before Mr. Shantz's 91st birthday (September 26, 2016), I sent him my card and a short note.

Six days later my card came back signed.

Bobby signed a 1993 Ted Williams card #69.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/shantbo01.shtml

Monday, February 4, 2019

Stephen Tarpley


I met him at game 3 of the Florida State League Championship at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016.
Due to planned construction to the Tampa Yankees home stadium, the entire series was played in Bradenton where Tampa got to play as the home team for game 3.

Stephen signed a 2016 Bradenton Marauders Team Set card. He had just been traded from the Pirates to the Yankees 13 days before I got this card signed.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tarplst01.shtml

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Austin Coley


I met him at game 3 of the Florida State League Championship, where the Bradenton Marauders came to play the Tampa Yankees at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016.
Due to planned construction to the Tampa Yankees home stadium, the entire series was played in Bradenton where Tampa got to play as the home team for game 3.

Austin signed a 2016 Bradenton Marauders Team Set card.

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

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Henry Hirsch


I met him at game 3 of the Florida State League Championship, where the Bradenton Marauders came to play the Tampa Yankees at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016.
Due to planned construction to the Tampa Yankees home stadium, the entire series was played in Bradenton where Tampa got to play as the home team for game 3.

Henry signed a 2016 Bradenton Marauders Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=hirsch000hen

Friday, February 1, 2019

Jose Regalado


I met him at game 3 of the Florida State League Championship, where the Bradenton Marauders came to play the Tampa Yankees at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida in 2016.
Due to planned construction to the Tampa Yankees home stadium, the entire series was played in Bradenton where Tampa got to play as the home team for game 3.

Jose signed a 2016 Bradenton Marauders Team Set card.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=regala002jos