Thursday, November 30, 2023

Michael King


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Michael signed a 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League card #3.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Erik Kratz


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Erik signed a 2013 Topps card #361.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

J.A. Happ


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the New York Yankees came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

J.A. signed a 2018 Topps Update Series card #US75.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Brett Netzer


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Brett signed a 2017 Bowman Draft card #BD-31.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Josh Ockimey


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Josh signed a 2018 Topps Pro Debut card #3.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Marcus Wilson


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Marcus signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #DP63.

Friday, November 24, 2023

Tanner Houck


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Boston Red Sox came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Tanner signed a 2018 Topps Heritage Minor League card #19.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Brett Schulze


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Brett signed a 2019 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #24.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=schulz000bre

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Tom Sutera


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Tom signed a 2019 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #28.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=sutera000tom

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Hunter Markwardt


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Hunter signed a 2019 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #19.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=markwa000hun

Monday, November 20, 2023

Róbinson Martinez


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Róbinson signed a 2019 Lakewood Blueclaws Team Set card #15.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=martin023rob

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Leonel Aponte


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Leonel signed a 2019 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #02.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=aponte000leo

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Juan Aparicio


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Juan signed a 2019 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #01.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=aparic000jua

Friday, November 17, 2023

Andrew Schultz


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Andrew signed a 2019 Bowman Draft card #BD-120.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Carlos De La Cruz


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

He was there watching his son, Carlos play in a simulated game. I had seen him there quite frequently over the years watching his son, and for the longest time, I wasn't aware that he was a former player. When I was made aware of his playing career, I immediately sought out a card but my source for minor league cards was sold out. Two years later, I found a new source and to my surprise, he had a card in stock.
Since it had been over a year since the last time that I saw Carlos in attendance, I wanted to be absolutely sure that it was him. When the younger Carlos was finished with the game, he walked amongst the crowd to get to the locker room. I stopped him and asked if that was his dad in attendance. He said "yes" and then I said, "oh, good, I have a card of his." He smiled and then caught up with his dad. I stayed behind and gave them a moment for themselves but I saw Carlos point to me as he told his dad that I had his baseball card. His dad had the biggest smile as I approached him. I said to him, "Carlos, can I have your autograph?" He took my card and pen and then gave me a big hug. He was so thrilled to be asked and he thanked me multiple times. It was a really cool experience.

Carlos signed a 1996 Best Fayetteville Generals Team Set card #11.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Dave Hudgens


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Toronto Blue Jays, whom he was the bench coach for, came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Dave signed a 1979 TCMA card #0518, which incorrectly spells his last name.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Randal Grichuk


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Randal signed a 2018 Topps Allen & Ginter card #61.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Shun Yamaguchi


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Shun signed a 2012 BBM card.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Travis Shaw


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Toronto Blue Jays came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Travis signed a 2018 Topps Big League card #181.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Cliff Floyd


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida at a Philadelphia Phillies spring training game in 2020.

He was there on behalf of MLB Network filming segments for their 30 clubs in 30 days series.

Cliff signed the cover of the August 1993 issue of Beckett Focus on Future Stars.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/floydcl01.shtml

Friday, November 10, 2023

Erik Miller


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Erik signed a 2019 Williamsport Crosscutters Team Set card #21.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=miller007eri

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Sam Howard


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Sam signed a 2018 Bowman Prospects card #BP109.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Adam Frazier


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Pittsburgh Pirates came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Adam signed a 2018 Topps card #673.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Deolis Guerra


I met him at Spectrum Field, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training home in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Deolis signed a 2007 Bowman Heritage Prospects card #BHP69.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/guerrde01.shtml

Monday, November 6, 2023

Zac Lowther


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Zac signed a 2017 Bowman Draft card #BD-94.

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Cole Sulser


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

I had met his brother, Beau 3 years earlier. Unfortunately for Beau, his card spells his last name incorrectly.

Cole signed a 2017 Akron RubberDucks Team Set card.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Bryan Holaday


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Bryan signed a 2014 Topps Update card #US-117.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Rio Ruiz


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Rio signed a 2015 Bowman Prospects card #BP101.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Mason Williams


I met him at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida in 2020, when the Baltimore Orioles came to play the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training game.

Mason signed a 2014 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects card #TP-64.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Dominic Pipkin


I met him at Paul Owens Training Facility at Carpenter Complex, the Philadelphia Phillies spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida in 2020.

Dominic signed a 2019 Lakewood Blueclaws Team Set card #22.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=pipkin000dom