Did you miss out on the Vin Scully bobblehead giveaway at Dodger Stadium last Thursday? Well now they're available at BobblesGalore.com. Click here to pick one up.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Did you miss out on the Adrian Gonzalez bobblehead giveaway at Dodger Stadium last Thursday? Well now they're available at BobblesGalore.com. Click here to pick one up.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
As many of you know, I'm not the biggest Matt Guerrier fan. Let's face it, Guerrier hasn't exactly panned out since Ned Colletti signed him to a three-year deal back in 2010. I've talked a lot of crap about him all season long so I felt weird going to get his auto.
When Franz and I arrived at Sports Authority we were dead tired, but we knew it would be an easy auto. I honestly thought that there would be no one there, but there were actually 15 to 20 people in line. The Sports Authority employees kept everything very organized and Matt was signing everything, I thanked him for coming out and he signed a couple of cards for me and took a picture with me as well.
The very next day the Dodgers designated Guerrier for assignment and eventually traded him to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol. Guerrier probably knew he was gonna get designated, but he made it to the event anyway and kept a smile on his face the whole time. Thanks to Sports Authority and Matt Guerrier for a great appearance.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Gonzalez was scheduled to appear at the T-Mobile store on Saturday morning at 10:15. I figured I needed to get there at least 12 to 15 hours in advance to be at the head of the line and I was right. I planned everything out with my buddy Franz and we decided to go to Dodger Stadium beforehand for a little batting practice and graphing. After the National Anthem, we made the 9 mile trip from DS to Huntington Park. We arrived in line at 7:30 and we were about ten people back. The nice thing was, there were barricades posted on the sidewalk for us to setup our chairs behind.We figured if we were behind those barricades we'd be good. So we unfolded our chairs and the night began.
As the hours kept passing more and more people showed up. I'd say there were 100 people there by 10:00. I knew a lot of the people there waiting in line and we all had a good time chatting and BSing. Time flew by very fast and before I knew it the sun was coming out. In the fifteen hours I was there I probably got about one hour of sleep and I knew I'd be hurting later. But it didn't matter because the payoff would be worth the pain.
At 7:00 in the morning, the T-Mobile employees started showing up and so did Dodger Security and local police. I must admit this was the most organized event I've been to. Security gave us the run down of the day's events and the T-Mobile employees started handing out wristbands and shwag at 8:00. We were told Adrian would arrive at 10:15, do a Q&A session with the first twenty fans and then he'd start signing.
Once 10:00 rolled around we saw Adrian enter the store. He was taken to the back and given a Dodger jersey. Like clockwork the Dodger security and T-Mobile employees brought us in at 10:15. Adrian answered a few fan-friendly questions and we were sent back into line in an orderly fashion. Minutes later we were brought back in for the autograph session.
Adrian was in a very good mood and gave some beautiful autographs. I decided I was going to get a bat signed. Since I would never be able to bring a bat into Dodger Stadium this would be a good time to do it. The line moved very fast and I was at the front about ten minutes after the event began. I thanked Adrian for coming out and he signed my bat for me.
After I got my auto it was time to go, but I wasn't done with the Dodger appearances that day. Matt Guerrier's event was next but I'll get into that later.
Overall I think the AGon appearance was an amazing event and I don't regret waiting overnight at all. I'm not gonna start going through names, but I want to thank everyone who camped out, you really made it an interesting night. Thanks to T-Mobile, the Dodgers and of course Adrian Gonzalez.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Dodgers will be giving away Sandy Koufax bobbleheads on Thursday, June 27. For those of you who can't make it to Dodger Stadium on Thursday, BobblesGalore.com is giving you an opportunity to order one today. You can make that purchase by clicking here.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Over the last year or so I've been invited to over a dozen baseball card or autograph related Facebook groups. Some of these groups are a blast to be in and have hundreds of members, others just flame out as quickly as they're started. From a handful of good groups that I regularly contribute to and follow, I've been able to make some nice trades with other members.
I've completed two trades in the last week. The first was with Facebook friend Rodney. Rodney showed interest in a Bob Gibson autograph I had and after looking through his album I found out he was a pretty big Clayton Kershaw fan. There were a few Kershaws I liked in his collection but one stood out from the rest, his Five Star silver auto. It would be part of our trade, but it wouldn't be the only thing.
After going back and forth a few times we were able to turn our small trade into a larger one. In the end I was able to add another Hall of Fame baseball to my display case, picking up a beautiful Harmon Killebrew sweet spot baseball. I was also able to get Rodney to trade two other Dodger autos, with new Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier certified sigs coming my way.
The other trade I made was with Facebook friend Garrett. Garrett is from Detroit and after chatting with him last week he mentioned he would be making the two hour drive from Motown to Midland, Michigan to autograph the Great Lakes Loons, Class A affiliate of the Dodgers. He made the trip last Wednesday because Dodger great and Michigan State legend Steve Garvey was making an appearance at the stadium. Since he was heading out there I figured I would ask him to try and get an autograph from Dodger prospect Corey Seager. Garrett was able to get Seager to sign, so we worked something out right away and now I have my first Seager signature.
I want to thank Rodney and Garrett for the trades. I 'm looking forward to more in the future.