Saturday, March 5, 2011

Player Appearance: Rick Fox

Former Laker Rick Fox made an appearance today at the Living Spaces in Monrovia. The event was sponsored by AM 570 KLAC. Rick was scheduled to appear from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. I arrived at 9:15. When I got there, they were handing out wristbands. I was number 166 in line.

While waiting in line, it was the same old story. I got to meet some great people. It really makes the time fly when you're chit-chatting with the other fans.

10:00 finally came and Rick hadn't arrived. Vic "the Brick" was there with KLAC, so he got on the loud speaker and entertained us all while we waited. Foxy finally showed up at 10:20.

The line started moving, but it moved very slowly. Rick was signing, talking with the fans and posing for pictures. All of that can make for a long wait. While waiting, I ran into Gus from Authentic Signings. Gus has one of the best autograph collections around. Anyway, he was number 27 in line and he didn't meet up with me until 11:00. At this point, I knew I could be waiting a while.

And I was right. I didn't get to the front of the line until 12:00. When I got there, Rick was very friendly. I shook his hand and told him I was a big fan. Then I gave him one of his college cards to have signed. He looked at it and said,"Chapel Hill, very nice card". I thanked him and asked him if he stayed in contact with any of the guys from Carolina, and he said "yeah". He posed for a few pictures, and I moved on.

I should have used black sharpie

I really wanted to get my Rick Fox Carl's Jr bobblehead signed, but I have it stored away. The family in front of me had theirs though. It turned out nice.

I want to thank Rick Fox, KLAC and Living Spaces for everything today. I want to give a shoutout to Alejandro, it was nice to meet you in person! And Gus, check out his site It was also nice meeting Mario and Richard.


  1. That's pretty cool that he signed the bobble too!!!

  2. Congratulations on getting the opportunity to meet Fox... and grab an autograph. The family had the right idea by getting a bobble head signed... it came out looking sweet!

    Oh... and before I forget... Go UNC!

  3. Cool post! I was #99 in line and it definitely moved slow. But it was cool because he was talkative and posed for lots of pics.

  4. Too bad Eliza Dushku wasn't there...

  5. Thanks all.

    Charles - The bobblehead was awesome.

    Fuji - It was a great game today. I'm working on a Vince Carter auto right now.

    Truetotheblue - We've gotta meet one of these days. Can't wait to read about your experience.

    Arno - No shit. She's one of my faves. Rick's a lucky man.

  6. My DVR cut off the last 6 mins of the game... but I saw the rest... great game... great win. Now... if they (or anyone else in the ACC) can knock Duke off... I'll be stoked!

    Are No - Damn... never knew she was with him... she's hot!

  7. Fuji - I always forget to set the DV-R a little longer for sporting events. Great game though. I'm ready for the tourney to begin. I need the madness.

  8. Yo Josh! Nice Fox card. I think that color marker still looks good. Still stands out. So don't trip about not using the black marker. And that family's bobblhead looks clean the way he left it. Yeah 27th in line and got done exact at 11. But all worth the wait.

  9. Gus - Thanks. I need to do more testing before I go to these signings. That means he was signing for a one person a minute at the beginning.

  10. nice graphs!

    by the way, did you receive the Dodgers package from me with the Kemp GU card yet?

  11. Baseballislife - Thanks.

    Yeah, I got your package. Sorry, I have recieved so many damn things in the mail.