Saturday, May 21, 2011

Player Appearance: Steve Garvey

A couple of weeks ago I was driving down Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills when I noticed a banner above Porky’s Baseball Cards & Stuff  that read "Steve Garvey Here". I had to find out what was going on. It turned out Porky's was hosting a Steve Garvey autograph session on Saturday, May 21. So I paid for my presale ticket that day which guaranteed me an autograph.

Garvey was scheduled to appear from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Porky's is only about 2 miles from my home, so I didn't have travel very far. I arrived at 11:45 and was one of the first people there. Garvey arrived at 12:30 and did a private session in the shop. They finally let people in at 1:10.

It was a great appearance. The line moved smoothly. Mr. Garvey was very friendly. He posed for pictures and chit-chatted with everyone. I decided last week I was going to get a picture of Garvey, Bill Russell, Davey Lopes, and Ron Cey signed by all four of the infielders. I got Russell last week and Garvey today, so I only need Cey and Lopes now.

I had a great time at Porky's today. It was one of the best player appearances I've ever been to. Thanks to TJ and Porky’s Baseball Cards & Stuff for hosting the event. And thanks to Mr. Steve Garvey. I also wanna give a shout out to Alejandro and Andy.


  1. Great looking picture!

    Glad you had a great time!

  2. awomse! that record setting 81 infield pic is awome! that was their last year together.

  3. Hey I saw DB there.. cool to see other people excited about the hobby. Cool pics DB!! :) R. Marsh..

  4. Awesome man. I would love to meet him someday.

  5. Very cool story thanks for sharing! I met him a couple of times as well. Once when I was a kid at a local sears store in torrance. Then again a few years ago at a local sporting goods store. He could not have been nicer. I have a Leroy neiman painting (print) of him hanging in my room. With that classic swing. Definitly my favortie dodger of all time. He should be in the hall. He always shakes you hand when you meet him

  6. BCR - hope you get to meet him. I know he does a lot of national appearances in the offseason.

    Bruce - absolutely he should be in the HOF. One of my favorites of all time.