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About detroittigerfan

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  • Birthday 05/03/1946

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  1. detroittigerfan

    Tiger Autos Wanted

    I thought I would update the list of Tiger autos that I need. So I now have autographs of all living Tigers (plus many deceased) except these nine Tigers, five of which played for the Tigers previously plus these five from the 2018 team. Fritz Fisher Dan Gonzales Fernando Hernandez Art James Mike Marshall Last Year Tigers: Johnny Barbato Josh Smoker Ryan Carpenter Zack McAllister I have four large books of autographed Tiger cards (both alive and deceased Tigers) that I can trade you for any of the above 11 missing Tigers, including a number of deceased Tigers as well as Tigers who were World Champs. Please PM me if you can help me out and I in turn will help you out!
  2. detroittigerfan

    Upcoming signings

    Don't miss the Sports Memorabilia auction after the show at Lee High School tomorrow. Lots of great deals, including a custom-made Detroit Tiger chair by Steelcase. Also, don't miss the "free table" at the auction; lots of signed WhiteCaps programs and SABR books have been added to this table just today! I have decided to sell my autographed Earl Wilson 8 x 10" photo, along with several 8 x 10" signed photos of Justin Verlander. Ernie Harwell photos, plus many others. All are pre-certified by PSA/DNA! See you there.
  3. detroittigerfan

    Upcoming signings

    Last I heard there were still a few openings for this evening's "Great Debate." Don't forget, all the profit goes to helping the kids at Lee High School. See you there!
  4. detroittigerfan

    Upcoming signings

    Don't miss this. It promises to be a fun-filled evening. If you can't make the show on Saturday (see the flier above), here's your chance:
  5. detroittigerfan

    Upcoming signings

    Don't miss this show and auction...one of the best in West Michigan!
  6. detroittigerfan

    Upcoming signings

    Don't forget the sports cards and memorabilia show in Holland this coming Saturday, Oct. 20. Our friend Chris Nyhuis is putting on this show at Engedi Church, located at 710 Chicago Drive, and runs from 9AM - 3PM. All funds raised go to Club Hope, an after school event to help high schoolers. Call Chris Nyhuis at 616-405-0810 if you have any questions. I will have three tables there. If you are a collector of the Tigers Championship years ('35, '45, '68, and '84) see my binders packed with signed cards and yearbooks. The latter includes PSA/DNA pre-certified autos of such players as Norm Cash and Aurelio Lopez. Two pre-certified '84 yearbooks are signed by every player on the '84 team! I will also have 5 notebooks of signed Tiger and also some non-Tiger cards. See the attached for just some of the PSA/DNA certified yearbook autographs of Martin, Wilson, Cash, and Lopez. These are only for sale at the show - you need to see these incredible pieces! Plus - Lots of PSA/DNA Pre-Certified Baseballs for sale - they got to go. Check out my friend's $2/autographed card book. See you there!
  7. detroittigerfan

    JUNE, 2018 JUNE SUCCESSES

    If there was any doubt about attendance at a Tiger Wednesday game instead of Tiger Friday, that question was answered with a huge crowd, biggest in several years. Of course, having a big name like Cecil Fielder was significant, plus handing out bobbleheads always draws a crowd. We will see what the other Tigers draw in the upcoming four Tiger Wednesdays. Cecil had not been around West Michigan at all, and I think he only had limited appearances in Michigan. Also, the vacation season has not yet started, which results in a larger crowd. Cecil signed autos for the season ticket holders in the Pepsi Club first, then the Caps handed out numbers up to 400. But the Caps did not guarantee that you would get an auto even if you had a number; in their defense, they did what they promised: 1) 1000 bobbles to be handed out, and 2) Cecil will sign from 6PM - 8PM (or was it 7:45pm). I do not know if Cecil signed all 400, but I heard that he did sign up to 8PM. I know that many people also did not get a bobble either. The problem was simple: supply and demand. The demand for Cecil and his bobble was huge, and there was no way the Caps could satisfy everyone. The only way you would be guaranteed an auto and bobble is if you had a season or partial season ticket (and paid big bucks to get them), or you got into the regular line very very early; not sure exactly when that is, but I know at 4PM there already were a lot of people in the north side line. I got Cecil to sign for me in the Pepsi Club, plus I got a ticket with a low number for another auto at 6PM. However, I gave it away to a friend who drove all the way from Saginaw, got into the line outside the ballpark early (sometime long before 6PM), and still did not get either a bobble or a number to get an auto. Coming up, the Caps have Dave Rozema (July 11), Willie Horton (July 25), Placido Polanco (Aug. 15) and Mickey Stanley (Aug. 22). Rozema and Stanley are both "local boys" who I think will still be popular, even though they have been available here a lot. Horton will be popular because he was a '68 Tiger and has not been around West Michigan that much. Polanco has hardly been available at all in Michigan, and never here, so we will have to see how well he draws; it could be significant since the Caps are handing out his bobblehead. Anyone else have a different observation?
  8. detroittigerfan

    JUNE, 2018 JUNE SUCCESSES

    Yes, the net does make it a lot tougher. But I got Granderson by the Blue Jays dugout, Monroe by the Fox desk, and the other three by the Tiger dugout.
  9. detroittigerfan

    JUNE, 2018 JUNE SUCCESSES

    Happy to get these autos at the Tiger game on Saturday: Niko Goodrum, Ramon Satiago, and Dixon Machado, all on cards. Especially excited to get Niko, since he is one of the few living Tigers I do not have. But more excited to get Craig Monroe by the Fox booth; Craig signed my "Detroit Tigers" book by Bill Anderson. But the highlight was having Curtis Granderson sign a photo I took at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; the photo was of the uniform that he wore on 9/9/2007 when he stole his 20th base, making him one of only three players in Major League history to hit at least 20 homers, doubles, triples, and steal 20 or more bases in one season (after Frank Schulte and Willie Mays). Later that month Jimmy Rollins also completed this feat, making the "20-20-20-20 Club" a very exclusive group.
  10. detroittigerfan

    MAY, 2018 SUCCESSES

    Not sure that the "Successes" thread is still alive, but I thought I would try it again. Really excited to get HOFer ALAN TRAMMELL on my 18 x 26 Detroit Tiger Hall of Fame poster today. Tram's signature joins the autos of Jim Bunning, Hal Newhauser, George Kell, Sparky Anderson, Larry Doby, Rick Ferrell, Ernie Harwell, Eddie Mathews (all deceased) on the poster, along with Jack Morris and Al Kaline. That's 11 Tiger HOF autographs, with 8 deceased. Ferrell technically did not play in the majors as a Tiger, but he was in the Tiger farm system and then spent many years as a Tiger Executive. He was pictured on the photo as a catcher. Now I need to add Tram to two baseballs and an 11 x 14"photo of Tiger Stadium, already signed by the same Tigers as listed above. Tram was at 5/3 Ball Park, home of the WhiteCaps, arriving on Monday. Not sure how long he will be there this week.
  11. detroittigerfan

    Upcoming signings

    Just heard about another event on Thursday, May 10. It's a roast of 31 game winner Denny McLain, with author Eli Zaret as MC and fellow Tiger teammates Jon Warden and Tommy Matchick serving as the roasters. Sounds like a blast! Here are the details: Denny McLain Roast Thurs. 530—9pm (Open Bar) Eli Zaret MC 1968 Champion Tigers John Warden & Tommy Matchick Are Roasters..... Polish American Hall 2975 E Maple Rd Troy, MI 48083 Cost: $50 Warden himself is probably worth the $50. He is hysterical! I am sure he will remind the audience that he and Denny together went 35 -7 that year! Trivia: Did you know that Warden is the only reliever in major league history to win the first three games in which he pitched? When he got victory # 3 the Tigers had played only 8 games and at that time McLain was still looking for his first win! Warden won only one game the rest of his career!
  12. detroittigerfan

    Upcoming signings

    New Sportscard and Collectibles Show at the Causeway Hotel in Lansing (6820 S. Cedar St.) on Sat., May 12. Show is from 9AM - 3PM. Denny McLain is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his 31 win season, and is signing all day. Call Bob Linman at 517-881-5151 with any questions.
  13. detroittigerfan

    Tiger Autos Wanted

    I just added Arcenio Leon to my inventory of all players who played for the Tigers So I now have autographs of all living Tigers (plus many deceased) except these eleven Tigers, six of which I played for the Tigers previously plus these five from this years team. Fritz Fisher Dan Gonzales Julio Gonzalez Fernando Hernandez Art James Mike Marshall Current Tigers: Leongs Martin Niko Goodrum Mike Fiers Francisco Liriano Ryan Carpenter Incidentally, if you are also trying to collect every tiger, Arcenio Leon may be very difficult to get in the future. The 31 year old pitcher is from Venezuela, and is currently playing in Mexico; good chance he will never again appear in the major leagues, after making his short MLB debut with the the Tigers in 2017. I got my Leon-signed card off ebay from a seller from Venezuela to whom I offered $3; he still has a few left. I have four large books of autographed Tiger cards (both alive and deceased Tigers) that I can trade you for any of the above 11 missing Tigers, including a number of deceased Tigers as well as Tigers who were World Champs. Please PM me if you can help me out and I in turn will help you out!
  14. detroittigerfan

    Upcoming signings

    Don't miss this show with three Tiger signers, including a member of the '68 team, '84 team, and another Tiger at his first signing ever. Promoter Bill Welch did an outstanding job with his first show last year, and this one promises to be even better. Bill had an incredible turnout of dealers and collectors, and I expect more of the same this year. 2nd Annual Muskegon Area Sports Card and Memorabilia Show April 7, at the VFW Hall, 5209 Grand Haven Road, Norton Shores, MI Show time: 9AM - 3 PM, with door prizes every hour Signers: 1) Jon Warden, from 11 - 1: $10, with a $5 inscription 2) Roger Mason from 12 - 2: $10, with a $5 inscription 3) Larry Foster: Free Signing TBA Contact: Bill Welch, 231-750-3043. 6 foot tables are only $30 DON'T MISS IT! SEE YOU THERE.
  15. detroittigerfan

    Upcoming signings

    Don't forget the great show this week Sat., March 3, at West Side Christian (see above for more details). I am selling a number of autos of Morris, Trammell, and Sparky, at great prices. See you there.
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