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mbrieve

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  • Birthday 12/21/1981

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  1. mbrieve

    2019 AUTOGRAPH SUCCESSES

    Great stuff guys! I've got nothing new Tigers...shifted most of my focus and dollars to other autograph genres. Looking forward to finding out about the Tiger Wednesdays at the Whitecaps games in 2019!
  2. mbrieve

    (Rest of) 2018 SUCCESSES

    I made my first Whitecaps Tigers Wednesday event last night with Placido Polanco. I arrived at 4:30pm and was number 241. I got my game used bat signed and a 2006 World Series baseball previously signed by Monroe and Granderson. Photos of the bat below (one paired with Guillen and one paired with the 1984 double play combo).
  3. mbrieve

    Upcoming signings

    Just learned about this new(?) store holding signings in Livonia: https://www.instagram.com/prosportszone/ They had Lou Whitaker in on Friday and have a couple of Red Wings and Spartans coming up.
  4. mbrieve

    Upcoming signings

    I feel like it has been a while since Wilcox has done a show in Michigan. I don't remember him ever commanding $25 per autograph.
  5. mbrieve

    JUNE, 2018 JUNE SUCCESSES

    Did anyone go to the first Tiger Wednesday with Cecil Fielder? I was out of town and couldn't make it.
  6. mbrieve

    March 2018 Successes

    My friend Dave (detroittiger fan) asked me to post these photos of Kaline and McLain. "Both these 50-year-old photos were signed for me in the last two weeks. The first is dated 9/14/68 and shows Denny leaping out of the Tiger Stadium dugout right after Stanley scored the winning run (on a Horton single) in the 9th inning to give McLain his 30th win. Kaline is helping him since in all the excitement Denny hit his heat on the concrete top of the dugout when he left the dugout, almost knocking him out. Wouldn't it have been something for McLain to have missed his own celebration, an event that had not occurred since Dizzy Dean won 30 games in 1934, and has not been been accomplished since (and may never be again!)." Does that photo look familiar? It should. It was on the cover of SI the following week! The second photo, taken three days later (9/17/68), shows Denny and Al celebrating in the dressing room right after the Tigers beat the Yankees to win the American League pennant. Denny signed the photos for me in person, and Al signed them TTM.
  7. mbrieve

    March 2018 Successes

    Neither are technically Tigers successes, but I figured I would share anyway... I kept poor records for both of these, but I would say 3 weeks for Sandberg and just over a month for Selleck.
  8. mbrieve

    Upcoming signings

    To echo everyone else, if you are patient, all the 84 guys (with few exceptions) come around frequent. Guys like Trammell, Whitaker, Gibson, and Morris are generally once a year or more. Prices seem to keep going up and are likely not coming back down. If you have specific piece you need them on, it's best to get it done when the opportunity arises (or wait until the next time they inevitably do a signing).
  9. mbrieve

    March 2018 Successes

    Yes, my thoughts exactly. Wasn't expecting a great signature, but very pleased for the $10 + stamps investment.
  10. mbrieve

    March 2018 Successes

    I haven't done much with my Tigers collection lately. I had been holding out hope to find this Sports Illustrated dual signed, but figured I should take this opportunity to at least get Al Kaline. This took less than a month via his Michigan address, but returned from Florida. I included $10 (well worth it!).
  11. mbrieve

    FEBRUARY 2018 SUCCESSES

    Nice, Dave!
  12. mbrieve

    January 2018 Successes

    Very cool stuff. Thanks for sharing!
  13. mbrieve

    TigerFest 2018

    It's terribly unorganized every year. From reports the last couple years, the top players either didn't participate in the signing opportunities or only did it during the early entry. The time, money and effort didn't add up after the last one I attended. If I go again, it will be when my sons are a little bit older and I will have no expectations for autographs.
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