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  1. 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).

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  2. 10 hours ago, LivoniaGreg said:

    Note - Milt Wilcox has been added to the Troy Show at the Balkan Community Center.  See the rest of the flyer above:

     

    1984 World Series Champion

    MILT WILCOX

    Saturday, June 23rd, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    $25.00 - Any Item

    $20.00 - Trading Card

    $10.00 - Inscription

    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.


  3. 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. 

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  4. On 3/20/2018 at 10:04 AM, detroittigerfan said:

    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.

     

     

     

     

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  5. 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).


  6. On 3/7/2018 at 9:24 PM, stanpapi said:

    That's actually a pretty good Al signature for the $10. Usually on freebies (or when you aren't paying full price), he really slops it, such that the sig does not really match his "paid" version. But this one is nice. 

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


  7. 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!).

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  8. On 2/18/2018 at 7:56 PM, detroittigerfan said:

    Really excited about this past week:

    1) Al Kaline signed a 1988 Dominos card and a yellow HOF plaque card for me.  There are two different  Kaline Domino cards from that set, and also two different error cards (Dobson card with photo of Jon Warden and "McAuliff".  With the addition of the Kaline card, I now have the complete set, with 31 cards,  signed by everyone who was alive when the set was issued.

    2) I won an auction of some premium items:

    -1968 Tiger yearbook in mint condition signed by 37 Tigers including Kaline on the cover.  Includes Cash and Sparma on BB cards,  plus index cards of Smith and Moses

    -1984 Tigers yearbook in excellent condition signed by 51 Tigers including every player and coach from that year including Kaline, Kell, Lopez, Lowry, and Bergman

    -1984 Tigers yearbook in mint condition signed by 50 Tigers including every player plus every coach (except Consolo) from that year including the above names

    -"The Roar of '84 (Free Press) program signed by every '84 Tiger and coach except Lowry, Mason, and Willis.  The 62 autos include multiples of many players

    -"The Magic Season" (Detroit News) program of the '84 season signed by 51 Tigers, including every player and every coach (except Consolo) from that year.

    -World Series "84 program signed by every player on that WS team plus every coach except Consolo

    All the above have been "Pre-Certified by PSA/!

    I have decided to sell the first three items (two '84 yearbooks and one '68 yearbook) since I have similiar items in my PC.  They will be available at the West Side Christian  School Show in Grand Rapids on March 3. 

    Nice, Dave!


  9. On 1/30/2018 at 3:45 PM, davidsb said:

    I have not gone in 7-8 years.  I did hear it was terribly unorganized again this year.

    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.


  10. On 10/31/2017 at 7:17 AM, BoomGaspar said:

     

    Who would want Madeleine Albright's signature on a baseball?

    I collect Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretary of States, US Senators and Presidential Candidates on baseballs. It's all about the history of the first pitch - I started with George H.W. Bush and it snowballed from there.

    I fully recognize it's not for everybody.

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  11. On 10/31/2017 at 6:04 PM, detroittigerfan said:

    ONE '84 WORLD CHAMP TIGER AND 3 PLAYERS FROM THE '68 TEAM ARE COMING TO WEST MICHIGAN IN NOV.

    THE FIRST IS JOHN GRUBB OF THE 1984 TIGERS, WHO WILL BE SPREADING THE INK AT THE SPORTS CARD SHOW IN ALLENDALE, MI ON SAT., NOV. 4.  HIS FEE IS $15 FOR THE AUTO AND $5 PER INSCRIPTION. SHOW IS FROM 9AM - 4PM (FREE ADMISSION) AND IS LOCATED AT SPRING VALLEY CHURCH, 5947 LAKE MICHIGAN DR., ALLENDALE.  GRUBB IS SIGNING FROM 12:45 -2:45. 

    THREE '68 PLAYERS WILL BE MAKING THEIR APPEARANCE AT THE 12TH ANNUAL STUBBY OVERMIRE FIELD AND SPORTCARD SHOW AND LIVE AUCTION AT LEE HIGH SCHOOL AT 1335 LEE ST. SW IN WYOMING  ON NOV. 18 - 19.  TOM MATCHICK IS SIGNING ON SAT., NOV. 18, FROM 11AM - 3PM); FEE IS $10 PLUS $5 PER INSCRIPTION.  MICKEY STANLEY IS SIGNING ON SUNDAY FROM NOON - 2PM ($7 PER AUTO), WHILE 31 GAME WINNER, TWO-TIME CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER, AND MVP RECIPIENT DENNY MCLAIN ($10 EACH) IS AGAIN SUPPORTING THE KIDS AT LEE HIGH SCHOOL; DENNY WILL BE SIGNING ON BOTH DAYS, FROM NOON - 3PM ON SAT. AND 10AM - NOON ON SUNDAY. 

    TY TOLD ME THAT HE HAS SOME INCREDIBLE ITEMS FOR SALE AT THE AUCTION, WHICH BEGINS AT 4:30 ON SAT.  FREE FOOD WILL BE OFFERED AT THE AUCTION!

     

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  12. I haven't contributed in a while since I slowed down my game used collecting. I've been on the lookout for a Placido Polanco Marucci "Polanco Cut" bat for some time, finally found one at the right price. I just always liked the look of the large knob. This bat is from April 21, 2007.

    Took a photo with the other half of the former Tigers double play combo partner, Carlos Guillen (Sam 06, Rawlings 06, Nokona 08). I previously shared these bats, but the link is now broken due to Photobucket changing their hosting policy.

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