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  1. 8 hours ago, stanpapi said:

    Talk about crazy. Fullmer is appearing at the D shop in December. Prices are $75 +$40 for a ROY inscription. I think other inscriptions are $25.Note that DC had him earlier this year for $25. They upped that pricing to $35 if you didn't order by a certain date, but that was still a bargain. Fullmer is now in JV pricing territory. I wonder how long it will be before he stops signing all together? In my view, it doesn't really matter. Both Fullmer and JV have terrible autographs.Frankly, horrible penmanship is about to get me out of this hobby. For instance, I have skipped all the redwing signings for the last year or so. There literally isn't one current member of the redwings who has a legible autograph, except probably mrazek. Everyone else pretty much just does a 'symbol' as their graph. Gibraltar is having Thomas Vanek and Steve Ott this weekend. Vanek's auto features three diagonal lines. Steve ott can't even take the time to write his 3 letter last name. Sad.

    I've said for a long time that once the majority of the graphs out there become illegible, I'm done. It's just not as appealing to me at that point. 

    I couldn't agree more. Between the price and the scribble collecting current players for me is a waste.  I could understand the scribble when it was free graph at the ballpark but if you are paying the prices being charged today you should get something that can be read.  Add to that the fact that when I was in MC Sports for Black Friday I saw that they are charging $25 for an OMLB.  I stick with the old-timers.  You can read their handwriting and most actually seem to enjoy signing for fans.  

  2. They said 1 autograph per person..... what did you not understand? Don't be greedy at free signings! Kaline has just recently just done 2 "free to the public" signings and people like you will make him go back to charging for each autograph he gives.

    Not sure how to respond. First, one of the employees came out and announced prior to the signing started that we could go through the line a second time. He just asked that we let anyone who had not been through line be allowed to go first, which was done. When I went through the 3rd time I was in front of 5 people who had all been through line multiple times. If I have caused offense I apologize.

  3. Tickets were limited to 250 and those were handed out at 7:30 AM and went quickly. I suspect 50 or so people were turned away. Signing was scheduled to start at 10 AM but when I walked in at 9:30 they had already started. One nice added thing is that the store had people willing to use your camera and take your picture with Al who took the time to stand and pose with people.

  4. August 14th - Al Kaline at Ollie's Bargain Outlet In Filnt Michigan

    Link---> Ollie's Bargain Outlet | "Good Stuff Cheap!"

    Flint, MI - Grand Opening 8/14/13!

    5038 Miller Rd Ste F, Flint, MI 48507

    A new Ollie's Bargain Outlet is opening in Flint, MI on Wednesday, August 14st at 9am!

    MLB Hall of Famer and former Detroit Tiger Al Kaline will be on site to celebrate!

    You'll find thousands of bargains all under one roof and you'll save up to 70% off the fancy store prices on name brand merchandise.

    Stop by and visit on Wednesday, August 14st! It's an event you won't want to miss!!!


    Tickets will be distributed at 7:30AM on Wed, Aug 14 for the Al Kaline autograph session at the new store in Flint!

    Tickets are limited to ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY one (1) per customer. Autograph session will start at 10 AM.

    I attended Al's appearance at Ollie's in Fllint today. His signature was as classic as ever. Much different than the past couple I have receive through the mail.

  5. I think what is being referred to regarding Bob Gibson prices is that there is a dealer that offers private signings for Bob and Lou Brock at very reasonable prices. There are often restrictions to these signings, ie. just cards, lkimit to 100 total, etc. It's a great deal if: 1. you don't want to meet him in person, 2. are willing to mail your item, 3. are willing to wait 4. have an item that meets the restrictions. There are times when I want something signed in a specific way ie. pen, location, etc. and I want to be able to look someone in the eye, shake their hand and say thank you, and some of my items are to valuable or too difficult to mail. For that I am willing to pay a bit of a premium. I'm glad DC Sports is giving me that opportunity.

  6. I would love to see a Verlander, Hernandez, McLain signing. And if they could have the Rawling Cy Young baseballs available it would be even better.

    Les Cain and Denny Ribant. I know Denny signs through the mail but I have too many team signed things I don't want to risk for a mailing.

    Along with the other 1968 Cardinals I would like to see Tim McCarver. He's in a lot of the photos of Tiger hitters from the series. He just did a show in St. Louis the $49.00 fee was a bit steep.

    I agree with the Kenny Rogers request. I have a Gold Glove baaseball waiting for him.

    Miguel Cabrera would be nice. Perhaps for charity.

  7. They have updated the link with his usual charge of $15 for ball or flat and $20 for a premium. But if you can wait. Denny is scheduled to be at Lee High School on February 25th. There is no time or price listed yet but the last 2 years they were charging only $5. I went last year and the line was long with lots of people having lots of items.

    There is a link on the DC sports website for Denny Mclain on January 28th. It's under their upcoming signings link but no info is there yet. Not sure if it's in Novi or Lakeside. Interesting little spoiler place on their site...heh.

  8. Did anybody find out who and when is signing at the next Redford show?

    Mark sent me an email stating the Tom Matchick and Frefd lasher would be at the November 13th show. He didn't give the times or prices. If anyone has that info I would be interested.

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