Jump to content

detroittigerfan

NON-TIGER AUTOGRAPHS

Recommended Posts

TTM today:

* George W. Bush, signed bookplate, 14 days. I sent an A&G and requested a bookplate if it wasn't feasible to sign the card - got the card back unsigned with the bookplate and a thank you card that says it's hand-signed. It doesn't look autopen; it could be secretarial, but based on SCN commentary and opinions about past returns, I believe it's real, and if so, my first Presidential auto. I'm stuck without a good camera this week, but here it is:

170723.jpg

170724.jpg

Definitely legit. Congrats!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IP this evening at a free casino signing:

* B.J. Armstrong, former Chicago Bulls and Birmingham Brother Rice Warriors point guard. I graduated from Lahser the same year ('85) he graduated from Brother Rice.

171843.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IP this evening at an event at my local library:

* Todd Hollandsworth with NL ROY '96 inscription

172060.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IP today:

* Fergie Jenkins at one of the Meijer signings. Not nearly as many people as I anticipated - maybe 100. I went through the line twice for a total of 3 cards and 2 of their photo cards personalized to my kids. He did HOF inscriptions if you asked, but I spaced out both times and forgot. He did add #31 which looks nice.

172586.jpg

172585.jpg

* Carlos May, former White Sox OF/1B. The new Schaumburg Boomers (Frontier League) announced Carlos as their 1B coach today at their open house. His identity had been kept a secret, with only the clue that he was a 2-time all-star with Chicago ties. I brought cards of every former Chicago player who was a 2-time all-star, or so I thought, but missed Carlos since baseball-almanac lists him as a 1-time all-star. He did sign a schedule for me with 1969 ROY inscription, and a baseball for my friend with ROY and all-star inscriptions. Hopefully I'll get some cards signed at games this summer.

172584.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TTM today:

* Jonathan Toews c/o Blackhawks, 1/1, 65 days. Really psyched to get this one back. Aside from Rose, there's no bigger name in Chicago sports among active players.

175944.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jim Abbott 1989 Topps Traded RC courtesy of his book tour stop in Ann Arbor Tuesday.

2012-05-03_08-45-06_223.jpg

Edited by peze23

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TTM today:

* Robin Yount, 1/1, 68 days, my card was unsigned, but received a signed HOF postcard and a pre-printed thank you note card.

176213.jpg

176212.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JIM ABBOTT, on his newly released book, "IMPERFECT," which I picked up at the bookstore yesterday.

Also, AL NIPPER on 8 of 9 cards. He is the new Tigers roving pitching coach, replacing Jon Matlack. He did not sign his '85 Donruss card, since he said that was not his photo on the card. Terry, remind me to give you these cards the next time I see you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JOHN SMOLTZ - In his new book, "John Smoltz, Starting and Closing." Added "96CY" inscription.

I heard that Schuler Books in Lansing, where the signing took place, has extra signed books. May be worth a phone call.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TTM last month:

* Wilin Rosario c/o Rockies ST, 1/1, 110 days, personalized to my son.

IP yesterday:

* Charles Tillman @ a charity signing, 2/2 w/donation.

185234.jpg

185262.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got something very unique in today's mail:

JOHN PACIORK signed three items for me: A small photo of himself in Sports Illustrated, a full page photo in SI, and a copy of the latter. All three photos show him as a Houston Colt .45, wearing a uniform with a gun on the chest in one photo, and the other two photos with a hat that says ".45s." Obviously, that would never happen today!

Who is Paciorek? First, he is one of three brothers (along with Jim and Tom) that played major league ball. They were all from Hamtramack, MI. But John holds a unique record in baseball history. He is the only major league player to ever get three hits but never make an out in his entire career. It happened on Sept. 29, 1963 when he made his major league debut and also his only appearance for the Houston Colt .45s. On that day he got three singles in three official at bats, received two walks, scored four runs, and batted in three runs. He never played another major league game, ending his career with a batting average, slugging average, on base percentage, and fielding average of 1.000! Here are his career stats:

John Paciorek

Paciorek was featured in an article in the July 9 - 18, 2012 issue of SI, where I got the photos from. He thanked me for a different article I sent him about the Hamtramack Stadium, where he played and also which was recently made a National Historic Site, primarily for its Negro League history with the Detroit Stars. He also offered me his book, "The Principle of Baseball," which sells for $16 plus $5 shipping. If interested you can write him at 8400 Huntington Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91775.

Here's a nice article about John, but I was unable to get the SI article for everyone:

John Paciorek: One-Game Wonder « The Sportswriting of Andrew Kahn

Incidentally, John does have one baseball card, a One Year Wonder card issued by Fritsch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After not sending out any request in almost two years, I sent our a few Seattle Pilot request out last Monday and received a few back all ready. Former Pilot Ray Peters e-mailed me a few new photos and it got me back in the mood. I sent out eight Tiger request today, hopefully I will be posting in that forum real soon.

194306.jpg194305.jpg194304.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
After not sending out any request in almost two years, I sent our a few Seattle Pilot request out last Monday and received a few back all ready. Former Pilot Ray Peters e-mailed me a few new photos and it got me back in the mood. I sent out eight Tiger request today, hopefully I will be posting in that forum real soon.

Nice! Let me know if you need some more addresses. BTW, I forgot to pick up a 2012 Tiger schedule. Do you have an extra one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nice! Let me know if you need some more addresses. BTW, I forgot to pick up a 2012 Tiger schedule. Do you have an extra one?

All ready have one in your stack I need to send some day!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Lakeland trading partner just send me the following:

HERNAN PEREZ on his Whitecaps card, as well as these non-Tigers:

CARLOS MAY, ARCHIE BRADLEY, SEAN WATSON, RAFAEL BELLIARD, EDWIN MAYSONET, VINCE HORSMAN, RON HASSEY, LUIS SOJO, LARRY PARRISH (ex-Tiger manager), AND JIM DWYER.

As I recall, Hassey is the only catcher in major league history to catch more than one perfect game!

Scott also sent me 4 2012 WhiteCaps program signed by former WhiteCap pitcher Warwick Saupold, who is featured on the cover. The WhiteCaps gave out these programs after Saupold was sent from the Caps to the Flying Tigers.

Finally, Scott sent me two Lakeland Ledger newspapers of Games 4 and 5 of the FSL Championship games.

Thank you Scott. You're the best!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was at Game 1 of the ALDS in the "D." Did not get any Tigers, but Adam Rosales, A. J. Griffin, and Travis Blackley of the A's all signed my ALDS Commemorative Program. However, I will probably trade this for some Tigers, since I very seldom keep autos of non-Tigers except in certain circumstances.

I also just missed getting Kid Rock on a baseball after the game. I know that a few friends also got Aaron Boone and Joe Torre at Comerica Park.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yesterday evening we went to a Halloween haunted hike. They had a food tent at the end, including a handful of tables selling Halloween stuff and miscellaneous items - like a mini flea sale. Lo and behold there was a small box of cards. I found 9 cards from the Signature Rookies Miracle on Ice certified auto insert set /2000. They were priced at $2 each and I bought them all for $15. Not the deal of the century, but a neat addition and another example of you never know what you might stumble upon.

Bill Baker, Dave Christian, Steve Christoff, John Harrington, Steve Janaszak, Ken Morrow, Mark Wells, Phil Verchota, Mark Pavelich

200898.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...