Daily Archives: August 2, 2009

Pictures From Rickey Henderson’s Jersey Retirement Ceremony!!!

What a great day for Rickey Henderson, the Oakland Athletics, and the fans!!!

Last night Rickey’s #24 was retired by the A’s and Rickey has once again joined some pretty elite company in the baseball world.

Here are a few pictures from the ceremony:

Rickey holding a trophy presented by Jason Giambi

Rickey holding a trophy presented by Jason Giambi

A golden base.  Fitting for the game's greatest runner!

A golden base. Fitting for the game's greatest runner!

"I am the Greatest" - Take 2

"I am the Greatest" - Take 2

Rickey throwing out the first pitch.  Yes, I want video!!!

Rickey throwing out the first pitch. Yes, I want video!!!

President Henderson blowing kisses to the crowd...

President Henderson blowing kisses to the crowd...

The setting.

The setting.

The perfect way to remember 'The Man'!!!

The perfect way to remember 'The Man'!!!

Rickey, his base, and his jersey = Baseball Perfection

Rickey, his base, and his jersey = Baseball Perfection

 

 Congratulations Rickey!!!  Another wonderful way for us to honor your commitment and excellence in the the game!!!

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Celebrity First Pitch – Steve Garvey

One of the most popular Dodgers of all-time, Mr. Steve Garvey, delivers a perfect strike during his opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a minor league baseball game.

Garvey was one of my favorite ‘west coast’ players when I was a kid.  A true baseball star, Garvey had a great all-around game and was rarely overshadowed due to his hard work and incredible baseball skills!!!

Andre Dawson Signs Baseball Cards Like No Other…

I have over a dozen different Andre Dawson signed items.  From baseball cards to pictures to a book to a official baseball.

One of the most common comments about Dawson’s signature is that his script is perfect and each autograph looks exactly like the previous one with very little deviation.  I admire Dawson’s dedication to providing a beautiful looking signature; and he also takes his time with each auto ensuring that the future owner will be a proud one!!

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I found this picture the other day and thought it was a perfect display of the time and care Andre takes with each autograph.  Just look at how he has positioned the card.  The angle at which he signs is one I have never seen before and it shows his dedication to providing the perfect signature each and every time.  His approach is unique and style is unmatched.  Andre, you are truly a class act!!!

Thank you for taking your time to make us, your fans, happy!!!

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