‘On The Road With Psugator02′ – Rangers & Braves – June 17, 2011
Friday, June 17
Rangers at Braves
This setup is nice because the players get out of their cabs only a few feet from graphers. I think Nelson Cruz was the only player who didn’t take a cab.
Derek Holland: 0/1
Michael Young: 0/1
Ian Kinsler: 0/1
Michael Kirkman: He signed but I didn’t need him
Mitch Moreland: He signed but I didn’t need him
Adrian Beltre: He signed but I didn’t need him
Dave Anderson: He signed but I didn’t need him
Gary Pettis: 0/1…Only a few people wanted him but he wouldn’t do it. Tool
Matt Harrison: 0/1
Mike Napoli: 0/1
Josh Hamilton: 1/1 jersey in silver paint…came out relatively nice. unfortunately, i’m using a foreign computer and am unable to post a scan. I asked Josh if he had eaten at Chik-Fil-A and he said no, then added that he was really craving Bojangles chicken LOL
Nelson Cruz: 0/1..He was only a foot from me but he wouldn’t do it for anyone, which I found odd considering he always signs
PREGAME NEAR MEDIA ENTRANCE:
Don Sutton: 1/1 (SS of ROMLB) with “HOF” inscription in blue ink. As nice as could be. I saw that he was carrying a dozen golf balls in his left hand so I asked if he had watched the U.S. Open. He said that he really hoped Rory McIlroy would hold on for the victory.
PREGAME NEAR RANGERS DUGOUT
Nefali Feliz: 1/1 (8×10) in blue Sharpie. It was raining pretty hard so I knew there could be problems. Sure enough, a rain drop fell right on the graph as he was signing. Those are the breaks I guess
POSTGAME AT BRAVES LOT
“Why are there only four graphers here?” I asked a local. “Because the Braves never stop,” she replied.
Jason Heyward: 0/1…Heyward almost hit the paintings that I was holding out with his car
Brian McCann: 0/1
Chipper Jones: 0/1..but he honked
Freddie Freeman: 0/1
Tommy Hanson: 0/1
I called it a night as soon as Heyward turned me down since he was the only player I really needed.
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Tagged atlanta braves, autographed baseball cards, Autographs, baseball, baseball cards, braves, brian mccann, chipper jones, don sutton, freddie freeman, free autographs, Gary Pettis, ian kinsler, in person autographs, Jason Heyward, Josh Hamilton, michael young, nefali feliz, rangers, texas rangers, Tommy Hanson
Hank Aaron 1994 Topps – “20th ANNIVERSARY #715”
Not too much text is needed on this one…
Just let the magic of photography and fine art do what they do best – TELL STORIES!!!
Posted in Hank Aaron Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 500 home run club, 500 HR, 500 HR club, 715 home runs, 715 HR, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, baseball hero, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, hank aaron, HOF, home run king, most valuable player, MVP, world series
2008 Upper Deck Heroes: Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, & Mike Schmidt – Blue
It’s amazing how some character traits are used for some things while not used at all for others.
Specifically, I have shown an incredible amount of patience when it comes to building this set of cards. It had been more than one month since I added another card to the set. But when it comes to patience in regards to work, home, and other issues – I have never been accused of being too patinet. In fact, in many instances, I have been accused of the other – impatient.
But oh, well… I got the card!!
Serial numbered as 93/199 – here is the Blue beauty!!!
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Ozzie Smith 1995 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice
You can’t pick me off, I am Ozzie Smith!!!
Posted in Ozzie Smith Collection
Tagged 1982 world series, 1985 world series, 1987 world series, all-star, base stealing, baseball, baseball history, Cardinals, defensive skill, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, ozzie smith, padres, san diego padres, st. louis cardinals, stolen bases, wizard, wizard of oz, world series
Florida Marlins To Hire Jack McKeon To Manage The Team For The Remainder Of The 2011 Season
By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com
MIAMI — Change turned out for the better when the Marlins made an in-season managerial move in 2003. The end result was the second World Series title in franchise history after Jack McKeon took over as manager.
On Monday, the Marlins are expected to reintroduce McKeon as manager, eight years after winning a championship and six years removed from his last season in the dugout.
According to a source, McKeon will be named Florida’s interim manager a day after Edwin Rodriguez unexpectedly resigned on Father’s Day. He will close out the 2011 season, and the team is expected to make a full-scale managerial search before it moves into its new ballpark in ’12.
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1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #639 – Keith Hernandez & Dale Murphy
Two of the National League’s most consistent players of the 1980s have been Keith Hernandez and Dale Murphy. Between these two superstars, they have 12 All-Star game performances.
Keith Hernandez, officially named Mets’ team captain in 1987, was selected to his fifth mid-season classic. His reputation as being a clutch hitter and defensive standout is well documented. Since 1979, Keith has compiled a .310 batting average and has averaged almost 96 runs batted in per season. There is no better fielding first baseman in baseball than Keith Hernandez.
Dale Murphy, the clean-cut superstar of the Atlanta Braves, has participated in seven of the last eight All-Star games. Dale’s 44 home runs in 1987 ranked 2nd in the National League and his 105 RBI ranked 5th. Murphy also ranked in the National League top ten in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, and walks. In the Braves’ record book Murphy ranks 3rd behind Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews in career home runs, total bases, and extra-base hits.
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