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‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Jim Harbaugh – December 8, 2010

‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Jim Harbaugh – December 8, 2010

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, Fla.
3:45-4:12
Wednesday, Dec. 8

Got a tip about the Orange Bowl having its introductory press conference at the Hard Rock. I guess I should’ve been better prepared. I got one 8×10 of Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh walked by me at a little after 4 p.m. and signed an 8×10 of him under center while at the University of Michigan. It’s one of the best graphs I’ve seen all year. I had a photo printed for Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer but it came out too grainy so I didn’t even get it signed. I was the only grapher in attendance as Beamer stood literally five feet from me for more than 20 minutes. Not to fret as I will have many other chances to get both coaches on much better items.

Jim Harbaugh: 1/1 8×10 ..big, bold beautiful graph. Guy was dressed to the nines

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‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Gino Torretta – November 11, 2010

‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Gino Torretta – November 11, 2010

Remote broadcast of WQAM’s “The Gino Torretta Show”
Thursday, Nov. 11
12:32-12:57 p.m.
Publix at Dadeland Mall
Miami, Fla.

I didn’t want to make the 50-minute drive to Miami, but I knew that if I did I’d probably be the only grapher there and could knock out Gino Torretta on everything I had. And I was right. I stood outside the grocery store for a few minutes, then saw someone who worked for WQAM so I shadowed him for about five minutes. Sure enough, Torretta, the former University of Miami quarterback who won the 1992 Heisman Trophy, walked right up to him. “Excuse me, Mr. Torretta, would you mind signing an autograph?” He looked at me, like an idiot wearing a University of Florida shirt, and said, “I don’t sign for people who wear those colors.” I followed him inside and approached him again and he told me that he had been kidding outside. I handed him three magazines that have been in my collection for almost 20 years and a University of Miami mini helmet. He gladly signed everything, even switching pens. One of his handlers remarked, “I hope all of this doesn’t go on Ebay.” And I said, “Magazines?” And he said, “I wouldn’t be surprised.”

Gino Torretta: 4/4 (Three magazines and a mini helmet, all with Heisman inscriptions)