# Sunday, August 23, 2009
The wife and I went down to Fort Lauderdale this weekend.  Bud's Sports Cards & Collectibles was having a signing with with 5 former players, including former Sox Oscar Gamble and Ron Blomberg.  We decided to make a weekend out of it. 

We stayed at the Gallery One, a Doubletree suites hotel.  Since I'm a platinum Hilton Honors member, we got upgraded to a suite with a balcony overlooking the water.  The room was a tad small for a suite, but it was nicely furnished, and had a nice, clean look. 

This was my first time at Bud's.  It's a nice, large shop, with a broad selection of autographed memorabilia, in addition to the standard sports card fare.

I had Blomberg sign his two White Sox cards, and I had Gamble sign his two White Sox cards and a baseball.  The extra Gamble 1985 Topps Traded is for a friend in Chicago.

I also received a small 50/50 back from one of my independent league traders.

Edwin Almonte - 4 cards
Freddy Thon - 3 cards

Here are some pics: