# Sunday, 18 March 2012
Today I hit Marlins camp.  My main objective was Marlins major leaguers, but I also brought stuff for the AAA/AA Mets, as they were there playing the AAA/AA Marlins.

Today was both a great day and a horrible day.  The great news was that I got both Ozzie Guillen and Mark Buehrle for the first time this spring, not counting the season ticket holder event.

The bad news was that Ozzie completely annihilated the mini helmet he signed for me.  He had to toss it over the fence after signing it.  The first time he tossed it, it bounced off of the top of the fence and he caught it with his hand right on the signature, smearing it.  The second time he tossed it he airmailed it over two sections of the fence back into the players parking lot.  It bounced around for a while before Guillen picked it up.  So now, in addition to the smeared signature, the helmet itself is all scratched up.  The third time he was successful.  The helmet is trash.  This completely ruined my day.  What is it with my luck with mini helmets this spring?

Buehrle parked in the stadium to avoid the players parking lot.  He pulled out while the Major League game was still going on, and there were only 2 kids and 3 adults near the parking area getting autographs.  The two kids were waiting where Buehrle pulls out to try to get him to roll down his window.  Unbelievably, he did!  Derek, C.B., and I all ran over.  Buehrle did sign for us, though you could tell he wasn't happy about it.  He actually said to us "I park in here so I can avoid you guys!".  As I wasn't expecting Buehrle to sign, I didn't have any of the nice items I need him on ready, so I just got him on a card.

Andre Dawson and Tony Perez drove in together.  Only two of us approached them.  Tony Perez wasn't having it, but Dawson stopped.  The guy I was with, Jesus, asked Dawson to sign a HOF program.  Dawson refused.  He then went on a fairly long diatribe about how he doesn't sign in the morning.  Nonetheless, he did sign a card for each of us.

Giancarlo Stanton signed going in and coming out.  He is making a point of refusing to come over when people call him Mike.  But as soon as somebody called him Giancarlo, he came over, and was very friendly both times.

Today was my best quantity day so far this spring, and would be a good quality day as well if it weren't for the Guillen mini helmet fiasco.

Totals!

Marlins

Jose Alvarez - 2/2
Chase Austin - 2/2
Andy Barkett - 2/2
Heath Bell - 2/2
Emilio Bonifacio - 1/2
John Buck - 2/2
Mark Buehrle - 1/1
Mark Canha - 4/4
Steve Cishek - 4/4
Joe Coleman - 4/4
Jeff Conine - 1/2, 1/1
Joey Cora - 2/2
Scott Cousins - 4/4
Andre Dawson - 1/1
Matt Dominguez - 2/2
Michael Dunn - 4/4
Jose Fernandez - 4/4
Ryan Fisher - 2/2
Isaac Galloway - 3/3
Chad Gaudin - 4/4
Nick Green - 1/1
Ozzie Guillen - 1/1 mini helmet (smeared and scratched)
Brad Hand - 4/4
Ron Hassey - 4/4
Josh Hodges - 2/2
Mason Hope - 4/4
Chad James - 2/2
Jared Jefferies - 4/4
Kyle Jensen - 1/2
Austin Kearns - 1/1
Ben Lasater - 4/4
Tim Leiper - 2/2
James Leverton - 2/2
J.D. Martin - 2/2
Brian McConkey - 2/2
Blake McGinley - 4/4
Damon Minor - 4/4
Frank Moore - 2/2
Robert Morey - 2/2
Jobduan Morales - 4/4
Edward Mujica - 4/4
Jim Negrych - 2/2
Ricky Nolasco - 4/4
Edgar Olmos - 4/4
Eduardo Perez - 3/4
Bryan Petersen - 2/4
Dallas Poulk - 3/3
Omar Poveda - 3/3
J.T. Realmuto - 2/2
Jared Rogers - 4/4
Cookie Rojas - 1/1
Aaron Rowand - 1/1 11x14
Gaby Sanchez - 2/2
Jeff Schwarz - 4/4
Aaron Senne - 3/3
Jake Smolinski - 4/4
Giancarlo Stanton - 1/1 8x10, 1/2
Randy St. Claire - 2/2
Graham Taylor - 2/2
Rett Varner - 4/4
Sean West - 1/2
Christian Yelich - 4/8

Mets
Wally Backman - 2/3
Darrell Ceciliani - 4/4
Matt Den Dekker - 2/2 (he smeared 2 handing them back to me)
Wilmer Flores - 1/4, 1/1 (help)
Blake Forsythe - 4/4 (2 got smeared in the rain)
Sean Ratliff - 3/3
Cory Vaughn - 2/2

Today's total - 182 cards, 1 11x14, 1 mini helmet

Thirteen day total - 1081 cards (1086 autos), 2 16x20s, 2 10x20s, 2 11x14s, 5 tickets, 8 8x10s, 2 baseballs, 3 mini helmets




























posted on Sunday, 18 March 2012 18:15:07 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 17 March 2012
Spent another day at Nats minor league camp.  I thought the AAA/AA Astros were going to be here today, but I mixed up the dates.  It was just a camp day.  Oh well!  Here are the totals:

Paul Applebee - 3/3
Justin Bloxom - 4/4
Greg Booker - 3/3
Bob Boone - 2/2
Brian Daubach - 4/4
Paul Demny - 2/2
Amaury Garcia - 2/2
Brian Goodwin - 1/2 (Either he hit me with a 1-per, or he doesn't sign dupes.  I was the only one there.)
Rick Hague - 4/4
Jarrett Hoffpauir - 3/3
Blake Kelso - 4/4
Cole Leonida - 4/4
Jason Martinson - 4/8
Alex Meyer - 2/2
Hassan Pena - 2/2
Eury Perez - 4/4
Matt Purke - 2/2
J.P. Ramirez - 8/8
Robbie Ray - 2/2
Anthony Rendon - 2/2 (Hadn't seen his 2011 Playoff Contenders Prospect Ticket card)
Carlos Rivero - 1/1
Danny Rosenbaum - 1/1
Adrian Sanchez - 4/4 (gorgeous autograph)
Matthew Skole - 4/4 (Hadn't seen his 2011 Playoff Contenders Draft Ticket card)
Steven Souza - 3/3
Kylin Turnbull - 4/4 (2 smeared)

Today's total - 79 cards

Twelve day total - 899 cards (904 autos), 2 16x20s, 2 10x20s, 1 11x14, 5 tickets, 8 8x10s, 2 baseballs, 2 mini helmets











posted on Saturday, 17 March 2012 13:26:24 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Tuesday, 13 March 2012
No time for a recap right now.

Totals:

Marlon Anderson - 2/2
Colin Bates - 4/4
Erik Davis - 4/4
Cutter Dykstra - 4/4
Amaury Garcia - 4/4
Christian Garcia - 4/4
Brian Goodwin - 2/2
Bob Henley - 2/2
Destin Hood - 2/2
Kevin Keyes - 4/4
Cole Kimball - 2/2
Randy Knorr - 2/3 (wouldn't sign 1 card because it wasn't him pictured)
Jeff Kobernus - 4/4
Matt Lecroy - 2/2
Pat Lehman - 4/4
Cole Leonida - 4/8
Sandy Martinez - 1/1
Alex Meyer - 1/1
Adrian Nieto - 3/3
Matt Purke - 2/2 (help from Holly)
Robby Ray - 4/4 (sweat all over them again)
Danny Rosenbaum - 4/4
Steven Souza - 3/4
Tony Tarasco - 1/1
Ryan Tatusko - 3/3

Today's total - 71 cards

Eleven day total - 820 cards (824 autos), 2 16x20s, 2 10x20s, 1 11x14, 5 tickets, 8 8x10s, 2 baseballs, 2 mini helmets










posted on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 11:24:28 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 10 March 2012
Today I spent the morning at the Nats Major League parking lot, and then I headed over to the back fields to get the Nats Minor Leaguers. 

I've done the parking lot a couple of times recently.  The first time, I was the only person there.  Today, there was one other person.  I've been surprised at how many players refused to sign for just one person.  Rick Ankiel, Matt Purke, Cole Kimball, Yunesky Maya, John Lannan, Jordan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon, & Eury Perez all refused to sign both times.  Surprisingly, Henry Rodriguez stopped and signed today. 

When I got Colin Bates on the back fields, he pointed to my hat and asked if I was a Sox fan.  It turns out he grew up in the Chicago area and is a big Sox fan as well.  He said his favorite player was Paul Konerko.  I keep forgetting that I'm 10+ years older than some of these minor leaguers, otherwise how could it be anyone other than the Big Hurt?

Cutter Dykstra skipped both of the Bowman Chrome cards that I had out.  It turns out he thought they were already signed.  He has to have signed a bunch of these before, right?  In any case, he was very friendly.

I had 4 Heritage cards for Robbie Ray to sign.  The first one turned out perfectly.  The other 3 look like they were signed in a sharpie that had been capless for about 2 weeks.  While signing, he said "Your pen is dying".  That didn't make any sense, as the first card looked perfect.  Once he handed my book back, I realized why: he had left puddles of sweat on the cards.  No wonder they didn't turn out!  To those who sent Ray cards for a 50/50, I won't charge you extra for the game used sweat!

Ryan Tatusko asked whether he should sign above or below the facsimile signature on his Bowman card.  Alex Meyer asked where I'd like the photos signed.  Both good guys.

The totals!

Marlon Anderson - 4/4
Paul Applebee - 4/4
Colin Bates - 4/4
Seth Bynum - 2/2
Brian Daubach - 4/4
Erik Davis - 4/4
Ross Detwiler - 4/4
Cutter Dykstra - 4/4
Danny Espinosa - 4/4
Gio Gonzalez - 2/2
Mark Grater - 2/2
Rick Hague - 4/4
J.R. Higley - 1/1
Destin Hood - 3/3
Trevor Holder - 2/2
Blake Kelso - 4/4
Kevin Keyes - 4/4
Stephen King - 2/2
Pat Lehman - 4/4
Cole Leonida - 4/4
Sandy Martinez - 4/4
Jack McGeary - 2/2
Alex Meyer - 2/2 8x10s
Adrian Nieto - 4/4
Luis Ordaz - 3/3
Ryan Perry - 2/2
Wilson Ramos - 4/4
Robbie Ray - 4/4
Henry Rodriguez - 2/2
Brian Rupp - 2/2
Rick Schu - 4/4
Matthew Skole - 4/4
Josh Smoker - 2/2
Ryan Tatusko - 4/4
Michael Tejera - 3/3
Dean Weaver - 1/1

Today's total - 111 cards, 2 8x10s

Ten day total - 748 cards (751 autos), 2 16x20s, 2 10x20s, 1 11x14, 5 tickets, 8 8x10s, 2 baseballs, 2 mini helmets




















posted on Saturday, 10 March 2012 15:03:42 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Tuesday, 06 March 2012
I don't have time for a long write-up today, so I'll jump right to the totals.  Not a bad day at all!

Roger Bernadina - 2/2
Sean Burnett - 3/3
Tyler Clippard - 2/2
Mark DeRosa - 2/2
Ian Desmond - 4/4
Chad Durbin - 4/4
Jesus Flores - 3/3
Tom Gorzelanny - 2/2
Bryce Harper - 1/1
Edwin Jackson - 1/1 11x14
Adam LaRoche - 1/1
Brad Lidge - 1/2
Steve Lombardozzi - 2/3
Ryan Mattheus - 2/2
Mike Morse - 4/4 (was very cool today)
Ryan Perry - 2/2
Wilson Ramos - 4/4
Craig Stammen - 1/1
Drew Storen - 3/3
Chad Tracy - 4/4
Chien-Ming Wang - 4/4

Today's total - 51 cards, 1 11x14

Nine day total - 637 cards (640 autos), 2 16x20s, 2 10x20s, 1 11x14, 5 tickets, 6 8x10s, 2 baseballs, 2 mini helmets








posted on Tuesday, 06 March 2012 19:14:48 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 04 March 2012
I attended the Marlins season ticket holder autograph event today.  It is a great event, very similar to the White Sox Picnic in the Park.  The one big difference is that there are only 3 lines, rather than a line for each player.  Each line is for about 20 players.  Today, they had the big names split up as follows:

Ozzie Guillen, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes

Hanley Ramirez, Mike Stanton, Carlos Zambrano, Heath Bell

Mark Buehrle...  umm... Gaby Sanchez?

For some reason Buehrle was the only big guy in his line.  This was no good for me, as I planned on hitting Buehrle's line at least twice, if not three times.  It would have been nice to knock out another big name each time through.

I had bought an extra ticket, and gave it to a guy I had been hanging out with a bit this spring.  In exchange for the ticket, he would get Buehrle on a mini helmet for me.  I'm not sure if he just didn't know how to handle a mini helmet, or just didn't make any effort to take care of my item, but the damn autograph ended up smeared.  It looks like the helmet was probably shoved in his bag, and something rubbed up against the autograph.  So the item I most wanted signed ended up being trash.  This really ruined the whole day for me.

It was a bad day for mini helmets.  I had a mini helmet in a bag attached to my 16x20 portfolio that I'd planned on getting Ozzie Guillen to sign.  When I pulled it out just before getting to Ozzie, it was completely scratched all over.  There was no way I could get it signed.

Other than the mini helmet fiascos, it wasn't a bad day.  I made it through Buehrle's line twice, and through Guillen's line 1.25 times.  The .25 worked out, as I was one of the last guys to get Guillen my second time through.  I didn't make it to Josh Johnson or Jose Reyes the second time though.

I didn't prepare well for the event either.  It didn't dawn on me that if I was going through Buehrle's line twice, I would be able to get the other people in his line twice as well.  So I had nothing for anybody else in his line the second time through, other than Gaby Sanchez who signed only 1/2 the first time through.

Ozzie Guillen really got a kick out of the 12x18 photo, and the guys next to Buehrle were into the 16x20 with Derrick Rose.

I'm really happy with the two Aaron Rowand cards that got done today.  They are both rookie refractors.

Prior to the event, I also hit the Marlins parking lot.  Here are both sets of totals:

Autograph event
Heath Bell - 1/1 help
Emilio Bonifacio 2/2
John Buck - 2/2, 1/1 (help)
Mark Buehrle - 1/1 16x20, 1/1 10x20, 1/1 mini helmet (help, smeared)
Randy Choate - 3/3
Joey Cora - 1/1, 1/1 help, 1/1 help
Matt Dominguez - 2/2
Greg Dobbs - 4/4
Gary Glover - 4/4, 1/1 (help)
Ozzie Guillen - 1/1 12x18, 1/1, 1/1 5x7 card (help)
Brett Hayes - 4/4
Omar Infante - 2/2, 1/1 (help)
Josh Johnson - 1/1 8x10
Wade LeBlanc - 2/2
Logan Morrison - 2/2, 1/1 (help)
Ricky Nolasco - 4/4, 1/1 (help, smeared)
Eduardo Perez - 2/2
Jose Reyes - 1/1
Aaron Rowand - 1/1, 1/1 help
Gaby Sanchez - 1/2, 1/1, 1/1 (help)
Randy St. Claire - 2/2
Carlos Zambrano - 1/1 (help)

Parking Lot
Jose Ceda - 4/4
Chris Coghlan - 1/2
Scott Cousins - 3/4
Matt Dominguez - 2/2 debut tickets
Michael Dunn - 4/4
Nick Green - 1/2 (smeared it by dropping pen right on autograph)
Gary Glover - 4/4
Brad Hand - 4/4
Kyle Jensen - 1/2, 1/1 (help)
Austin Kearns - 1/2
Tom Koehler - 2/4
Wade LeBlanc - 4/4
J.D. Martin - 1/1
Logan Morrison - 4/4
Edward Mujica - 2/4
Eduardo Perez - 4/4
Rob Rasmussen - 1/1
Evan Reed - 2/2
Sandy Rosario - 2/2 8x10s
Wayne Rosenthal - 2/2
Alex Sanabia - 2/2
Anibal Sanchez - 1/2 (only signed 2 total)
Kyle Skipworth - 4/4
Graham Taylor - 4/4
Gary Thurman - 3/3
Elih Villanueva - 2/4
Sean West - 2/2

Today's total - 116 cards, 1 mini helmet, 3 8x10s, 1 16x20, 1 10x20, 1 12x18, 3 tickets

Eight day total - 584 cards (384 autos), 2 16x20s, 2 10x20s, 5 tickets, 6 8x10s, 2 baseballs, 2 mini helmets




























posted on Sunday, 04 March 2012 18:16:39 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 03 March 2012
I have tickets to tomorrow's Marlins season ticket holder event, so I decided to hit the Marlins today as well and get a hotel using my endless Hilton Honors points.  Sounds good, right?  Wrong.  Unbeknownst to me, there was a fanfest in Miami today.  None of the big names, save Heath Bell, were even in Jupiter today.  They all went straight to Miami.

I got some decent quantity done, but not much quality.  Aaron Rowand was here, so at least it wasn't a total waste.  Also, some of their minor leaguers were here today, so I was able to knock out a couple of their top prospects. 

I also had a strange experience.  Right after I got Joey Cora, I looked down at the card the guy after me got signed.  It looked VERY familiar.  It turns out it was my card that I'd sent on a consignment, lol.  I got to meet quite a few SG and SCN members today.  Always cool hanging out with those guys!

The totals!

Heath Bell - 2/2 (Very grumpy)
Tarrik Brock - 2/2 (When I asked him to sign after his run, he replied "as long as you don't mind me sweating on it".
Arquimedes Caminero - 2/2
Jose Ceda - 4/4
Chris Coghlan - 1/2
Joey Cora - 2/2 (What has gotten into this guy?  He has signed both days I've been here)
Scott Cousins - 4/4
Greg Dobbs - 4/4
Mike Dunn - 4/4
Joe Espada - 1/1
Chad Gaudin - 4/4 (Also ran into Chad at Target after leaving camp)
Nick Green - 2/2
Brad Hand - 4/4
Josh Hodges - 4/4
Kyle Jensen - 2/4
Beau Jones - 3/3
Austin Kearns - 1/2, 1/1
J.D. Martin - 2/2, 2/2
Corey Madden - 4/4
Luke Montz - 4/4
Edgar Olmos - 4/4
Marcell Ozuna - 4/4
Eduardo Perez - 4/4
Robert Ray - 2/2
Aaron Rowand - 1/1 mini helmet, 1/1 (help)
Kyle Skipworth - 4/4, 4/4
Randy St. Claire - 2/2
Elih Villanueva - 2/4
Sean West - 3/3
Christian Yelich - 4/4

Today's total - 93 cards, 1 mini helmet

Seven day total - 468 cards (381 autos), 1 16x20, 1 10x20, 3 tickets, 3 8x10s, 2 baseballs, 1 mini helmet

I will have better pictures when I get home tomorrow.  Here are some highlights:














posted on Saturday, 03 March 2012 13:45:56 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Monday, 27 February 2012
The threat of rain has killed me this spring.  Two days in a row I wanted to hit the Marlins in Jupiter.  Two days in a row I was afraid to make the drive as I was worried about rain making it a wasted trip.  So I hit the Nats yet again. 

Nothing really notable happened today.  It did finally start raining at around 2:45, so I had to leave before Mark Teahen came out.  Most everybody else had already left, including Bryce Harper who did not sign.

Ryan Zimmerman finished his workout and head towards the white van right as it started sprinkling.  So I didn't try to get the 8x10s I have done.  Jayson Werth and Mike Morse went to the van too, but didn't sign.  Earlier, I had gotten Brad Lidge to get out of the van and come over to sign. 

Totals:

Sean Burnett - 4/4
Tyler Clippard - 2/2
Mark DeRosa - 2/2
Ian Desmond - 4/4
Gio Gonzalez - 1/2, 1/1 ROMLB
Jarrett Hoffpauir - 4/4
Destin Hood - 3/3
Edwin Jackson - 2/2 (got the crappy graph today)
Waldis Joaquin - 1/1
John Lannan - 1/1
Brad Lidge - 1/2
Steve Lombardozzi - 2/2
Carlos Maldonado - 2/2
Tyler Moore - 4/4
Chris Michalak - 1/1
Ryan Perry - 2/2
Bo Porter - 2/2
Wilson Ramos - 4/4
Rick Schu - 4/4
Bill Singer - 2/2
Drew Storen - 2/4, 2/2
Chad Tracy - 2/2
Chien-Ming Wang - 1/2
Jordan Zimmermann - 1/1 (signature is tiny, everybody else got normal size)
Ryan Zimmerman - 1/2

Today's total - 57 cards, 1 baseball

Six day total - 375 cards (378 autos), 1 16x20, 1 10x20, 3 tickets, 3 8x10s, 2 baseballs









posted on Monday, 27 February 2012 15:36:37 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Sunday, 26 February 2012
I had originally planned on going to Jupiter today.  However, the weather forecast didn't look very good, and I really didn't want to drive all the way down there and have it rain.  So I decided to spend the morning at Nats camp, and the afternoon at the movies with the wife!

I was at Nats camp until 5pm yesterday.  I was only there until 10am today, and yet I had a MUCH better day.  No Strasburg or Harper of course, but I got all of the Sox guys, and for the very first time I got Ryan Zimmerman!  He came out to the cages by the parking lot at about 9:30, and after he hit he came over to the fence and signed 2 a piece for the 10-15 of us that were there.

Edwin Jackson also signed for everybody by the fence.  All of the players were coming back there to talk to the Rawlings reps, and get new gloves.  Most of them went back inside without signing, but Edwin came over and signed multiples for everybody. 

Right after Zimmerman signed, I got in my car and drove over to the practice fields.  As soon as I got out of my car, I saw Gio Gonzalez walking down the sidewalk.  I approached him, and he told me "After practice".  I told him I had to leave to take my wife to the movies... and it actually worked, lol.  He stopped and signed 2 cards for me.

There is a new setup at the practice fields.  When the players walk over, they go in an opening to the far left of the fence, rather than the one that fans enter through.  They have ropes set up so that you can't get right up to the players.  They still have to walk right by you, there is just a rope between you.  It seemed to me that more players signed taking the field with the ropes up than they usually do without the ropes.

Here are the totals for my abbreviated day:

Bob Boone - 2/2
Corey Brown - 1/1
Sean Burnett - 4/4
Brett Carroll - 2/2
Tyler Clippard - 1/2
Mark DeRosa - 2/2
Danny Espinosa - 1/1 8x10
Gio Gonzalez - 2/2
Jarrett Hoffpauir - 2/4
Edwin Jackson - 1/1 8x10, 1/1 ROMLB w/ No Hitter inscription
Davey Johnson - 1/1
Cole Kimball - 1/4 (ouch)
Steve Lombardozzi - 2/2
Ryan Mattheus - 4/4
Yunesky Maya - 4/4
Jason Michaels - 4/4
Tyler Moore - 4/4
Ryan Perry - 2/2
Wilson Ramos - 2/2
Anthony Rendon - 1/2, 1/1 (help)
Mark Teahen - 4/4
Jordan Zimmermann - 1/1
Ryan Zimmerman - 2/2

Today's total - 49 cards, 2 8x10s, 1 baseball

Five day total - 318 cards (321 autos), 1 16x20, 1 10x20, 3 tickets, 3 8x10s, 1 baseball











posted on Sunday, 26 February 2012 11:02:49 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #   
# Saturday, 25 February 2012
Had another mediocre day today.  Decent quantity, but pretty bad quality.  I didn't get any of the big guys.  I skipped Strasburg's line, as that guy isn't worth wasting my time on.  Zimmerman, Gonzalez, and LaRoche signed in the back of the practice facility, but I missed them.  I saw Edwin Jackson signing, but was searching for Gonzalez and missed getting him.

The worst thing about today was waiting for Bryce Harper in the parking lot.  A group of about 12-15 of us waiting until 5:00 for Harper.  Everybody else had left, including coaches.  When Harper finally emerged, he took the center field path to avoid us. 

During the workout, I saw an older gentleman walking around with his grandson.  I took a good look at him, and thought that it was Bill Singer.  I've been carrying his cards around for years, as he is the Scouting Director for the Nats.  I asked him if he was Bill Singer, and it turned out I was right.  I tried to find all of the regulars I know to point him out to them, as I figured I couldn't be the only one carrying his cards around.  One other person had stuff for him.

The only other remotely interesting thing that happened was getting called out by Matt Purke.  I got him on 2 cards (out of 4) in the parking lot in the morning.  He was signing again after the workout, so I tried to get him again.  He said "Didn't you get me this morning?"  When I said yes, he handed my book back without signing.

Here are the totals:

Rick Ankiel - 1/2
Andres Blanco - 2/2
Greg Booker - 1/4
Bob Boone - 2/2
Corey Brown - 4/4
Sean Burnett - 4/4
Brett Carroll - 1/1 8x10
Tyler Clippard - 2/2
Ian Desmond - 4/4
Ross Detwiler - 3/4
Danny Espinosa - 2/4
Jesus Flores - 2/4
Eric Fox - 4/4
Jeff Fulchino - 2/2
Jeff Garber - 1/1
Brian Goodwin - 2/2
Jarrett Hoffpauir - 4/4
Davey Johnson - 2/2
Matt Lecroy - 4/4
Steve Lombardozzi - 1/1 Debut ticket
Chris Marrero - 4/4
Steve McCatty - 2/2
Jason Michaels - 4/4
Tyler Moore - 4/4
Xavier Paul - 3/4
Bo Porter - 4/4
Matt Purke - 2/4, 1/1 (help)
Wilson Ramos - 1/1 Debut ticket
Anthony Rendon - 2/4, 1/1, 1/1
Bill Singer - 4/4
Drew Storen - 1/1 Debut ticket
Tony Tarasco - 2/2
Mark Teahen - 1/4, 3/3
Chad Tracy - 3/3
Chien-Ming Wang - 4/4
Jordan Zimmermann - 1/1

Today's total - 89 cards (92 autos), 3 tickets, 1 8x10

Four day total - 269 cards (272 autos), 1 16x20, 1 10x20, 3 tickets, 1 8x10












posted on Saturday, 25 February 2012 17:58:39 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #