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3arod13
02-10-2016, 02:23 PM
Me and Harmon Killebrew in 2002. He visited our Squadron.

Runscott
02-10-2016, 02:25 PM
Me and a few of the Red Sox

Stonepony
02-10-2016, 03:22 PM
Me and a few of the Red Sox

How was the conversation?

MartyFromCANADA
02-10-2016, 03:29 PM
Me with former Tiger, Marlin, Expo, current Blue Jays radio broadcaster and fellow Canadian, Joe Siddall

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At Baltimore, Sept. 2015

irv
02-10-2016, 04:04 PM
Not me but my Uncle Same way back in 1958 at the World Series.
I put this in the memorabilia section just a week ago.
http://net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=217771

Pic of my son with Andrew Shaw from the Chicago Blackhawks. He got to play a game of shinny with him and I couldn't wipe the smile from his face! :)

4815162342
02-10-2016, 04:08 PM
How was the conversation?

Kinda flat.

Runscott
02-10-2016, 04:12 PM
How was the conversation?

They wouldn't even look at me.

53Browns
02-10-2016, 05:01 PM
I'm the one on the right....:p

ElCabron
02-10-2016, 05:08 PM
For Dan Bretta:

Thromdog
02-10-2016, 05:09 PM
Feb 12, 1999 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Just came off the 4 o'clock Run and saw him in the ski lodge. Asked to get a picture and he jumped up and went outside with us. Nice interaction......good guy.

And true story.....right after taking the picture with him, I had to use the restroom. He just happened to walk in right after me and proceeded to take the loudest dump I've heard.

True story.

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mybuddyinc
02-10-2016, 06:10 PM
Darn it, :mad: can't find my photo with Bert Campaneris, probably being used as book mark in one of my many unread books. :p

But I do have this one !!!!!!!!!!!!!! During my Trenton Thunder days:

Me, then Rex Hudler -- late '90's -- pretty impressive.:)

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Actually, one of the greatest guy I've ever known is on far right, John Coletta, our accountant. Great sense of humor and personally kept Coors Light in the black for many years. Every Monday after the Super Bowl he would take as a personal day (He knew he wouldn't be doing well that day). Even though I sadly lost contact with him, I still celebrated "Coletta Day" two days ago !!!

I have no bathroom stories on either. :rolleyes:

Fun stuff, Scott

Head928
02-10-2016, 07:43 PM
Sandy...Still a Giants fan though

Vegas-guy
02-10-2016, 08:49 PM
Me with a couple Yankees

kmac32
02-10-2016, 09:27 PM
Big Lee Smith and myself

kmac32
02-10-2016, 09:29 PM
Darn it, :mad: can't find my photo with Bert Campaneris, probably being used as book mark in one of my many unread books. :p

But I do have this one !!!!!!!!!!!!!! During my Trenton Thunder days:

Me, then Rex Hudler -- late '90's -- pretty impressive.:)

220801

Actually, one of the greatest guy I've ever known is on far right, John Coletta, our accountant. Great sense of humor and personally kept Coors Light in the red for many years. Every Monday after the Super Bowl he would take as a personal day (He knew he wouldn't be doing well that day). Even though I sadly lost contact with him, I still celebrated "Coletta Day" two days ago !!!

I have no bathroom stories on either. :rolleyes:

Fun stuff, Scott

Met Campy at Cubs fantasy camp maybe 14 years ago. He signed a ball for me and it is still in my autographed baseball collection

Tabe
02-11-2016, 02:14 AM
I don't ever get tired of showing this one off. From a Spokane Indians game. Wayne could not have been nicer.

http://s94991397.onlinehome.us/Gretzky-smaller.jpg

doug.goodman
02-11-2016, 02:38 AM
In my job I cross paths with lots of people who in this day and age would call for a "selfie", but it's not my style. When I spent a few hours at the Gold Glove Awards this past fall, I was in a total of zero pictures, but over the course of the last few years, I have met two people who I needed to get my picture with, and they were both very nice about the intrusion.

My thanks to both Mrs. Clemente and Mr. Olbermann.

Doug "I probably need a haircut" Goodman

Bravesfanjd
02-11-2016, 03:06 AM
Me and my childhood hero Chipper

3arod13
02-11-2016, 03:55 AM
Great stories and pics. Thanks for sharing!

shernan30
02-11-2016, 08:56 AM
I'll cover a few different sports here:

Ickey Woods:
http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=751&pictureid=19846

Alistair Presnell:
http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=751&pictureid=19847

Ryan Hall:
http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=751&pictureid=19848

Dalton Prout:
http://www.net54baseball.com/picture.php?albumid=751&pictureid=19849

Republicaninmass
02-11-2016, 09:54 AM
My grandfather carrying US Coast Guard chief of Physical Fitness, former Heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey



http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j46/teddytouch7239/sammy002.jpg

stlcardsfan
02-11-2016, 09:59 AM
Cardinals fantasy camp Jan 2015 with Tom Lawless, Jason Isringhausen, me and John Costello.

4815162342
02-11-2016, 10:13 AM
Ted, that is a great photo. Thanks for sharing.

ZachS
02-11-2016, 10:26 AM
My grandfather carrying US Coast Guard chief of Physical Fitness, former Heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey


That photo is great on so many levels.

shernan30
02-11-2016, 10:30 AM
My grandfather carrying US Coast Guard chief of Physical Fitness, former Heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey

Great picture!! :eek::eek:

3arod13
02-11-2016, 11:32 AM
My grandfather carrying US Coast Guard chief of Physical Fitness, former Heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey



http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j46/teddytouch7239/sammy002.jpg

Awesome picture!!! What year was it taken? Having retired from the Navy after 30 years of service, I love seeing pictures like this! Awesome!

scooter729
02-11-2016, 11:42 AM
A picture circa 1993 with golfing sensation Happy Gilmore....

Boomer
02-11-2016, 01:42 PM
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Exhibitman
02-11-2016, 02:06 PM
Me and Manny Mota:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/dropins/websize/zzz%20Adam%20Manny%20Mota_1.JPG

Me and Don Newcombe:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/dropins/websize/zzzadamandnewk_1.jpg

My nephew Sam with Vin Scully:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/dropins/websize/pic031.jpg

I didn't get a pic but Vin signed this for me:

http://photos.imageevent.com/exhibitman/dropins/websize/Scully%201961%20Dodgers%20booklet.jpg

kmac32
02-11-2016, 02:14 PM
Eddie Vedder

kmac32
02-11-2016, 02:14 PM
Ernie Banks

baseball tourist
02-11-2016, 06:00 PM
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q612/Jays9293/Mobile%20Uploads/35FD335F-718F-42B2-AF25-D8292093AF3C_zpsbscbv2lx.jpg (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Jays9293/media/Mobile%20Uploads/35FD335F-718F-42B2-AF25-D8292093AF3C_zpsbscbv2lx.jpg.html)

My 21 year old self in Vegas (1989) with Sugar Ray


http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q612/Jays9293/Mobile%20Uploads/164A5DAC-E9A0-4581-854E-A0778F7E7693_zpswloks07r.jpg (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Jays9293/media/Mobile%20Uploads/164A5DAC-E9A0-4581-854E-A0778F7E7693_zpswloks07r.jpg.html)

In 1995 while managing The Great One's restaurant in Toronto

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q612/Jays9293/Mobile%20Uploads/00CC4394-85CE-46BF-BBA8-2217BCA5683A_zpszye3iswv.jpg (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Jays9293/media/Mobile%20Uploads/00CC4394-85CE-46BF-BBA8-2217BCA5683A_zpszye3iswv.jpg.html)

1997 - me and Shaq (I am the 6 footer....apologies for the the horrible late '90's Hotel uniform shirt!)


http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q612/Jays9293/Mobile%20Uploads/D89DC81B-0B11-4F64-919F-9A55CC909E50_zpssbnrvxhl.jpg (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Jays9293/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D89DC81B-0B11-4F64-919F-9A55CC909E50_zpssbnrvxhl.jpg.html)

2001 with "Grapes"

Sinker Slider
02-11-2016, 08:21 PM
I'm number 17. The first baseman is Brad Wilkerson of the Expos and Nats. The second baseman is David Eckstein, All-Star and World Series MVP. The shortstop is Mark Ellis (he's behind the pitching coach and can't be seen) of the A's, Dodgers, and Cardinals. Not a bad college infield.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk188/michael_t_gray/Gator%20photos_zps2fjhtefb.jpeg.

mrmopar
02-11-2016, 08:49 PM
Until I discovered that the local minor league team brings in players every now and again for signings, my sports photos were few and far between. Aside from some early Mariners photo day shots, I met Bob Feller at a card shop. That was it. Then, I got a bunch of autographs at the 2001 Fan Fest, but was alone so didn't have any photos taken with any of them (Bob Gibson, Enos Slaughter, Orlando Cepeda, Carl Erskine, Rico Carty, Jim Rice, Pedro Guerrero, etc) except one…Garvey!

Me making Dave Stewart look small...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/38962_1523672097938_4697919_n.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/38962_1523672097938_4697919_n.jpg.html)

Harlem Globetrotter and Amazing Race star, Flight Time...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/P2190049.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/P2190049.jpg.html)

Feller in the 80s...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/Feller.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/Feller.jpg.html)

The Garv...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/garv1.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/garv1.jpg.html)

Rollie...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/P7260054.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/P7260054.jpg.html)

Dan Wilson...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/47765_1550690093371_290914_n.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/47765_1550690093371_290914_n.jpg.html)

Jeff Nelson...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/My%20Collection/Autographs%20for%20show/IMG_1378_zpsii5m4frs.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/My%20Collection/Autographs%20for%20show/IMG_1378_zpsii5m4frs.jpg.html)

Gaylord Perry was the first MiLB event and I didn't try to get a photo with him and my boys didn't want to pose with him either. He was kind of a grouch too…

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/My%20Collection/Autographs%20for%20show/P8230004.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/My%20Collection/Autographs%20for%20show/P8230004.jpg.html)

And these are just too good not to share. 1980 Mariners photo night. Sporting a vintage look that night, but love that I have these now all these years later.

http://1978theyearitallbegan.blogspot.com/2010/09/flashback-to-kingdome-circa-1980.html

jboosted92
02-11-2016, 08:55 PM
Me and a few of the Red Sox

Hurst, dewey, barret, rice and boggs....gotta be a 1988 photo?

saaaaaaaawx

jboosted92
02-11-2016, 08:56 PM
I don't ever get tired of showing this one off. From a Spokane Indians game. Wayne could not have been nicer.

http://s94991397.onlinehome.us/Gretzky-smaller.jpg

wow....im sure a great story....

this generation (last 20 years) have no idea how good he was....

GoldenAge50s
02-11-2016, 09:30 PM
Me w/ a couple of Red Sox--Marty Barrett & Wade Boggs--getting my Longest Game Press Pass signed.

rgpete
02-11-2016, 09:47 PM
Met Austin Dillon in Martinsville .We got pit passes through my son , he was a Front Tire Carrier

Duluth Eskimo
02-11-2016, 10:03 PM
I liked the Sugar Ray and the Great one, but Grapes takes the cake. I'm jealous.

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q612/Jays9293/Mobile%20Uploads/D89DC81B-0B11-4F64-919F-9A55CC909E50_zpssbnrvxhl.jpg (http://s1166.photobucket.com/user/Jays9293/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D89DC81B-0B11-4F64-919F-9A55CC909E50_zpssbnrvxhl.jpg.html)

2001 with "Grapes"[/QUOTE]

Iron Horse
02-12-2016, 12:37 AM
walking to our seats and who do i see seating in one of our seats? My childhood hero Steve Garvey. He was giving a personal tour of the stadium to some people and he had seen them to their seats. I wasn't going to ask him to move so just sat next to him and had a 20 min conversation about baseball. During which there were people coming by for autographs and he said i acted as his agent since i was handing him the stuff to sign :D
Class act all the way. Wow! i still get goose bumps thinking about that day
A thrill of lifetime which one can't put words to it. Thank you Greg for picking those seats and that particular game ;)

3arod13
02-12-2016, 05:41 AM
Until I discovered that the local minor league team brings in players every now and again for signings, my sports photos were few and far between. Aside from some early Mariners photo day shots, I met Bob Feller at a card shop. That was it. Then, I got a bunch of autographs at the 2001 Fan Fest, but was alone so didn't have any photos taken with any of them (Bob Gibson, Enos Slaughter, Orlando Cepeda, Carl Erskine, Rico Carty, Jim Rice, Pedro Guerrero, etc) except one…Garvey!

Me making Dave Stewart look small...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/38962_1523672097938_4697919_n.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/38962_1523672097938_4697919_n.jpg.html)

Harlem Globetrotter and Amazing Race star, Flight Time...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/P2190049.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/P2190049.jpg.html)

Feller in the 80s...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/Feller.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/Feller.jpg.html)

The Garv...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/garv1.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/garv1.jpg.html)

Rollie...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/P7260054.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/P7260054.jpg.html)

Dan Wilson...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/Personal%20Stuff/47765_1550690093371_290914_n.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/Personal%20Stuff/47765_1550690093371_290914_n.jpg.html)

Jeff Nelson...http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/My%20Collection/Autographs%20for%20show/IMG_1378_zpsii5m4frs.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/My%20Collection/Autographs%20for%20show/IMG_1378_zpsii5m4frs.jpg.html)

Gaylord Perry was the first MiLB event and I didn't try to get a photo with him and my boys didn't want to pose with him either. He was kind of a grouch too…

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/mrmopar/My%20Collection/Autographs%20for%20show/P8230004.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/user/mrmopar/media/My%20Collection/Autographs%20for%20show/P8230004.jpg.html)

And these are just too good not to share. 1980 Mariners photo night. Sporting a vintage look that night, but love that I have these now all these years later.

http://1978theyearitallbegan.blogspot.com/2010/09/flashback-to-kingdome-circa-1980.html

Pretty impressive!

baztacula
02-12-2016, 06:00 AM
His signature is so legible, nobody has to guess. I remember he got hit by a pitch the night before so I asked him about it. This Polaroid is the only photo I was ever in with a ballplayer. The signature came out of my Snoopy autograph book. Summers' 1979 and 1980 stats with the Tigers were Hall of Fame-quality and seemed to come out of nowhere. Interestingly, he was in the 1984 World Series but as a Padre. He struck out in his only AB. Sadly, Champ died of kidney cancer in 2012.

jboosted92
02-12-2016, 06:11 AM
I gotta find the picture of me and Bob Stanley, i was like 9 years old ( It was like 1989) My dad says he rememembers we asking him (my father) after the signing, if Bob feels bad that he didnt get most of the blame for blowing game 6...LOLOL... 9 years old, and i was still bitter

jboosted92
02-12-2016, 06:12 AM
I'm number 17. The first baseman is Brad Wilkerson of the Expos and Nats. The second baseman is David Eckstein, All-Star and World Series MVP. The shortstop is Mark Ellis (he's behind the pitching coach and can't be seen) of the A's, Dodgers, and Cardinals. Not a bad college infield.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk188/michael_t_gray/Gator%20photos_zps2fjhtefb.jpeg.

Man, thats awesome... you still play ball? Post Leagues?

Sinker Slider
02-12-2016, 07:14 AM
Man, thats awesome... you still play ball? Post Leagues?

Thanks. Beer-league slow-pitch is all I can manage these days.

Tyler
02-12-2016, 08:42 AM
Michael,
I attended almost every home game that year.
It was a blast following those guys throughout their MLB careers.
Thanks for sharing.

dacubfan
02-12-2016, 02:07 PM
Me with the Duke and PeeWee at Ebbets Field. August 1957.

Runscott
02-12-2016, 02:47 PM
walking to our seats and who do i see seating in one of our seats? My childhood hero Steve Garvey. He was giving a personal tour of the stadium to some people and he had seen them to their seats. I wasn't going to ask him to move so just sat next to him and had a 20 min conversation about baseball. During which there were people coming by for autographs and he said i acted as his agent since i was handing him the stuff to sign :D
Class act all the way. Wow! i still get goose bumps thinking about that day
A thrill of lifetime which one can't put words to it. Thank you Greg for picking those seats and that particular game ;)

That's a great story.

xplainer
02-12-2016, 02:51 PM
Great thread. I think we needed this.
Sadly, I don't think I can contribute.

Bliggity
02-12-2016, 02:53 PM
Me with the Duke and PeeWee at Ebbets Field. August 1957.

Amazing! Would love to hear more about that. We need the story!

Iron Horse
02-12-2016, 03:23 PM
Thank you , Scott. It was an amazing day for me.

dacubfan
02-12-2016, 03:49 PM
Amazing! Would love to hear more about that. We need the story!

I was visiting my uncle in the New York area and he knew I was a huge baseball fan and more specifically the Cubs. Uncle knew someone that had connections at Ebbets Field and as luck would have it the Cubs were in town. This man knew Chuck Tanner who at that time was a Cub so this man calls Chuck over during BP and Chuck gives me a ball and I get a picture with him. After that we were able to gain access to the tunnel which led to the team clubhouses where we waited and had the ball autographed by both teams as they walked by (Campy is on the ball. One of the last games he played sadly). In addition I had a chance to have my picture taken with both Duke and PeeWee as well as four members of the Cubs team. My only disappointment was that my hero Mr. Cub Ernie Banks did not come by. After the pictures were developed this same friend took these two pictures back to Ebbets to have them autographed. Great memories.

GoCubsGo32
02-12-2016, 03:54 PM
Me with the Duke and PeeWee at Ebbets Field. August 1957.

Thanks for sharing those snapshot photos and story! Totally awesome!

batsballsbases
02-12-2016, 04:40 PM
Myself and my good friend Mike Sandlock. Our oldest living baseball player at 100!

jpop43
02-12-2016, 08:24 PM
Had the really good fortune of being involved with the 2013 ASG at Citi Field...here are just a few of the pics from that experience.

Jonathan
www.dugouttreasures.com

4815162342
02-12-2016, 09:05 PM
Great thread. I think we needed this.

Sadly, I don't think I can contribute.


+1

The Cardfather
02-13-2016, 03:37 AM
Here's a blurry Polaroid of my 11 year-old self and the late Dick Howser in 1973 when he was the third base coach for the Yankees.

My uncle was receiving some type of award at a contractors dinner / award ceremony at the Amber Lantern Restaurant in Queens, NY and Dick was the guest speaker.

The award ceremony was incredibly boring for an 11 year-old (and probably for most of the adults there as well), but Dick's brief but funny speech was the highlight of the night for me (and I wasn't even a Yankees fan).

smotan_02
02-13-2016, 09:30 AM
had the really good fortune of being involved with the 2013 asg at citi field...here are just a few of the pics from that experience.

Jonathan
www.dugouttreasures.com

airborne!

mattsey9
02-15-2016, 11:21 PM
Otis with Miss NASCAR at Indy.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n282/mattsey9/FB_IMG_1455599730294.jpg

And with Chase Elliott and Regan Smith

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n282/mattsey9/FB_IMG_1455599497397.jpg

Me with marathon legend Meb Keflezighi

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n282/mattsey9/FB_IMG_1455599174356.jpg

shernan30
02-16-2016, 05:29 AM
That's awesome you met Meb!!

JimStinson
02-16-2016, 12:39 PM
With Boxing Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medal winner Nino Benvenuti. at his house in Rome, With soon to be superstar Oscar De La Hoya. In San Diego right after he won his Olympic Gold medal , Enjoying a refreshing beverage with Roberto Duran. In Miami and Hanging out with Marvelous Marvin Hagler. In Boston.
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3arod13
02-16-2016, 12:50 PM
With Boxing Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medal winner Nino Benvenuti. at his house in Rome, With soon to be superstar Oscar De La Hoya. In San Diego right after he won his Olympic Gold medal , Enjoying a refreshing beverage with Roberto Duran. In Miami and Hanging out with Marvelous Marvin Hagler. In Boston.
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All I can say is WOW!

JimStinson
02-16-2016, 12:57 PM
All I can say is WOW!

Thanks Tony, I remembered right after I posted the photo of me and Hagler. He was leaving to have dinner with Frank Sinatra and I kept trying to talk my way into an invitation and his last words to me were "I better get out of here before someone gets hurt".....lol

mattsey9
02-16-2016, 03:34 PM
That's awesome you met Meb!!
I can even honestly claim that I raced against him the following day at Bay to Breakers. He prevailed in the end.

gracecollector
02-16-2016, 03:51 PM
http://www.baseballcardstars.com/zimfiles/zimphotos/bradzim.jpg

baseball tourist
02-16-2016, 05:16 PM
Apologies for the terrible quality Iphone pics (and the for my ugly mug!).

With all time Jays' games, hits and triples leader, Tony Fernandez; Dave Stieb (all time Jays fav of mine!); one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet - Jesse Barfield and my lovely wife with the baby "Carlos" from the Hangover movie (kidding...its my daughter :))

RichardSimon
02-16-2016, 06:44 PM
Not me but my son at baseball card shows.
A little kid then, now a hotshot at ESPN :) and a book author, his first book is coming out in a few months.

grainsley
02-16-2016, 07:03 PM
My daughter went to Gordie Howe's Birthday party at a Vancouver Giants (WHL) game........he is part-owner. She sent me this pic with a couple of guys named Hull, just to rub it in........at least she got me some auto's...

GregMitch34
02-16-2016, 07:35 PM
Some fan made this to "honor" my famous streak of consecutive days blogging about WikiLeaks in its heyday. Don't ask.

http://www.net54baseball.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=221565&stc=1&d=1455672874

4815162342
02-16-2016, 08:30 PM
Don't worry.

conor912
02-16-2016, 09:14 PM
Me and a few of the Red Sox

I have this same photo with me as A 7 yr old. OMG I forgot all about it. I have no idea where it is, but this makes me happy.

Tigerden
02-16-2016, 10:47 PM
221580His signature is so legible, nobody has to guess. I remember he got hit by a pitch the night before so I asked him about it. This Polaroid is the only photo I was ever in with a ballplayer. The signature came out of my Snoopy autograph book. Summers' 1979 and 1980 stats with the Tigers were Hall of Fame-quality and seemed to come out of nowhere. Interestingly, he was in the 1984 World Series but as a Padre. He struck out in his only AB. Sadly, Champ died of kidney cancer in 2012.

Baztacula , I didn't know Champ Summers passed away until I read your post. I keep this autograph on my desk. What a bummer. My Dad played in a golf scramble with Jack Morris and Champ Summers during the strike shortened season of 1981 and got this autograph on the back of a golf scorecard. I love Champs signature. Its very legible and his handwriting style (not his game) reminds me a little of Ted Williams. I keep this on my desk more as a reminder of how thoughtful my Dad was to ask them for an autograph for his kid. This is a good example of how some of the best pieces in our collection do not always have to hold high monetary value.

Tigerden
02-16-2016, 11:05 PM
Here is a photo of me (on the right) and my brother with Muhammad Ali at an autograph signing in Detroit back in 1995. The Champ was doing magic tricks and having fun with everyone. When the photo was taken I was surprised , looked back and saw that he stood up and had his fist pushed up against my face. It was awesome! This was by far the most enjoyable time at a signing we had ever had.

thenavarro
02-17-2016, 12:15 AM
Me and The Champ circa 1994

http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab239/thenavarro/2e5o8zl_zpssumsqlxb.jpg

midmo
02-17-2016, 11:30 AM
I worked in the art department on a couple Lucha Libre films with Mil Mascaras. I also had such memorable roles as "Aztec Zombie", "Creature" and "Policeman"... lol

http://www.collectingbrooklyn.com/net54/mil/azteczombie.jpg

http://www.collectingbrooklyn.com/net54/mil/creature1.jpg

http://www.collectingbrooklyn.com/net54/mil/creature2.jpg

I just took the creature mask off after a long night of shooting...
http://www.collectingbrooklyn.com/net54/mil/creature3.jpg

Willard Pugh, me in the background, and Mil.
http://www.collectingbrooklyn.com/net54/mil/policeman.jpg

JustinD
02-18-2016, 08:54 AM
Here's a pic I took of my son and hopefully a future HOF member.

We'll miss you in Detroit CJ.

Tabe
02-20-2016, 03:15 AM
wow....im sure a great story....

this generation (last 20 years) have no idea how good he was....

The story goes like this:

Wayne was in town to see Boise play as they were looking to sign his son. Friend of mine points out Gretzky and he's just hanging out by the speed pitch contest thing. I approached and asked for a photo. He very graciously said yes and had his assistant take it. I thanked him, looked at the photo and it was great. I immediately called my wife, freaking out that I'd met one of my all-time idols - at a minor league baseball game! I hung up, went to look at the picture again and it was gone. This was before I had a smartphone and you had to manually save any photos and I had not done that. I was crushed.

A couple minutes later, I saw Wayne walking through the tunnel to the seats. I apologized and asked for another pic. He says "sorry, just one" then gave me a big grin and we took another. I thanked him, went off to my seat, and looked at the pic. It was all shadow, completely worthless.

I went to my seat and now I'm just kicking myself. I look over and Wayne is sitting maybe 2 boxes over from me. I asked the lady behind me if I should try one more and she says "why not? Worst he can do is say no". So I tried one last time. I apologized again, profusely and we took one more. That's the one you see in this thread.

Through it all, Wayne was very kind, even funny. He even took off his sunglasses for the photo, a nice touch. He was largely left alone. The Indians sent an usher down to ask if he wanted people kept away and he said no. He signed any and all autographs, watched the game, and drank a beer or two.

And then the Indians scored 6 in the bottom of the 9th to win 6-5.

For a kid who grew up in Hockeytown, idolizing Gretzky, that night could not have been any better.