Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Spring Training Autographs: A Few at Least

So I finally found some time last night to scan all of the autographs that I got during my Spring Training trip last week. It takes quite a bit of time to scan 139 autographs!

Here's the breakdown of who signed for me, in case you missed it over the weekend.

Since I'm not really sure how to display all my autographs, I figured that I would start by showing the postcards that I got signed.

One of my main autograph focuses, as you will see, was to ask the players for personalized autographs. I always prefer the personal touch it adds to my collection.

I'll start out with the only player of the group who has already appeared in a game for the Orioles, Blake Davis.

Unfortunately, Blake's stock has dropped in the system and he didn't receive an invite to the big league camp this year.  He's spending all his time at the Twin Lakes minor league camp and I missed him the first day since he was running late for practice, but luckily got this signed on my second trip to Twin Lakes.

Next up are three upgraded Orioles coaches postcards, all very nicely personalized.

Thanks to Rick, Wayne, and John for taking the time to sign. The other three coaches, Jim Presley, Bill Castro, and DeMarlo Hale weren't as accommodating to us autograph seekers.

Matt Antonelli seems like a nice guy, but he seems to be facing an uphill battle to become the O's utility player since Ryan Flaherty has the advantage of being a Rule 5 draftee whom the Birds can't stash in the minors.

Multiple 'graphers were also gawking at the Matt's car. It's pretty sweet.

While I traded for Darren's signed Orioles postcard following FanFest, this was my first in-person success with him.

Up last is this extra signed Blake Davis postcard, up for trade to anyone who might need him for their collection.


zman40 said...

139?? I am very jealous of you. Nice job!

Orioles Magic said...

Ha, yeah, it was a banner trip!