Good evening everyone, I hope that all of you Orioles fans out there had a great time at FanFest
today. I know that I did! I have to thank my parents and my fiance for helping me to get all of these autographs.
First off, for the Bearded Orioles fan that had to work today, I present to you some crazy pictures of Nick Markakis
It was like Peter Griffin's beard from that episode of Family Guy. Some sparrows were nesting in it.
I was able to finally get my first in-person Markakis
autos too. It's about time!
I also got my first autographs from Kevin Millwood
& Garrett Atkins. I got them both to sign a baseball card, from the Rangers and Rockies respectively, as well as an O's
player card to add to my collection. That's the best I can do until they have Orioles cards, probably in the late 2010 sets.
Atkins didn't exactly look thrilled to be there. I mean, I understand that signing autographs for hundreds of fans isn't exactly thrilling but this was his first impression to O's
fans. Step it up buddy!
signed his first official Orioles cards for us too. Kalina kind of liked getting to see him and got her Reimold
jersey signed too.
Dino also signed his first O's
card to add to my collection.
For some reason, he thought that signing this card in silver sharpie would make the autograph "stick" to the card better. I wiped all my cards down so it wouldn't have mattered in my case but I get where he's going and respect that he noticed something like that.JJ
mentioned that every time he sees the card on the right that he wants to add a mustache to it. I said, go ahead and do it but I think he thought I was kidding so he didn't. Maybe I will try again at Spring Training.
I really like the Topps
206 for autographs. So I got Pie to sign both his base card and the Piedmont mini.
The last time we saw Lou was in Frederick at the game on my birthday while he was on his rehab assignment.
I really wish that Sarfate
had more than two Orioles cards. I have gotten this card signed a number of times now. Erbe
was the only prospect that I got a signature from. I hope that he moves up to AAA this year so he can pitch for the O's
is the only O's
alumni autograph that I got and I believe this card is my first in-person auto from him. You know I like those submarining
I picked up a flex plan of tickets to Frederick Keys games that netted me this sweet new Matusz bobblehead
All in all, things at FanFest
were a little wild and unorganized but now that I've had a few hours away from the lines and crowds, I had a great haul of autos, cards, and goodies.
Thanks again to my Mom, Dad and Kalina. You guys are great for helping me out with my autograph collection (obsession). Oh, and Mom thanks for the Andino