Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dodgerfest 2014 - This Saturday!


Maybe I never payed attention but I don't think I have seen this picture of Dusty Baker, Steve Garvey, Reggie Smith and Ron Cey holding their bats and written the number of homers they hit in 1977. I have seen a similar one where the Dodgers scoreboard is behind them but not this one.

It was the first team in MLB history to field a roster with four players that hit at least 30 home runs in a single season.

They will be at Dodgerfest this Saturday at Frank and Son collectible show. You can purchase this same exact picture to get it signed. Plus many other former players will be in hand.

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See ya there.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Chan Ho Park

Chan Ho Park
January 17, 2015
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Honabach and Sons

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez
January 17, 2015
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Honabach and Sons

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DODGERFEST 2014

Click flyer for original size.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Autographs: Randy Jones

I went to the California RV show earlier today. {linked here}

Randy Jones was signing autographs from 2pm to 4pm.

The usual autograph collectors were the only ones there to meet Jones. There was a big crowd for the RV show but less than 10 people to meet with Jones. I got there exactly at 2pm so I was worried that there was already a big line. And since my son is not a patient person, I was getting stressed out. Luckily, I was in and out within 10 minutes and remarkably my son behaved.

I gave Jones 2 baseballs and he wrote the inscription "1976 N.L. Cy Young" first. When he started writing that and see where he wrote it, I was thinking to myself "Oh man, he's not signing it on the sweet spot" but he started the inscription first and then his signature on the sweet spot. 

A really great signature.


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Thank you Randy Jones!

Randy Jones

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Ron Cey

Ron Cey
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Upcoming Appearance: Davey Lopes

Davey Lopes
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Upcoming Appearance: Bill Russell

Bill Russell
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Upcoming Appearance: Steve Garvey

Steve Garvey
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Upcoming Signings @ Harry's Dugout - Clarkson, Biletnikoff, Sutton


Hall of Fame Sports - Alec Martinez Signing + Dodgers Bobble Heads Sale

Hall of Fame Sports is bringing Alec Martinez of the L.A. Kings tomorrow at Frank & Son Collectible show. Don't worry Dodger fans, there will be something for you too. Anyone attending Saturdays "Stanley Cup Saturday" event, will get a preview of upcoming shows and some special items (Including some "killer deals" on Dodger Bobble heads among others) 



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dodgers Name Andrew Friedman President, Baseball Operations

I'm a fan of Andrew Friedman and what he has done with the Tampa Bay Rays. Very happy with this move.

Oh, it looks like Ned Colletti is still staying.


From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the hiring of Andrew Friedman to the newly created position of President, Baseball Operations. The club also announced that Ned Colletti will remain with the Dodger organization as a Senior Advisor to the President and CEO Stan Kasten.

Friedman will be available to the media at a news conference tomorrow at Dodger Stadium, with details to be announced later today.

Friedman, 37, previously served as the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations of the Tampa Bay Rays, where, despite overseeing one of the league’s lowest payrolls, he led the Rays to four postseason appearances, including two division titles (2008, 2010), in nine seasons from 2006-14. Under Friedman, the Rays posted the franchise’s first winning season and won the American League pennant in 2008, when he was named Sporting News’ Executive of the Year. After finishing below .500 in each of its first 10 years of existence, the Rays finished above the .500 mark in six consecutive seasons under Friedman from 2008-13.

“Andrew Friedman is one of the youngest and brightest minds in the game today and we are very fortunate to have him join our organization,” said Dodger President & CEO Stan Kasten. “The success he has had over the past nine years in molding the Tampa Bay Rays team has been incredible.”

Friedman joined the Rays in 2004 and spent two years serving as director of baseball development. His previous experience includes two years as an analyst with New York City-based investment firm Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. and three years as an associate for the private equity firm MidMark Capital.

Friedman received a baseball scholarship to Tulane University, where he graduated with a bachelor of science in management with a concentration in finance. He played outfield for the Green Wave before injuring his shoulder. Andrew and his wife, Robin, reside in St. Petersburg with their two sons, Ethan Jack and Zachary Evan.

In nine seasons under Colletti, the Dodgers reached the postseason five times, with division titles in 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014 and a Wild Card berth in 2006 (tied for division title), and posted the National League’s third-best record from 2006-2014 (783-674, .537), behind only St. Louis (789-668, .542) and Atlanta (785-673, .537).

“Ned Colletti has played a major role in the success of the Los Angeles Dodgers over the last nine years and I’m thrilled that we are able to retain him as a special advisor to me,” said Kasten. “Ned’s knowledge and experience in the game covering 33 years will be a great asset to the club as we continue to add and build our player development system.”

Upcoming Appearance: Mike Brito


Mike Brito
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports/Kenny De Baca

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Adam Kennedy

Adam Kennedy
December 6, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Mickey Hatcher

Mickey Hatcher
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Tim Wallach

Tim Wallach
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Autographs: Jim "Mudcat" Grant

I have missed many events this year due to other obligations or because I don't feel well enough to make the drive. I'm happy I made the trip for this one....

Last month I posted a flyer with details about Jim "Mudcat" Grant showing up at Burbank library for a book signing. {linked here}

I was looking forward to this event since I have Grant's incredible book titled "The Black Aces: Baseball's Only African-American Twenty-Game Winners" and I wanted to be signed.

The former Dodgers pitcher is 79 and looks well.

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The cover of his book.

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Autograph.

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10 cards signed.

 Jim Mudcat Grant

Thank you Mr. Grant!

Jim Mudcat Grant

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jim Gott and other MLB Players are “Going to Bat for Danny’s Farm”


Jim Gott, former MLB pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that he and his MLB friends (both past and present players) will be “Going to Bat for Danny’s Farm” on Sunday, October 19 at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles.

Inspired by his son, Danny, Danny’s Farm is a nonprofit organization that benefits children and adults with developmental disabilities.  With the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) announcement that 1 in 68 children are now being diagnosed as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism is no longer just a family concern, it a community concern, which is why programs like Danny’s Farm are in high demand and community support is needed.

“This is truly going to be a great event and I’d like to invite the community to join us for a great afternoon that supports a cause that is close to my heart,” said Jim Gott.  “And I’d like to extend a special ‘thank you’ to Gary Cypress, owner of the museum, for opening this amazing venue to us.”     


The Sports Museum of Los Angeles is an extraordinary private museum that is open by invitation only.  It houses the largest sports memorabilia collection in the United States and has over 30 galleries dedicated to many prominent sports figures and teams.  This privately owned collection showcases a multitude of sports ranging from baseball, basketball, football, tennis, boxing, horse racing, cycling, golf and swimming.

Honoring Bank of America’s Tiziana Cordisco as “Farmer of the Year”, this fundraising event is scheduled for Sunday, October 19 with a VIP Reception beginning at 2:00 p.m. and general admission running from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Tommy Bahama has joined as a sponsor to help support the event. All proceeds will benefit Danny’s Farm and allow it to continue to provide employment opportunities for adults with autism and scholarships for children on the autism spectrum whose families cannot afford to enroll their child in the Danny’s Farm program.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact rsouthard@almansor.org or visit www.eventbrite.com and search “Going to Bat for Danny’s Farm.”

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Steve Garvey & Ron Cey

Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Chuck Finley, Randy Jones and other celebrities will be at the 62nd annual California RV show in Pomona Fairplex.

L.A. Fairplex - Gate 9
2200 N. White Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
(818) 248-6600

Here are the details for the baseball guests.

Steve Garvey
October 10, 2014
Time: 10am/12pm

Ron Cey
October 11, 2014
Time: 11am/1pm

Chuck Finley
October 11, 2014
Time: 2pm/4pm

Randy Jones
October 19, 2014
Time: 2pm/4pm

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Reggie Smith

Reggie Smith
November 1, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 San Jose Ave
Industry, CA 91748

Hall of Fame Sports

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