Thursday, April 17, 2014

Upcoming Signings @ Dodger Stadium April 18, 19, 20

Al Downing -

Signings at Dodger Stadium for the upcoming series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Friday April 18

Dennis Powell - Right-field pavilion plaza  5pm/7pm
Billy Ashley - Left-field pavilion plaza 5pm/7pm

Saturday April 19

Al Downing - Right-field pavilion plaza 3pm/5:10pm
“Sweet” Lou Johnson Left-field pavilion plaza 3pm/5:10pm

Sunday April 20

Derrel Thomas - Viva Los Dodgers event at Lot 6 10:30am

Monday, April 14, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Jay Johnstone

Jay Johnstone
April 19, 2014
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 E. San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA. 91748

For other upcoming signings, scroll down and on the left side of this blog, you will see "Upcoming Appearances". Click the name for more details.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Autographs: Jerry Reuss

Jerry Reuss was holding a book signing (and memorabilia too) this afternoon at El Tepeyac. I've met Reuss before but I needed to get my Dodger Stadium seat signed. I didn't forget to put the seat in my car like I did with Raul Mondesi.

I do want to add that it's always a great time seeing Reuss. He's great with fans and willing to start up a conversation and have a picture with him. He's honestly one of the nicest players I have met. Never have had a problem with him or felt like he was just there to collect a check from the promoter. Reuss is the best. 

I arrived at 1pm and the signing had barely started. I didn't want to get in line since the sun was out. I sat down at one of the tables in the shade and talk with friends who were there.

Time went by so quickly that it was already 3pm. It was a great turn out. I got his new book and my Dodger Stadium seat signed.

The book cover.


Book signed.


Dodger Stadium seat.

Jerry Reuss

Thanks to Jack and Kenny for this great event and for always being so kind to me. I appreciate it guys.

And thanks to Jerry and all the fans that said hi to me and wished me the best. Thanks everyone.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Autographs: Raul Mondesi


Before another week passes and I forget to post this...

This happened last week. (April 6, 2014)

Raul Mondesi was at Viva Los Dodgers signing autographs. He was also collecting used clothes for his hometown. I brought two sweaters.

Any fan that brings a donation were going to get in a priority line. So there was two lines, one that brought clothes and another one that didn't bring anything.

I was in the priority line and I knew right away that there was going to be a bit of confusion. Not with the fans but with those that work the event. Mondesi and Manny Mota sat in a table and the first fans in the priority line got Mondesi right away. Mota was just sitting there doing nothing and he called the fans that are in the 2nd line to come over. Those fans got Mota and went and got Mondesi too. I don't blame them. They were just doing what Mota told them to do. It's just dumb to say that there will be a priority line if you bring in clothes. All this happened at the beginning. I have no idea if they changed it or if fans complained.

Mondesi and Mota.


I made a huge error. I thought my Dodger seat was in my car. I didn't realize that I had left it home until I got to the stadium. I ended up getting a baseball signed instead of my Dodger seat. I can only hope that Mondesi returns soon.


But either way, it was nice meeting Mondesi.

I left right away after I got Mondesi. I couldn't stay for the game.

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And see this picture of my brother. He was a big fan of Mondesi. This is a jersey from the 90's and he got him to sign it. Looks really nice.

Upcoming Signings @ Harry's Dugout

Coming up at Harry's Dugout...

Bill Madlock, Dee Gordon, Pedro Guerrero and Bret Saberhagen!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jerry Reuss @ El Tepeyac This Sunday!

I'm going....

Jerry Reuss
April 13, 2014
Time: 1pm/3pm
Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe #2
13131 Crossroads Pkwy South
City of Industry, CA 91746
(562) 695-2277

Release party for his new book! $25 for a signed book, $20 for your item signed.... $5 per inscription

And catch Reuss tonight on Fox 11 at 10:30pm with Liz Habib

Click here for more info on this book.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Steve Yeager @ El Tepeyac Tonight!


5pm Autograph Signing w/ 1981 World Series Tri-MVP STEVE YEAGER
(Yeager shared the MVP Trophy with Pedro Guerrero & Ron Cey)

Autograph session: 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Approximate)
Autograph Pricing:
Baseballl Cards - $10
Any other item - $25
Inscriptions - $5

Merchandise available for signatures:
8x10 Photos $5, 11x14 $15, 16x20 $25
Baseballs & Mini Helmets $15 each
Bats $35
Dodger Catcher Masks $30

Steve Yeager
April 5, 2014
Time: 5pm-7pm
Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe #2
13131 Crossroads Pkwy South
City of Industry, CA 91746
(562) 695-2277

Kenny De Baca Promotions

Friday, April 4, 2014

Upcoming Appearance: Garvey, Davis & Wills

Steve Garvey, Tommy Davis, Maury Wills
April 15, 2014
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
The Garden on El Paseo
73-595 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Steve Garvey hosts a new Speaker Series with special guests Tommy Davis and Maury Wills in tribute to Jackie Robinson and Major League Baseball.

For tickets call:  760-836-0188

For other upcoming signings, scroll down and on the left side of this blog, you will see "Upcoming Appearances". Click the name for more details.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Autographs: Vladimir Guerrero

March 29, 2014

Another late post...

Vladimir Guerrero was signing autographs at OC Dugout last Saturday. I have his autograph on a ball already but I like getting Sports Illustrated magazines signed and Guerrero has one while he was with the Montreal Expos. By the way, bring the Expos back!

Guerrero arriving.


Nice car Vlad.


Guerrero playing catch with a few lucky fans. It's a good thing no one got hurt. (Sorry Don Baylor, I hope you get better)


Here's the Sports Illustrated.


I asked him how his brother (Former Dodger!) Wilton is doing. He says he's scouting for the Dodgers.

Thanks Vladimir and OC Dugout!

Vladimir Guerrero

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Autographs: President Jimmy Carter

March 28, 2014

This happened last week....

President Jimmy Carter had a book signing event at Barnes & Noble in the L.A. Grove. I had to go. Besides collecting baseball autographs, I also like getting autographs from politicians.

It was only going to be a book signing. No other items were allowed. It was scheduled for 12pm and I showed up at 10:30am. I took my son. There was no choice. And I've mentioned this before but I have a very hyper boy. No way I was going to pull this off without any problems. I was getting a bit stressed out before arriving but I was prepared.

We had a big breakfast before leaving.

And he was happy arriving at the L.A. Grove.


Barnes & Noble. I've been here before for other book signings but this one was a bit different since the secret service were involved. More strict rules. I bought the book and was told that the line was being formed by Farmer's Market. They gave me a bracelet with the letter "K".


We had an early lunch. I didn't know how long we were going to be in line and I didn't want him to beg for food. And then I would be in trouble. We went to Farmers Market and ate Pizza.


We got in line. This is the part where I was getting nervous. We were in the back since I was letter "K".


I was lucky that the people in front of me were nice and were talking to my son. And the people behind me had little kids with them so that was fun.

Once inside. We were told no pictures were allowed with President Carter.

Nice view. I swear, the President is there.


I had my backpack, a big camera and a sweater on and was told to put them on a table before getting my book signed. Weird but it's probably to see that I don't have any weapons with me.

I shot this picture with my iPhone. President Carter noticed my Dodgers shirt and tells me "The Atlanta Braves will win the World Series kid".

President Jimmy Carter

It was a good day. No problems at all with my son and we got to say hi to a former President.


Monday, March 31, 2014

Pictures: Dodgers Workout @ Dodger Stadium

March 26, 2014

A bit late with this one but oh well.

I went to the Dodgers workout that was held last week for season ticket holders. I didn't get season tickets this year but was able to get in through a friend. (Thanks Ronny!).

I went with my son. And I had to leave early because he was sleepy. But we still had a nice time.

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This was a day before the Freeway series and you can notice the Dodgers still had to clean up around the area.


Dodger Stadium.


The entrance to Field level. 3rd base side.


The new team store.


More shots of the entrance.


Yasiel Puig and Juan Uribe.




I didn't try out the new food. But here's the Think Blue BBQ.


Tommy Lasorda's Trattoria.


Construction/New sponsor.


New bullpen area for fans.


Retired numbers go here now.


I can't make it for Opening Day but we will be back soon.