Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Autographs: Rod Carew

I wish the Dodgers would do something similar. Have a big sale in the team store and bring a Hall of Famer to sign autographs for free! That's what the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Orange County of California of the United States of the planet Earth did last Sunday morning.

The Angels brought Rod Carew and many items were 40% off at Angels Stadium. It included jerseys and bats. Even though I have met Carew a few times, I decided to go to get a special item signed.

Pictures -


A fan showed me this magazine. I told him Carew was not going to sign it. I don't know if he did or not because he was way behind me. I'm assuming Carew didn't because I've seen him reject this particular item before. According to Carew, "Legends" never got a MLB license for this.


The employees sent us in through the concourse. Had to see this 2002 World Series trophy for a whole hour. It was dusty. Someone get a napkin!


Inside Angels Stadium -


This is what I got signed. A ticket stub. It's from August 4, 1985 when Carew did his 3,000th hit at Angels Stadium.


 Video - Carew signing my ticket stub.

Thanks to the Angels and Carew for this great event. And it was nice seeing many Angels fans that for some weird reason, read this blog. :)


MarcoS. said...

I know I'll probably start a flame war by saying this but I'm pretty sure we are thinking it anyways so I'll just say it.

The Angels milk (whore) that 2002 championship way too much. Like seriously I feel annoyed for the fans sometimes because the way that franchise makes it out to be, it feels like the basis for that entire franchise's existence soley revolves around that dusty trophy.

It didn't really bother me before because I didn't really notice it, but after working All Star fanfest last year I got very annoyed by how often they brought up 2002. By they I mean the Angels franchise, not the fans.

Dodgerbobble said...

I was with the guy that had that Legends magazine. Rod refused to sign it. He said he wouldn't sign unlicensed products. The other guy I was with had a pic of Rod holding five Silver bats. He refused to sign that too.

"Authentic Signings!" said...

Geez that's crazy. I understand him not signing unlicensed products. But what's up with him not signing the pic of the silver bats? That's why I always go w/ baseballs. These guys are too much now with what they sign and not sign. Way too picky.