Thursday, May 31, 2012

High School Pitcher Pulled From Game One Strikeout Away From All-Strikeout Perfect Game

Have you heard this story out of California? The LA Times was the first to report that Ryan Olson of Western Christian School struck out the first 20 batters he faced, but with just one away from an all-strikeout perfect game, (HS games are only 7 innings) he was pulled from the game so that another player pitch. Reason why... it was Senior Day. Yes, you read that correctly... Senior Day.

Don't get me wrong, Senior Day is suppose give respect to the HS Seniors as they set off to new ventures, but come on, this is a bit ridiculous. Last time I checked, there are eight other positions on a baseball field that he could have played? Besides that, since Olson struck out every single batter he faced, no one else from his team played either.

Ironicly, the amount of publicity this story has brought probably helps Ryan more than if he HAD thrown the perfect game. LA Dodgers ace, Clayton Kershaw reportedly threw an all-strikeout perfect game in high school, but did it make the main stream media? Possibly (I didn't hear about it). If it did, it wasn't like this. According to Olson's scouting report on perfectgame.org he's got a fastball that reaches the low nineties. He will certainly be a player to look out for in 2013.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention Autograph Signings June/ July 2012

At the end of June 2012, autograph and sports memorabilia collectors will once again turn their eyes towards Rosemont, Illinois as Mounted Memories will host the Chicago-Sun Times Sports Collectibles Convention. As usual, the show will feature dozens of current players, Hall of Famers, All-Stars, and legendary players from baseball, football, basketball and hockey. The show is so big, even "The Fonz" is scheduled to make an appearance.

The show is scheduled to run from Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 1, 2012 and will be held at the Donald E. Stephenson Convention Center.



Admission Prices:

Ages 8 and Up: $10.00
Ages 7 and Under: $5.00

Show schedule:

Friday - June 29th 4:30pm - 9:00pm
VIP members can arrive at 4:00pm

Saturday - June 30th 9:30am - 5:00pm
VIP members can arrive at 9:00am

Sunday - July 1st 10:00am - 4:00pm
VIP members can arrive at 9:30am

Location/ Address:


Donald E. Stephenson Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018












Check out this lineup of autograph signings:

Baseball

Starlin Castro - Chicago Cubs

Ferguson Jenkins - Chicago Cubs

Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs

Billy Williams - Chicago Cubs

Bryan LaHair - Chicago Cubs

Don Young - Chicago Cubs

Paul Popovich - Chicago Cubs

Nate Oliver - Chicago Cubs

Jim Qualls - Chicago Cubs/ Chicago White Sox

Aaron Rowand - Chicago White Sox/ San Francisco Giants

Jermaine Dye - Chicago White Sox/ Kansas City Royals/ Okaland A's

Andre Dawson - Chicago Cubs/ Montreal Expos

Pedro Martinez - Boston Red Sox/ New York NY Mets

Wade Boggs - Boston Red Sox

Rod Carew - Minnesota Twins/ California Angels


Football

Henry Winkler - Fonzie/ South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs

Lenny Moore - Baltimore Colts

Raymond Berry - Baltimore Colts

Gino Marchetti - Baltimore Colts

Dwight Stephenson - Miami Dolphins

Roger Wehrli - St. Louis Cardinals

Jackie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals/ Dallas Cowboys

Deion Sanders - Atlanta Falcons/ Dallas Cowboys/ San Francisco 49ers

Andre Tippett - New England Patriots


Dick Butkus - Chicago Bears

Gale Sayers - Chicago Bears

Mike Ditka - Chicago Bears

Devin Hester - Chicago Bears

Brian Urlacher - Chicago Bears

Alshon Jeffery - Chicago Bears

Dan Hampton - Chicago Bears

Richard Dent - Chicago Bears

Tom Thayer - Chicago Bears

Mark Bortz - Chicago Bears

Brandon Marshall - Chicago Bears/ Denver Broncos/ Miami Dolphins

Dermontti Dawson - Pittsburgh Steelers

Jerome Bettis - Pittsburgh Steelers/ Los Angeles LA Rams

Trent Richardson - Cleveland Browns

Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons

Chris Doleman - Minnesota Vikings

Kellen Winslow - San Diego Chargers


Rickey Jackson - New Orleans Saints

Mike Alstott - Tampa Bay Bucs Buccaneers

Y.A. Tittle - San Francisco 49ers/ New York NY Giants

Charley Taylor - Washington Redskins

Michael Floyd - Arizona Cardinals

Harry Carson - New York NY Giants

Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colts/ Denver Broncos

John Elway - Denver Broncos

Rudy Ruettiger - Notre Dame Fighting Irish


Hockey

Tony Amonte - Chicago Blackhawks

Steve Larmer - Chicago Blackhawks

Jeremy Roenick - Chicago Blackhawks


Softball

Jennie Finch - USA National Softball Team/ Chicago Bandits


Basketball

Ralph Sampson - Houston Rockets

Chet Walker - Syracuse Nationals/ Philadelphia 76ers/ Chicago Bulls


Boxing

Dicky Eklund - "The Pride of Lowell"

Micky Ward - "Irish"

Schwartz Sports is handling all mail-in items for this show. You can also PRE-ORDER signed photos, baseballs, footballs and jerseys through them. Visit Mounted Memories for more information and to purchase advance autograph tickets.

Prices and schedules are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pat Gillick Autograph Signing July 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

Over the weekend of Friday July 20th through Sunday July 22, 2012, MAB Celebrities will host a public autograph signing for Toronto Blue Jays/ Philadelphia Phillies Class of 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame general manager, Pat Gillick. The signing will take place in Cooperstown, New York and is part of their 2012 Hall of Fame Spectacular.

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

 An exact time and date for Pat Gillick to be signing autographs is not yet established. Autograph tickets start at $59.00. Bring your photos, baseballs, cards, bats and Toronto Blue Jays/ Philadelphia Phillies jerseys for Gillick to sign. If you are unable to make the show, but still want something signed, your can mail your items in. Visit MAB Celebrities for more information.

Pricing and scheduling are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dwight "Doc" Gooden Autograph Signing July 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

Over the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame weekend, MAB Celebrity Services will host a public autograph signing for New York Mets/ New York Yankees 4x MLB All-Star pitcher, Dwight Gooden. The signing is part of the Annual MAB Hall of Fame Spectacular which will be held inside the Tunnicliff Inn in Cooperstown, New York.

The New York Mets used the fifth pick of the 1982 Amateur Baseball Draft to select Dwight Gooden out of Hillsborough High School (Tampa, Florida) when he was just 17 years old. Gooden blew right through the minor leagues and was the 1984 NL Rookie of the Year. In 1985, Gooden had one of the most dominating seasons in baseball history. Gooden led the majors with 24 wins, a 1.53 ERA and 268 strikeouts on his way to winning the 1985 Cy Young Award. His 1.53 ERA is the lowest sinlge-season ERA of the Live-Ball Era (1920-2014). The following year, Gooden led the Mets to the 1986 World Series Championship. He played with the Mets through the 1994 season and appeared in four MLB All-Star Games. Gooden finished the last five seasons (1996-2000) of his career with the Yankees, Indians, Astros and Rays. He won two additional World Series titles with the Yankees and threw a no-hitter on May 14, 1996.

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Show Schedule

Friday - July 25, 2014
Saturday - July 26, 2014
Sunday - July 27, 2014
Monday - July 28, 2014

Time: AN EXACT DATE AND TIME HAS NOT BEEN POSTED.

Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:

ANY ITEM: $35.00

Inscription: $15.00

Dozens of Baseball Hall of Famers will be signing autographs throughout the entire 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. See who else is scheduled to attend. Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Reggie Jackson Autograph Signing July 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

On Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26, 2014, MAB Celebrity Services will host a public autograph signing for Oakland A's/ NY Yankees Class of 1993 Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Reggie Jackson. The signing is part of the Annual MAB Hall of Fame Spectacular which will be held inside the Tunnicliff Inn in Cooperstown, New York.

Reggie Jackson played 21 MLB seasons with the Kansas City/ Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and California Angels. He played on 14 MLB All-Star teams, hit 563 homeruns and was the 1973 American League MVP. Nicknamed "Mr. October," Reggie won two World Series Titles with the Oakland As('73 and '74) and two more with the NY Yankees('77 and '78). He was named World Series MVP in 1973 and 1977, joining Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson as the only players to win two WS MVP Awards.

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Show Schedule

Friday - July 25, 2014
Saturday - July 26, 2014
Sunday - July 27, 2014
Monday - July 28, 2014

Time: Reggie Jackson will be signing autographs on Friday and Saturday. AN EXACT TIME HAS NOT BEEN POSTED.

Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:

Cards, Photos and Baseballs: $89.00
O/S Photos and Caps: $129.00
Bats and Jerseys: $199.00

Inscription: $30.00

Dozens of Baseball Hall of Famers will be signing autographs throughout the entire 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. See who else is scheduled to attend. Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

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Whitey Ford Autograph Signing July 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

From Friday July 20th through Sunday July 22, 2012, MAB Celebrities will host a public autograph signing for New York NY Yankees Class of 1974 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Whitey Ford. The signing will take place in Cooperstown, New York and is part of their 2012 Hall of Fame Spectacular.

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326




Whitey Ford will be signing autographs on Friday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Saturday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm and Sunday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Autograph tickets start at $79.00. Bring your photos, baseballs, cards, bats and New York NY Yankees jerseys for Whitey to sign. If you are unable to make the show, but still want something signed, your can mail your items in. Visit MAB Celebrities for more information.

Pricing and scheduling are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Ryne Sandberg Autograph Signing July 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

On Saturday July 21, 2012, MAB Celebrities will host a public autograph signing for Chicago Cubs Class of 2005 Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman, Ryne Sandberg. The signing will take place in Cooperstown, New York and is part of their 2012 Hall of Fame Spectacular.

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Time: Ryne Sandberg will be signing autographs from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Autograph tickets start at $79.00. Bring your photos, baseballs, cards, bats and Chicago Cubs jerseys for Sandberg to sign. If you are unable to make the show, but still want something signed, your can mail your items in. Visit MAB Celebrities for more information.

Pricing and scheduling are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Red Schoendienst Autograph Signing July 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

On Friday, July 25th and Saturday July 26, 2014, MAB Celebrity Services will host a public autograph signing for St. Louis Cardinals/ Milwaukee Braves/ New York Giants Class of 1989 Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman, Red Schoendienst. The signing is part of the Annual MAB Hall of Fame Spectacular which will be held inside the Tunnicliff Inn in Cooperstown, New York.

Red Schoendienst was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals way back in 1942. He made his MLB debut in 1945 and played 11 and a half seasons with the Cardinals before he was traded to the New York Giants in 1956. During his first stint with the Cardinals, Red played in nine MLB All-Star Games and was a member of the 1946 World Series Championship team. In 1957, Red was traded to the Milwaukee Braves, led the majors with 200 hits and won his second World Series Championship. Red returned to St. Louis in 1961, retired as a player in 1963 and joined the Cardinals coaching staff in 1964. He became the team manager in 1965 and led them to World Series Championship in 1967. He continued to manager the Cardinals through 1976 and coached the Oakland A's from 1977 - 1978. Schoendienst returned to the Cardinals coaching staff in 1979 and has been there ever since. At 91 years old, Red is still employed by the Cardinals as a Special Assistant Coach.

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Show Schedule

Saturday - July 26, 2014
Sunday - July 27, 2014
Monday - July 28, 2014

Time: Red Schoendienst will be signing autographs on Friday and Saturday. AN EXACT TIME HAS NOT BEEN POSTED.

Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:

Cards, Photos and Baseballs: $30.00
O/S Photos and Caps: $35.00
Bats and Jerseys: $50.00

Dozens Baseball Hall of Famers will be signing autographs throughout the entire 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. See who else is scheduled to attend. Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

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Whitey Herzog Autograph Signing July 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

On Friday, July 25th and Saturday July 26, 2014, MAB Celebrity Services will host a public autograph signing for Kansas City Royals/ St. Louis Cardinals Class of 2010 Baseball Hall of Fame manager, Whitey Herzog. The signing is part of the Annual MAB Hall of Fame Spectacular which will be held inside the Tunnicliff Inn in Cooperstown, New York.

Despite his famous quote, "Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it," Whitey Herzog was a solid MLB player whose carer lasted eight seasons from 1956 - 1963. Herzog was hired as the Texas Rangers team manager in 1973, but was dismissed after just one season. He joined the California Angels managerial staff for the 1974 MLB season before taking of the Kansas City Royals in 1975. During his five years in Kansas City, Herzog led the Royals to five consecutive winning seasons and three AL West Division Titles. In 1980, Herzog was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals and continued to build his Hall of Fame resume. In 11 seasons as the Cardinals skipper, Herzog led them to three Division Titles, three National League Pennants and one World Series Championship (1982). He is still one of the most beloved Cardinals managers in team history.

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Show Schedule

Saturday - July 26, 2014
Sunday - July 27, 2014
Monday - July 28, 2014

Time: Whitey Herzog will be signing autographs on Friday and Saturday. AN EXACT TIME HAS NOT BEEN POSTED.

Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:

Cards, Photos and Baseballs: $49.00
O/S Photos and Caps: $69.00
Bats and Jerseys: $69.00

Inscription: $20.00

Dozens Baseball Hall of Famers will be signing autographs throughout the entire 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. See who else is scheduled to attend. Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

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Bob Gibson Autograph Signing July 2014 St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

On Monday July 28, 2014, MAB Celebrity Services will host a public autograph signing for St. Louis Cardinals Class of 1981 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Bob Gibson. The signing is part of the Annual MAB Hall of Fame Spectacular which will be held inside the Tunnicliff Inn in Cooperstown, New York.

Bob Gibson is the best pitcher in St. Louis Cardinals history. He played 17 MLB seasons with the Cardinals and guided the team to three World Series appearances. The Cardinals won the 1964 and 1967 World Series behind Bob Gibson's MVP performances in each series. In 1968, he threw 13 complete game shut-outs and set a new MLB record with a microscopic 1.12 ERA on his way to winning the 1968 NL Cy Young and MVP Awards. He captured his second Cy Young Award in 1970 when he led the NL with 23 wins. Bob Gibson played in nine MLB All-Star Games and won nine Gold Glove awards. His 251 career wins and 3,117 strikeouts are the most in team history

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Show Schedule

Saturday - July 26, 2014
Sunday - July 27, 2014
Monday - July 28, 2014

Time: Bob Gibson will be signing autographs on Saturday July 26th. AN EXACT TIME HAS NOT BEEN POSTED.

Bring Your Own Item - Autograph Prices:

Cards, Photos and Baseballs: $65.00
O/S Photos and Caps: $75.00
Bats and Jerseys: $99.00

Inscription: $25.00

Dozens Baseball Hall of Famers will be signing autographs throughout the entire 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. See who else is scheduled to attend. Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

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Earl Weaver Autograph Signing July 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

From Friday July 20th through Sunday July 22, 2012, MAB Celebrities will host a public autograph signing for Baltimore Orioles Class of 1996 Baseball Hall of Fame manager, Earl Weaver. The signing will take place in Cooperstown, New York and is part of their 2012 Hall of Fame Spectacular.

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Time: Earl Weaver will be signing autographs on Friday from 11:00am - Noon, Saturday 11:00am - Noon and Sunday 10:00am - 11:00am.

Autograph tickets start at $45.00. Bring your photos, baseballs, cards, bats and Baltimore Orioles jerseys for Earl to sign. If you are unable to make the show, but still want something signed, your can mail your items in. Visit MAB Celebrities for more information.

Pricing and scheduling are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Jim Palmer Autograph Signing July 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend

On Sunday July 22, 2012, MAB Celebrities will host a public autograph signing for Baltimore Orioles Class of 1990 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Jim Palmer. The signing will take place in Cooperstown, New York and is part of their 2012 Hall of Fame Spectacular.

Location/ Address:

Tunnicliff Inn
34-36 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Time: Jim Palmer will be signing autographs from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

Autograph tickets start at $39.00. Bring your photos, baseballs, cards, bats and Baltimore Orioles jerseys for Jim to sign. Prices and scheduling are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item. Visit MAB Celebrities for more information.



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