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Keith Hernandez Autograph Signing NY Mets St. Louis Cardinals April 2015

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Steiner Sports host a public autograph signing for St. Louis Cardinals/ New York Mets 5x MLB All-Star 1B/3B, Keith Hernandez. The signing will take place at their store inside the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York.

The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Keith Hernandez out of Capuchino High School (San Bruno, California) during the 42nd round of the 1971 Amateur Baseball Draft. He made is MLB debut in 1974 and was the Cardinals starting first baseman by 1976. In 1978, Hernandez won the first of eleven consecutive Gold Glove Awards. In 1979, Hernandez led the majors with 48 doubles and won the MLB batting title with an .344 batting average on his way to being named the 1979 NL Most Valuable Player. In 1982, Hernandez hit 94 RBI and carried a 0.299 batting average for the Cardinals World Series Championship team. In 1983, the Cardinals traded Hernandez to the New York Mets in a mid-season trade. He arrived in New York and continued to be one of the bes…

Josh Hamilton Autograph Signing LA Angels April 2013

On Tuesday April 23rd, Sports Vault will participate in a PRIVATE autograph signing for Los Angeles LA Angels/ Texas Rangers 5x MLB All-Star and 2010 American League MVP, Josh Hamilton.

Josh Hamilton autograph tickets start at $160.00. You can PRE-ORDER a brand new MLB baseball, photo, LA Angels jersey or bat. Visit Sports Vault to purchase tickets.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Ryan Howard Autograph Signing Philadelphia Phillies April 2013

On Tuesday April 10th, Sports Vault will participate in a PRIVATE autograph signing for Philadelphia Phillies 3x MLB All-Star, 2005 NL ROY, 2006 NL MVP and 2008 World Series Champion, Ryan Howard.

Ryan Howard autograph tickets start at $195.00. You can PRE-ORDER a brand new MLB baseball, photo, Phillies jersey or bat. Visit Sports Vault to purchase tickets.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Ben Roethlisberger Autograph Signing Pittsburgh Steelers May 2013

On Saturday May 4th, Sports Vault will host a public autograph signing for Pittsburgh Steelers 2x Super Bowl winning quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. The event will take place at their location in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Location/ Address:

Sports Vault
King of Prussia Mall
160 N. Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Ben Roethlisberger will be signing autographs from 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Autograph tickets start at $179.99. Bring your own football memorabilia and collectibles for "Big Ben" to sign, or you can PRE-ORDER a brand new photo, football or Steelers helmet. Visit Sports Vault to purchase tickets.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Will Clark Autograph Signing San Francisco Giants Texas Rangers April 2014

On Saturday April 26, 2014, Tristar Prodctions will host a public autograph signing for San Francisco Giants/ Texas Rangers 6x MLB All-Star first baseman, Will Clark. The signing is part of the 18th Annual Tristar San Francisco Collectors Show which will be held inside the Cow Palace in Daly City, California.

Will Clark Biography: The San Francisco Giants used the second overall pick of the 1985 Amateur Baseball Draft to select Will Clark out of Mississippi State University. Will cruised through the minors and was the Giants starting first baseman by 1986. In 1987, Clark hit 35 homeruns, knocked in 91 RBI was recognized as one of baseball's best hitters. Clark played eight seasons with the Giants and was a Top-5 MVP in four different seasons. He led the Giants to the 1989 National League Championship and was named NLCS MVP. Will joined Texas Rangers in 1994. Several injuries during the last season in San Francisco and several times during his time in Texas limited Clark's powe…

2013 MLB Predictions - Rays over Nationals in World Series

Here are my predictions for the 2013 MLB Season.

2013 Division Titles and Wild Card winners:

AL East - Tampa Bay Rays
AL Central - Detroit Tigers
AL West - Texas Rangers
AL Wild Cards - Baltimore Orioles, Oakland A's

NL East - Washington Nationals
NL Central - Pittsburgh Pirates
NL West - San Francisco Giants
NL Wild Cards - Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks


2013 World Series Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays over Washington Nationals

American League Award Winners:

AL Rookie of the Year - Wil Myers, TB Rays
AL Cy Young - David Price, TB Rays
AL Most Valuable Player - Evan Longoria, TB Rays
AL Manager of the Year - Joe Maddon, TB Rays

(Hey! It can happen.)

National League Award Winners:

NL Rookie of the Year - Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates
NL Cy Young - Tim Lincecum, SF Giants
NL Most Valuable Player - Joe Votto, Cincinnati Reds
AL Manager of the Year - Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates

Top Opening Day Moments MLB History

Spring Training is almost over and Opening Day is almost here. Here's a look at some of the top Opening Day Moments in MLB History.

April 14, 1910 - President William Howard Taft throws first pitch

This was the first time that the President of the United States threw out the first pitch of the season. It has become a regular tradition.

April 4, 1988 - George Bell hits three homeruns for the Toronto Blue Jays

George Bell was the first player to hit three homeruns on Opening Day. Karl "Tuffy" Rodes matched the feat in 1994 and Dimitri Young did it in 2005.

April 16th, 1940 - Bob Feller throws only No-hitter on Opening Day

Bob Feller struckout eight and walked five as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 1-0.

April 4, 1974 - Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth with 714th career homerun

Aaron finished the 1973 season just one homerun shy of "The Great Bambino." His off-season was filled with death threats and racist comments. Hank endured and pushed forward.

Apri…

Upcoming MLB Milestones 2013

Each MLB season is filled with milestones. Here are the ones to look out for in 2013.

Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Needs 12 hits to pass Eddie Collins for 10th Place on the MLB All-Time Career Hits List
Needs 96 hits to for 3,400 career hits
Needs 196 hits for 3,500 career hits
Needs 31 runs to pass Alex Rodriquez for 10th Place on the MLB All-Time Runs Scored List

Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankees

Needs 99 hits to join the 3,000 Career Hits Club
Needs 14 home runs to pass Willie Mays for 4th place All-Time
Needs 50 RBI to join the 2,000 RBI Club

Andy Pettitte, New York Yankees

Needs 5 wins for 250 career wins

CC Sabathia, New York Yankees

Needs 9 wins for 200 career wins

Tim Hudson, Atlanta Braves

Needs 3 wins for 200 career wins

Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

Needs 1 win for 200 career wins

Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Needs 25 home runs to join the 500 Home Run Club
Needs 66 RBIs to join the 1,500 RBI Club

Jim Thome, Free Agent

Needs 49 strikeouts to pass Reggie Jacks…

Buster Posey gets a $167 million contract with the SF Giants

Buster Posey has agreed to a nine-year $167 contract extension that will keep him in a San Francisco Giants uniform through the 2021 season.

Posey is arguably the most accomplished player in MLB history that has not even played two full MLB seasons. As of the end of the 2012 season, Buster has played just 308 regular season games. In that short amount of time, he has won two World Series Championships, was the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year, the 2012 NL MVP and the 2012 NL Comeback Player of the Year awards. He made his first All-Star game in 2012.

He is the youngest player to win the Comeback Player of the Year and he is the only player in MLB history to win both the MVP and Comeback Player of the Year Awards in the same season.

Justin Verlander signs $180 million dollar contract to stay with the Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander has signed a seven year, $180 million extension to stay with the Detroit Tigers. He was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2014 MLB season. The new contract keeps him in Detroit through the 2019 season, with an option for the 2020 season.

Verlander has played eight MLB seasons. In that time, he won the 2006 American League Rookie of the Year, 2011 AL Cy Young Award, 2011 AL MVP and is a 5x MLB All-Star. He has also helped the Tigers win the 2006 and 2012 AL Pennants.

Gridiron Greats of Michigan 2013 HOF Dinner and Sports Memorabilia Show May 2013

On Friday May 17th, the Detroit Lions will host the Gridiron Greats of Michigan Hall of Fame Dinner at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

Location/ Address:

Suburban Collection Showcase
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374

The event starts at 6:30pm and will honor the 2013 Gridiron Greats Award recipients: Kevin Turner, Stephen Tulloch, Ken Dallafior and Dan Jaroshewich.

In addition to the awards ceremony, the following individuals will be inducted into the Class of 2013 Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame: Dean Look, Greg Landry, Grady Alderman, Chris Spielman, Roger Zatkoff, Joe Greene, Jim Marshall, Rick Volk, George Perles, George Reed and Hugh Campbell.

Ticket prices for the dinner start at $125.00 per individual or $1,100.00 for a table of 10.

The next day (Saturday May 18th), Gridiron Greats and Detroit City Sports will host a sports memorabilia and autograph show at the same location that will run from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Admission to the show is FREE.

Autograph Gues…

Joe Dumars Autograph Signing Detroit Pistons June 2013

On Saturday June 1st, Detroit City Sports will host a public autograph signing for Detroit Pistons 2x NBA Champion and Class of 2006 Basketball Hall of Famer, Joe Dumars. The event will take place at their store in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Location/ Address:

Detroit City Sports
Lakeside Mall
14600 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Check out the Detroit City Sports Ebay Store

Joe Dumars will be signing autographs from 10:30am - 11:30am. Tickets start at $40.00. Bring your own Pistons collectibles and memorabilia for him to sign or PRE-ORDER a new photo or basketball. Visit Detroit City Sports to place your order.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Pavel Datsyuk Signing Autographs Detroit Red Wings November 2013

On Sunday November 17th, Detroit City Sports will host a public autograph signing for Detroit Red Wings 3x NHL All-Star and 2x Stanley Cup Champion, Pavel Datsyuk. The event will take place at their store in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Pavel Datsyuk has spent his entire 12 year NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings. He has been apart of two Stanley Cup Championships (2002 and 2008) and played on three NHL All-Star Games. His a 4x recipient of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy and a 3x recipient of the Frank J. Selke Trophy. Pavel Datsyuk is routinely among the NHL's leaders in assists per game.



Location/ Address:

Detroit City Sports
Lakeside Mall
14600 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Time: Pavel Datsyuk will be signing autographs from 2:30pm - 3:30pm.

Autograph Prices - Bring Your Own Items

Hockey Pucks, Cards and Photos (Up to 11x14): $55.00
Jerseys, Sticks and everything else: $65.00

Add $10.00 for Winter Classic Items

Autograph Prices - Buy Brand New

Pavel Datsyuk Autographe…

Ted Lindsay Autograph Signing Detroit Red Wings March 2013

On Saturday March 30th, Detroit City Sports will host a public autograph signing for Detroit Red Wings 11x NHL All-Star, 4x Stanley Cup Champion and Class of 1966 Hockey HOFer, Ted Lindsay. The event will take place at their store in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Location/ Address:

Detroit City Sports
Lakeside Mall
14600 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Ted Lindsay will be signing autographs from Noon - 1:00pm. Tickets start at $15.00. Bring your own Red Wings hockey collectibles and memorabilia for him to sign. Visit Detroit City Sports to place your order.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Pete Rose Autograph Signing August 2014 Reds Phillies

On Sunday August 3, 2014, Tristar Productions will host a public autograph signing for Cincinnati Reds/ Philadelphia Phillies 17x MLB All-Star, 3x World Series Champion and 1973 National League MVP, Pete Rose. The signing is part of the 35th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention which will be held inside the International Exposition Center (also known as the I-X Center) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Pete Rose is one of the most accomplished players in the history of Major League Baseball. He played his first 16 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. During that stretch, he played in 17 MLB All-Star Games, was the 1963 NL Rookie of the Year, was a 2x World Series Champion, was the 1975 WS MVP and was the 1973 National League MVP. He also won three NL Batting Titles and led the majors in hits six times and racked up 3,164 career hits. Rose joined the Philadelphia Phillies in 1979, where he made four more All-Star Games in five seasons and also was part of the Phillies 1980 World Series Champio…

Howard Hopalong Cassady Autograph Signing May 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes

On Saturday May 11th, The Buckeye Room will host a public autograph signing for Ohio State Buckeyes running back and 1955 Heisman Trophy winner, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady. The event will take place at their location in Columbus, Ohio.

Location/ Address:

Cardboard Heroes
Mall at Polaris
1500 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43230

Hopalong Cassady will be signing autographs from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Autograph tickets start at $25.00. If you can't make the event, you can PRE-ORDER a new OSU collectible. Visit The Buckeye Room for more information.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Julius Mays UK Kentucky Wildcats Autograph Signing April 2013

On Tuesday April 2nd, Cardboard Heroes will host a public autograph signing for Kentucky Wildcats basketball player, Julius Mays. The event will take place at their store in Louisville, Kentucky and is scheduled to run from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

Location/ Address:

Cardboard Heroes
Mall at St. Matthews
5000 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207



On Saturday April 6th, he will be signing at the Cardboard Heroes location in Florence, Kentucky. He will be signing from 11:30am - 1:30pm and again from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.

Location/ Address:

Cardboard Heroes
The Florence Mall
2028 Florence Mall
Florence, KY 41042

Autograph tickets start at $10.00. Contact Cardboard Heroes for more information.

Price and schedule are subject to change. Player reserves the right to refuse any item.

Miami Heat Winning Streak is over at 27 games. Lakers record is safe.

The second longest winning streak in NBA history is over. The Miami Heat were winners of 27 straight NBA games before losing tonight to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. The streak started on February 3, 2013 with a win over the Toronto Raptors and lasted 7 1/2 weeks.

The 1971 - 1972 Los Angeles Lakers still own the longest winning streak with 33 straight wins. There first win of the streak happened on November 5, 1971 and lasted until the fell to the Milwaukee Bucks on January 9, 1972. The Lakers went on to win the NBA Championship that year.

Before the Lakers set the mark at 33 games, the previous record of 20 straight wins was set by the Washington Capitals over two seasons. They won the last 5 regular season games of the 1947-1948 season and the first 15 games of the 1948-1949 season. The Milwaukee Bucks tied the mark with 20 straight wins during the 1970-1971 NBA season.

Forbes 2013 MLB Team Values

Forbes released its annual valuation of all 30 Major League Baseball teams today. Once again, the the New York Yankees are the most valuable team in baseball (as well as North American sports) at $2.3 billion dollars. The Los Angeles Dodgers are #2 at $1.615 billion while the 2012 World Series Champions, San Francisco Giants came in at #7 with a value of $786 million.

My Tampa Bay Rays came in at #30 on the list, but they continued the reign as the Best MLB Team for the Money.

Forbes 2013 List of the MLB Team Valuations

Forbes 2013 list of The Best and Worst MLB Teams for the Money

Jim Otto Autograph Signing Oakland Raiders

Jim Otto played three years with the Miami Hurricanes before he signed as an undrafted free agent with the AFL's Oakland Raiders in 1960. Despite being considered to small to play pro football, Otto established himself as one of the AFL's most dominating offensive lineman of the 1960's and 1970's. With Otto anchoring the offensive line, the Raiders continuously boasted one of the highest scoring offenses in pro football. He never missed a single game during his 15 year career and was selected to twelve consecutive All-AFL teams and three consecutive All-Pro teams.






April 2016

On Sunday, April 24, 2016, Jim Otto will be signing autographs at the GT Sports Marketing (GTSM) New Jersey Sports Collectors Show in Somerset, New Jersey.

Location/ Address:

GTSM Sports Collectors Show
Garden State Exhibit Center
50 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873

Show Schedule:

Friday, April 22nd: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 23rd: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 24th: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Time: Jim …