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1.4 of Your Friends = 10,000 Facebook Likes

Back in February, we started the 10,000 Facebook Likes Challenge and it's been a big success. At the beginning of the challenge, we had less than 1,300 LIKES. As of today (4/30/2014), we are at 4,244! That's a 300% gain in just three months!!! I really appreciate EVERY SINGLE PERSON who has LIKED this page so far.

We really want to get to 10,000 by the end of this year. Going from 4,200 to 10,000 seems like a huge task, but it's really not if you have the right help. That's why I'm reaching out to my Facebook followers. Simply put, if everyone who LIKES my Facebook page were to get just 1.4 of their friends to LIKE it as well, we would reach 10,000 by the end of today. I don't think it will happen today, but it really is that simple.

So Here's What You Do

1) Visit our Facebook Page.
2) Login and "Like" the page if you have not already done so.
3) Look for the section titled "Invite Your Friends to Like This Page".
4) Scroll through your …

Who is the oldest player ever inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame?

With all the players that get posthumous inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, have you ever wondered, "Who is the oldest person ever inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame?" Well I did and the answer is Deacon White.

James Laurie "Deacon" White was born on December 7, 1837. He was a major league catcher and third baseman from 1871 through 1890. He played two seasons with the Cleveland Forest Cities, four with the Boston Red Stockings, one with the Chicago White Stockings, three with the Cincinnati Reds, six with the Buffalo Bisons, three with the Detroit Wolverines and one with the Pittsburgh Alleghenys. He was a 3x MLB RBI Champion and won batting titles in 1875 and 1877. He held a career batting average of .312 and collected over 2,000 hits. At the time of his retirement in 1890, White was among the top five in several offensive categories, included hits (2,066) and RBI (998). He died on July 7, 1939 (25 days after the Baseball Hall of Fame Officia…

Dwight Gooden Autograph Signings New York Mets NY Yankees

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.

December 2015

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Dwight Gooden will be signing autographs at the St…

Over 40 Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and New England Patriots Players Appearing at the Fanatics Authentic Boston Sports Spectacluar Convention

The 2014 Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular Convention - Boston Show will be one of the biggest Massachusetts sports card shows throughout the entire year. Thousands of autograph collectors and dealers from all around the northeast will gather inside the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Over 60 football, baseball, basketball and hockey legends will be signing autographs. 40 of the them will be from Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins or New England Patriots.

Location/ Address:

Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752

Show Schedule:

Friday - May 16th
Saturday - May 17th
Sunday - May 18th

Daily Admission:


Saturday and Sunday:

Ages 8 and Over: $7.00
Ages 4 to 7: $5.00
Ages 3 and Under: FREE

Autograph Guests


Elvin Bethea: Houston Oilers 8x NFL Pro Bowl Defensive End
Class of 2003 Pro Football HOF

Floyd Little: Denver Broncos 5x AFL All-Star/ NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
Class of 2010 Pro Football HOF


Yangervis Solarte Autograph Signing New York Yankees April 2014

On Sunday April 27, 2014, GT Sports Marketing (GTSM) will host a public autograph signing for New York Yankees rookie sensation, Yangervis Solarte. The signing is part of the 5th Annual Autograph Experience and will be held in Somerset, New Jersey.

It's been a long time coming for Yangervis Solarte. He spent five years in the Twins minor league system and two in the Rangers system before being traded to the New York Yankees in January 2014. He had such an outstanding Spring Training that he was able to make the Yankees Opening Day Roster were hie continues to impress. Through 21 regular season games, Solarte has the hottest rookie in the majors with a .301 Batting Average, a .400 OBP and 13 RBI. The Yankees appear to have a lot of confidence in this guy as he appears to be the shortstop-in-waiting once Jeter retires at the end of this season.

Location/ Address:

Garden State Exhibit Center
50 Atrium Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873

Show Schedule

Friday April 25th: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday A…

The Ultimate NY Yankees Collectors Package April 2014

For a limited time, Steiner Sports is offering the Ultimate NY Yankees Collectors Package for just $749.99. Every single person that purchase the pack is guaranteed to receiver the following:

One Derek Jeter autographed piece (Photo or Ball)
One Mariano Rivera autographed piece (Photo or Ball)
One Yankees Hall of Famer (Ford, Jackson, Henderson, Etc.)
One Yankees All Time Fan Favorite Baseball
One Yankees Legendary Moment Photograph
One Yankees game used piece from the 2013 season

The retail value is over $1,400.00, but through the SPECIAL PROMOTION, you get get everything for $749.99. Of the original 25 packages, only 10 are left. To help sweeten the deal, Steiner Sports is giving away autographs from two of the most legendary names in sports history, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. Of the 25 people that make a purchase, TWO WILL WIN AN AUTOGRAPH from either MICKEY MANTLE or JOE DIMAGGIO. Not a bad idea for a Father's Day present. Visit Steiner Sports to make your purchase.

Tony La Russa Autograph Signing Oakland As St. Louis Cardinals

From 1963 - 1973, Tony La Russa was a minor league baseball player who periodically made appearances at the major league level. In 1978, La Russa was hired as a minor league manager for the Chicago White Sox. By 1979, he was the team manager. La Russa spent eight and a half seasons as the White Sox skipper and was the 1983 American League Manager of the Year after leading the team to the AL West Division title. La Russa was hired by the Oakland A's in 1986 and made them into a baseball powerhouse. From 1986 through 1995, the A's won four AL West Division Championships, three AL Pennants and one World Series Championship (1989). Tony was the AL Manager of the Year in 1988 and 1992. La Russa joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996 and managed them through the 2011 season. During his 16 seasons in St. Louis, Tony led the Cardinals to seven Division Titles, three NL Pennants and two World Series Championships (2006 and 2011). In 33 years as an MLB manager, La Russa racked up 2,728…

Justin Smith Autograph Signing SF 49ers Cincinnati Bengals April 2014

On Sunday April 27, 2014, Tristar Prodctions will host a public autograph signing for former San Francisco 49ers/ Cincinnati Bengals 5x NFL Pro Bowl DE/DT, Justin Smith. 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.

After an All-American career at the University of Missouri, Justin Smith was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals with the fourth overall pick of the 2001 NFL Draft. Smith played seven seasons in Cincinnati and racked up 43.5 sacks, which is the second highest in franchise history. Since joining the Niners in 2008, Smith has really blossomed. He has appeared in five consecutive Pro Bowls (2009 - 2013) and has played in three NFC Championship Games.

Location/ Address:

Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Avenue
Daly City, CA 94014

Show Schedule

Friday - April 25th 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday - April 26th 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday - April 27th 10:00am - 4:00pm


Daily Admission: $10.00 per day

Jim Harbaugh Autograph Signing SF 49ers April 2014

On Sunday April 27, 2014, Tristar Prodctions will host a public autograph signing for former Chicago Bears/ Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl quarterback and current San Francisco 49ers head coach, Jim Harbaugh. 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.

After an outstanding collegiate career with the Michigan Wolverines, Jim Harbaugh was drafted by the Chicago Bears during the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft. He led the Bears to the 1990 NFC Central Division title before joining the Indianapolis Colts in 1994. In 1995, Harbaugh earned the name "Captain Comeback" as his heroic efforts led the Colts on an exciting run all the way to the AFC Championship Game. He was selected to his only NFL Pro Bowl and won the Comeback Player of the Year Award. In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers hired Harbaugh as their new head coach. Harbaugh rejuvenated the franchise by leading the team to its f…

Brooks Robinson Signing Autographs Baltimore Orioles May 2014

On Saturday May 17th, Steiner Sports will host a public autograph signing for Baltimore Orioles Class of 1983 Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman, Brooks Robinson. The signing will take place at their store inside the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York.

The Baltimore Orioles signed Brooks Robinson in 1955, when he was just 18 years old. He made his MLB Debut that same year. He spent his entire 23 year MLB career with the Orioles and won two World Series Championships (1966 and 1970). He was MVP of the 1970 World Series. He played in 18 MLB All-Star Games, won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards and was the1964 American League MVP. His 16 GG Awards are tired with Jim Kaat for the most in MLB history. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of during his first year of eligibility.

Location/ Address:

Roosevelt Field Mall
Steiner Sports Store
Garden City, NY 11530

Time: Brooks Robinson will be signing autographs from Noon - 1:30pm.

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