Basestealing, Punting, and Charitable Celebs in my Hometown

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Basestealing, Punting, and Charitable Celebs in my Hometown

Post by Greg2600 » February 10th, 2020, 2:22 am

Greg's January Sports Cavalcade

MAB Yankee show in Fairfield, NJ, was quite lacking, but with the 15% discount I went for Rickey Henderson, baseball’s greatest leadoff hitter and stolen base king. I got there a bit late (overslept), but they directed me to where Rickey was. I printed out my usual for sports greats, this time the A’s checklist from 1992 Upper Deck #90, V. Wells artwork. Did it in 11x14 format, and bought a yellow paint pen too. Rickey signed it great, then joked with me about how we’d always boo and yell his way in LF at Yankee Stadium. He then did a photo with me graciously.

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I went home and chilled for a few hours, before heading to Staten Island for a free signing with NY Giants punter Sean Landeta, from the Super Bowl XXI/XXV era. It took place courtesy of Big Event, and was at a diner. The diner was thankfully 2 minutes from the bridge from NJ to SI. Sean signed my SB XXI piece, an old card, and a small handout that he had. Home I went.

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I headed out to an annual ALS fundraiser in my hometown, organized by MLB umpire Phil Cuzzi. My uncle always goes, and I went again with him. This time the guests were not big time names, but I needed a few. All are kinda mystery in terms of who is showing up. One name I just never see randomly was Steven Schirripa from The Sopranos. Also there was Gerry Cooney, former heavyweight boxer, who I used to see many times at Giants Stadium for Notre Dame games, in the parking lot. Uncle Floyd was in attendance as well, and gave a hilarious speech. The guest of honor was former MLB manager Jim Leyland of the Pirates, Marlins, and Tigers. I got a photo with him as well.

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Cooney
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Leyland
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Uncle Floyd in the house
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Lots of autographs for auction....

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Re: Basestealing, Punting, and Charitable Celebs in my Hometown

Post by yosemitechris » February 10th, 2020, 2:41 am

one of my favorite players, love the rickey photo! been to many rickey h. days at the A's ballpark

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Re: Basestealing, Punting, and Charitable Celebs in my Hometown

Post by lovetheRyman » February 10th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Greg, that Henderson is sweet! Did you scan a copy of the card, then print?
Thanks!

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Post by Greg2600 » February 10th, 2020, 4:24 pm

lovetheRyman wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Greg, that Henderson is sweet! Did you scan a copy of the card, then print?
Thanks!
I pulled a few scans of ebay and whatnot, as I didn't have one that I could find. I wanted to order one then scan it, but none of the sellers seemed likely to get it to me in time. I photoshopped it a bunch though, to clean it up. Luckily with something art-based, you can shoot up the resolution and it won't make a big different when it's printed. Walgreens prints 11x14's in a semi-gloss on harder stock than say Costco, so the paint pens do well on them.

Those are the others I've done in the last couple years. I would like to get Nolan Ryan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Dan Marino, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Griffey Jr. on some if possible.

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