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Mariner Autographs

Postby rockycola on Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 pm

Anybody an autograph hound?

I have never been, nor desired to do so, but my 21 y.o. son's girlfriend just called me and asked for a ride home from Alderwood Mall. My son is out in Woodinville coaching a swim team.
She told me that some Mariners were signing autographs and she'd hold a place in line for me.
I went in the garage, grabbed a new box of a dozen Rawlings and Wilson baseballs, stuffed a few extras in my coat pockets and headed to the mall.

She had made it to the head of the line so no waiting.

First off, presenting announcer Rick Rizz. I have done some picture framing of his grandkids in Issaquah for him. He remembered and we had a pleasant conversation. I got his signed photo.

A few kids and teens were in line behind us, excited, but nothing to have autographed so I passed out half my box of baseballs to them with a choice: "You may have a baseball for Free or you can pay me $10,000 for one." Short story shorter, I didn't make any money today. :( The kids were gracious and actually said the "magic" words. There is still hope for the future!

My other half dozen plus balls were autographed by Dan Altavilla and Nick Rumblelow. Conversed a bit with both, hearty handshakes, wished them luck, and.................................The MARINER MOOSE happened :wink: He's not much of a conversationalist but he grabbed some signed pics of the two relievers for me.

My son' girlfriend, who lives with us, plans on sending one of the signed balls to her Father, who manages a casino in Arizona as he's a baseball fan (and soccer fan, too ~ Boo!).

And there's today's Mariner news brought to you by Rocky C. :D Cheers, all.

Now that I have met and shook hands with Rumbelow and Altavilla, no one can ever say any disparaging remarks about them, ever again :roll: :D :wink:
 
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Re: Mariner Autographs

Postby FuzzyPrunes on Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:05 pm

Hey Rocky. Woodinville is my old stomping grounds from 88-95. I have a few autographs, Jr, Alexander, the Moose, bunch of Sehawk players, from when I went to Las Margaritas. Tony Perez, Russ Swan, and Tim Davis. Davis the Moose, and Swan are on a foul ball that was hit by Gar. Got that at the White Sox Ms game when I was about 16 or 17. Alexanders is on a Hawks mini helmet, from his rookie year. I pulled that from a box of Bowmans Prvt Reserve, while stationed in San Diego from 96-01. I have a bunch of otherss from that time period too.
 
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Re: Mariner Autographs

Postby petert on Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:22 pm

I was, many years ago. I bid on 3x5s, cuts, photos, partial collections,and invested in authentication. Early HOFer and early 20th century greats, Negro Leagues, minor league greats. I eventually sold it all to offset a kitchen remodel. But it was fun to paw through, like baseball cards were for a kid. The only Mariners I had were Edgar, Randy, and Junior.

I also collected and refurbished gloves from the early 20th century onward. Silly.
 
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Re: Mariner Autographs

Postby sexymarinersfan on Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:45 pm

Big time hound here. Up until this offseason I had everyone's except Diaz and Haniger's. Now I gotta get hunting all over again
 
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Re: Mariner Autographs

Postby harmony55 on Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:36 pm

I've collected only five autographs in my life but I've lost the first three I garnered 50 years ago at an amateur basketball tournament in a small Iowa town. Those autographs included Sam Williams, the University of Iowa's 1968 Big Ten Player of the Year, formerly of Burlington (Iowa) Junior College. The other two were from Burlington freshman that year: Sylvester Washington and eventual Seattle SuperSonics legend Fred Brown.

The next autograph came at a 10K run in the Watts section of Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 L.A. Riots. Autographing race bibs was the race's official starter: Sidney Poitier. I still have that one.

The final autograph came in 2007 at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark In re Gault decision that extended the right to an attorney to a teenager facing a delinquency charge in juvenile court. In the buffet line I snagged the autograph of Jerry Gault, who by then was in his late 50s.
 
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Re: Mariner Autographs

Postby D-Trains on Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:33 pm

I have never understood autographs especially when players sign tens of thousands of of them over their careers. If I was going to get a one of a kind memento from a play that actually requires less effort of them, I would take a selfie with them.

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Re: Mariner Autographs

Postby Coeur d Alene J on Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:51 pm

harmony55 wrote:I've collected only five autographs in my life but I've lost the first three I garnered 50 years ago at an amateur basketball tournament in a small Iowa town. Those autographs included Sam Williams, the University of Iowa's 1968 Big Ten Player of the Year, formerly of Burlington (Iowa) Junior College. The other two were from Burlington freshman that year: Sylvester Washington and eventual Seattle SuperSonics legend Fred Brown.

The next autograph came at a 10K run in the Watts section of Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 L.A. Riots. Autographing race bibs was the race's official starter: Sidney Poitier. I still have that one.

The final autograph came in 2007 at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark In re Gault decision that extended the right to an attorney to a teenager facing a delinquency charge in juvenile court. In the buffet line I snagged the autograph of Jerry Gault, who by then was in his late 50s.



Downtown Freddie Brown was fun to watch
 
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Re: Mariner Autographs

Postby D-Trains on Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:55 pm

Coeur d Alene J wrote:
harmony55 wrote:I've collected only five autographs in my life but I've lost the first three I garnered 50 years ago at an amateur basketball tournament in a small Iowa town. Those autographs included Sam Williams, the University of Iowa's 1968 Big Ten Player of the Year, formerly of Burlington (Iowa) Junior College. The other two were from Burlington freshman that year: Sylvester Washington and eventual Seattle SuperSonics legend Fred Brown.

The next autograph came at a 10K run in the Watts section of Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 L.A. Riots. Autographing race bibs was the race's official starter: Sidney Poitier. I still have that one.

The final autograph came in 2007 at a conference marking the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark In re Gault decision that extended the right to an attorney to a teenager facing a delinquency charge in juvenile court. In the buffet line I snagged the autograph of Jerry Gault, who by then was in his late 50s.



Downtown Freddie Brown was fun to watch


Wayne Cody on the call.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti6TKPUvb1o
 
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Re: Mariner Autographs

Postby Double Mocha Man on Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:34 pm

D-Trains wrote:I have never understood autographs especially when players sign tens of thousands of of them over their careers. If I was going to get a one of a kind memento from a play that actually requires less effort of them, I would take a selfie with them.

dt



Paul McCartney won't let you take selfies with him nor will he sign an autograph. But he will chat with you. I thought that was fair.
 
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Re: Mariner Autographs

Postby D-Trains on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:20 pm

Double Mocha Man wrote:
D-Trains wrote:I have never understood autographs especially when players sign tens of thousands of of them over their careers. If I was going to get a one of a kind memento from a play that actually requires less effort of them, I would take a selfie with them.

dt



Paul McCartney won't let you take selfies with him nor will he sign an autograph. But he will chat with you. I thought that was fair.


He only texts with me, jerk.

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