Thursday, May 23, 2019

Weekend Autograph Opportunity: Angels Rookie Griffin Canning!

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any), as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.


The Angels second ranked prospect (according to MLB Pipeline) and current rookie starting pitcher Griffin Canning will be signing free autographs at a local San Diego County Credit Union on Saturday, May 25th from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Go here for more information. Be sure to arrive early, as the first 150 fans are guaranteed an autograph. Also, Angels Radio AM830 will also be present at the event with fun giveaways.
San Diego County Credit Union
32341 Golden Lantern, Ste A
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677
NOTE: No personal photographs with the player. One autograph per person. Player subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply.

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Blog Kiosk: 5/23/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Today is Brooklyn Hall of Famer Zack Wheat's 131st birthday, so in celebration I thought I would put up the above Charles Conlon photograph of Wheat from 1925. The photograph can be found in the book "Baseball's Golden Age: The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon, 1993" and the above copy was sold at MEARS in 2011 for $65. It is a Type II photograph -- meaning it's a modern photograph from the original glass plate negative.

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1944 the Dodgers and Giants play the first night time game in metro New York since 1941 at the Polo Grounds due to the easing of wartime restrictions. Brooklyn defeated Bill Voiselle and the Giants, 3-2In 1981 Ron Cey hit his 200th career home run. It was against the Reds in Cincinnati. In 2002 Shawn Green hit four home runs in one game against the Brewers in Milwaukee, and set a major league record for total bases at 19. Overall, Green went 6-for-6 with a single, double, six runs scored and seven RBI's. Watch highlights of his day here.
  • Happy BirthdayZack WheatAugie GalanClyde King & Ramon Ortiz!

2019 Topps Pro Debut - All the Dodger Base Cards

Topps Pro Debut brand hit stores this week, and it features several of the Dodgers top youngsters in their minor league system -- including hurler Dustin May, Keibert Ruiz and Gavin Lux. Go here for a complete checklist.

Below is a look at the Dodgers' base set, the lone photo variation of Ruiz and the three Dodger base autographed cards. I hope to have pics of the other Dodger inserts soon, so stay tuned.


#11 Yadier Alvarez         #24 Cristian Santana