Tuesday, November 26, 2013

UPDATED!: Thanksgiving Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Dodgers 2013 Holiday Mall Tour with Landreaux, Wills, Sax, Garvey and Yeager

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 Dodgers 2013 Holiday Mall Tour continues this weekend with Steve Garvey & Steve Sax appearing at the Westfield Promenade in the San Fernando Valley on Friday, and Steve Garvey & Steve Yeager in West Covina.  There is also a post-Thanksgiving Blue Friday sale at Dodger Stadium - at the Top of the Park Store with special guest signing appearances.  On Friday Saturday, Kenny Landreaux will be there, and on Saturday Sunday Maury Wills will be signing autographs. 

Go here for more information, or go here for my most recent updates on this mall tour.  BTW, these are free autograph appearances.

Friday, November 29th to Sunday, November 1st -- Blue Friday sale at Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium - Top of the Park
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Friday 11/29 - BLUE FRIDAY! thru Sunday 12/1
Players: UPDATED!
  • Al “The Bull” Ferrara on Friday the 29th: Time 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM;
  • Ken Landreaux on Friday the 29th Saturday the 30th: Time 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM; 
  • Maury Wills on Saturday the 30th Sunday the 1st: Time 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Friday, November 29th-Black Friday at Westfield Promenade!
Westfield Topanga Promenade - Level 2 by AMC
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd
San Fernando Valley, CA 91367
Players: UPDATED!
  • Steve Garvey: Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
  • Steve Sax: Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 30th at Westfield West Covina Mall
Plaza West Covina - Sears Court Level 2
112 Plaza Drive
West Covina, CA 91790
  • Steve Garvey: Time 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
  • Steve Yeager: Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dodgers Vintage Memorabilia at SCP Auctions - Jackie, Duke and Pedro Guerrero

SCP Auctions is back at it again with their 2013 Fall Premier Auction.  It includes some great vintage memorabilia; including a Jesse Owen's 1936 Gold Medal, the Goose Gossage Collection, and the Warren Moon Collection.  It also has a nice grouping of vintage Dodger goodies to gawk over.  Check out my favorites, below.

This is a Salesman Sample of a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers Duke Snider World Series Championship ring.  Since the real thing would be far too expensive, this ring is a nice alternative.
(Auction Link)

Below is Pedro Guerrero's 1981 World Series trophy.

BTW, Pedro Guerrero is looking for a coaching job, so if you think a batter once described as the best hitter God ever made can help you, then you should seek him out.
(Auction Link)

This next item is just plain awesome.  Featured below is a 1949 game-used Jackie Robinson bat.  It is 1 of only 2 known from this year (he won the MVP), and it is expected to sell for a fortune. 
(Auction Link)

This next item has been attributed to from Jackie Robinson.  It is a 1950's era Dodgers jacket.  Per the auction description:
The jacket carries with it several Letters of Authenticity, including the principal one from a man who played in the minor leagues at the time of Robinson's retirement. Ultimately part of the Dodgers' minor-league organization, his letter attests that as part of the well-documented practice of major league teams shuttling big-league uniforms into their minor-league affiliates, he was issued this warmup jacket along with Robinson's No. 42 uniform while playing for Brooklyn's Single-A club at Macon.
(Auction Link)

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Blog Kiosk: 11/26/2013 - Dodgers Links - A Mattingly Monument, Guerrero Back on Friday and Haren Happy to Be Home

Check out the Dugout Wizard with Ol' Blue Eyes in the photo above.
Mattingly visited Garvin Park's youth baseball field in Evansville on Saturday to help dedicate the monument, which includes the inscription, "It all started here."
  • Alexander Guerrero has been absent from his Winter League team - Gigantes Del Cibao - in order to nurse a leg injury.  Via Gigantes Del Cibao's twitter, he'll be coming back on Friday.

  • Via Dan Wohl at Cut4, "Watch Hyun-Jin Ryu play insane CGI-aided baseball on a Korean game show".  I saw this over the weekend, and I couldn't stop watching.  Although I couldn't understand a word, I found it hilarious.  It's like a real life Baseball video game.
  • There is no doubt Haren is excited to be a Dodger, via a @Dodgers tweet.

"We've been looking for a starting pitcher, and we've been looking for someone we could lean on to provide starts and innings," Colletti said. "He's from the area and understands the Dodgers tradition.
At some point soon, the sides are expected to reach an agreement, which would clear a path for Tanaka to jump to MLB, if the Rakuten Ealges agree to post him. Tanaka, 25, would be the top pitcher available on the market, as several teams project Tanaka as a No. 2 starter in the majors and see him stepping into that role immediately. 

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