Friday, September 30, 2016

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Jay Johnstone in Anaheim and Some Dodgers at SoCal Fair in Perris

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.


On Saturday, October 1st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm former Angels and Dodger outfielder Jay Johnstone will be signing autographs at The OC Dugout in Anaheim.  Instead of charging for his autograph, all the OC Dugout ask is for anyone who attends the signing to make a donation to Make-A-Wish at the event.  (The amount of money you donate is completely up to you.)  All funds taken in will go to granting the Wish of an Orange County/Inland Empire child with a life-threatening medical condition.
The OC Dugout
1515 S. Sunkist St. Ste. G
Anaheim, CA 92806

Tommy Davis, Darrel Thomas, Bill Russell and Kenny Landreaux will be signing autographs at the Southern California Fair in Perris, CA on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the The Press-Enterprise Stage. The 2016 Southern California Fair is a 9-day event that runs October 1st through October 9th at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. The annual event will feature concerts, motorized events, exhibits, entertainment, carnival rides and games and of course, delicious fair food!  Go here or here for information.
Southern California Fair
18700 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, CA 92571

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2016 Topps Triple Threads - The Dodgers Autographed Rookie and Combos Cards

Now that you've seen the base cards here are some of the autograph and relic cards below.  Featured are the Base Rookies & Future Phenom Autographed Relics, Autographed Rookies, Relic Combos and Autographed Relic Combos cards. 

On a side note, the Corey Seager autographed relic card directly below is available as a redemption card, as well.  It appears they ran out of "sticker autographs" to make them all.

Base Rookies & Future Phenoms Autographed Relics

#RFP-CS Corey Seager               #RFP-JP Joc Pederson

Blog Kiosk: 9/30/2016 - Dodgers Links - Kershaw, Reddick, Toles, Puig and Vin Scully

Before the start of yesterdays game a nice little moment happened between a young fan and Yasiel Puig.  As you can see in the pic above, the Dodger fan held up a sign offering to do push-ups in exchange for a bat.  Obviously, Puig couldn't help but take the bait.  So, he negotiated an exchange.  For 50 push-ups he would get one of his bats.  You can go here to watch the kid complete the task -- all the while, Puig provided all the encouragement he could muster.

BTW, the Dodgers defeated the Padres, 9-4, to remain just a couple games behind the Nationals for home field advantage during the upcoming NLDS.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2016Go here to check out a more pics of yesterdays game taken by Jon SooHoo.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1923 Ebbets Field in Brooklyn held Zach Wheat Day in honor of the retiring Hall of Fame outfielder.  In 1956 Don Newcombe won his 27th game of the season.  He defeated the Pirates, 8-6, at Forbes Field.  In 1999 the Dodgers Giants play the very last Baseball game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.  The Dodgers defeated the Gnats, 9-4.
  • Happy Birthday. Johnny Podres, José Lima, Kenley Jansen and Nap Rucker!