Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Weekend Autograph Opportunities: Robert Horry of the Lakers and Dustin Brown of the Kings

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.


Laker great Robert Horry will be signing autographs on Saturday, January 14th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Sports Authentic store in the Puente Hills Mall.  Go here or here for ordering information.
Sports Authentic
Puente Hills Mall
1600 S Azusa Ave
City of Industry, CA 91748

LA Kings winger Dustin Brown will be signing free autographs for fans Saturday, January 14th from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at the Lucky Brand - The Point store in El Segundo.  Go here for information.  150 wristbands will be handed out for guaranteed autographs. More autographs will be allowed up until the 60 minutes has been completed. You will receive one autograph and one photo per person.
Lucky Brand - The Point 
850 South Sepulveda Boulevard 
El Segundo, CA, 90245 

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2016 Panini National Treasures Baseball - Some of the Dodgers Inserts, Part 1

Here is a look at more of the Dodger cards that can be found in packs of Panini's 2016 National Treasures Baseball.  Go here to see all of my past post on this set.

I should note that you should ignore the numbering scheme for each individual card shown below.  The checklist provided by Panini does not provide accurate numbering, and I have also discovered several cards that are not even on their checklist.  Why do they do this?  I dunno.  It's clearly dumb and meant to confuse collectors.

Rookie Materials Signatures

  • #152 Corey Seager - redemption card
  • #167 Frankie Montas - redemption card
  • #209 Julio Urias - redemption card
#196 Ross Stripling                      #202 Trayce Thompson

Blog Kiosk: 1/11/2017 - Dodgers Links - Sborz, Wood, Dayton and Kenley Jansen

The handing over of an noteworthy home run ball to a player who hit it is apparently a tradition that has existed for some time, as evidenced by the above 1957 Associated Press photograph. (eBay Auction Link)  From the August 1st game, the above pic features Brooklyn first baseman Gil Hodges with the fan who caught the record breaking ball.  Per the descriptor on the reverse:
GIL HODGES gets ball he hit for record 13th grand slam yesterday from Robert Chilla, 28, who recovered it in left field bleachers.  Chilla got new ball in exchange.
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1977 the Dodgers Bill Buckner and Iv├ín de Jesus to the Cubs for Rick Monday and Mike Garman.  In 2005 the Dodgers signed free agent starting pitcher Derek Lowe to a four-year $36 million contract.  The Dodgers also traded Shawn Green to Arizona for Dioner Navarro and a bunch of scrubs.
  • Happy Birthday, Harry McIntire, Max Carey, Lou Rochelli & George Pinkney!