Saturday, September 25, 2010

Baseball Card Display

I came across a good deal at Joann Fabrics. A baseball card display that holds 20 cards. I only have about 50 signed cards and was going to fill it with a combination of baseball, basketball, and football cards. I decided to use it only for my baseball cards.

My goal is to eventually fill it with nothing but signed L.A. Dodger cards. Walmart has a similar one linked here. The pic is a lot better than mine in case you want to take a better look at it. The card display measures 16X20 inches. It features 20 snap tight card holders that make it easy to install or remove cards. It is also easy to mount onto the wall. Once it is mounted to the wall it looks very nice.

Regular price:
50% off sale: $14.99
Additional 10% off with coupon. My price: $13.49

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Jerry Rice Autograph Signing

Jerry Rice came to San Bernardino for the second time in three years to sign autographs. The signing was held at the annual Route 66 Rendezvous in downtown San Bernardino. I made line early in the morning to hold a spot for my girlfriend Judy. I could not stay for the autograph session since I made a prior commitment elsewhere.

After Judy arrived in the afternoon I left the event. Out of hundreds of items that I have got signed in person, this was the first time somebody else got the autograph for me. It was either Judy gets the autograph for me or I get nothing. She did a good job. The autographed football and pictures she took came out very good.

Thanks to Route 66, Kellogg's, and Stater Bros. for this free event.

Signing Recap:
  • People in line: I left about 3:00 pm and I would guess about 200 people.
  • Items signed: 1 item.
  • Wristbands: Yes, to the first 150.
  • Giveaways: Kellogg's snacks seen on the table below.
  • Free signing: Yes.

I am a 49ers fan with no 49ers memorabilia until now. I couldn't wait to get a display case for my football. I purchased one at a Michaels arts & crafts store.

Display case features:

  • Wood finish
  • Glass panels
  • Splined corners
  • Mirrored backround
  • Black base with stand
  • Measures 7.5 in. height x 12.6 in. width
  • $29.99 with a 40% off coupon