Saturday, August 18, 2012

Anthony Miller Autograph Signing

Anthony Miller made an appearance at  Dr Liu's Optometry practice in Rowland Heights. The event took place near the infamous Frank & Sons Collectible Show. I wanted to go to this event but I couldn't get time off of work to attend. Dr Liu informed me that if I couldn't attend, he would have Anthony sign some extra items and send them to me in the mail. Dr. Liu was also nice enough to send me a recap of Saturday's event.

Signing Recap according to Dr. Liu. 

  • People in line? 2 people arrived early at 10:00 am, signing scheduled at 12:00 pm. Miller started signing at 11:50 am with 10 people in line.
  • Items per person? As many as people brought plus extra cards the Optometry office gave out free.
  • Free signing? Yes.
  • City of the event? Rowland Heights.
Overall the event went smooth. No one had to wait more than 1 minute to get stuff signed.

Here is former Charger and 5X Pro Bowler Anthony Miller signing a unique item.

Here's another picture from the signing.

Dr. Liu informed me that he may have another signing at his practice with a current or former athlete. When something is confirmed, he will give me the info and I will post it on the side bar. You can visit his website linked below to see some of his famous clients.

I would like to Thank Dr. Liu for the recap and pictures of the event. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Jered Weaver Autograph Signing

Last Thursday Jered Weaver made a appearance at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula. I planned on going but last minute obligations kept me from attending. The least I can do is reminisce to make myself feel better. Five years ago I attended a Jered Weaver autograph signing. I'm not completely sure but I think it was at a car dealership in Corona.

Ouch! Look carefully and you will see that Jered is putting a Sharpie to 
my Official Major League Baseball. I wanted to slap him on the face. Just kidding.

I made up for the Sharpie incident by getting back in line a couple of more
times. Here is Jered signing my bat. I didn't have a Sharpie issue with this autograph. 

Alright, I guess I feel better now.

I did find a recap from last weeks Jered Weaver autograph 
signing on another blog. It is linked below if you would like to read about it.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Greg Townsend Autograph Signing

Greg Townsend made one of his many appearances at the Raider Image in Ontario. The Raider Image in Ontario is Greg's second home. He practically lives there. I headed to this event knowing that it would be another easy autograph session.

I found some of Greg's football cards in my collection and knew I wanted to get them signed. When I arrived in the late afternoon only a few kids were in line getting autographs.  I only took football cards since greg signs them for a reasonable price. He signed my cards and we talked about the upcoming football season for a bit.

Signing Recap: 
  • People in line when I arrived? 2 kids. 
  • Free signing? No, he charged me $5.00 for each card signed. 
  • Items per person? As many as you wanted. You would just have to keep feeding him money.
  • Giveaways? None.
  • City of the event? Ontario. 

This is what Greg had to offer fans that didn't bring their 
own items. Everything on this table was for sale. He also mentioned 
his new book when we talked. It's pictured in the bottom right corner.

Greg's real money maker is charging fans for photo 
ops at $5 a pop. Here I am with Greg on December 2, 2009.

Here I am with Greg on May 8, 2011.

Here I am with Greg on September 17, 2011.

Another photo with Greg on September 17, 2011.

Last but not least. Here I am with Greg in our most recent photo.

Greg is the only person that I'v ever paid for a photo op. All combined I'v paid Greg $20 just to take pictures with him. The truth is I don't mind since he never made nearly as much money as current football players. Will this be the last Greg Townsend appearance I attend? Probably not. It's always an easy meet and greet autograph session and he may need the money. 

Thanks to The Raider Image in Ontario and Greg Townsend for this appearance.