Sunday, August 17, 2014

Brewers Graphing Recap

Here is a small recap of the autographs I got from the Brewers series this past weekend. In terms of quantity it wasn't much but it was nice to finally get Ryan Braun's autograph in person.

I got cards signed by Elian Herrera, Mark Reynolds, Mike Fiers, Lyle Overbay, Scooter Gennett, and Jeremy Jeffress.

I also got a 12x18 photo signed by Elian Herrera who was surprised to see such a large photo of him. I had the photo prepared for Dodger Fanfest a few years ago but forgot to bring it and never got it signed. I assumed he would be with the Dodgers for a long time but he was always going back and forth from the minors and eventually got released. It was nice to finally get this photo signed by Elian.

My favorite autograph of the day was from Coach John aka "T-bone" Shelby. Before being an autograph collector I collected jerseys especially vintage jerseys and game worn or game issued authentic jerseys. I had this John Shelby Dodgers Game Worn Batting practice jersey in my collection for over a decade since it was worn when he was a coach for the Dodgers. Coach Shelby was even surprised to see it and even asked where I got it. I told him I got it from an auction. He jokingly said I bet you paid $2 bucks for the jersey.

Last but not least it was finally nice to get Ryan Braun's autograph in person. Ryan was nice as can be and made sure to sign for everyone who waited for him today. Earlier this year thanks to my friend Josh I was able to make a trade for a signed Ryan Braun ball on a standard ROMLB on the SS but it's always nicer when you get the autograph yourself in person. I decided to get a 2008 baseball signed under the logo since it was his first all star game. Thanks to my friend Jose I also ended up getting a 2011 all star baseball signed as well which was his MVP year.


  1. Awesome blog, David! Is there a type of case you recommend? UV protection is worth it to me, but Pro-Mold seems so pricey. Ultra Pro would be my alternative, but I was curious what you use / your take on things. I appreciate the insight!

    1. Thanks Tommy. I'm a fan of the Ultrapro UV protected baseball cubes. I also keep my autographs away from the sunlight to prevent fading.