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March 2, 2015 – Who wants a free SweetSpot Jacket? Yes, you read that correctly. I said, “free”. I am giving away a jacket to two individuals while I am out in Arizona for Spring Training. There are a few things you would need to do in order to qualify for this giveaway:
- Like Autograph Addicts on Facebook.
- Follow me on Twitter.
- Follow me on Instagram.
- Show proof of the above.
- Lastly, you will need to find me in Arizona so that you can claim your prize.
I will be in Arizona till Thursday, March 5th.
February 18, 2015 – It’s been quite some time since I made my last post. I have been busy working long hours with my day job that I have missed out on a few events. This year I plan on heading out to Arizona for Spring Training. I have acquired four dozen SweetSpot Jackets to take with me just in case anyone would like to purchase some. I plan on being there the first week of March, permitting my vacation is approved by my boss. If anyone wants a jacket or two before I head out, just drop me a line.
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May 4, 2014 – I know it’s been a long time since I posted and my apologies for that. I recently started working again and since it is primarily commission based, so I am doing what I can to make up for the time I was not working. But anyway, I was able to take some time away from work to head out to the Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles to meet and take photos with Edward James Olmos and Emilio Rivera. I just went to get Mr Olmos on a baseball. I would have gotten Emilio on a baseball as well but I only had one baseball on me and I did not want to go to the store to get another one. It was a good thing I opted out of getting another ball because when I found the line for the meet & greet, they cut the line with just a few people behind me.
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Photos of the Robert Sacre autograph signing can be found by clicking the above image or by clicking here.
February 1, 2014 – This year Tip A King was held at the LA Live Event Deck which is the roof of the West Garage. The event also followed the Kings vs. Flyers game that afternoon. Anthony and I arrived to LA Live around 4pm to park at the Convention Center parking lot. We had just gotten a quick bite to eat just moments before since we did not want to pay an arm and a leg for food at Dodgers Fan Fest. As we made our way to the West Garage of LA Live, Anthony noticed that Dustin Brown was making his way across the street from Staples Center right behind us. Dustin was nice enough to take a really quick photo with Anthony that I was not able to get one myself. After the photo op, we continued our way to the general admission line since I was not able to afford the VIP ticket this year. When we finally made to the Event Deck, I noticed that there were a lot more people than the years prior that it did not seem possible to get an autograph from the whole team.
As the sun was fading away into the horizon, it was time for Tip A King to open its doors to the fans that purchased general admission. If Anthony and I had not gotten lunch before the event we would have been towards the front of the line. With that being said, we were at the tail end and when we were allowed inside the event we found ourselves waiting an additional thirty minutes just to get our first autograph. The first person that we went for was Anze Kopitar. I had him sign my jersey that I have been holding since 2011.
After we got Kopitar, we made our way to Jonathan Quick’s line and was told that the line was so long that they did not guarantee that we would be able to get his autograph. Because of that we were discouraged since we purchased a lot of Tip A King money before hand that we wanted to hit up as many lines as possible. So our next line ended up being Mike Richard’s line. His line was so short that I barely had time to prep my marker for him.
As we exited Mike Richards’ line, we tried our luck for Dustin Brown. When we got there, the line was already closed. So our next autograph that we went after was for Coach Darryl Sutter. I needed him to sign my 2011-12 Season Jersey. I started this jersey at the last Tip A King event.
My final autograph line for the night was for Luc Robitaille. I have a lot of items for him to sign was was only able to get him on a couple of jerseys that I had been sitting on for a while. Luc was nice enough to give me a couple of inscriptions that I did not want to push my luck and ask for more.
November 9, 2013 – My friend Derek from MVP Trading Cards hosted a signing with So Cal native and Lakers Forward/Guard, Nick Young. The autograph signing was held at Westside Sports Cards and Memorabilia in Santa Monica. Derek asked me to take photos of the fans that came through to get their items signed. From what Derek told me, about sixty-five came out to the event, a handful of which I knew from other autograph events.
At the signing, I had Nick sign a jersey, photo, and a baseball for me. I did the baseball instead of a basketball because I am running out of space for my memorabilia. I told Nick that I am trying to cover an entire wall of just baseballs and he thought that it was a cool idea. Nick tripped out when I handed him my baseball covered with the Sweetspot Jacket. He said he did not know that the area where most graphers try to get their baseballs signed was call the sweetspot.
Big thanks to Nick Young for coming out to do the signing, Derek at MVP Trading Cards and Westside Sports Cards for hosting the signing, Nigel and Denny for the crowd control. Ryan, Alan, Doug, the Gill family, and the Vergel De Dios family, it’s always a pleasure to see you all at the events.
Photos of the Nick Young autograph signing can be found by clicking the above image or by clicking here.
November 5, 2013 – The Los Angeles Kings held their annual “Meet the Players” event at the L.A. Zoo for the season ticket holders. I was fortunate enough to this event thanks to my buddy Larry. Larry came across a pair of tickets and knew that I’m a big hockey fan that he invited me to go. This year’s event had a major change on how you would get the autograph you wanted. When the season ticket holders would claim their tickets for the event, they would need to decide on which group of players they would like to receive autographs from. I told Larry that my goal was to get Quick to sign my photo. Larry too wanted to get Quick but on Quick’s model goalie stick. Since my goal was only for Quick, I got an 11×14 photo of the Kings logo for other autographs.
I did however have some photos that I’ve been sitting on of Jim Fox and Sean O’Donnell that I decided to bring with me just in case I was able to get them signed. I was glad that I had brought the photos because they were signing and the line for them moved really fast that I was able to have Jim sign two photos for me. When I showed him the photos, he was amazed at the sight of them. He even told me that one of the photos that I brought was rare because he was wearing the number “4”. Sean enjoyed seeing the photo I brought of him because it was a photo of him in The Forum.