Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Royals @ Red Sox, 7/27

Today didn't turn out quite as good as yesterday, but I still had a solid outing with the Kansas City Royals. Here's how I did:

  • Aaron Crow- 10 Topps Royals team card
  • Jeff Francis- 08 Allen & Ginter
  • Brayan Pena- 09 Topps U&H
  • Jeff Francoeur- 08 Allen & Ginter, 06 Bowman Chrome
  • Tim Collins- 11 Topps RC (X2, one available for trade)
  • Mike Aviles- 09 Topps, 09 Topps Heritage
My goal for this year has been to get to the 220-card mark for the 09 Topps (1/3 total of the set). Only 10 more to go this season!


  1. Hey, Im goin to Fenway in a couple of weeks to catch a game against the Rays and I would love to try to get a couple autos at the game. Any tips on how to get them? Thanks!

  2. Which game were you planning on going to? I'm trying to go for autos on Tuesday the 16th, then head up to Lowell for the NY-Penn All-Star game that night.

  3. I'm going on the 17th. I'd really appreciate any tips on how to get some autos. I am a huge collector and have a ton of Sox and Rays cards I'd love to get signed.

  4. Make sure you're there early if you want to get autos outside the stadium since it's a day game. Longo only signs outside, when they were in town earlier this year he was on the DL so I didn't get him. I managed to get Price one day and Damon the next inside, didn't have time to do graphing outside the stadium either days. Sox are pretty tough, Salty, McDonald, and Bard are usually good coming in, and you might get lucky with Gonzo on occasion.

  5. Thanks a lot for your help! Is there a certain gate that I should wait at if I'm interested in getting autos before the game? I've heard Gate D but I just wanted to clarify that with you.

  6. Gate D is where the Sox will drive in and some of the Rays might take a taxi there. If you're going for the visiting team, Gate B is a better shot, because even if the taxi decides to keep driving, you can see who's in it and rush down to D if you really want to try for whoever's in it.

  7. Okay, thanks a lot! I might wait outside, if not then I'll get there when the gates open and head straight for one of the base lines and try to get signatures there. I hope I can get Luis Tiant to at his sandwich stand.