Saturday, March 26, 2016

In Person Autograph - Ryan Hingst

One of the sets I have been casually working on is 2013 Leaf Perfect Game. Why there are unlicensed cards made of high school students, I do not know. But since the cards are out there, they make for an interesting novelty item to get signed. Earlier this month, I got Arizona State sophomore Ryan Hingst to autograph his card.


This morning, I read that Hingst threw a no-hitter the night prior against Utah. The start also happened to be Hingst's first of the season and the no-no was the 10th in Arizona State history.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

In Person Autograph - Gerrit Cole

This post is a couple of months late, but I was able to get Gerrit Cole's autograph at the UCLA Alumni Game in January. In the past, it has been a mob scene trying to get his signature, but this year's event was on the same day as Dodgers FanFest, so things were noticeably more subdued.

As the Pirates have black tops, I wondered if his autograph would show through on the card, but my fears were unfounded as the card turned out great.