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Erick Von Erich
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January 27th, 2014, 11:56 pm #131

Got this one today.



After you've received something from the Most Powerful Force in the Universe...where do you go from there?
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Erick Von Erich
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March 5th, 2014, 10:06 pm #132

I've slowed down quite a bit. Started to be a bit more picky and only send out cards that I actually like. Before, I'd just send them out because I had an extra, or would've thrown the card away.

Sent and received an autographed card from Josh Rutledge. No biggie, but it's the first time I've sent one to a Spring Training complex. It was about a 2 week turnaround.

Saw that Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes has recently re-surfaced and is accessible! All-time gaijin home run king.
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April 28th, 2014, 11:59 pm #133

Now that I'm mostly back to normal post-surgery I'm starting to send letters out again. Focusing mostly on late 80s and early 90s baseball players currently.
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May 10th, 2014, 2:48 am #134

Got quite the baseball haul today as I got successful returns from Pokey Reese, Cory Snyder, Ted Power, Steve Davis (wrote me a nice letter back) and Joe Morgan (Sox manager).
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Erick Von Erich
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August 15th, 2014, 9:00 pm #135

Some of my "send-outs" have finally made it back.

Football Through-the-Mails:
-Michael Brooks (Broncos LB)- about 4 months
-Dave Wyman (Broncos/Seahawks LB)- about 10 months
-Gerald "Ice Cube" McNeil- about 4 months
-Billy Thompson (Broncos DB)- less than a week, but he's a local

Baseball Through-the-Mails:
-Rick Manning (70's/80's OF, Indians broadcaster). Quick turnaround
-Mark Gubicza. About 3 weeks
-Ken Macha. Quick turnaround
-Mark Thurmond (80's RP). Quick turnaround
-Wes Chamberlain. Quick turnaround
-Eric Young Jr. Sent to Citi Field. VERY quick turnaround
-Jimmy Key. Quick turnaround
-Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes. About 3 months

In-Person Sweet Spot Baseballs:
-Eric Young, Sr.
-Mark Melancon (personalized it and wrote "Go Bucs"! Awesome)

In-Person Team Baseball:
-Clint Barmes, Jordy Mercer, Jared Hughes (2014 Pirates)
-Glenallen Hill (mgr), Dave Schuler (pitch. coach), Brian Burres, Michael Ramirez, Jackson Williams, Drew Garcia, Angelys Nina, Rafael Ynoa, Evan Frey, Tim Smalling (2014 Sky Sox Triple A).

In-Person cards:
-Brent Morel
-Brian Burres (Triple A game)
-Paul Janish (Triple A game)
-Glenallen Hill (Triple A game)

I went to the Triple A game in mid-June. Until that point, I had gotten ZERO in-person autographs for the season. It was my make or break game; if I didn't get any autographs, I was going to quit going early to games. Got a bunch (11), without much effort. If you do your homework and find a super-fan, Triple A games are an easy effort for autograph hounding.

Went early for two Pirates games in July in Denver. Only got three autographs, pre-game, in two tries. But stayed after the game, at the main gate, and got three in one night. Would've gotten more, if I had been a jerk. For instance, Rockies OF Brandon Barnes was there, but had his dinner in one hand and his daughter in the other. Jhoulys Chacin came by, but I didn't have a card or anything for him to sign.

Think I may skip all future pre-game/BP autograph haggling and just try it after the game. MUCH smaller crowd. While it is tougher to spot guys, it's a much more relaxed environment for both the players and fans. Plus; if you're a cheap ass; you don't need a ticket.

Pre-game/BP used to be the best time to get autographs, from about 2002-2008. Circa 2009, I strongly believe the Players Association said something to their members about pre-game autographing, as guys have been signing less frequently since then. I remember when about 11-15 members of the Reds came over to sign in 2004 during BP... and that wasn't unusual for the time.
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August 17th, 2014, 1:25 am #136

Mad Dog,Sep 23 2013 wrote:
So jealous. He was in my hometown a few years ago. Didn't get to meet him, but I did meet his daughter where I work at. She was the Apple Blossom Queen that year.
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August 17th, 2014, 11:08 pm #137

I sent it to him via ESPN. He's a really hit and miss guy.
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August 18th, 2014, 2:25 pm #138

I have a small selection of autographs:

Two Capitals hats signed by Tyler Sloan, Jeff Schultz, Mike Knuble, and Bruce Boudreau from a couple of Capitals Conventions.

A rally towel signed by two former Caps (don't remember their names), and Rod Langway, also from a recent convention.

Pucks signed by Matt Hendricks, Christian Hanson, Dmitri Orlov, Caps analyst Craig Laughlin, Marcus Johansson, and Peter Bondra.


And on the wrestling side of things:

Signed photo from 2003 by Dusty Rhodes. Met him at a small indie show.

A printed out email/ticket from last summer's Impact Wrestling event at the Shenandoah County fair, signed by Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Magnus, Chris Sabin, Joseph Park, and Mickie James.

A signed CD from Mickie James (from last year's fair), and a signed photo from her at a Covey Pro show in April.

Another signed photo from Scott Hall (as Razor Ramon) from the same Covey Pro event.

And last night in Hagerstown, I had a program signed by EC3, Magnus, Eddie Edwards, Gunner, and Madison Rayne.

I'll soon be getting Bret Hart's autograph at some video game store in October.
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Erick Von Erich
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September 19th, 2014, 3:26 pm #139

Final game of the season, for me, last night. Got the following:

-Bob Brenly (sweet spot baseball, since he was the D-Backs manager in 2001 World Series)
-Wade Miley (card)
-Cody Ross (card)
-Mike Fetters (card)
-Brandon Barnes (card)
-Charlie Blackmon (card)

-With the exception of Blackmon, all were post-game outside the main gate. The Old Man also got Eddie Butler.

Mail stuff, recently:
-Tom Burgmeier (70s/80s pitcher)
-Danny Darwin (x2)
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October 31st, 2014, 9:47 pm #140

Mail stuff:
BASEBALL
-Danny Tartabull (x2)
-Larry McWilliams (80's Pirates pitcher... took about 8 months)
-Eddie Taubensee (x2. Very good signer. Usually sends you back an extra card of his own)
-Matt Young
-Kevin Bass (x2)
-Bryan Harvey (x3. Kept seeing his cards as I was throwing out "commons", so I thought: 'why not'?)

FOOTBALL
-Dan Reeves ("my boys have tremen-nus speed")
-Jim Jensen (same as the Harvey thing)
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