Monday, January 27, 2014

My Younger Son's TwinsFest Autographs

My younger son didn't go to TwinsFest last year, but I think he regretted it after my older son and I had a good time there.  He decided to go with us this year but originally planed to just hang out with us, and get us autographs.  But when the boys found the Metrodome seat backs for sale at the FanHQ booth, he decided it would be a fun project to work on.

He ended up getting 14 autographs on it on Friday night and Saturday.  The boys had a little trouble deciding who to have sign them.  Should it be only players that played in the Metrodome?  Only their favorite players?  Any player?

They both decided to include their favorite players that played in the Metrodome, as well as Twins greats from the past.  Although they got them at slightly different times, they both ended up with the same signatures on their seat backs.

On Friday, David got Terry Steinbach, Kent Hrbek, Tony Oliva, Ron Gardenhire, Dan Gladden, Jack Morris, Jason Kubel, Glen Perkins and Bert Blyleven.

On Saturday, he added Joe Mauer, Tim Laudner, Scott Erickson, Roy Smalley and Rod Carew.

Other players we talked about him getting in the future include Paul Molitor, Torii Hunter, Johan Santana and Justin Morneau. We'll see if those opportunities arise.

There was a picture posted on the Pioneer Press web site of Joe Mauer about to sign David's seat back.  Unfortunately, David isn't in the picture, just his seat back.  You can see it here:

He got a few cards signed from players that he didn't have sign the seat back.  These included:

Jason Bartlett, Kevin Correia, Jared Burton, Tony Oliva (after having him sign the seat back), Aaron Hicks and Kurt Suzuki.


Although the grab bags were pretty disappointing this year, David did get a Ryan Pressley signed calendar as part of his.

Finally, for those players that he didn't have anything specific to sign, he had them sign a picture of Target Field that I took a few years ago.  Signatures on this picture include:

Samuel Deduno, Chris Colabello, Alex Pressley and Sean Gilmartin.

That wraps it up for David's autographs.  Next, I'll start on my older son's.

1 comment:

JediJeff said...

That silver ink really pops on the blue seat backs.