Friday, May 30, 2014

Yasiel Puig Bobblehead - Best Bargain Ever!

I am happy to say on this glorious Friday that I'm no longer searching the market for a Puig bobblehead.  I went with the family to the Vineland Swap Meet in search of any baseball items that I can add to the collection.  Throughout the swap meet, I couldn't find any baseball items that interested me as the Citrus Swap Meet did in previous visits.  I did discover some sports related biographies, but passed on the opportunity in order to search for something greater.  As we were getting closer to getting passed through the north side of the swap meet, I caught a glimpse of two gentlemen that had two Puig bobbleheads on their table.  I immediately asked the man how much they were worth.  He replied that they were on sale for $20.  I completely got excited after he informed me of the price.  Other sellers across the internet and Frank and Son were asking for an average price of $45, so for him to sell them at $20 was an extremely generous offer.  He did inform me that he was aware of the $45 average sale price and wanted to sell for at least $30, but he immediately went to $20.  After I bought the one Puig bobblehead from him, we shook hands and he told me that he might just keep the other one for himself.

Here is how the bobbleead ended up looking after I opened it.  Yasiel Puig looks awesome just as he is advertised.  The only one very minor complaint I have is that there is an extra blue stain hovering above the Dodgers logo.  Overall, I am extremely happy that I got the one sought bobblehead for a bargain and this comes one day after my graduation ceremony.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Pedro Guerrero Autgraph Signing at Harry's Dugout (05/03/14)

Today Pedro Guerrero was scheduled to sign autographs at Harry's Dugout.  I needed to start my second project, which is getting the 1981 World Series Co - MVPs on this 8x10.  I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get Cey and Yeager in the future for free at some event, like the Mall Tours, but Pedro is rarely around the area for such a thing.  Therefore,  I needed to pay for this one in order to get a guarantee signature for him.  I arrived at Harry's Dugout at 9:30 and quickly paid for my ticket.  The line was not long as it only stretched to the last bit of shade from the side of the building when I got there.
Like I said, the line was not long and I was in the store at about 10:20. 

Pedro Guerrero was taking pictures.  Not sure though if he was taking a selfie or of the fans in attendance.  I hated how my finger was still able to get in the shot.

Pedro signed my 8x10 and we posed for a picture.  So after 20 posts, you now know what I look like.
I would love to thank Harry's Dugout for setting up a great event and Pedro for coming on out.  Now I just have to wait patiently as a free Cey and Yeager signing comes in the future.