The day after Halloween, Frank and Son scheduled Dodgerfest, which provided numerous signing opportunities for fans to take advantage of. Overall there were a lot of signings that I should have prepared for, but I was not in a hurry to fill up too many on my autograph list that required me to pay for. The only autograph that I really needed was Davey Lopes. I already had gotten Bill Russell in a free signing at Frank and Son in April and I have a hunch that I will eventually get Garvey and Cey for free in some sort of public signing. Davey Lopes, on the other hand, would normally require me to head to a game and be lucky enough to get his autograph. With my average attendance at 2 games a year, I had to take advantage of the paid signing to guarantee myself an autograph from him.
My family and I arrived at Frank and Son early, knowing well that parking would fill up quickly. I had purchased my ticket soon after the event holders let everyone enter the stage area. I only had to endure a tiring two hour wait before his signing started. Davey Lopes arrived early and started signing autographs. Luckily, I waited long enough before his signing to be near the front of the line. Davey Lopes was pretty much a pleasant man to be in front of as he signed my 8x10 of The Infield. He was especially friendly to a child that was in front of me, so the wait was worth it.
Frank and Son succeeded in providing a signing that was organized and bearable to go through. I am also happy that I managed to get my Infield phtograph halfway done. Now I just hope that Garvey and Cey do some signings in the Mall Tour just like in years past, so I can complete this project as soon as possible. Roberto from VinScullyIsMyHomeBoy and the Dodgers website have confirmed that the Mall Tour will continue, so I can only anticipate that this project will be completed.