View Full Version : Lebron James in Akron Ohio Success
09-20-2009, 06:06 PM
Left at 7:45 PM on Friday and did after at the Aeros game.. Didn't have much of anything, but we were headed in the direction anyways so figured we would stop by.
Ben Snyder - 6/6 8x10s, 5/5 4x6s
Carlos Santana - 1/1 GU OMLB
After that left to camp out for the Lebron signing. Before you say anything it was not my idea, I tagged along with my buddy as he really wanted it. So we got there at midnight and the signing was at 2 PM. After no sleep and standing next to crazy people for that long we finally got him. We were able to get back through the line, so I got 2 books done with Upper Deck Authentication. It was one per through the line, but the line was only maybe 400 people long. By getting there that early we were able to squeeze through the line again so I guess it was worth it.
Lebron didn't talk or say anything to the fans just to his people at the table. Didn't look up much at all either. Just glad that I got him and I am done with him. Was it worth it? Not really, but at least it is over!
Lebron James - 1/1, 1/1
09-20-2009, 06:42 PM
Jeez, I read the line was longer in NY, but that they let you get more than 1 book signed. They said Lebron didn't say a word to anyone there neither. I'm glad I didn't waste my time or give him my money (as if he needs it) to not even get a thank you.
09-20-2009, 08:06 PM
Yeah it wasn't exactly worth it, but being an autograph collector it was my only shot at him. The line was about 450-500 people long... It just went fast with a crappy signature and it being one per person.
09-20-2009, 09:16 PM
Getting LeBron to sign anything in-person is quite an accomplishment by it's own right. But LeBron does need to come back down to earth, away from his massive ego, and appreciate his fans more. Nevertheless, congrats on the super sweet LeBron IP success!
09-20-2009, 09:18 PM
Wow, that stinks. Waiting 14 hours in line for only 1 auto per person, ouch. In New York, they were allowing max of 5 books per person. Still nice to instantly make back 4 times your investment!
09-20-2009, 10:17 PM
Yeah it was fun though to just hang around and do that over night. I have always hated Lebron because of his ego and being from Ohio all I ever hear is Lebron this Lebron that. I cannot wait for him to leave Cleveland :) But like I said I went so my friend didn't have to go along and I had fun and ended up with 2 Lebron autographs, so I guess I can't really complain.
That would have been great to get 5 per person. The one the day before in Westlake was 2 per. By the line being short I ended up getting two, but that would have been nice to get five haha.
09-21-2009, 10:05 AM
Is there scans or pics of the autos on your DNAutographs.com?
That is my ONLY pet peeve about players and their signing for us fans, and that is forgetting your fans! I mean just look up, smile, and acknowledge the appreciation!
09-21-2009, 02:03 PM
Yeah go to my page and then click in person and it is listed there or ill post the direct link..
Then click on Lebron Book
09-21-2009, 02:09 PM
That's REALLY surprising to hear that you were able to double dip in Ohio. I thought the lines would be crazy! Maybe it wasn't well publicized in Akron?
09-21-2009, 02:19 PM
thats cool! at least you walked away with 2 auto books!
09-21-2009, 03:42 PM
I was surprised about the line too. He did one the day before in Mainsfield and I guess that was packed, so maybe all the big time fans got him then? I have no idea! But listening to everyone in the crowd it seems as if they are starting to realize how big of a head he has which is about time! The guy is just rude. Yeah he may be a good ball player, but so was Bonds in his day. Bonds is a jerk and he went downhill. Yeah steroids didn't help his matter, but Lebron will get what he has coming for him if he doesn't wake up. Of course that is all my opinion.
10-30-2009, 08:07 PM
I was at the LBJ Akron book signing as well....Unfortunately I was there at 4:30 PM the night before- it ended up being a 24 hour ordeal. I did get the (2) books though... Met some cool guys when I was in line.
10-30-2009, 08:11 PM
The crappy thing is people were able to come at 3 PM the day of the signing (an hour into the book signing) and were still able to get (2) books signed by going through the line twice. I way over estimated the wait time and the pace the line moved through the building.
11-21-2009, 09:52 PM
Hey just saw the reply. It was frustrating, but hey we got it so I can't really complain.
11-22-2009, 01:22 AM
I cant believe he didnt even look up. Especially considering you guys were up all night, waiting in a line to get his autograph while he was having a good night sleep. Thats just rude