Various successes with the Rays
New to the forum and just wanted to share my successes over the past year. All have been in person (sort of)
Tim Beckham. After he was signed by the Rays, he had a short stint in WV for the rookie league Princeton Rays. I live in Princeton and scored his autograph on a nice shiny new MLB ball the first day he played. Also non-chalantly said hi to him a couple times at the gym over the period of time he was there. That's right, I was pumping iron beside the $6 Million signing bonus guy :)
2nd Success was amongst several players.
My uncle has season tickets to the Tampa Rays. My parents went to visit and took in some ballgames. My mother had a pen in one hand and balls in the other and scored a sweet Carl Crawford autograph on one ball, BJ Upton on his own ball, Joe Maddon on his own ball, and several other Rays on a single ball including Maddon and Upton on that ball (no Crawford though.
I gave the Maddon ball to my uncle as a gift, traded the Upton ball to my friend who loves him and I still have the Crawford ball and the multiple signature ball.
3rd and most recent success:
Score one for my uncle in St. Pete with the season tix. I requested early in the year for anything Evan Longoria he could get his hands on. So far I've come up empty...until just the other day... Evan Longoria on a brand new MLB ball :). He still hasn't shipped it to me yet, but I'm stoked for it.
I'm new to the site, but I'll upload some pics of the balls soon. I hope to get the Evan ball ASAP!
Congrats on the nice haul.