Where to begin?
Well, it's been a busy seven days as I have worked toward launching the new site. Although it's been a work-in-progress over the past month or so, I was under the gun to have "the new, and improved" Phillies Collector site looking good for the big "relaunch" on Saturday.
The Poppel Show was a big day for me - and for the first time, put me on the other side of the table, as a vendor. I was there to promote The Phillies Collector site, and the services it offers: A listing of upcoming Philly sports signings, an ever-growing list of TTM addresses and of course, the blog. I was pleased to meet so many current readers, and a number of potential new ones, too.
Though much of my time was spent behind the table, it wasn't all work on Saturday. I also had an opportunity to add to a few current autograph projects, too...
Dave Hollins - 1993 Team Ball
Though he has been away for a year, or two, Hollins is no stranger to the Poppel Show. Previously I had him sign my 1993 team poster, and the championship celebration photo. I would have had him sign the team ball, too - but I forgot it at home! I didn't leave it this time, and asked him to squeeze a signature in under Pete Incaviglia.
Mitch Williams - 1993 Team Celebration Photo
This is one of my favorite autograph projects. If you remember back a few months, I really filled it out during Alumni Weekend. Mitchy Poo's autograph was a little "fatter" than I would have hoped for - but, didn't bring my own silver pen, and was at the mercy of the promoter. Immediately after signing it, Williams threw the pen over his shoulder and said, "We need another one!"
Pedro Feliz - 2009 World Series Team Ball
I didn't pony up to add Brett Myers to my 2008 ball, and though I thought it was overpriced, figured I should take the opportunity to add Feliz to my 2009 ball. I haven't focused as much attention on this ball recently, but Pedro was a key player, and I would have eventually paid for him somewhere along the line...