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Weekend autograph collection additions

I don’t really want to talk about the Mets’ 10-6 loss to the Cubs that kept me up too late last night, or the cap controversy that was dominating my Twitter timeline when I checked in before the game.

I will congratulate the Staten Island Yankees (who defeated the Brooklyn Cyclones this weekend to advance to the finals in the New York Penn League playoffs) and the Daytona Cubs (who swept the St. Lucie Mets to win the Florida State League championship), but I don’t really want to talk about them, either. At least the Savannah Sand Gnats are still trying to win a minor league title – their South Atlantic League championship series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers is scheduled to begin tonight.

So instead, let’s take a look at the autographs I got this weekend:

Daniel Ray Herrera signed Autograph Card

At 5-foot-6, Daniel Ray Herrera doesn’t really look like a major league pitcher, but he’s done the job when the Mets have called on him since his acquisition as one of the players to be named later in the Francisco Rodriguez trade. This is one of three autographs I got inside Citi Field before the Mets’ game on Saturday.

D.J. Carrasco signed Autograph Card

D.J. Carrasco hasn’t had a great year, but I will cut him a little slack for taking time to sign autographs at Citi Field.

Autographed Chris Schwinden 2010 St. Lucie Mets card

Chris Schwinden‘s major league debut wasn’t anything grand, but he’s accomplished more than most people who dream of playing baseball. Here’s to better things in 2012. This is the final card I got signed at Citi Field on Saturday.

Signed Howard Johnson 1991 Kahn's Mets card

I’m slowly trying to get a 1991 Kahn’s Mets card set autographed. Anthony, a blog reader who I met at a Newark Bears game this year, got Howard Johnson‘s card signed for me during HoJo’s Labor Day weekend “comeback” with the Rockland Boulders. (Thanks again, Anthony!)

Signed Josh Stinson 2010 Bowman Chrome card

Until last night, Josh Stinson had been perfect with the Mets. This card was an eBay purchase from a Buffalo, N.Y. seller.