Piazza’s autograph tickets start at $179, plus an additional $59 fee if you want him to add “HOF 2016” or any other inscription to his signature.
That’s a little bit too steep for me – the rising autograph fees are one of the main reasons I’ve stopped posting about which former and current Mets are scheduled to appear at collectibles shows each month.
Yankee fans may be interested to see that Joe Girardi ($79 and up) and Luis Severino ($65 and up) have recently been added to the show lineup, too.
MAB Celebrity Services invites you to spend “A Glorious Day with the Amazin’s” on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Crowne Plaza Fairfield in Fairfield, New Jersey.
Twenty-two current and former New York Mets will be guests at the autograph show, including members of four of the five Mets teams that played in the World Series.
Highlights of the show include appearances by Travis d’Arnaud, Endy Chavez, Billy Wagner, Sid Fernandez, Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson and Jon Matlack, as well as non-Mets guests Ozzie Smith, Whitey Ford, Don Mattingly and Bill Buckner.
MAB Celebrity Services is offering fans a chance to meet and get autographs from members of the 1986 and 1969 World Series Champion Mets teams, as well as the 1973 and 2016 National League Champs, the 1988 and 2006 NL East Division Winners and the original 1962 squad on Saturday, November 14th at the Crowne Plaza Fairfield in Fairfield, NJ.
Autograph fees run between $15 and $69 per player; show admission is $10 (children 10 and under are free with paid adult admission.)
When I woke up Saturday morning, I didn’t think I was going to MAB Celebrity Services’ “Pinstripe Pandemonium” show.
As it turned out, the snow and rain was all but over. My friend Bart said he had no trouble getting to me, and the roads were clear from my place to the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights and both Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson had arrived in town on Friday.
In fact, we were there an hour and a half before Pedro was due to start signing autographs. We checked out the vendors’ tables – I found a couple of relatively inexpensive signed baseball cards for my collection, Bart bought a box of 2014 Bowman Draft cards.
We hung out in the lobby area outside of the hotel restaurant for a little while, and saw Johnson come down for breakfast. When you see “6-10” written on the back of a baseball card, you know that Randy Johnson is tall – but it didn’t hit home until I saw him in person. Continue reading ““Pinstripe Pandemonium” Recap”→
This October will be the 15th anniversary of the New York Mets’ last World Series appearance… but not surprisingly, the folks at MAB Celebrity Services are only interested in the winners of the 2000 World Series.
Next weekend, they’ll hold “Pinstripe Pandemonium,” a celebration of the 2000 New York Yankees World Championship team. The show will also feature appearances by other Yankee “legends” and three of the four newly-elected baseball Hall of Famers.
Fans will have the opportunity to meet and get autographs from former Mets Pedro Martinez ($159+), Doc Gooden ($35), Doc Medich ($20+), Rick Cerone ($30), Paul Gibson ($25), Mike Stanton ($25+) and Shane Spencer ($20).
I don’t expect to get anything signed at the show – I already have all of the ex-Mets and cannot even think about paying the $199 fee to have Randy Johnson sign an 8×10 photo – but I plan to tag along with my friend who wants to see Martinez and Johnson. Maybe I’ll find an inexpensive card or two to add to my Mets autograph collection while I’m there.
Pinstripe Pandemonium will be held at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands in Hasbrouck Heights on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, including the full guest list and prices, visit mab-celebrity.com.