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Mets Police Announces date of 2015 Queens Baseball Convention

Queens Baseball Convention 2015 logo (MetsPolice.com/Queens Baseball Convention graphic)
(MetsPolice.com/Queens Baseball Convention graphic)

The 2015 Queens Baseball Convention will take place on Saturday, January 10th, next year at McFadden’s Citi Field, according to the announcement posted at MetsPolice.com today.

WHAT IS THE QUEENS BASEBALL CONVENTION?

A mid-winter gathering of fans of baseball, held in Queens. Our design is a combination of “Fan Fest” meets “Comic Con.”

The spirit of the day is for the fans to get together, celebrate baseball in Queens, and to bring the kiddies and bring the wife.

Events will range from appearances by players, panels, trivia, mascot appearances…and a whole lot more.

Tickets are $35, and for an extra $10 you can get the t-shirt.

I missed this year’s event, though I heard nothing but good things from those who attended. Hopefully I will be able to make it next year.

Tickets are on sale at MetsPolice.com.

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Queens Baseball Convention, rescheduled 1986 Mets autograph show highlight January calendar

calendar1986 Mets Reunion Autograph Show

This weekend’s snow/ice storm postponed MAB Celebrity Services’ 1986 Mets Reunion autograph show, but it’s been rescheduled for Sunday, January 12 at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands.

So far, 18 former players and coaches have confirmed for the rescheduled date, including Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Ray Knight and Jesse Orosco. Admission is $10, and autograph fees range from $20-$49 per player. For more information, visit MAB Celebrity Services’ website.

Queens Baseball Convention

The inaugural Queens Baseball Convention is happening on Saturday, January 18th at McFadden’s at Citi Field. There will be a variety of activities, including Q &A sessions and autographs with Ron Darling and Ed Kranepool. Tickets are $35 ($10 for kids). For more information, visit QueensBaseballConvention.com

White Plains Sports Card Show Winter Extravaganza

Also on Saturday, January 18th, the White Plains Sports Card show at the Westchester County Center will bring in a current Mets player and a couple of former ones for autograph sessions. Matt den Dekker ($20), Rusty Staub ($25), Jason Isringhausen ($25) and former Mets coach Bob Gibson (TBA) are part of a guest lineup that also includes Wade Boggs and Gale Sayers. For more information, visit nyshows.org.

Pinstripe Perfection

MAB Celebrity Services will finish the month with its traditional Yankees autograph show on January 25th & 26th at the  Hilton Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands. This year’s theme is celebrating the 15th anniversary of David Cone‘s perfect game and the 1999 World Series championship team.

Oddly enough, Cone is not currently listed among the guests, however, several notable (and not-so-notable) former Mets players are: Dwight Gooden ($35), Lee Mazzilli ($29), Daryl Boston (1 free, additional $10), John Candelaria ($20), Gary Sheffield ($50), Shane Spencer ($25), and Ralph Terry ($30). For more information, visit MAB Celebrity Services’ website.

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Actual (former) Mets scheduled to attend Queens Baseball Convention

Autographed 1989 Topps Ron Darling card from my collection
Autographed 1989 Topps Ron Darling card from my collection

The inaugural Queens Baseball Convention got more interesting on Monday, when Shannon Shark announced that two World Series champion New York Mets are scheduled to attend.

Ron Darling and Ed Kranepool will each participate in a question & answer session and sign autographs at the January 18, 2014 event. The autograph cost is included in the admission price, but due to time limits, not everyone is guaranteed to receive an autograph.

For more information, visit http://queensbaseballconvention.com/

While I’m not currently planning to go to the Queens Baseball Convention, any of my friends are welcome to talk me into going with them.

The next two weeks are probably the swan song for this blog. The domain renewal is coming up, and I don’t really feel the same enthusiasm for baseball that I did when I began.  

I could still change my mind, but I’m having a hard time imagining what I might find to say about the 2014 Mets that anyone would want to read and other commitments will keep me from going to more than a handful of minor league games next season.

I do want to thank everyone who stops by to read Random Baseball Stuff, and I appreciate the friends I’ve made because of this blog. 

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Two upcoming events for Mets fans

calendar1986 Mets Autograph Show

On Sunday, December 15th, MAB Celebrity Services will be hosting an autograph show celebrating the 1986 New York Mets at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights-Meadowlands.

Twenty-five former Mets players (plus World Series “hero” Bill Buckner) are scheduled to attend. Fan favorites, including Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Mookie Wilson and Keith Hernandez, will be joined by less commonly seen former players like Rick Aguilera and Kevin Mitchell.

Admission is $10 per person. Autograph prices vary by player and item signed, but range from $20-$39. A 25-player “super ticket” is available for $599. For more information, check the MAB Celebrity Services website.

2014 Queens Baseball Convention

On Saturday, January 18th, 2014, the inaugural Queens Baseball Convention is coming to McFadden’s Citi Field. The family-friendly event will include various panels, trivia games, an appearance by Brooklyn Cyclones mascot Sandy the Seagull and more. Tickets are $35 for adults, and $10 for kids 12 and under. For more information, visit the Queens Baseball Convention website.