Card of the Day: Jerome Bettis 1996 Fleer Ultra Sensations #81

State College Spikes vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers – 8/9/15 – The Bus Bobblehead Night

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A lot of fans came out to watch the State College Spikes take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Sunday night.  Good baseball wasn’t the only reason people came out though.  It was Jerome Bettis bobblehead night!!!  The first 1,000 fans through the gates received a commemorative Jerome Bettis Hall of Fame Gold Jacket bobblehead.  I think the coolest part of this specific bobblehead is that the platform he’s standing on is in the shape of a bus.  Jerome Bettis was once or still is involved with a company that owns different minor league baseball teams including the Spikes.  That’s why I think they did this.  Plus he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame over the weekend too and is a PA favorite.

The Spikes went on to win 4-1 over the Scrappers.  Instead of having chicken fingers and fries, I went for a cheeseburger this time.  I could smell them on the grill while waiting to get in.  Everything in the gift shop was 20% off as long as it had black and/or gold on it.  So I picked myself up a new “Fear The Dear” t-shirt.

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LuCKy the Lion from Lion Country Kia.

Big 33’s – 2011 Big Memorabilia & Autograph Show

The Big 33 Scholarship Foundation held their Big Memorabilia & Autograph Show this weekend at the Harrisburg Mall.  The autograph guests included former Steelers RB Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, current Steelers WR  Antonio Brown, legendary Steelers RB Rocky Bleier, and former Flyers goalie Bernie Parent.

This was the first time I had attended this event.  I will definitely be going back next year.  It was very well put together and I’ve never seen a more secure setup for an autograph signing.

In addition to the autograph guests, there were a handful of vendors setup selling all kinds of memorabilia, shirts, and cards.  One of the vendors, who I see a lot of the mall shows was there selling boxes.  I purchased (2) boxes of 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy.  I will be reviewing them later.

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4x Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier – he was very social with everyone and seemed to enjoy interacting with his fans.

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All four of Bleier’s Super Bowl rings

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Antonio Brown

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As you can see, it was well attended.

Card of the Day: Jerome Bettis 1999 Donruss Private Signings Auto

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Card of the Day: Jerome Bettis 1993 UD SP Premier Prospects #6

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