PHOTOS: Phillies vs. Orioles

This was my first trip to Citizens Bank Park, and I must say its one of the nicest stadiums I’ve ever been to. Check out some of the photos! More can be found on Facebook.

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Connie Mack

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Suite #65 is where I got to watch the game. Probably the best box I’ve ever watched a game from. Someday I want to see the name “Sports Card Info” on a box.

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Cole Hamels before the game

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Upstairs they have a Phillies Hall of Fame exhibit: Schmidt, Roberts, Ashburn, Carlton

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Stadium model

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Dick Perez has a bunch of paintings hanging upstairs. This one is of Connie Mack.

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Eddie Collins

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Eddie Plank

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Napoleon Lajoie

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Original seat from Connie Mack Stadium

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2008 World Series Championship ring

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Chase Utley

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Utley at first

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Victorino at first

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Adam Jones & Carlos Ruiz

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Hey look! Upper Deck is on the scoreboard.

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Matt Wieters & Ruiz

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Phanatic shooting hot dogs

PENN STATE: Tailgate at the Dome Photos

Last night I attended the Tailgate at the Dome benefit for the Lycoming County United Way.  I was able to get a lot of great photos and autographs.  Check them out!

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Outside the Generations Sports Dome – Muncy, PA

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Inside the Dome

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Josh Gaines, Kevin Kelly, & Tyrell Sales

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Blair Thomas – Is a member of PSU’s 1986 National Championship team, Thomas was a 1989 All-American and a two-year starter.  He finished second on the Nittany Lions all-time rushing list with 3,301 yards and 21 touchdowns, just 97 yards shy of the school record held by Curt Warner.  He was a 1989 Heisman Trophy runner up behind Houston quarterback Andre Ware.  He was a first round draft pick by the New York Jets in 1990.  His NFL career spanned six seasons with the Jets, Patriots, Cowboys, and Panthers.

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Kenny Jackson – was PSU’s first All-American wide receiver; he held 27 school records by his senior year in 1983.  He was a two-time All-American and member of the 1982 National Championship team.  He still ranks second in the school’s receiving yards with 2,006.  He was the first-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984.  His NFL career included eight seasons with the Eagles and Houston Oilers.  He finshed his pro career with 126 receptions for 2,170 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Shane Conlan – Is a member of both the 1982 and 1986 National Championship teams, Conlan’s PSU career included 272 tackles, including a school record 186 solos.  In 1985 & 86 he was named an All-American at outside linebacker, making him the sixth two-time All-American at Penn State.  He was selected as the number one draft pick by the Buffalo Bills in 1987 and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.  He was named to three straight Pro Bowl teams from 1988-1990.  He played in three Super Bowls with the Bills and finished his NFL career playing with the Rams from 1993-1995.

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D.J. Dozier – One of the few athletes in history to play both in the National Football League and Major League Baseball.  He scored the winning touchdown in Penn State’s 1987 National Championship Fiesta Bowl victory over Miami.  He was drafted in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.  He played for the Vikings and Lions and had a career rushing average of 4.0 yards per carry and averaged 5.3 yards per carry in his final 1991 season.  In 1990 he signed with the New York Mets as an amateur free agent.  He made his major league debut in 1992 and played one season with the Mets.

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D.J. Dozier being interviewed by Gabe Sinicropi

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They were selling these really cool black/gold Rawlings Penn State footballs.  I think I might take this to The National Sports Collectors Convention if any former Penn State players come.

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Updated picture of my football: Greg Pruitt, Larry Little, Paul Krause, Mike Merriweather, Levon Kirkland, Blair Thomas, Kenny Jackson, D.J. Dozier, and Shane Conlan

Card of the Day: Shane Victorino 2003 Fleer Hot Prospects Auto Relic

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“The Flyin Hawaiian” SGA Figure

Over the last month I have been watching these bobble head figures of Shane Victorino a.k.a The Flyin Hawaiian increase in price.  These were a Citizen Bank Park giveaway this past year.  Before the Phillies won the World Series they were selling for about $30.00.  Now they are selling for almost $100.00.  I think that is incredible considering these were just given away.  I have a Shane Victorino bobble head but its not like this one.  Mine is a dual mini bobble head that features Shane Victorino and Danny Sandoval in their Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Red Barons uniforms which was also a stadium giveaway.  I haven’t seen any of those pop up for sale in a long time.  As you can see, people collect everything 🙂

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Shane Victorino 2003 Fleer Hot Prospects Auto Rookie Pants #’ed/400

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Shane Victorino 2003 Leaf Certified Materials Mirror Red RC Auto #’ed/100

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Shane Victorino 2007 Topps Turkey Red Autograph (after last nights game, how can this not be the card of the day).