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Old 01-28-2014, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anybody here going to Royals Fanfest?

I am going Saturday. Just wondering if anyone here is going, or has went before. I was wondering how the autographs work? Please let me know. Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The way the autographs work is annoying but it's very fair so that everybody has the same chance at all the best players
They open the lines for the autograph sessions like 2 hours before it starts and they tell you who's gonna sign at that session around 30 minutes before it starts. What I do is just get back in the same two lines over and over all day and wait for the good players to get put at the autograph stage I wait at.
Last year was absolutely awful though because they tried to jam 10,000 people into the Park Convention Center for a one day event. It's at Bartle Hall this year, so it should be wayyyyyy better. And it also looks like the players they have scheduled to appear this year are better than last year when they had guys like Mike Boddicker and Brian Mcrae signing more than the current players.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am going on Friday and Saturday. I usually have so much fun there
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I've gone every year they have had it...last year I was actually the 2nd person person in and got some sweet deals on gamed used stuff at the charity store...but this year will be interesting now that the Royal's authentics guy is doing a lot of the pricing.

I agree it will be a lot better being at Bartle and being doing 2 days will thin the herd out a lot. I enjoyed MLB all star fanfest and I bet Friday early during the day will be the best time to get autographs and I'm hoping it will be like 3 or 4 years ago where I could get around 50-60 autographs.
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Going today to Lawrence at the caravan to get Billy to sign a game hat
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I just love that charity store. I hope they have those stadium banners again. Those are sweet. I have 2 Billys and a hosmer so if they have them I am going for a moose one. I also liked the signed baseballs for $5. The ball is worth more than that. I think it is supposed to snow so maybe not as many people show up. Yeah like in 2011 I got like 50ish autos it was great. Last year was a ripoff. I got 6 autos. I did score a banner and 2 game used bats for $5 each though
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Yeah I hope they have the banners too...I actually prefer the smaller ones they fit really nicely hanging on doors

Earlier in the offseason during the open house I went to the authentics store and he had a box of hats he had got from the locker room that weren't authenticated yet he was selling for $20 each. Ended up getting a Hosmer and a Butler hat (they were numbered on the inside but he wasn't sure if they were actually worn or not)and got the Butler one signed lastnight...
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice Butler hat. I wish I could have gone to that open house but I don't actually live in KC. I have both sizes I think of the banners. I am saving those for my future fan cave for my future house. I always like to try and get the stadium giveaways too like the Butler bobblehead and the Salvy shirt if they have them. Looking for Hosmer game used stuff as well. Maybe some Moose/Perez/Butler game used as well. And of course any cheap game used stuff I can find. I usually go to the store a few times a day as they start to mark down stuff. I will probably create a showoff thread Saturday night after it is all done.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Had a pretty good time at FanFest tonight!

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Old 02-01-2014, 12:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here is my loot. Going back again tomorrow. Had tons of fun and way way way way better than last year.


Lane Adams, Jason Vargas, and Yordano Ventura.

Gold Glove Ball and All Star Ball

Billy Butler Game Used Hat and Pink Batting gloves to hopefully get the Hoz to sign

Oh and I also bought a single pack of Draft and Pulled this nice card
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Wow, well done guys! Wish I could make it up to KC!
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Nice!!!!
AS A ROYALS FAN ID LOVE TO GO ONE DAY NEVER BEEN TO A FANFEST YET?
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Nice!!!!
AS A ROYALS FAN ID LOVE TO GO ONE DAY NEVER BEEN TO A FANFEST YET?
I don't know, have you? I haven't but I've heard it's cool.
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I won't be going tomorrow. It's been raining ice pellets in Wichita for the past couple hours. Hope it clears up in time for the big show next weekend!
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Not my best fanfest ever (kept getting stuck in Wade Davis lines lol) but happy to get Salvy and Butler
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That looked like a blast.To bad I am in Louisiana right now and missed out.
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just really bad weather in kc I'm skipping today because we have a half inch thick sheet of ice...wrecks everywhere and I only live like 20 minutes east of where they are having it
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Yesterday's fanfest was already better than last years IMO. Having it at Bartle made it so much easier to get around be last year it was ridiculously crowded. My main goal going into fanfest was to get my custom Hosmer card signed and I got it!

bottom of the card got cut off by the scanner for whatever reason
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what kind of made me a bit upset on thursday they had a sponsor night for commerce bank employees and basically they got all the good stuff from the authentic store. Overall was better this year with the autograph stations but just wish the weather was better..

But excited for next weekend getting Bo Jackson at the GTSM card show
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Does George Brett ever do Signings?
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very very rarely...I've got a connection w/Brett to get stuff signed (I'm friends with the guy who built his house)

I basically trade him rare Brett cards and he gets stuff signed for me when they go golfing or when he goes over (the guy I know he's an older gentlemen has over 1,000 Brett signed items)

He's just a guy who doesn't like signing in public
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Wish i could have made the trip up but with work and the weather it just wasnt worth the 2 hour drive from wichita. I feel like here in wichita we kinda got the short end of the stick as far as the caravan so i didnt go to that either. Looking forward to going to several games this upcoming season though and graphing the games and hopefully find a couple of good deals in the authentication store. Hopefully something to go along with my Hosmer Game Worn Camo Hat from last year.
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what kind of made me a bit upset on thursday they had a sponsor night for commerce bank employees and basically they got all the good stuff from the authentic store. Overall was better this year with the autograph stations but just wish the weather was better..

But excited for next weekend getting Bo Jackson at the GTSM card show
Yeah the store was meh. I wanted a moose banner but people would push me out of the way. But I like my butler hat
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If you go and see Hosmer, tell him I said "hey"
he'll know what that means
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Picked up a game worn hat of Aaron Crow, and research shows it was the hat that he gave up a walkoff balk on in 2011.. Haha. And a Holland hat. All for 65 w/ tax. Got a Moose ball but that's about it for autos.
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