Republic Collectibles inc.-free autograph session with dennis eckersley
and the over 1,000 fans who showed up to see
Red Sox Pitching Legend
Saturday, April 3rd, 1999
at our big all day event !!!
When he was signing Free autographs
Here are a few pictures of our event !
Over $ 3,000.00 in prizes were given away !
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis Eckersley Autographs the shirt of 10-year-old Jonathan Knight of Lisbon during an appearance Saturday afternoon at Republic Collectibles in Auburn. - Daryn Slover/Sun Journal
This is a game where everyone buys a pack of cards then rips them open to compete against the other players for things like -"Highest number card" or "Tallest player" or "Most home runs". This game is great as no one loses. Everyone gets to keep their cards but whoever wins the round gets their name into the Grand prize winner Robert Bailey got over $ 500 in prizes !!
Card Flipping Tournament !
Try your luck at the age old game of Card Flipping.
No skill is required. All you need is the ability to have fun and we supply the fun !!
This contest will go round after round competing 1 on 1 with another person until their is 1 grand prize winner.
Trivia contest throughout the day !
We will be asking trivia questions throughout the day on everything from local teams to Eckersley
a prize will be given out to the winner of each trivia question.
Lot of other fun and exciting things planned for our event !!
We gave out a Free gift to all from
Schedule of Events:
Republic open at 9am
Pack wars starts at 10am
Card flipping contest starts at 10am also !
Pack wars ends at 1:15pm
Eckersley signs from 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Pack wars starts again at 3pm.
Pack wars ends at 4pm.
Grand prize winner for pack wars is drawn.
Trivia questions will go on throughout the day with prizes given away for each question
We opened at 9am with about 40 people waiting to get in. We gave a special prize to those early risers for our event.
People who showed up at our event !
Mr. Dennis Eckersley
Tons of fans !
Mayor of Auburn
Ultra Pro products representative
Some of Dennis Eckersley's claim to fame
Voted "man of the year" in 1999 by uncle andy's digest
Holds A.L. career records for most saves -- 323
Holds A.L. career records for most consecutive errorless games by pitcher -- 470
Named A.L. rookie pitcher of the year by the Sporting News (1975)
· Named A.L. fireman of the year by the Sporting News (1988 and 1992).
· Named A.L. co-fireman of the year by the Sporting News (1991).
· Named A.L. most valuable player by Baseball Writers' Association of America (1992).
· Named A.L. cy young award winner by Baseball Writers' Assoc. of America (1992)
Holds Oakland Athletics all-time records for lowest earned run average (2.74)
Holds Oakland Athletics all-time records for most games pitched (525)
Holds Oakland Athletics all-time records for most saves (320)
member of world series championship team (1989)