Perfect Game All-American Classic (formerly AFLAC Game)
Got a boatload of stuff signed over the 2 days of practices and the actual game this weekend. Lots of projected 1st Rounders in 2012. Here are my totals:
Lance McCullers Jr. (highest 1st Round projection)
17x Team USA cards
6x 2011 Perfect Game cards
Addisson Russell (Top 20 projection)
13x Team USA cards
Ryan Burr (Top 25 projection)
18x Team USA cards
8x Team USA cards
8x Team USA cards
Nelson Rodriguez The game's HR Derby Champ
24x Team USA cards
14x Team USA cards
26x Team USA cards
Nick Williams (Top 10 projection)
Trey Williams (Top 10 projection)
Walker Weickel (Top 20 projection)
Of former MLB players present I also got the following:
Tommy John x12 (cards)
Lance McCullers Sr. x9 (cards)
Trevor Hoffman x1 RC card
I also got 3 complete game programs signed by all players at the game (Albert Almora didn't show up at all to the event for medical reasons). The Team USA cards mentioned above include Topps, Bowman, Chrome, Refractors, Jersey cards, Bowman Platinum, etc. so please feel free to contact me if you have anything you might need. Not looking for any trades right now. There are a lot of items listed above, so I will provide scans or photos of items upon request. Thanks!
Last edited by SDlou; 08-15-2011 at 02:25 AM.
Nice haul! Did Topps/Bowman give out cards this year?
Yes, they gave out 2 cards per admission ticket this year, same as previous years. Some of the players had some signed cards with them that they handed out here and there before the game, but most of them left their cards back at the hotel.
Originally Posted by tazdmb
David Thompson wasn't on the roster for this. Here's a link for complete rosters for both teams:
Originally Posted by Graphgetter
Perfect Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings.
The only no-show was Albert Almora, supposedly for some medical complications he had. So, be very suspicious if you see any team-signed items with his auto on them in the near future! I hit the practices and stayed for the actual game itself, and can honestly say that a lot of the players on this year's look like they have some definite potential. Based on the preliminary draft projection I saw, 20 are projected to go in the top 100 in the draft next year, 9 of which in the top 25. Lance McCullers has the potential to go #1 overall with Trey and Nick Williams close behind him. For the football fans, Jameis Winston is the #1 ranked high school quarterback in the nation right now.
Last edited by SDlou; 08-15-2011 at 12:22 PM.
Ahhh I confused this with the Under Armour game in Chicago on Saturday. I didnt realize there were 2 different games at same time.
Sucks that Almora didn't show up, I know he was in quite a few Team USA sets. Hopefully they can keep this classic in San Diego for a while, make it a tradition but I agree with graphgetter, its stupid to have both showcases the same weekend. Also, Max Fried, Lucas Giolito, and Joey Gallo are going to be good.
Yeah, anything team-signed is technically going to be incomplete without Almora since he was on the roster, although I think a lot of people will be content with having just the guys who were actually there. Plus, I don't know if I would risk trying him TTM with a team-signed item as well. Anyone who lives near him or has regular access to him is going to do quite well in the future on consignments!
Originally Posted by SDgrapher24
I also think Joey Gallo is going to be a monster as he rises to the Bigs! I was far more impressed by his performance at practices and at the game itself than Bryce Harper's 2 years ago, and he was heck of a lot nicer than Bryce was as well! Here's a card he signed for me near the West's dugout after the game. He gladly added the MVP inscription when I asked him:
Last edited by SDlou; 08-15-2011 at 07:31 PM.
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Were you able to get your hands on any extra cards? I keep wanting to say AFLAC...so much eaier than "Perfect Game"..lol
I got a few extras, but I'm trying to use those to trade for other cards in the set that I want. There's a lot up on eBay right now, as I'm sure you're already aware. I agree too, "Perfect Game" just doesn't have the same ring to it as "AFLAC" did!
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