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> My Hall Of Fame Induction Experience

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post Aug 8 2010, 05:11 PM
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We saw a TON of people there for obvious reasons with Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice headlining the 2010 HOF Class.
We went into the HOF but it was so crowded we didn't get to see anywhere close to everything.
I went into the gift shop and Harry Carson and Jim Parker were signing autos outside the store. I went in to get a few programs and a HOF Mini but the lines took forever! By the time I got thru they were both gone so that was a little depressing. However it would not ruin my day.
I am working backwards here because the start of my day will never be equalled (Sports Wise) to me. I floated all day and night long.

Anyhow, I digress...

I walk into the vendors tent and as I was this guy was like HOLY S*&(! Putting on a signed Eric Dickerson jersey and I thought what a tool he was for wearing it.
Anyhow, I walk in the tent ant to my left I see Eris Dickerson standing behind a vendors table. This guy makes Limited Edition figures and was there signing his Canton Bulldogs figure. They are all limited to only 500 anyhow, but when you bought the figure, Eric Dickerson signed the bottom of it as well.

Here is me with the figure, the artist and HOFer Eric Dickerson with my signed figure:
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Then, I walk down to the other end of the tent and there stands none other than Gale Sayers signing autographs for $10 and then $10 to have a photo taken with him with proceeds going to his foundation.

Here ya go:
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Now to the start of my day:
I wanted to meet my childhood idol who was being inducted. I am sure you can figure out who that was from the pictures above, LOL.
I get my ticket and to the tent with about 10 minutes left after standing in line for about an hour and 40 minutes to get my ticket.
With no further introduction:

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Him Signing my figures base:
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Me knocking one of my bucket list and meeting my All Time Favorite Player:
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Here's a better picture of the signed figure.
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Like I said, it was the greatest days I ever had in Sports.

I have a few Tim Tebow HOF exclusives that Panini had with purchases as well, but I have not had time to scan them.



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post Aug 8 2010, 06:08 PM
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Sounds like you had a great time! I would like to go someday.


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post Aug 8 2010, 06:45 PM
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It can get VERY expensive, but when you can get Gale Sayers for $10 and meet all kinds of other HOFers walking all around the grounds it is worth it!



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WOW! That looks like you have the time of your life (sports wise)! Very cool story. And pics and autos! lol

If Edgerrin makes the HOF I will be there!!!!


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Very nice pics and autos! I especially liked the Jerry Rice figure! How in the world do you not smile when you are shaking hands with Eric Dickerson and Jerry Rice(just kidding)!!!!!! I would be smiling from ear to ear! Congrats on the awesome experience!

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QUOTE(cardcrazed @ Aug 8 2010, 10:30 PM)
Very nice pics and autos! I especially liked the Jerry Rice figure! How in the world do you not smile when you are shaking hands with Eric Dickerson and Jerry Rice(just kidding)!!!!!! I would be smiling from ear to ear! Congrats on the awesome experience!

Justin
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I never knew the pic was going to be taken. I had no idea it was done until I saw the flash. I didn't wanna be cheesin for who knows how long and look fake, LOL. I was floating after meeting Jerry Rice. Everything else the rest of the day was all bonus.



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Wow! Sweet story...


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