I went down to Flowery Branch with the wonderful girlfriend with hopes of landing some more autographs! It was interesting because 1) It was Lance Moore’s one and only practice with the Falcons 2) Holy crap, I don’t remember the one in 2012 being that HOT 3) These have gotten much more popular, as 20 times more people were at the practice. Sadly only the rookies signed after practice, so no sweet scores like Michael Turner and Thomas Decoud like last time, but hopefully these guys pan out.
2016 Falcons Team Ball signed by 14: Deion Jones (2nd Rounder #45) Austin Hooper (3rd Rounder #81), Devondre Campbell (4th Round #59),Devin Fuller (7th Rounder #87), David Glidden (UFA #7), Chris Mayes (UFA #74), Devonte Johnson (UFA #33), Cory Johnson (UFA #98), Brian Poole (UFA #34), Will Ratelle (UFA #39), Joshua Perkins (UFA #82 ), Brandon Wilds (UFA #82), Brandon Williams (UFA #75) Matt Simms (3rd Qb #4) – With 8 of the guys being undrafted free agents, I don’t see this one being a super valuable ball over the years, but you never know!
I recently attended Braves Alumni Weekend with the better half – and instead of being greeted with signings galore, I was greeted with a Charity Softball game and a loss from the Braves. The Braves store has the some cool MLB memorabilia for sale, so I was pumped to get an official game used Final Season ball, which I added former Braves Shortstop and Fan Favorite of the 70’s Marty Perez (who signed before the softball game) and Brian Hunter who was cool enough to sign after the game in the club level area. Still pumped to add two new Braves to my collection
On to the Cards…
Phil Masi was a 3x All Star for the Braves, and Walker Cooper was a 1 Time All Star for the Braves.
Al Hrabosky & Craig McMurtry were fan favorites for the Braves in the 80’s, Dave Jolly was a member of the 1957 Championship team