Saturday, October 5, 2013

I Won!!!

Have you ever been listening to the radio when an announcer comes on and offers a prize to caller 10? You pick up the phone, dial, only to get a busy signal. That was the story of my life.

Until this week.

Wednesday, I was listening to 103.3 ESPN Radio while sitting in my truck, waiting for a meeting. I heard the commercial, dialed, and BOOM - I won the contest! (The guy onn the other end started laughing pretty hard when he told me I was caller 10 and I replied with a "Holy Sh*t!!!")

I won four VIP passes to an exclusive "Mavstoberfest" autograph signing.

I took my cousin and a good friend from high school. I ended up giving the fourth pass away at the event. So, we got there, waited outside in the heat for an hour and a half, then finally were allowed in. At the direction of the guy from ESPN, we went strait to Dirk's table and the line was ridiculous. Fortunately, we were close to the front.

I was being pushed through while trying to snap a picture of Dirk, hence the blurry picture.
After grabbing Dirk's autograph as well as the other four guys at the table with him, we proceeded on to two other tables before the event was ended. We missed out on one table of five players. Here is the ball:

Let's highlight a few signatures, shall we?

The Big German, Dirk Nowitzki - A sure first-ballot Hall of Famer
The Matrix - Shawn Marion (I don't know how you get his name out of that)

Vince Carter (He was kind of a jerk)

Newest star to join the team, Montae Ellis
I'm pretty excited to have had this opportunity. However, I'm not that big of a basketball fan, and the thought of selling this thing has crossed my mind. I wouldn't begin to know how much to sell it for, however, and I don't know if anyone would be interested in buying it with out CoA on the signatures. Regardless, I think I am content with this on my shelf at home.


  1. If you're looking to sell, I'd post the same pictures of the event passes and Dirk on the Ebay listing. I think those would serve well as a substitute to a COA.

    If I had the same opportunity with the Bulls (my team), I'd probably sell... The NFL and NBA are just other leagues to keep me occupied until spring training starts. Then again, an autograph of Dirk (or D-Rose in my case) would be pretty cool to own.

  2. Congratulations! Back in 1990 I won tickets to Summer Jam... but I didn't get BBD's autograph. That Dirk auto is awesome!

  3. Judson, that's aweome! I heard that day and it would have been cool to know that was you on the end!