Details on Monday’s event.

Here’s where we stand as far as Monday night’s book release event at Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub & Grill in Dallas (9100 North Central Expressway), benefiting the Emilie Parker Memorial Fund, is concerned.

Current guests include Rangers Minor League Player of the Year Mike Olt, Rangers Minor League Pitcher of the Year Cody Buckel, and undefinable local celebrity Michael Gruber, formerly of The Ticket.  

Ben Rogers of ESPN 103.3 FM will emcee the event, and Jarod Hamm (2011 State Rookie Champion Auctioneer) will preside over the auction.

Emilie's uncle Jeremie Parker will be with us as well, along with his wife and son.

You can bring your Bound Editions or whatever else you want to get autographed by our guests (limit two items per featured guest, please), and I’ll have 2013, 2012, and 2011 books on hand as well.

For every $10 you donate to Emilie’s Fund upon arrival, you will get one ticket for our raffle.  Whoever makes the largest donation will get his or her choice of any one raffle item, and the remaining stuff will be awarded by drawing.  We’ll have an auction of some bigger stuff as well.  Participation in the raffle and auction are reserved for folks present at the event.

As with our December event, 100 percent of the raffle and auction proceeds will go toward Emilie’s Fund, which will support not only the Parker family but the other 19 families of the kids whose lives were lost at Sandy Hook Elementary as well.

The raffle list:

  • Autographed Matt Harrison baseball
  • Autographed Justin Grimm baseball
  • Autographed Steve Buechele baseball
  • Autographed Steve Buechele baseball
  • Autographed John Wetteland baseball
  • Autographed Ozzie Smith baseball
  • Autographed Clayton Kershaw baseball
  • Autographed Clayton Kershaw baseball
  • Autographed Edinson Volquez baseball
  • Autographed Hunter Pence baseball
  • Autographed Alex Gordon baseball
  • Autographed Jurickson Profar (2), Mike Olt (2), and Martin Perez baseball cards
  • Autographed Martin Perez photo  
  • Autographed 16 x 20 Jesus Montero photo
  • Original Sporting News proof picture of Steve Buechele
  • Michael Young bobblehead
  • Uncut sheet of Texas Rangers playing cards and set of Rangers playing cards
  • Original art work of Buddy Bell for five cards in Rangers playing card set
  • Dessert Chips and Salsa Gift Basket from Dread Head Chef
  • Autographed Jurickson Profar baseball
  • Autographed Ian Kinsler baseball
  • Autographed Elvis Andrus baseball
  • Autographed Nolan Ryan baseball
The auction list:
  • Official MLB base autographed by Mike Olt
  • Autographed baseball featuring most of the 2012 Rangers
  • Autographed Nolan Ryan print
  • Unused tickets for every 2010 Rangers playoff game
  • Original  painting by local artist Pat Payton of any Texas Ranger
  • Will Clark lithograph signed by Clark and artist Vernon Wells Sr.
  • Texas Stadium seatback featuring picture of Tom Landry
  • Autographed Nolan Ryan photo
  • Autographed Ted Williams photo
  • Sit-in with the Norm Hitzges Show at the Ticket studios for up to four people, including pre-show meetings and airing of Norm’s show
  • VIP package for four at a TXA 21 "Fan Sports Show" road show, including dinner and a meet & greet with a surprise celebrity guest, courtesy of Gina Miller
  • Sit-in for the taping of Brady Tinker and Everson Walls’s DFW Sports Beat television show
  • “2011 ALDS Champs” bottle of sparkling wine autographed by Elvis Andrus & Mike Adams
  • Autographed Josh Hamilton photo
  • Autographed Mike Napoli photo
  • Seven Yu Darvish rookie cards
  • Autographed Rafael Palmeiro bat
  • Autographed Hamilton/Cruz/Murphy bat
  • Custom framing for a baseball jersey or baseball shadowbox ($500 value)
  • Portrait session with celebrity photographer Kevin Jairaj ($500 value)
  • Two custom iPhone 4 cases, featuring local artist Pat Payton’s artwork of Nolan Ryan and Yu Darvish
  • Shirt worn by Mark Wahlberg in the movie “Ted,” custom-framed and matted, with a movie 8 x 10 signed by Wahlberg and director Seth MacFarlane (of “Family Guy” fame) – includes a Universal Studios certificate (value $1200)
  • Autographed Ruben Sierra jersey
  • Two lower bowl tickets and parking pass to any Rangers home game in 2013 (excluding Opening Day)
  • Lunch for four with Grubes
  • A date with Grubes


Other things to know:

  • The autograph line will get moving right at 6:00 pm, but you can arrive earlier if you’d like.  We’ll plan to be at Sherlock’s until 9:00 pm, but please note that Mike and Cody won't be able to stay the entire time.  The auction should begin around 7:00 pm, after which we might have time for some brief Q&A with those two before they have to leave.
  • There will be a set-up when you arrive where you can donate to Emilie’s Fund (and get your raffle tickets) and can buy Newberg Report books (I’ll have the 2013, 2012, and 2011 editions there, and will ship any other editions to you at my cost).
  • However, while we’ve required the purchase of a Bound Edition in past years in order to get autographs, that is not necessary this year.  I’d rather you donate to Emilie’s Fund first, and then if you want I’m certainly happy to sell you a book. 
  • We can take cash, checks, or credit card payments.
  • Once the autograph line subsides, we’ll open up the floor for a Q&A/roundtable discussion with our guests.


We’ve raised over $25,000 for Emilie’s Fund so far.  Looking forward to kicking that number up further Monday night.  See you there.


Emilie Parker Fund / AP

Emilie Parker Fund / AP


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