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A very special guest at Sebastian Sports Card Show on February 25th
@ THE AMERICAN LEGION - 807 Louisiana Avenue in Sebastian

We will be very fortunate to have Anthony Florio at our February 25th Sports Card Show.

Yankee Batboy: "The Luckiest Kid in New York" by Anthony Florio & John Siclare

"It's 1961 and I'm a fifteen year old kid living in Little Italy who eats, sleeps and drinks baseball; a kid who believes he's the biggest baseball fan that ever lived and idolizes Mickey Mantle. Try to imagine how it felt for a kid like this to be asked if he would like to be a batboy at Yankee Stadium; to actually be around the famous ballplayers of the day.

This is my story, and the excitement of walking into Yankee Stadium for the first time in my life, in the very same underground tunnels that Babe Ruth had walked through. It still excites me today whenever I think about it. . ."

YANKEE BATBOY "The Luckiest Kid in New York". From Little Italy to Yankee Stadium... The story of Anthony Florio, an Italian-American that grew up on Mott Street in Little Italy (NYC) and became a batboy for the New York Yankees in the 1960s. Anthony will be presenting his new book "Yankee Batboy - The Luckiest Kid in New York" that chronicles this most exciting time in his life.

We will be very fortunate to have Anthony at our February 25th Sports Card Show. The book will be available for sale and autograph. In the book, there are several photographs of the Yankees of that time including Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Joe Pepitone, and other Yankee greats There are also images of fan mail, TV, and newspaper articles written about him with many stories about all his exploits during those years at Yankee Stadium and on the road.

At 10:00 AM, Anthony will address the crowd and speak about his book and his days as THE Yankee Batboy

Q & A with the author will take place after the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for sale and can be autographed.

Mr. Florio will be at the show from 9AM -- 1 PM on February 25th. Come and chat with him, get a photo with him, buy his book, and enjoy meeting this interesting, funny, and humble man.

Monthly Sports Cards/Memorabilia, Comics & Collectibles Show
Next show will be Saturday, February 25th 2017 9AM - 3PM
@ THE AMERICAN LEGION - 807 Louisiana Avenue in Sebastian

And FREE HOURLY RAFFLES - Good Stuff too!!!


Don't miss our Monthly Sports Collectibles Show (October - March) featuring Sports Cards and Memorabilia, Comics, and more. The show features many of Florida's top professional dealers. A nice selection of vintage and new cards/collectibles, wax boxes, autographs, etc. and supplies will be available... Vintage Comics too!!!
Look for our new -- VINTAGE DIGITAL COMICS AND CARDS ON DVD/CD-- Dealer too!!! (ask for Richard B)

2017 is on a roll... (please forward this info to your friends... thanks)

The Legion Hall is a very nice, clean and large function room, great lighting, with plenty of free parking etc. The location is easily accessible from US 1 or RT 95 (easily seen on left of RT 512 eastbound almost to US 1... across from Sandy's Grill and Firehouse Garage)
Brunch will be burgers and hot dogs for sale in the Legion kitchen too!!!

More info: call, text or email Richard at Sebastian Shows contact info above
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