Saturday, November 26, 2022

Is the QBC too expensive?

 

I just wanted to take the time to show some of the folks who have said the QBC is expensive. Now the people who are running the show Pete Alonso is going to appear at run a great card show where you can get autographs from players and buy some great items from vendors. They have great guests who are there to sign and meet their fans. I also feel these are people who aren't collectors but are fans of the team and players we are bringing in.

The QBC models itself more on a Comic Con than  a card show. We try to give our fellow Mets fans a day in the offseason that they can get together, have a good time, and be able to hear from media personalities, players, and fellow fans about the team that they love. How many other events do you get to meet your favorite player, listen to stories from the player, and ask questions about them. We also try to keep the autograph pricing down where it is affordable. We don't do different levels of pricing for items, we do one price for all different types of items.

Pete Alonzo has an expensive guarantee when you contract him to come in and that's why they are charging so much for an auto. But thats all you get. No panel. No getting to know the player better. 

Bartolo Colón for $80 you get admission to all the panels and you can get one of any type item you want to get signed. Then if you have more items to get signed, they are $40 additional. An inscription is $20.

This pricing goes the same for RA Dickey also.

Howard Johnson for $65 you get admission to all the panels and you can get one of any type item you want to get signed. Then if you have more items to get signed, they are $20 additional. 

Don't forget we have vendors, mascots, and giveaways.

Want to grab your tickets for QBC 2022? Go to QueensBaseballConvention.com

Again, not disparaging the other show that bring in players, we just do ours differently.


QBC 2022 is one week away!!

 


One week away from QBC 2022: Bringing Sexy Back. 

You guys ready to see:

State of the Mets, SNY's Mets Hot Stove and The Mets Pod

NY Post's  Amazin' But True Podcast

The Unforgettable Fire Award presented to Jay Horwitz

The Howard Johnson Panel Hosted by Lori Rubinson

The Bartolo Colón Panel Hosted by John Saponaro

The RA Dickey Panel Hosted by Roger Clark

Colón, Dickey, HoJo will be signing. There will be vendors, mascots, food, and more.

Remember QBC 2022 is next Saturday December 3rd. Doors open at 1030 am

Grab your tickets here.















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Friday, November 25, 2022

QBC 2022 is eight days away



Hey everyone! We is eight days away from our biggest QBC yet. We are bringing in Bartolo Colón, RA Dickey, and Howard Johnson for panels and signings. Lori Rubinson of WFAN is hosting the HOJO Panel. John Saponaro Host of the QBC is also hosting the Bartolo Colón Panel and NY1’s Roger Clark is hosting the RA Dickey panel.

State of the Mets Panel is once again hosted by Gotham Baseball’s Mark Healey. Newsday’s Tim Healey, The Apple’s Tim Ryder, NY Daily News’s Abbey Mastracco, and acclaimed Baseball book author Erik Sherman are all going to be giving their thoughts on how the Mets season was and what the future looks like.

SNY is bringing in their Mets Hot Stove to do a live show. Gary Apple, John Harper and Sal Licatta are coming in “hot” for what will be a busy Mets off season. Also You could try to stump Sal at Mets trivia.

SNY is also bringing in their The Mets Pod with Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo. These guys have a great podcast. Make sure to to subscribe to it on all your podcast platforms.

The NY Post Sports + is bringing in their Amazin’ But True Podcast with hosts Jake Brown and Nelson Figueroa. Figgy gives a great baseball insider’s view of the game, while Jake is a knowledgable host that’s a true fan of the Mets!

Jay Horwitz is receiving the Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award. Past recipients were Gil Hodges, Ed Charles, Buddy Harrelson, Bobby Valentine, Tom Seaver, David Wright, and Shannon Forde.

We will have vendors at the QBC. Coach’s Collectibles is being in Doc Gooden and Endy Chavez to sign at their table(need admission to QBC to enter).

We will have mascots, food from Katch Astoria and much more.

December 3rd. Four Points by Marriott in Flushing. 10:30 doors open. For more info and to get tickets go to QueensBaseballConvention.com 















Sign up for NY Post Sports+ for an exclusive gift.

 



Have you guys tried out the NY Post Sports+ exclusive sports news page yet? No? Here's your chance. They are giving you a free archive photo of the 1986 Mets and a 25 percent off code on a HoJo autograph. Click the graphic above or you can click here


@ConeyIslandbeer is the official Craft Beer of QBC 2022

 





We want to welcome our newest sponsor/partner of QBC 2022! That's right! It's Coney Island Brewery and we are proud to announce that they are the official beer of QBC 2022: Bringing Sexy Back! They are also sponsoring the Green Room for the talent for the day.

Coney Island Beer (Mermaid Pilsner, Merman NY IPA, and Parachute Pale Ale) will be available for purchase at the concession area. It's some great stuff and we want to thank Coney Island Brewery for partnering up with us this year! Check out there site https://coneyislandbeer.com/beers/ and follow them at @ConeyIslandBeer on twitter.




Thursday, November 24, 2022

QBC: What we are Thankful for.

 


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the QBC! 

We are thankful for everyone who had bought a QBC ticket for 2022 and for every QBC event since 2014.

We are also thankful for anyone who is going to buy tickets for QBC 2022. 

We are thankful for our longtime presenting partner SNY for being with us for almost as long as we have been running the QBC.

We are thankful for the NY Post and NY Post Sports+ for being a returning sponsor

We are thankful for our new sponsors that we will be announcing soon.

We are very thankful for our QBC family (Staff, hosts, and guests)that continues to volunteer and help us by volunteering their time every year to make sure everyone had a good time,

We are thankful for Katch Astoria for partnering up with us to be our official concessions at QBC

We are thankful for Four Points Sheraton for being the home of QBC 2022

We are thankful for the players that have shown up over the years.

Grab your tickets at queensbaseballconvention.com to get info and tickets. Don't forget it's Saturday December 3rd.

Thank you everyone!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

METS SIGN LHP ZACH MUCKENHIRN AND RHP DENYI REYES

 

METS SIGN LHP ZACH MUCKENHIRN AND RHP DENYI REYES

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., November 23, 2022 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has signed pitchers Zach Muckenhirn and Denyi [DEN-yee] Reyes to minor league contracts with an invitation to major league Spring Training.

 

Muckenhirn, 27, appeared in 47 games with Triple-A Charlotte in the Chicago White Sox organization last season, going 3-1 with two saves and a 3.11 ERA (19 ER/55.0 IP) with 23 walks and 56 strikeouts. Across six minor league seasons, he is 21-21 with a 3.82 ERA (159 ER/375.0 IP) with 137 walks and 387 strikeouts. He was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in 11th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Dakota.

 

Reyes, 26, made his major league debut as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 2022. He appeared in three games (one start) with the club, posting a 2.35 ERA (2 ER/7.2 IP) with a walk and three strikeouts. In seven minor league seasons, Reyes owns a 45-28 record with a 3.29 ERA (218 ER/596.1 IP), 89 walks and 526 strikeouts. He was originally signed as a non-drafted minor league free agent by the Boston Red Sox in 2014.

 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

QBC 2022: Need something to get signed? How about this poster?

 



Still trying to figure out what to get signed at the QBC on December 3rd? How about the beautiful flyer from this year's event?


Interested? Buy it here. It's $10 plus fees and tax. We also have Bartolo's book up for order too.


Monday, November 21, 2022

Grab the Big Sexy Bartolo Colón Book to get signed at QBC

 


The QBC is less than two weeks away and I have a a ticket to get a Bartolo Colón Autograph and I don't know what to get signed!!!

I have an idea for you. We have a limited number of Big Sexy books that we are going to put up for sale on the Eventbrite site. You can order them on there and pick them up at the QBC so you don't have to lug them around from home. Let's see. What's a good price for them? $20? Nah. $15? Nope. $10? That sounds good. I think we will put 15 of them up for sale on Eventbrite. With tax and fees it comes to $13.12. 




Friday, November 18, 2022

METS CLAIM RHP WILLIAM WOODS

 

METS CLAIM RHP WILLIAM WOODS

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., November 18, 2022 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has claimed right-handed pitcher William Woods off waivers from Atlanta.

 

Woods, 23, made his major league debut with the Braves this season, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts in two appearances. In four minor league seasons in the Atlanta organization, he is 2-9 with a 4.60 ERA (55 ER/107.2 IP) in 59 games (18 starts).

Syracuse Mets Marvel Merch on sale

 


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Nameless QBC Mascot T shirt available in many different colors. Available at QBCMerchstand.com

 


Nameless QBC Mascot T shirt available in many different colors. Available at QBCMerchstand.com







Beaver Lake Animal Hospital is donating $10 to HumaneCNY for every strike out recorded by a Syracuse Mets relief pitcher at home this season.

 

The Mets Pod: More Mets moves on the way as the MLB Hot Stove Heats Up

 


Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo are back with Episode 33 of The Mets Pod, as Mets manager Buck Showalter takes home the NL Manager of the Year Award, and the hot stove is heating up with Mets moves to come. Connor and Joe dive into the developing markets for Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander, Carlos Rodon, and Japanese ace Kodai Senga. Later in the show, the guys chat about the latest Brandon Nimmo rumors, the waiver claims of potential bullpen additions Tayler Saucedo and Stephen Ridings, the...







Thursday, November 17, 2022

QBC22: State of the Mets Panelists Announcement

 


So this guy Mark Healey, he's a pretty good writer and the moderator of the only original and longest running panel at the Queen Baseball Convention has put together a great who's who this year. Check out who's coming!


Mark Healey (host) - Editor in Chief, The Wave, Founder, Gotham Baseball

Abbey Mastracco - Daily News, Mets beat reporter

Tim Healey - Newsday, Mets beat reporter

Erik Sherman - Author, After the Miracle, Kings Of Queens

Tim Ryder - (The Apple NYM, Simply Amazin' podcast)


Come see Bartolo Colón, RA Dickey, Howard Johnson doing panels and signing. The State of the Mets Panel, SNY's Mets Hot Stove, SNY's Mets Pod, NY Post's Amazin' But True Podcast, Jay Horwitz receiving the Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award, vendors, mascots, games, and more.
Grab your tickets now at QueensBaseballConvention.com











Wednesday, November 16, 2022

QBC 2022: @SNYtv Hot Stove Confirms Hosts for Their Live Show on December 3rd!

 



We are happy to announce that for Mets Hot Stove, SNY is sending Gary Apple, John Harper, and Sal Licatta. These panels are always fun and there is usually a Stump Sal component of the panel.

Come on down to QBC 2022 Presented by SNY to see this great panel, Bartolo Colón, RA Dickey, Howard Johnson, SNY's The Mets Pod, The NY Post's Amazin' But True Pod, The State of the Mets Panel, vendors and much more!!

For tix and info go to QueensBaseballConvention.com

NYCFC to get stadium by Citi Field

 


From AMNY

After more than seven years, NYCFC is finally on its way to getting a permanent home. 

New York City officials and New York City Football Club have reached an agreement to build a 25,000-seat soccer stadium in the Willets Point section of Queens right next door to Citi Field, the New York Times reported. The stadium will be the centerpiece of a planned mixed-used development for the site near the New York Mets home that was once filled with auto body shops. 

The new soccer-specific stadium is expected to be completed by 2027 and the development would also include a 250-room hotel and 2,500 units of housing. New York City officials told the Times that limited public money would be used for the project and that NYCFC would be paying the entire cost of the stadium, which is estimated to cost $780 million. 

Read more here.

I know they are saying that the affordable housing is going to still be there and maybe it will be. What about the infrastructure that's supposed to be built around the site.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

BUCK SHOWALTER NAMED NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR




BUCK SHOWALTER NAMED NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., November 15, 2022 – New York Mets manager Buck Showalter tonight was named the 2022 National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA).

 

Showalter received eight of 30 first place votes, tied for the most first place votes any candidate earned, and garnered 77 of a possible 150 voting points. He is the first Mets manager to win the award, which was established in 1983. This is the fourth Manager of the Year award for Showalter and his first in the NL. He also won the award in 1994 with the Yankees, 2004 with the Rangers and in 2014 with the Orioles. Showalter’s four Manager of the Year awards are tied for the most in the award’s history with Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. In addition, he is one of eight managers to win the award in both leagues, joining Cox, La Russa, Lou Piniella, Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin, Davey Johnson and Joe Maddon.

 

“This is a well-deserved honor,” Mets Owner, Chairman and CEO Steve Cohen said. “There is no doubt Buck had the players’ respect and they played hard for him. He is one of the sharpest minds in the game and he builds a winning culture.”

 

Showalter is the first manager in Mets history to record 100 or more victories in his first season with the club and joined Yogi Berra as the only managers to guide both the Mets and Yankees into the playoffs. Showalter has managed four teams to the Postseason. He is the fourth manager to accomplish that feat in major league history, joining Dusty Baker (five teams) and Billy Martin and Johnson (four teams).

 

“Buck poured every ounce of himself into making the Mets better on a daily basis,” Mets General Manager Billy Eppler said. “I’m thrilled the voters recognized what I got to witness every day this season.”

 

Showalter led the Mets to a 101-61 record in his first season at the helm in New York. The 101 wins were the second-most in franchise history behind only the 1986 club (108 wins). He owns a 1,652-1,578 career record as a manager. His 1,652 wins place him 19th all-time in major league history and third among active managers behind Baker and Terry Francona.

 

The Mets won 24 more games in 2022 than the previous year, the largest improvement in franchise history for a full season under a new manager.


QBC 2022: Doc Gooden and Endy Chavez to appear! (Courtesy of Coach’s Collectibles)



 


You folks remember when I was teasing some surprises? Well one the awesome vendors that we are having at the QBC this year is bringing in Doc Gooden and Endy Chavez to sign at their table in the vendor area. You have to buy one of admission ticket/autograph packages to get in the door. Let’s read what Coach said on his Facebook


🚨🎉🚨🎉NEW PUBLIC EVENT 🚨🎉🚨🎉



   ‼️‼️LOT OF INFO PLEASE READ ALL‼️‼️


Coach’s Collectibles is Very Proud to announce we will be getting involved in the Biggest NY Met Fan Event of the Year, The Queens Baseball Convention ‼️‼️‼️


The QBC, is an incredible fan event that can be described as hybrid between a Fan Fest & Comic Con that is All BLUE AND ORANGE BABY‼️ We will be selling Unsigned & Signed Product from Framed Photos, to Baseballs, Jerseys and Everything In Between‼️ We will ALSO be bringing in TWO Fan Favorite Mets at The Coach’s Collectibles Booth to Sign for Fans, Endy Chavez & Doc Gooden‼️ 


The Event will also have Howard Johnson, RA Dickey & Bartolo Colon all Live in person signing autographs, Doing Q&A Panels and taking pictures with Fans‼️


You MUST purchase a ticket to the event which will include an autograph from one of the Events 3 Guests to get in. You can purchase tickets at https://queensbaseballconvention.com


To obtain Autographs from our two guests youl purchase tickets from our website CoachscollectiblesNy.com and get your tickets day of at our booth‼️


If you need to send in an item to get signed we can help you with that also! Just message us! We will have for unsigned items for both players to sign including Photos, Jerseys, baseballs, minj helmets and more‼️ 


  🔸🔸🔸🔸SEE YOU ALL THERE🔹🔹🔹🔹

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METS CLAIM RHP STEPHEN RIDINGS


 METS CLAIM RHP STEPHEN RIDINGS

 

FLUSHING N.Y., November, 15, 2022 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has claimed right-handed pitcher Stephen Ridings [RIY-deengs] off waivers from the New York Yankees.

 

Ridings, 27, saw his first major league action in 2021 with the Yankees, making five relief appearances and posting a 1.80 ERA (1 ER/5.0 IP) with seven strikeouts and two walks.

 

The Huntington, New York native spent the entire 2022 season on the 60-day Injured List with a right shoulder impingement and threw 2.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts across two rehab outings in September.

 

In 71 outings (19 starts) across five minor league seasons with the Cubs, Royals and Yankees organizations, the 6-foot, 8-inch righty is 12-8 with a 4.19 ERA (67 ER/144.0 IP) and 204 strikeouts.

 

QBC MASCOT TO BE ON QBC STAFF SHIRTS

 


Each year we try to do something different to have the QBC Staff Stand out from the crows at our events. In the past we have done jerseys and last year we did powder blue t-shirts. Joe Maricic aka Grafixjoker on twitter designed this fella for us. So when you are at the QBC on December 3rd (Buy Tix Here) to see Bartolo Colón, RA Dickey, Howard Johnson, SNY Mets Hot Stove, SNY Mets Pod, NY Post's Amazin' but True Podcast and the State of the Mets, and need some assistance, look for the folks in the QBC Staff Shirts.