Shawn Gates: Voracek + Read Signing October 10th


As the calendar rolls over to October the season is once again upon us, meaning that we will also, in turn, be inundated with a slew of signing news. To some this is the time to expand their ever growing collection of memorabilia with some newly inked swag! To others…it’s an invitation to take to the comments and rail on how a once child-based activity has been bastardized into a blood-sucking business venture…

…but hey, I’m just the messenger! I understand both sides of the coin here, but fully realize the info to follow only has a functional purpose for the former group (unless of course the latter group appreciates my riling up their inner child!!!). That being said…don’t shoot the messenger! I’m feeling a bit fragile right now, possibly due to Aunt Flo coming for a visit…

So here we go!!! First signing of the year for you folks:

Next Friday, October 10th, Jakub Voracek and Matt Read of your Philadelphia Flyers will be signing, meeting and greeting from 7-8:30 at Pro Image in the Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem, PA.

Pricing options are as follows: Basic Ticket: One (1) Autograph Ticket valid on Friday October 10th, 2014 for any item signed by Jakub Voracek- $35.00; Matt Read – $25.00 VIP Ticket: Two (2) Autograph Tickets and one professional photo op valid on Friday October 10th, 2014 with Jakub Voracek- $85; Matt Read – $65.00 Basic Combo: One (1) Autograph Ticket valid on Friday October 10th, 2014 for any one(1) item signed by Matt Read and Jakub Voracek- $50.00 VIP Combo Ticket: Two (2) Autograph Tickets and one professional photo op valid on Friday October 10th, 2014 with Matt Read and Jakub Voracek- $140.00

As per usual, I’d advise you call ahead in advance to ensure: 1) The signing is still on; and 2) the item you’re looking to bring to be signed (if this is indeed what your are doing) is not on a potential “Will Not Sign” list (they do exist folks!).

It occurs to me that people will inevitably rant about pricing and the whole idea of formal signings, so to at least get some enjoyment out of this I will post the best, appropriate enough to post, rant/one-liner/one-off in the comments in a future signing post. If anything I feel this may inspire people to bring some humour/originality into this rather than just the run of the mill old man nail spitting. Straddle the line and throw me a laugh folks…


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