2000-2010 were the golden years of Portland Beaver baseball for me. Those ten years the Beavers were a farm club for the San Diego Padres. I got to meet and talk with players that I had watched come up through the Padres organizations. I got so many autographs of players that would go on to the majors and players that would literally just disappear from the radar. It was during that time that I started making custom cards so that I could get autographs of Padres players that hadn't had cards. Royce Ring played for the Beavers in 2007, although I just picked this up from an autograph dealer. I made a custom of Royce in the style of 2007 Topps and got that autographed through that dealer. So now I have two signed cards of Royce.