I'm glad he was really nice and was willing to just hang out and chat. That made the interaction that much more fun.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
All of the cards turned out great. I was really glad to add the 1990 Donruss to the album. Those are some nice cards, even though a lot of folks don't like that set.
Monday, August 29, 2022
Baker (b. 1964) played in the NFL from 1987 to 1992 for the Giants. He was a wide receiver and caught for 2,587 yards and 21 touchdowns. He won Super Bowl XXV with the Giants against the Bills.
I have one more of the free signers, then a couple oddball autographs I got while I was at the show. I will probably start to mix some TTMs back in so I can stay on top of that stack this week before some more come in (unlikely).
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Money was nice, and I was able to get all of my cards signed, even with the 4-card limit. A guy in front of me in line was nice enough to take two from me to get done and all was well.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
I bundled this ball with the purchase of a Hank Aaron (isn't it ironic, don't ya think? Yeah I probably didn't use that right, either) for a friend.
Still, I didn't have Bonds in my collection, but now I do. The ball is a 1994 All Star baseball from when the game was in Pittsburgh. I love the yellow and black stitching. I had a chance to get a steal on a Ken Griffey, Jr. signed All Star ball just like this one years ago at a National, but I let it pass. I regretted not picking up that ball. When I saw this one and was able to get the guy to quote me a great price, I had to take it. The autograph is also PSA authenticated.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Shamsky (b. 1941) played in the majors from 1965 to 1972 for the Reds, Mets, Cubs and As. He had 426 hits, 68 home runs and a .253 batting average. He won the 1969 World Series with the Mets.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Rozier (b. 1961) played in the NFL from 1985 to 1991 for the Oilers and Falcons. He was a two-time pro bowler (1987 and 1988).
I know Rozier has been at the National before but I hadn't gotten him before.
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Saturday, August 20, 2022
This is a 1980 Topps football card that I had found at the vendor who had the board of cards of signers. I liked the design, and went with it.
Bergey (b. 1945) played professional football from 1969 to 1980 for the Bengals and Eagles. He was the 1969 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and finished second in the 1974. He was an All Pro twice (1974 and 1975) and a Pro Bowler 5 times 1969, 1974, 197, 1977 and 1978.
Bumbry was nice, as always, and I was glad he was one of the signers. It is always nice to see him, and I feel like it has been a bunch of times, now.
Friday, August 19, 2022
Murphy was super nice, which is what I always hear. I mentioned to him that he was my aunt's favorite player, so he told me to tell her hello for him. I texted her and she said it made her day. He also posed for a great selfie with me:
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Montefusco (b. 1950) played in the majors from 1974 to 1986 for the Giants, Braves, Padres and Yankees. He had a record of 90-83 with 1,081 strike outs and a 3.54 ERA. He was the 1975 NL Rookie of the Year and finished 4th in the Cy Young race that season. He was an All Star in 1976.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Petrocelli was nice, as usual. His line took a while but that was because he would tell stories to everyone. It was fine with me, because his stories were interesting. I'm glad I got to see him again.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
I hope Tristar diversifies next year's group, because I'm getting low on cards for some of these guys.