Thursday, March 5, 2009

1973 Topps, John Mayberry

#118 John Mayberry

I got this card signed last month when the Royals Caravan came to town. The Caravan came to Wal-Mart again, just like last year. I wonder if David Glass had anything to do with that. John was real nice and signed all three cards that I had. When he started to sign the second one, this guy came up to him and told him that they were only supposed to sign one card per person, but John just ignored him and continued signing the other two.

I got this card from Andy of 88 Score Rookie and Traded Set (and others). After he shut down his 78 Topps site, he offered up a bunch of older cards in trades. I asked him for some Royals. The next thing I know, there is a package in the mail one day with a bunch of '70s Royals cards. He just sent them to me. I eventually got him a couple of relic cards in return, but I thought that it was nice how he just sent them to me and then we worked out what I would send him.

This is the second John Mayberry card that I have posted on here. The first one was posted back in the early days of this blog.


deal said...

John Mayberry Jr is in Phils camp and has been impressive so far this spring. He is not expected to make the team, but if he continues to swing the bat well he has a chance of making the club.

zman40 said...

Yeah, I saw him this past Saturday when watching the game on the MLB network. I saw him play once last year in Oklahoma City and he was 3-4 with a double and a RBI.

I asked John Sr. how his boy was doing and all he said was that he was doing fine. I didn't realize that he left the Rangers organization until I saw him on TV last week.