Wednesday, April 15, 2009
1993 Select, Larry Walker
#27 Larry Walker
Here is another early '90s card that I got signed through the mail. One thing that I always thought was weird is how the card is signed sideways. This was probably the first time that I had ever seen that before. Baseball Almanac's signature is also sideways. There's turned out better since the card they used wasn't as glossy as mine. The next two cards that I'll have on here look about the same because of the gloss. The third one was signed a week and a half ago and looks much better.
As for Larry Walker, I got this card signed early in his career. I remember going to some Rockies games towards the end of his career and hearing horror stories about him tearing cards in half. I have no idea if there is any truth to those stories or not. Has anyone else heard or read about his signing habits?
Well, my Royals fell to the Indians today, but I had a lot of fun. I was having a ton of fun until Kyle Farnsworth came in to pitch. But hey, that's baseball. Unfortunately, I spent too much time trying to get autographs that I didn't have much time to explore the renovated ballpark. I made one quick lap around the new outfield area, checked out the new Dick Howser statue, and then headed up to the upper deck to get a quick bight to eat and find a seat. But, it turned out to be a nice day and I came home with a very slight sunburn and seventeen autographed cards, including two from Kerry Wood. Plus, I think that I saw Mike Jacobs hit the longest home run that I have ever seen at that ballpark. So, even though the home team loss, it wasn't a bad day at all.
Unfortunately, I wasn't in a picture taking mood and I only came home with two new pics. I thought that this one was the better of the two.
Here is the other one. Everything in this picture is brand new except the fountains, the lights, and the video board (it was put up last year, but its crown is new).