Saturday, June 20, 2009

1988 Score, Chris Speier

#493 Chris Speier

I got this card signed a week ago yesterday when I was in Kansas City. The Reds were in town and Chris is Dusty Baker's bench coach. Chris was the first Red on the field that day. But, by the time I got over to the dugout, he was engaged in a converstion with three Royals coaches. By the time that converstion was up, the Reds were ready for bp and Chris started playing catch.

Once bp started, he hit some ground balls to some of the infielders. After doing that, he stood around and watched. He made his way over to the dugout to grab his glove and I asked if he would sign. He said that he had to get ready to throw. So, he played catch again and then headed over to the mound. After bp was finally over, he was headed for the clubhouse when I asked him to sign again. He said "I'll get you after the game", paused, then said "I'll go ahead and get you now". He then came over, signed my three cards, and then headed to the clubhouse. The other two cards were older, so I'll get to them after I go through my 1994 cards, which are still a couple of weeks away.


night owl said...

That is a very interesting "R" at the end of Speier's signature.

I have two cards ready to send to Speier through the mail.

zman40 said...

It certainly is an interesting looking "R". The "S" is pretty unique as well.

I'm curious as to why you are going after Speier. It certainly issn't because of the 10 years he spent with the Giants. Is there a Montreal connection?

You seem to be getting into this TTM thing, aren't you?

night owl said...

I don't know if I'd say I'm getting into it. I have certain people in mind that I want autographs from and that's it. But who knows what'll happen after that's done.

The Speier thing is kind of a fluke. I received this super beat-up Speier card in a trade and people suggested I get it signed to, you know, give a beaten-up card more importance. It's an experiment.

zman40 said...

Sounds like a fun experiment. Good luck!