Tuesday, July 21, 2009
1994 Pinnacle, Joe Carter
#345 Joe Carter
Here is a card that I got signed last month at the College World Series. Joe was the last former player to sign at the AT&T Fanfest booth on the first Sunday of the event. Joe signed right after Rollie Fingers.
Joe seemed like a very nice guy. He was really talkative and would sign anything anybody wanted. The was a list of approved items that the players were allowed to sign, but Joe did what he wanted and was signing just about everything. There was a couple in front of me that got a bat signed (not an approved item) and a ball signed. They guy asked Joe if he would inscribe the ball with how many home runs he hit. Joe jokingly told him that there wasn't enough room on the ball to list all of his home runs. Then he inscribed it 396 HR and then he told the guy that "they were all legit, too".
I took a couple of cards to get signed by Joe. But, while I was at the card shop across the street, I stumbled upon this one and got it signed instead of my other one. I just lived the photo on it. Plus, check out the guy in the first row with the Don Mattingly shirt on.