Tuesday, August 25, 2009
1978 Topps, John Wathan
#343 John Wathan
I got this card signed at the Willie Wilson Classic this year. I was able to get all of my cards signed as John was walking up to the ballpark from the parking lot. John was mobbed by a ton of fans and he signed for every single one of them. It was cool to see.
John only signed two of my three cards. But after the mob started to thin out, I sent my dad over to get this card signed.
John was the only player playing for the old-time Royals that night that wasn't a member of the team Hall of Fame. But, they needed a catcher and opted for John Wathan over Jamie Quirk. John is almost 60 years old, but he went out there and started the game behind the plate. I was definitely impressed.