Thursday, January 28, 2010
1981 Donruss, George Brett
#100 George Brett
Here is my highlight from Royals Fanfest. I finally have a George Brett autograph and it is on an '81 Donruss card.
As for George Brett, he seems like the most unpleasant person in the world. You could just tell that he was hating life during the autograph session. He wouldn't talk to anyone in line or even look at them. It was very obvious that he did not want to be there.
The funny thing was that I ran into a guy I've met while getting autographs at Royals games and I asked him if he got George's autograph. He pulls out a ball that is signed and has a Hall of Fame inscription. I was surprised that he actually added the inscription and the guy said that he was pretty good with that and that there was a couple of people in front of him that even got him to sign his middle name. I asked him if George talked or looked at him and he said "no, but at least I got his autograph".
But, if you give George a microphone, he will talk and talk and talk. He's always good for interviews. I don't know if he is just sick of signing stuff for thirty-five years or what the deal is. Maybe he is just a private person. Well, he can't be too private. You'll know what I mean after seeing the following clip (NSFW).
That is the George Brett that I will remember. Maybe the next chance I have to get his autograph, I'll have him inscribe it "I shit myself twice a year".
'81 Donruss Tracker: 40/100