Wednesday, January 6, 2010

1999 Pacific Crown Collection, Wally Joyner

#245 Wally Joyner

Here is a Padrograph of Wally Joyner. Like the Alomar brothers and a few others, I actually had Wally's autograph prior to receiving that awesome package from Rod. The first Wally auto I had was actually my first TTM success and is still one of my favorites.

Wally appeared to be the next super star when he came into the league in 1986. He made his lone All Star team that year while hitting .290 with 22 home runs and 100 RBI. He followed that his sophomore year with 34 homers and 117 RBI. Unfortunately, he would only hit more than 20 home runs one more time in his 16 year career and he would never reach the 100 RBI plateau again. I have no idea if he just lost his power or if he was just content to be a contact hitter. Either way, he still had a nice career and finished with over 2,000 hits, more walks than strikeouts, and .994 fielding percentage.

Today, the Royals finally announced who all is going to be signing at Fanfest. I have many autographs of some of the players and former players. For the guys I do not need autos from, I would be willing to get some things signed for some of my readers. If interested, check back tomorrow for a detailed post about how it is going to work and which players are on the list.


Anonymous said...

I had completely forgotten that Wally Joyner played for the Padres. He's got a nice autograph.

unclemoe said...

Nice. Wally was my first IP success back in 1987. I was six.


Rod said...

I used to have his auto on the Nike Wally World poster. Through the mail success on a poster. Also have Gwynn on the Nike hitting machine poster.

Orioles Magic said...

I hope you are able to get at least a few new autos at the Royals FanFest!

Play at the Plate said...

Wally has a nice sig.