Monday, February 15, 2010

1992 Bowman, Joe Randa



#560 Joe Randa

I got this card last August in a package from Ryan, of the Great Orioles Autograph Project. As soon as I saw the card, I knew I had to have it signed. Luckily, Joe Randa was part of the Royals Caravan that went to the Kansas State basketball game.

After I got George Brett's autograph, I turned around to look for Jamie Quirk and Joe Randa. Somehow, Quirk sneaked past me. But, a few seconds later, I saw Joe crossing the concourse. It looked like he was in a hurry since he didn't know where to go; he was just following the other guys. I stopped him and asked him to sign and he said "oh, sure" and signed both of the cards for me. I was wanting to ask him about this card and what he thought about his first Major League card featuring him in a Freddy Kruger sweater. But, I could tell that he was in a hurry and didn't want to get seperated from the rest of the guys, so I thanked him and he took off.

While not the most memorable autograph interaction of all time, at least he stopped walking to sign and said a couple of words to me.

3 comments:

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Sweet! I'm happy that you got this card signed. His sweater is very memorable.

unclemoe said...

Awesome sweater, Joe.

moe.

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

Tucking the sweater into your jeans - YES!!!