Wednesday, June 23, 2010
1990 CMC, Mike Benjamin
#549 Mike Benjamin
Here is a card that I got signed last Friday in Omaha. Mike is a first year assistant coach for Arizona State and I was able to get this card signed after they practiced at Rosenblatt that day.
After each team's practice session, they all sit down on the concourse and sign autographs for a half hour or so. I was hoping to get Mike's autograph then, but he was nowhere to be seen. I looked around in the stands to see if he might have been watching Clemson practice, but I didn't find him. I went back to the autograph line and found a team trainer and asked him if he knew where Mike was. He told me that Mike was in the dugout watching Clemson practice. So, I went down there and I still couldn't find him. I looked around a bit more before I headed back to the autograph line. When I got there, I found Mike grabbing his stuff to head to the bus. That is when I got him to sign.
While I was trying to find Mike, I found a kid that had already got some cards signed by him. He told me to just look for the guy in the ASU uniform with some nice-looking pork-chop sideburns. You can't miss him, he said. Sure enough, that was how I found him. He was probably the only guy in town sporting them that weekend. Even the head coach mentioned the 'chops while he was signing my two cards, but I will save that story for the next one.
The two cards that Mike signed for me were the only two cards that I got signed over the weekend.