Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2003 Topps Heritage, Josh Hamilton



#124 Josh Hamilton

Here is a card that I got signed at a Rangers game in 2008. It was the first time that I tried to get autographs at Rangers Ballpark and I didn't know which gate to go through to get to a good spot. For some reason, I went in the left field gate and I couldn't have picked a better gate that day. As soon as I saw the field, I saw Josh signing autographs along the left field foul line. So, I made a beeline down there and I was able to get all three cards signed.

Of course Josh was quite friendly as he chatted with fans and took pictures with them. It is probably the only time that I have seen a player stop to pose for pictures. I would have took a picture with him, but I was rolling solo on that trip. The other fans all looked like they were having a great time and I didn't want to bother them with taking a picture for me. Maybe next time.

I bought one pack of '03 Topps Heritage and every single card in it had a crinkled top right corner.

4 comments:

Paul said...

You've been posting some really nice cards lately.

Play at the Plate said...

Very nice. I haven't seen Josh signing at a game yet...

Collective Troll said...

That is great!!! Was that the only card you got signed? I wouldn't mind dealing for that one someday...

zman40 said...

Paul- Thanks. I don't have a bunch of '03 cards signed, but I deffinitley have some more known players from this year than others. It's been a fun run.

Brian- I've been to five games Josh might have been at and I have seen him sign twice- once in KC and my one time in Arlington. The other two Ranger games I went to, he did not sign, but he might have been injured for one of them. The fifth time was at Wrigley as a Red in '07, but I wasn't going for any 'graphs.

Troll- If I can get my 1/1 printing plate signed by him, I might trade this to you for any unsigned Devil Ray Ham-Bone card.