Sunday, January 22, 2012

2006 Topps, CJ Wilson



#321 CJ Wilson

Here is another unprepped card from 2006 Topps. This one features one of the newest additions to the Los Angeles Angels, CJ Wilson.

I got this card signed before a Royals game in 2008. It was a weekday day game, so there was no batting practice. Luckily, a majority of the Rangers pitchers were on the field getting their workouts in.

At the time I got this card signed, I had no idea who CJ Wilson was. In fact, this was the only card that I even had of him. The only reason that I was able to identify CJ out of the crowd of Rangers pitchers was because he pitched against the Royals the night before and I noticed that he wore an interesting necklace.

Apperently, CJ is a hunter. The necklace that he wore was a homemade one made up of turkey spurs and antler tips. If it wasn't for that necklace, CJ would have walked on by unnoticed by me, like a majority of the Ranger pitchers did that day.

Even though CJ was an unkown to me when I got this card signed, this is now probably the best 2006 Topps autograph that I have. I guess that goes to show why I am not too picky when getting people to sign for me. You just never know how a person's career is going to turn out.

Now, if only I could make out anything from his signature besides his number.

3 comments:

unclemoe said...

Good stuff. I like CJ.

moe.

Play at the Plate said...

I two cards TTM from him last season. The sigs looked a little better than that, but you never know how rushed they are.

Ryan said...

I always like when I get an autograph from a player who turns out to be much better than I thought at the time. Good stuff.