Monday, December 23, 2013

1985 Topps, Tim Stoddard

#693 Tim Stoddard

Here is the second of three cards that Tim Stoddard signed for me last spring. Tim is the pitching coach for Northwestern and I was able to get the cards signed prior to a game at Wichita State. The first card I posted was Tim's '81 Donruss card and it can be seen here.

I went to three non-tournament college baseball games last season. The main reason for going to each of those games was to get cards signed by the visiting teams pitching coach, all of whom pitched in the Majors. The first game I went to was a Kansas State game when they were hosting Nebraska-Omaha. Dan McGinn is their pitching coach and I went home empty handed when I found out that he didn't even make the trip to Manahattan. The second game was also a K-State game. That one was against TCU where Kirk Saarloos coaches. Kirk turned me down before the game and somehow evaded me afterwards. Again, I went home empty-handed. My luck changed when I went to the Shockers game and got Tim to sign my cards. I then immediately left and went across town to see the Wingnuts play and get even more autographs. It turned out to be a good day.


Commishbob said...

Seeing Stoddard as anything other than an Oriole always looks weird to me.

Kirk Saarloos... I always wonder what a guy is thinking in a situation like that. Does he think that if he signs a card for one collector then 5000 more will pour down the aisles to get one as well? Does he think someone will get rich off his auto'd card on eBay? Heck his card is probably worth more UNautographed.

zman40 said...

I don't know about Saarloos. He told me he would get me after the game and, even though I waited by the team bus, I just never saw him.