Friday, September 18, 2009

1989 Topps, John Shelby

#175 John Shelby

I am finally back from my week long excursion to Maryland. I had planned to post an autograph on here earlier today, but I decided to wait until I got home so that I could post this one. This one fell right into the time frame that I try to use on here.

I got this card signed on Monday at the Orioles game. John is their first base coach. He signed all three cards for me and even told me something very interesting (and hard to believe) about one of the cards he signed. But, I'll save that one for later.

At the game, someone had asked John to come over to sign. He came over and kept asking everyone "what if I don't want to sign today?". He did that for a few minutes, just messing with everyone, before he finally decided to sign. He then signed for everybody.

He has a very interesting signature. I'm not really sure what is going on with this one. If you check out his Baseball Almanac link up top, the signature that they have looks nothing at all like this one.

Before I move on to the cards from the '90s, I will have about a weeks worth of '81 Donruss coming up.


Play at the Plate said...

That sig is all over the road. It looks like he might have been riding a bumper car when he signed it.

gcrl said...


nice work. i have a ttm request out to him, so here's hoping...