Al Kaline signed autographs at The National last Sunday. Al Kaline is one of my top three favorite players of all time. I took a pass on meeting Al Kaline.
It was an easy call, as it turns out. I wasn't there. I attended the big event Wednesday night through Saturday, then took off to meet family for some Indianaland family fun.
I was relieved really. Mr. Tiger charged $80 for one item. I know it's a fair price for a beloved Hall of Famer in the autograph economy, but that's just too steep for me no matter how I feel about a guy.
But I did snag a couple of Kaline cards, including #3 from my Nine Most Wanted - this '65 beauty.
Now, back to the subject of autographs, if you read my posts while attending the event, you know I did walk away from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center with a handful of signatures.
"Free" with my gifted Super VIP pass, I couldn't pass up meeting a couple of mini-faves from my youth and, later, I was persuaded by friends met at the show to stand with them and get a few more - including several of a couple of the same players. Some family and friends claimed a couple of these dupes. Some bloggers have asked and are owed a few others.
Here's a look at them:
...oh, on second thought, I'll save them for some weekend posting. Stay tuned.