Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Met Tony Gwynn Senior!!!

It was a long trip but, I made it back to safety with a Tony Gwynn autograph.  I woke up really early last Saturday at 2am in order to meet up with some friends to head down to El Cajon,CA.  It was a really long drive.  The drive was a little over two hours and we got there around 5am after leaving the valley around 3am.  When we arrived, we were about 5th in line.  I thought that was pretty good.

As you can see, Tony Gwynn has a really nice signature.  I was going to go with a Goudey card but, my buddy Dodgerbobble was kind enough to trade me this 1990 Bowman while we waited in line.  I like this set and I also dig Gwynn's flip-up shades.  Those are glasses that are only for ballplayers.  That is a really limited market when you think about it.

I have been to a lot of Dodger signings and I know the crowds are usually pretty good.  This crowd was fairly small for a hall of fame Padre, who is signing for free in San Diego.  I expected a mob scene.  Then, soon enough I realized that Padre fans are kind of half-assed.  There also wasn't many people in Padre gear.  I did recognize a fair amount of people that I normally see at Dodger signings.

I kind of look homeless in this photo.  I look like I was just hanging out in the car dealership for warmth and the autograph was just a bonus.  I also don't know why I appear to be angry.  I am getting an auto from someone in the 3,000 hit club and just ate a good bagel a couple hours prior to this photo being taken.  My face doesn't match my mood.

I would like to thank the El Cajon Ford for hosting this event.  I would also like to thank San Diego for not showing up in droves.  This let me get a good spot in line and for me to get in and out quickly.


Laurens said...

Tony has been doing these signings for the longest time - it was much more 'crazier' when he was actually an active player.

dodgerbobble said...

Ya bum!

At least it wasn't Angels fans!

I had a great time that day. I wouldn't mind driving down there again.

Napkin Doon said...

Nice job. That sig looks really nice on that card!

The Lost Collector said...

He has a great signature.