Tuesday, January 22, 2013
2013 Orioles FanFest: Final Session
I did well hounding by the stage but needed to make my way to my final autograph station. Filled with minor stars, but elusive ones, this station was the most important for me.
Wilson Betemit 2007 Topps Heritage #16
Wilson Betemit 2012 Topps #538
Wilson's first appearance as an Oriole is much straighter than pictured. My scanner hated this card for some reason.
Miguel Gonzalez 2013 Orioles FanFest Postcard
Miguel still has no major issue cards out there, just a couple of minor league issues. This postcard works very well, until he gets on a normal size card. Until then, this beauty is mine.
Jason Hammel 2012 Topps Update Series #US186
Hammel was the only player from this station that was not completely needed. I had a signed Orioles Postcard from last season already in place. But I was able to hound him for Craig to free up the upgrade opportunity. If anyone is looking for Hammel on a postcard, let me know, I now have one available.
Steve Johnson 2013 Orioles FanFest Postcard
Much like Gonzalez, Johnson hasn't graced a Topps card in a Bird uniform. He has a few Dodger issues out there but this card just looks so much better doesn't it. Steve had the line of the night as he was walking toward the stage and autograph seekers. He turned to his handler and told her to "Get to work", turning down autograph requests.
at 7:00 PM