Friday, July 15, 2011
Unpossible Autograph Friday- Chico Garcia
Chico Garcia has one of the best looking signatures out of any of the men who have suited up for the O's. Blog reader Craig recently asked me which Oriole I thought had the best looking autograph and I drew a blank so I looked into it this week and Chico immediately jumped out at me.
His signature is stylized and very legible, especially when you know that his first name is Vinicio, which means that you can make out every single letter of his name. The flourishes he adds the the V and G starting each name are great, as is whatever he added to the end of his name.
The autographed Orioles card up top is in my collection and it replaced this signed index card which shows a slightly different version of Chico's autograph.
Who do you think has the best autograph out of any Orioles players?
Chico's Orioles (and MLB) career lasted all of 39 games for the inaugural 1954 Orioles. He didn't find much success in the Majors but after about 10 years in the US he played and later managed for many years in his native Mexico. He was inducted into Mexico's Salon de la Fama (Hall of Fame) in 1981.
Garcia passed away in 2007 at the age of 82. RIP Chico; thanks for spending time on your signature and making it so memorable.