Friday, August 19, 2011

Unpossible Autograph Friday- Ernie Johnson

Former Orioles and Braves pitcher Ernie Johnson passed away one week ago today. His health had been declining recently and he was in hospice care prior to his passing.

Ernie kindly signed this card for me through the mail in only one week's time back in August 2009. I wrote a post about him in September 2009 and don't have too much to add to that, so click the link if you'd like to read about Ernie and his career. He was a pretty great guy.

I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, but it always hits me harder when a former Oriole passes away who has taken a minute out of their day to sign and personalize a card just for me. RIP Ernie, thanks for taking the time to sign this card for me.

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