Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends
Orioles FanFest is always a great time, and I'm generally able to add a majority of the autographs to my collection that I would like to add. But sometimes, I just can't take care of everything and a few guys slip through the cracks. That's why it's great to have a friend like Aaron who was able to help me fill in a few of those gaps at the 2014 FanFest.
First up is Bud Norris, who signed his first, and to date only, Orioles card. Bud was included as an Oriole in the 2013 Topps Update set and was one of my main targets for FanFest, but disappointingly, and somewhat confusingly, was not scheduled for any of the paid signings held throughout the day.
Oh well, I figured that he probably had a preexisting commitment and wasn't able to be in town. But then as FanFest approached, Bud's name was included as one of the three signers at the free 10am season ticket holder signing, which I wasn't able to make. That made me scratch my head a little bit. Why wasn't one of 2013's biggest trade acquisitions scheduled for any of the other signings over the course of the day? But no harm, no foul, Aaron came through and got this card signed for me.
He was also able to help me add this signed, personalized Wayne Kirby OMC to my collection. Wayne has been a decent signer over the years, but I had yet to get him on one of my dad's cards, so Aaron was able to hook me up yet again.
Thanks for your help, Aaron!