So, this fall’s Moeller Sports Card and Memorabilia Show featured two Baseball Hall of Famers and San Francisco Giants – Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda, as well as former Red, Eddie Milner. Of course, I snagged autographs from all three. Juan Marichal, “The Dominican Dandy” was especially pleasant. It was nice to meet the guy – he’s one of games greatest pitchers.
Gettin’ some sigs is always fun, but it’s a card show, folks. So, after drooling over Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig cards, I got my vintage fix by picking up my first Big Klu card – the 1955 Topps featured above. Not looking to break the bank, I snagged this beat-up Klu on the cheap-cheap. Also picked up a few other Reds oldies – 1960 Topps Fred Hutchinson (right), 1955 Bowman Wally Post, 1955 Bowman Howie Judson, 1965 Topps John Tsitouris and a 1972 Topps Traded Joe Morgan. The Morgan card was actually the last ’72 Topps I needed to complete my Reds set from that year – and a tough card to find. Niiiiiiiice.
I picked some other stuff here and there, mostly cards to get signed at Redsfest and a few new Joey Votto cards. Overall, I had a groovy time flippin’ through bins of cards, laughing at over-priced autograph and memorabilia cards and avoiding buying any junk wax from the ’80s… so hard to resist!
Oh, Eddie Millner? Oh yeah, he’s doing well. He’s livin’ in the ATL and giving private baseball lessons. That sounds like the life to me!