RESULTS – Andre Dawson Signing, Me & ‘The Hawk’!!!!!
Andre Dawson was doing a public signing roughly 30 minutes from my house this afternoon. It was a paid signing event, which usually brings out fewer people, but truer fans. I knew that this would lead to a smaller, more intimate crowd – and I was right.
Since I knew that I was going to go so I had my wife pre-buy my ticket a few weeks ago so it was one less thing to be concerned about once arriving.
The crowd was small, but steady, and I did not have a very long wait before finally getting my turn to get my item signed.
Andre was as great as ever, and was very willing to chat with me for a few minutes. We talked about the new Marlins uniforms and about Spring Training. I told him that I would be in Juipiter for the Marlins game on Thursday and was hoping I could catch up to him again there – he told me that he will be there too, so hopefully I can catch a glimpse of him in the new uniforms..
I also brought along a special item that I wanted to show him – a ticket stub from his MLB debut back on 9/11/76. He was genuinely excited to see it, and we quickly talked about that game, and then the game two days later in which he captured his first major league hit (off Steve Carlton of all pitchers).
After that, he signed my ‘premium’ item:
And it looks FANTASTIC!!! Another perfect autograph put down by my favorite baseball player of all-time!!!
Here is a close-up:
I told you it was sweet!!!!
This is the second full-size bat that I now have signed by Andre for my collection that honors his Hall of Fame career. And the contrast between the wood grain with the Blue autograph and now the Black bat with Silver look excellent next to one another!!!
Oh, and of course there was no way that I was leaving without getting another picture of me and my baseball hero!!
Me & ‘The Hawk’ – Thank You Andre!!!
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