Me & Hall Of Famer Wade Boggs!!!
Tonight was a great night for your host of ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.
I met one of my childhood baseball idols – Hall of Famer, and one of the best hitters of his generation, Wade Boggs.
Boggs was doing a signing very close to where I live. It was hosted by the same place that brought Reggie Jackson in last month. If you missed that story, you can revisit it here.
I found out the Boggs signing a few weeks ago, so I had plenty of time to prepare. So, I went armed with some pretty cool stuff (bat, mini helmet, some cards). Unfortunately, he was only signing the promotional photo that the sponsor had provided – but I cannot be upset about that at all – It was a thrill to get to talk to and meet Mr. Boggs and I am just happy to have had the chance.
The line was pretty steady and was probably 50-60 deep while I was there. He was extremely personable and when I told him that he was the reason that I learned how to read a box score as a young kid, he told me that he learned to do it at just four years old. I told him that I was around 7 or 8 when I learned how, and that it was a lot of fun to track his success on a daily basis.
Here signed this photo for me:
We shook hands.
We took a picture together:
And I was on my way home.
Thank you Mr. Boggs!!! I am one very happy fan.
And I also hooked up with my buddy Alfredo tonight too – it has been too long my friend, we’ll have to do it again soon.
Thanks for reading. Have a great night!