Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gene Larkin In Person

Today my sons and I traveled up to Mounds View to see Gene Larkin at Tom Frantzen's Sports Collectibles. We arrived about an hour early and there were only two other people waiting. Tom does a great job of keeping his signings organized, using a ticket system to help keep your place in line without having to stand in line the whole time.

They were offering free autographs with a limit of two. Since Mr. Larkin had the game winning hit in game seven of the 1991 World Series, I chose to have him sign a Metrodome Commemorative ball.

I also had him sign his bobblehead from the 1987 set. This makes bobblehead number ten signed from the 25 piece set (two players are deceased).

Johnny had him sign a 1987 World Series program that he bought at a card show last year, as well as a photo of the 1987 team.

David got a mini bat and a 1988 Topps card signed.

Mr. Larkin was very nice. David was wearing his Denard Span shirt and Mr. Larkin was asking him a few questions about him. It was a long drive, but it's a very nice store and we also picked up a couple of bat tubes and Johnny bought a Twins mini catcher's mask, should he ever get the opportunity to get Mauer's autograph again.

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