I haven’t done an autograph post in a few days, but I got an interesting mix of things in the mail today.
First, the baseball:
One of my autograph trading partners got Mike Hampton to sign a couple of cards for me at one of the Houston Astros off-season caravan appearances last week. Hampton didn’t leave New York on the best terms, but without him the Mets would never have appeared in the World Series in 2000.
Without a Subway Series, I don’t know that I would ever have come back to baseball…. needless to say, I’m very happy to have a Mets card signed by Hampton in my collection.
The Mets have not held any public caravan appearances since their 2006 playoff appearance… a fact I find very interesting.