today's card show - Pirates fans check it
No, I didn't buy any baseball cards - I do mostly football.
But, I do the monthly card shows in Jacksonville, Fl and today I got to meet Jim Rooker. Spent the day chatting with him about baseball and other sports, autographs, people, all kinds of stuff. I was never a Pirates fan (go Phillies!!) but it was fun meeting a very nice guy who won a World Series ring in 1979. He wore the ring and was a genuinely nice person to everyone. He currently writes childrens books and was at the show for that reason. He's spending some time marketing the books and plans to do future shows here in town.
In these days of prima donna athletes, actors, etc.. it was nice to meet someone who just seemed to enjoy discussing his career and telling the stories.
If you're in NE FL or SE GA, the next show is January 12th at the Quality Inn on Commonwealth at I-95.