12-29-2012, 09:24 PM #1
Help identifying IP Auto...Cecil Fielder and ?????
I grew up playing a variety of sports but ended up following and playing hockey, but had a brief youth baseball period during the early to mid 90's. I was around 8 years of age and my dad frequently took me and my younger brother to Kaufman Stadium to see the Royals play the Tigers for a double hitter that day. Before the first game I wanted to watch the players take batting practice, so my Dad and I took our seats somewhere down off the 3rd baseline. I remember my Dad and brother leaving me at the seats while they went to get refreshments, I sat there with my glove and gawked at the athlete's ability to crush and field the ball. A few moments later I hear a voice yell, "Hey KID........." a couple of times...........
Looked down near the visiting teams dugout and it was Sparky Anderson trying to get my attention. Now at the time I had no idea who he was and what he had contributed to the sport but the all-time-legend threw me a practice ball. I was amazed to even get some sort of souvenir and couldn't wait to tell and show my dad and soon to be jealous younger brother.
Being all caught up in the excitement, I noticed a bunch of other kids and fans trying to get autographs of the Tiger's players near home plate. Ended up getting Cecil Fielder and some other players auto on the same ball with a plain old ink-pen. Its not the clearest IP auto but the story will always be a memorable moment with my family and baseball. So, 20 years later.....I was wondering if anyone on here could identify the second auto on the ball?
This is the Auto of Cecil Fielder
This is the UNKNOWN auto................
Thanks for the help and reading my pieced together story.
12-29-2012, 10:01 PM #2
Last edited by Tmurdock; 12-29-2012 at 10:04 PM.
12-30-2012, 01:18 AM #3
Thanks for the help Tmurdock, looks spot on.
12-30-2012, 06:42 AM #4
No problem, Your Welcome.