1989 Topps - John Smoltz
in person - Astrodome
So, i got this auto during practice of a Braves v. Astros game in the infamous astrodome in 1989. Three memorable events occurred during the brief moment we shared together.
1. i had the cap off of my sharpie for quite some time without knowing it and as you can see, the ink was running dry so i got a crappy auto from a future HOF’er.
2. The lady that he signed right before me was a little pissed that she couldn’t get Dale Murphy to autograph her card and for some reason took it out on the rookie Smoltz. When she walked off he made fun of her appearance. She was a very large texas lady with big hair, you know how they do in texas.
3. John Smoltz asked me how i was doing and if i was there to see the Braves or Astros…i told him i hated the Astros and i got a sweet auto from Smoltzy.