Dustin/A2 Wolverine of No Relics Pulled headed out to Novi, MI with me today for a small card show/big autograph signing. For me, the main purpose of the show was to get two great in-person Wolverine autographs: Desmond Howard and Anthony Carter.
We got to the place around 10 and got in line for autograph tickets, then hit the actual autograph line for Desmond around 10:30 or so, with Howard, among other signers, due to arrive at 11. Which would have been great, but he decided to show up at about 11:40 instead. The line eventually got moving, though, and we got up to Mr. Heisman himself:
Desmond really didn't say much, though he at least said a few words to a few people; in my case, I had to wait for him to finish sending a text before he would sign, and I don't think he really said anything other than "Where do you want me to sign?" That, coupled with his tardiness, put me off him a bit, but I'm glad to have his autograph (which I'll show shortly). Here he is signing my poster:
Fortunately, A.C.'s line was much shorter. While we were waiting for him, though, we got good looks at former Ram Kyle Turley (who was next to A.C.) and former Lion Charlie Sanders (next to Turley), who was very friendly and outgoing and seemed to be enjoying himself. I regret not getting his autograph at this point just because of that. Here he is:
A.C. himself was ok--he didn't say much more than Desmond did, but he at least really took his time with his signature so it came out great. Here he is:
The finished product:
All in all, a trip well worth it. But wait! There's more! Although there was a relative dearth of tables, Dustin and I checked out a few. I'll let him tell you about a pretty sweet trade he made, but here's what I nabbed:
Upcoming will be the rest of my loot: a box of 2010 Topps Update baseball (I caved--$25 for a hobby box seemed reasonable, although a wantlist is sure to come, there's no way in hell I completed a set) and a box of 2007 TK Legacy Michigan cards (10 packs, one auto/pack!) which was a blast. Those will be in separate posts that I'll get up very soon.
I also have more stuff coming from Blowout (big surprise) and a package from Derek of Tomahawk Chopping, so, you know, hooray more content!