Today I was able to meet Butch Hobson at an event at Gardner’s Mattress & More in Lancaster, PA. Hobson is currently the manager for the Lancaster Barnstormers and was a third baseman for the Red Sox, Angels and Yankees from 1975-1982. He was also the Red Sox manager from 1992-1994. This is probably also the closest that I’ve seen a player’s autograph match the one printed on the card.
Originally I was planning on seeing Phillies 3B Placido Polanco at the Wilmington Flower Market, but since I already have a card signed by him, and none by Butch Hobson, I decided to get an autograph I didn’t already have. Just wish that they weren’t at the same time so I could have tried to do both.