When we arrived, Lacy was signing autographs for free. I've got his autograph numerous times at Dodger Stadium, but I still needed to get his 1973 Topps rookie card signed, so I got that done.
There were still a couple of hours to kill before TJ signed, so we took a stroll around F&S. Someone was selling the Chick Hearn and Kareem Abdul Jabbar bobbleheads the Lakers gave away this year, so I picked up both. I'll do full posts on both bobbleheads in the future.
After picking up a couple other items at the show, we headed over to the autograph line. Pete Rose was there signing at the same time. I was tempted to get Rose as well, but passed because I've got him before and I needed to get home pretty quickly.
When we got to TJ's table, I got my baseball signed, took some pictures and put my camera away. Then Tommy made a comment on Franz's Mike Piazza T-shirt, they chatted for a minute or two, then he asked me to take my camera out of my pocket so he could take some pictures with Franz and myself. I've never had an athlete ask to take pictures before, so I was bit shocked.
As usual, I had a great time at Frank & Sons. Not only did I get to meet the legend Tommy John, I also got to see a lot of people I hadn't seen since the baseball season ended, so it was nice catching up.