Dave Concepcion Signing

Monday, May 16, 2016

      So Sunday I attended a signing in West Chester Ohio at the Sports Gallery. Big Red Machine legends George Foster, slugging outfielder, and (should be HOF Shortstop) Dave Concepcion. I did not get Foster Sunday. I actually met Foster during the 2015 All Star fan fest in Cincy and got a photo of him. I went on this day specifically for Concepcion. I was pretty excited because I had an idea for a unique item to display but it would need to come in two parts.
      Late June there will be a Barry Larkin and Pete Rose signing. Now I have met Rose a few times now and I honestly just do not want to pay top dollar for his auto. He has probably signed well over a million times in his lifetime and his signature has been rendered low value. I plan to have a Larkin signature paired up with my Davey from Sunday.
      I decided to go with a plain black Rawlings Big Stick. I wanted to have Concepcion on the left and Larkin on the right and the inscription beneath the signatures to say "Capitan to Captain" since they were both Reds shortstops and there was sort of a "passing of the torch" so to speak. The problem is.... I think Davey signed a little big despite me saying what I wanted to do. I don't think he really understood. His signature is beautiful though compared to what players today do so I'm not upset but now I am faced with the dilemma that it may not display well at a single glance. Now I may be forced to Wrap around the bat and have Larkin on the bottom side. Here is the look I am thinking.

"Dave Concepcion
Barry Larkin"

I think the idea was solid but now am not sure I still want to do it. I have a month or so to think about it but for now I am still doing it. I'd love to hear what people think. 


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