Saturday, January 26, 2013
Antawn Jamison Signing at Walmart West Covina
After a failure at Super Fest, I was hoping to rebound at the Antawn Jamison signing in West Covina. I heard about the signing last minute, in fact less than 24 hours earlier, but luckily I had a few Jamison cards already in my collection and I had them set aside since he is on the Lakers. The signing was scheduled to start at three and I was able to leave San Diego early enough to make it to the signing 45 minutes before it's start time. I went upstairs and found the line, which had about 30 fans in it already. I expected the event to be low key, in fact I was expecting only about 30 people total due to most people being at the Dodgers Fan Fest, however I guess most people left Fan Fest early because by the time three came around there were about 100 people.
Jamison arrived about twenty minutes late due to "traffic" but started signing right away. I finally got to the front of the line around 3:50 and Jamison was as nice as ever. He was very friendly and when he asked if I had a relaxing Saturday, I honesty said, "Enjoyable, but Not relaxing.". I told him that we drove from San Diego to the signing and he chuckled and said that at least we had a nice little scenery. Antawn was nice enough to sign three cards for me, a card for my dad, and took a photo with me as well (as seen above).
Overall it was a nice, relaxing signing. I was glad to get the autograph, but I think I am more glad now that I am home. Driving all the way down to San Diego and back up to West Covina can take a lot out of you, and it makes it a tougher drive when you miss out on the one main guy you wanted. On top of that I was battling the flu this week, so I was tired from that as well. I'm not sure whether I will sleep in tomorrow, or decide to graph some more, but I will let that play itself out. I would like to thank Antawn Jamison for signing as well as the Walmart West Covina staff for putting on the event. I would also like to thank Nick Hundley, Fernando Cortez and all the other athletes that showed up for the Super Fest event. It would of been a really fun event had I not been there strictly for autographs. As for Dodgers Fan Fest, well, you can read about on David's blog. He, as well as many of the other graphers, absolutely scored and furthermore proved my decision to be a bad one. Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend!