The day the schedule was released and I saw that Mickey was paired with one of the new Dodgers of 2014 ( more on that player tomorrow ) I made sure that I would be buying this session ticket. It happened to be one of my priorities.
I happened to be one of the first 5 in line and approached Mickey and handed him a ball and as he was signing he started to put the 88 inscription without me even asking. Score. He must be proud of his accomplishment and I can understand and respect that. I said thank you for adding it and thank you for the autograph and moved on to the other player sitting next to him.
Thank you showing up Mickey and filling a hole in my collection.
88 seems so long ago.