Sunday, August 29, 2010
Non-HoF Autographs: Roy Halladay
Roy Halladay was easily my favorite Blue Jay during his tenure with the team. While I was broken-hearted to see him go to the Phillies (and then pitch a perfect game this year), I still admire his ability from a distance.
I was in attendance at his second career start when he came within one out of throwing a no-hitter, and I watched him pitch incredible games on several occasions. Through many up-and-down seasons of Blue Jay baseball, he was a constant bright spot.
I obtained this autograph through the mail. I sent it to him care of the Jays, and included a return envelope, not knowing if I'd ever see it again. It arrived autographed in thin sharpie (making it somewhat hard to read) several months later - much to my delight.
I really hope he enters the Hall of Fame one day, and if he does, I hope his plaque shows him with a Blue Jay cap on his head.