Blind Derek's Gift to Me

Blind Derek visited yesterday, and he came bearing a gift.

He's not the first podcast guest to come with a gift. Pete Fowler gave me a bike jersey and OPP toque, Don Landry and many others have brought me a coffee and Mike Wise brought me that, some Tidbits for the kids and a bagel with peanut butter.

Blind Derek came with a large Blue Jays logo, complete with signatures. It was immediately placed on my basement wall, alongside my Leafs and Raptors pennants. It's the kind of thing I truly dig, and it's autographed by a couple of my favourites.

Blind Derek's Gift to Me

Roy Halladay, the greatest starter in Blue Jays history, signed this placard.

Blind Derek's Gift to Me

As did Tom Cheek, the greatest commentator in Blue Jays history. Nobody did it better.

Blind Derek's Gift to Me

Thanks, Derek.


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Faunie

Lucky you!

April 8, 2016 @ 4:32 PM

Ryan G / hobogauntlet.blogspot.ca

Read title as "Bo Derek".

April 8, 2016 @ 4:36 PM

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@Ryan G

That's a 10.

April 8, 2016 @ 4:38 PM

Rick C in Oakville

What year would this be from? Not many would part with such a piece of memorabilia, we know you will appreciate it!

April 8, 2016 @ 9:15 PM

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@Rick C in Oakville

That logo was in effect from '97-'02, but based on the signatures I'm going to guess this is from 2001 or 2002.

April 8, 2016 @ 9:18 PM

Blind Dave

That's a keeper and a very generous gift!

April 8, 2016 @ 11:59 PM

Derek

Remember when Halladay almost pitched a no hitter vs. the Tigers on the last game of the 98 season? It was that off season when the team launched their Blue Jays Caravan initiative to drum up some more ticket sales in places like Barrie - where this banner came from. 1998-99

April 9, 2016 @ 12:09 AM

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@Derek

I was at that Halladay near no-hitter at the end of the '98 season! I wrote about it here: http://www.torontomike.com/2007/06/the_day_i_saw_a_near_nohitter.html

Thanks again!

April 9, 2016 @ 8:50 AM

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