Jim Maloney and Johnny Edwards at the Reds Hall of Fame
Reds Hall of Famer Jim Maloney and former All-Star catcher Johnny Edwards signed autographs for fans at the Reds Hall of Fame before the Reds-Mariners game on Saturday afternoon. The line was much longer than I expected, but the players were gracious and smiled as they signed their names to baseballs, photos, cards and more.
My wife and oldest son went with me, and we were able to secure three Maloney autographs.
I love how the pose is almost identical on every card. His 1964, 1965, and 1968 cards are very similar as well.
The timing couldn’t have been better, coming just days after Homer Bailey‘s second no-hitter. Maloney was the last Reds pitcher to toss multiple no-no’s, and Edwards was his catcher during the first one.
Unfortunately, I only have one Edwards card in my collection, and it’s not even a Reds card! But it still looks great with his name scrawled across the front…
Thanks to the Reds Hall of Fame for organizing great events like this, giving us an opportunity to learn about the franchise’s past.