This autograph deserves a post of its own. Through an event at my wife's work, I was able to attend a taping of a live Greg Maddux interview. This was something available only to employees of the company as well as their guests, so I feel fortunate to have been able to attend. Here is a photo of how close I got to the action, where I sat on a small sofa with my wife.
After the interview wrapped up, the host let everyone know they had to rush Greg out of there since he was scheduled to be up in Dana Point shortly. Therefore, he left without signing anything for people. Autographs were of course not guaranteed by any means, but it was still a bit of a bummer. Luckily, my wife was able to track him down after the taping and asked him to sign a ball. He stopped and signed for her, and even more amazingly, inscribed HOF 14 after she asked for that as well. He even gave his full signature, which is a rare thing. So I ended up with a full Greg Maddux HOF 14 ball. This is a truly epic piece for my collection. We are talking one of the elite pitchers of all time, on the short list of MLB greats.
I have to say it looks pretty awesome sitting in my HOF/MLB greats case, right smack down in the middle for everyone to see.