You might wonder why Orlando Cepeda would be an autograph guest at a sports card show in Minnesota, but older fans there remember him as a minor leaguer there, years before the Twins came.
He joined Reggie Jackson and 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey goalie Jim Craig for the Sportsnews Productions show in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul. More autograph signers were scheduled for Sunday as the two-day show wrapped up.
Cepeda, now 77, still keeps a very active show schedule, appearing at a show about once every three weekends each year. His price is among the most reasonable of all Hall of Famers and he’s generally among the more cordial guests, according to managers and promoters.
“I love to do it,” he told Dave DeLand of the St. Cloud Times, who wrote about Cepeda’s visit—and the market for former players’ autographs in this column.