Gary's autograph on a photo of me with his drawing (1986)
The player card Gary sent me
Gary Carter was one of my favorite baseball players during college. I spent my summers in New Jersey and followed the New York Mets during the season. When the Mets won the world series in 1986, I had the privilege of going to the World Champions reception in the Rose Garden at the White House. I slipped and envelope to Gary with photos of the drawing I had done of him. Months later I received an envelope from Shea Stadium that contained my photos autographed, with an autographed player card from Gary. I did mail him the drawing at Shea Stadium. In 2003, Gary was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.