Although it was tempting, I talked to my buddy who set up as a vendor and decided it wasn't worth the $20 in gas and parking.
But that doesn't mean I didn't end up spending some money there. One of the vendors had some amazing prices on autographed items, so my buddy grabbed me a Manny Pacquiao autographed 8x10. It set me back $25, but I would have spent $15 on the photo and PSA/DNA fees alone.
Now I know he's lost some of his luster and his autographs don't command top dollar anymore. It also doesn't help that he's flooded the market with his signature, but there's no denying the impact he has left on the sport.
Manny is the only boxer to ever win world titles in eight different weight divisions. Plus he was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000's by the WBO, WBC, and the BWAA.
And now he's the first and only boxer to have an autographed 8x10 in my collection.
Happy Tuesday and sayonara!