Tommy John’s World Children’s Baseball Fair (WCBF) Autographed Jersey.
Lot 281. Tommy John’s World Children’s Baseball Fair (WCBF) Autographed Jersey. Established in 1989 by home run kings Sadaharu Oh and Hank Aaron, the WCBF seeks “to share the dream of friendship and team work with the children and to sow the seeds of that dream through our international baseball fair.” It provides tools and encouragement for children to grow and become citizens of the world and build international bridges that connect and unite them through their love of baseball. The annual fair brings children together from around the world for a week-long series of events. John was an advocate for the organization in its early years. He was one of the primary spokesmen at the inaugural fair in Los Angeles in 1990. His signature on his WCBF nm-m jersey is nm-m 8. His name and No. 25 are on the back of the jersey, which he wore in an old-timers game at the Los Angeles fair. John recalls striking out Sadaharu Oh in the game. With the jersey are two programs for 1990, one for 1993 and a signed “Property of Thomas Edward John” label. Minimum Bid $75.