23 December 2009

rick monday in person/through the mail success!

reader cory contacted me late in the 2009 season and mentioned that he would often get autographs when the dodgers were in san diego. with a roadtrip to face the padres in the near future, cory offered to try to get some signatures for me. i sent him a bunch of cards, including a 1978 topps tom lasorda and a 1978 topps rick monday, both of whom are still affiliated with the dodgers and, while lasorda is not always with them, monday is a broadcaster and (i believe) travels with the team on every roadtrip.

to make a long story short, cory was able to get mo's signature on my 1978 topps card! we worked out a deal, and i recently received the card. it is awesome!

i have to wonder if monday minds signing the card that shows him picking his teeth. a very strange photo for topps to choose. the dodgers acquired monday prior to the 1977 season, along with mike garman, for bill buckner and ivan dejesus. 4 years later, it was monday that hit the home run to propel the dodgers into the world series.

cory also got several other of my cards signed, which i will showcase another time. for now, i am happy to let the 1978 topps rick monday hold the spotlight.

this is the 20th piece of my modest 1978 topps dodgers autograph project.

here's the tally:
dusty baker
glenn burke
terry forster
ed goodson
burt hooton
tom lasorda
rick monday - in person/through the mail success!
rick rhoden
don sutton
steve yeager

20/29 = 69%

thanks rick (and cory)!

1 comment:

MattR said...

It's hard to figure out why Topps used that picture of Rick.

A package is on its way to you--hope you like it. :)