29 January 2010

jim campanis through the mail success!

former dodger catcher jim campanis was kind enough to sign and return my 1968 topps card in just under 2 weeks a few months ago.

he actually signed two of them, and i included one in the trade i made for the 1978 topps rick monday card for my modest 1978 topps dodgers autograph project.

anyway, jim is the son of former dodger gm al campanis.  in fact, the father traded the son to the kansas city royals after the 1968 season.  another cool jim campanis factoid is that all 4 of his big league home runs were solo shots.  i remember jim as the player who was really trying in the only old-timers game i ever attended, circa 1979 or so.

thanks jim!

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