30 April 2010

roger craig through the mail success!

former brooklyn and los angeles dodger roger craig graciously signed and returned my 2001 fleer greats of the game card in about a week last summer.
he charges $5 which is fine by me.  he is, after all, a three-time world series champion (twice with the dodgers), winner of game 5 of the 1955 world series, an original met (their 6th pick), and a two-time 20 game loser.  even the fact that he managed the padres and giants for a while didn't dissuade me from sending the card off.

in the same vein of the modest 1978 topps dodger autograph project i have going on, i am kind of pursuing a dodger ttm set of 2001 fleer greats of the game.  it's a nice one for signatures as there is a lot of space at the bottom for the autograph, although craig chose to sign over his chest.  and, while there are quite a few deceased dodgers in this set, there are still a good number of living guys, and i have a good start on them, including maury wills, duke snider, carl erskine and (any day now) ron cey.  i'll keep you posted...

thanks roger!

3 comments:

MattR said...

Hummmm baby!!

Matt F. said...

i enjoy how the signature lines up with the "Dodgers" nicely...great card.

Captain Canuck said...

off topic,
don't forget to get your entry in on the playoff contest, round 2.
clock's ticking....