21 May 2010

boog powell through the mail success!

i was feeling optimistic last summer when i sent boog powell a ttm auto request.  i included my typical short note and sase along with a 1978 topps dodgers team card (featuring boog in the second row next to the short guy in the suit).  i also threw in his 1976 topps card for fun.  what i didn't realize was that boog signed just one card per request.  no big deal, i waited a while and re-sent the 1978 card.  several months went by.  finally, i got my card back, but it was unsigned.  along with it was a note stating that boog was too busy to respond to all of the requests he was receiving, but that a shop in baltimore would be hosting a boog signing in april of 2010.

well, i painted that lemon gold.  i sent in payment for two autographs - the aforementioned dodgers card along with the custom final tribute 1978 card that i created.  about a week after the signing, my cards were returned.  here's the proof positive:
the team card:
i think it's interesting that he didn't sign over the photo.  neither did red adamsmark cresse did, though.  here's the custom:
this is the second 1978 topps custom i have had signed (vin scully is the other) and the third one i have sent out (al downing declined).  i am hoping to get a few more printed up and signed.

since i already have a team card signed by red adams and another one by mark cresse, i don't count this as another card in my modest 1978 topps dodgers autograph project, but here's the tally anyway.

team card (red adams) - through the mail success!
team card (mark cresse) - through the mail success!
team card (boog powell) - through the mail success!
dusty baker - through the mail success!
glenn burke
ron cey - through the mail success!
vic davalillo - ebay success!
terry forster - ebay success!
mike garman - through the mail success!
steve garvey - through the mail success!
ed goodson
jerry grote - through the mail success!
burt hooton - through the mail success!
charlie hough - through the mail success!
tommy john - in person/through the mail success!
lee lacy - through the mail success!
tom lasorda - ebay success!
dave lopes - through the mail success!
ted martinez - ebay success!
rick monday - in person/through the mail success!
manny mota - through the mail success!
johnny oates - ebay success!
doug rau - through the mail success!
lance rautzhan - through the mail success!
rick rhoden
bill russell - through the mail success!
reggie smith - through the mail success!
elias sosa - through the mail success!
don sutton - through the mail success!
steve yeager - ebay success!
nlcs (davey lopes) - through the mail success!

26/29 = 90%

thanks boog!  and be sure to check out the dugoutzone.  there's a brooks robinson signing coming up in october!

2 comments:

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

The Dugout Zone is my local card shop, I could've helped you out with this one since I never mind an excuse to swing by there. It's a great little shop and the couple that runs it are very nice people.

zman40 said...

You about have your '78s complete. Good luck with the final ones.