by now you all know duke snider passed away yesterday at the age of 84. i am too young to have seen him play, but i appreciate the legitimacy he gave to my dodger fandom when the neighborhood giant and yankee fans would talk about willie mays and mickey mantle. i always had duke in my pocket, along with koufax and drysdale.
one of the first players i sent cards to when i started seeking ttm autographs in 2009 was duke snider. he obliged me three times, which i am very thankful for. here are the last three - a 1989 bowman reprint insert
rest in peace, silver fox.