06 August 2012

the topps dodgers autograph project - the rest of the 1960's

here we are with the third installment of my topps dodger autograph project summary.  to quickly recap, the lost collector posted a while back about his topps yankee autograph project in which he was able to get at least one card from every topps flagship issue since 1951 signed through the mail by a yankee, free of charge.  i have had to purchase three cards (see the list below), but have otherwise done the same for the dodgers.  

this post covers the last of the cards that came into being before my time - literally.

dick tracewski, 1965
i posted about my successes with tracewski recently.  other 1965 topps cards that i have had signed by dodger players include tommy davis (with fee), frank howard (with fee), john kennedyjoe moeller, and nate oliver.

john kennedy, 1966
you can read about my successes with jek here.  i have also received signed 1966 topps dodger cards through the mail from jim lefebvre (with fee), and jeff torborg.

phil regan, 1967
it took a couple of tries, but i was eventually successful in coaxing regan to sign and return two of my cards.  he also signed a 1968 topps card for me
but don't worry, i have another 1968 card to show as the entry in the project so as to not double up on any player.  regan was 22-10 in his 2+ years with the dodgers, including a 14-1 season in 1966.  he was traded to the cubs during the 1968 season, and wound up leading the national league in saves that year. aside from regan, i have received signed copies of 1967 topps cards from the following dodgers: willie davis (with fee), jim hickman, tom hutton, gene michaels, joe moeller, ron perranoski, and dick schofield.

jim campanis, 1968
the son of trader al signed for me back in 2009.  i posted about it here.  other 1968 topps dodgers to sign and return their cards to me are jack billingham and jim fairey, al ferrara (with fee), nate oliver, and jeff torborg.  i also have a team card signed by walter alston that i purchased somewhere along the way.

jeff torborg, 1969
as i mentioned above, i have had previous success with the former dodger catcher and big league manager.  the 1969 card that he signed from me came from a ttm success that i never got around to posting.  there are a couple of other cards that he signed for me that have yet to see the light of the blog which is too bad, as i like his signature and the fact that he personalized the cards.  other dodgers who have signed their 1969 topps cards through the mail for me include joe moeller, claude osteen, ted savage, bart shirley, and bill sudakis (with fee).

here's a running list of the cards and players that i have showcased in the topps dodgers autograph project so far:

1951 topps - preacher roe (purchased)
1952 topps - rocky bridges
1953 topps - bobby morgan
1954 topps - billy herman (purchased)
1955 topps - don zimmer (purchased)
1956 topps - randy jackson
1957 topps - carl erskine
1958 topps - joe pignatano
1959 topps - fred kipp
1960 topps - chuck essegian
1961 topps - bob aspromonte
1962 topps - norm sherry
1963 topps - ed roebuck
1964 topps - ken mcmullen
1965 topps - dick tracewski
1966 topps - john kennedy
1967 topps - phil regan
1968 topps - jim campanis
1969 topps - jeff torborg

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