i'm still lacking a 1978 topps signed ed goodson card, so i have been keeping an eye out. i have actually received a few emails from people who have connections or leads on goodson (which i greatly appreciate), but it would seem that he is fairly adamant about not signing as these leads unfortunately don't actually lead to anything.
i haven't given up hope though, and am regularly checking a few sources for signs of a signing. i also have a search saved on ebay for 'ed goodson'. that's how i came to find that topps was giving goodson some love from their vault. they recently sold a bunch of negatives, including the original image that was used to create his 1976 topps card.
no surprises there, as we all knew that there was a braves jersey lurking above the turtleneck. speaking of that 1976 card, i did find one purported to be signed by the man himself.
i also picked up a signed index card.
i was thinking of trimming it down and putting it in the binder with my other 1978 topps dodger autographs. right now i have an unsigned copy of his card in that binder, and it looks kind of strange. not that a trimmed down index card would look any better.
the two autos i purchased are hopefully legit, but i really don't know. i do know that this one is real, but i didn't attempt to buy it. it's a contract between topps and goodson, also recently sold from the topps vault
topps also sold some unused photo negatives of goodson from their vault. these would have been taken at or around the same time as the photo used on his 1977 topps card
remember - if you, or anyone you know, has information about an ed goodson signing (or signed 1978 topps card), please let me know!