06 August 2013

through the mail success with a no-hitter battery

just over two weeks ago was the 43rd anniversary of bill singer's no-hitter.  it was the first no-hitter by a los angeles dodger not named sandy koufax, and it was the first of three no-hitters to be caught by jeff torborg.  singer beat the phillies 5-0 on july 20, 1970, allowing one batter to reach via a hit-by-pitch and another via an error by singer himself.

singer and torborg are reunited in this post, as i show some through the mail autograph successes.  singer signed a copy of his 1970 card for me through a private signing - either hall of fame sports or chris potter, i don't recall which.
torborg also signed his 1970 topps card, but he did so the old fashioned ttm way, free of charge.
torborg also signed his 1971 topps card
and 1968 topps card as well.
no danny ozark in the background in '68, unfortunately.

thanks for signing my cards!


MrMopar said...

Did you request the personalization of does he just do it automatically?

gcrl said...

curt, torborg personalized on his own.