well, i hope the turkey and football and pie and gelatinous cranberry from a can has served you well today. i am taking another moment to be thankful for some through the mail successes. these are way down the list of things i am truly thankful for, but they rate fairly high in terms of collecting related things to be thankful for. hopefully that makes sense.
here's a 1961 topps jim golden card
not sure why i hadn't sent a request to golden before a couple of weeks ago. he may be best remembered for being one of the guys that the dodgers got from philadelphia in exchange for sparky anderson. he was also traded for nellie fox later in his career.
another former dodger, chad kreuter, signed a couple of cards for me a couple of years ago. here's his 2001 topps card
kreuter may be best remembered for being the first dodgers since (i believe) reggie smith to go into the stands after a fan. in kreuter's case, a fan in chicago stole his hat, and chad wanted it back. it was the incident that led to kevin malone being referred to as 'the sheriff', as i recall.
now for a 2005 topps update & highlights blake dewitt card
from one blake to another, here are a couple of casey blake cards that the former dodger signed for me through the mail.
2009 topps allen & ginter
the last few are of the non-dodger variety, and are mostly due to my desire for more signed 1978 topps cards. first, though, there is this 1973 topps don kessinger card
followed, of course, by his 1978 topps card
here's kessinger's teammate and subordinate, eric soderholm
back on topic - here's a 1978 topps bill castro card