i recently received my cards back from the last chris potter sports signings. i sent three cards in, and unfortunately one of the players i wanted cancelled. luckily, jr richard did not cancel, and he signed my 1978 topps card.
i have no illusions about completing a signed 1978 topps set, but i have about 250-300 of the cards signed and i was happy to add james rodney to the binder. i also had oscar gamble sign his 1978 topps card
i hope he appreciated not being asked to sign his 1976 topps traded card for a change. for the record, the third auto i had hoped to get was matt keough's, since he appeared on a rookie card (with lance rautzhan) in the set.
back to richard. i held out very little hope whenever the dodgers would face him from the time i started following the team (1977) to when richard's career came to an unexpected close (1980). here is one of his 'final tributes' - 1981 donruss
here's his 1981 fleer card
topps also issued a card of richard in 1981