i had sent this card to big mac in 2011 when he returned to baseball as a coach for the cardinals. i was among those heading to the ballpark early to watch mcgwire take bp in 1998 (i went to a couple games in saint louis, and one in minneapolis to see big mac that year) and it was pretty impressive. the only other time i had seen mcgwire in person was the 1988 world series when he was much younger and obviously smaller. he could still rake, though. i'm not an apologist for mcgwire or jose canseco, but i was/am a fan of them both. i was really happy to see this card come through. i actually sent him a couple more cards after he joined the dodger staff - maybe those will make their way to me in a couple more years. thank goodness for forever stamps!
the other ttm return was a 1978 topps card of leo foster
thanks to both guys for signing and returning the cards!