10 February 2015

another clayton kershaw through the mail success!

you've seen these popping up around the blogosphere over the last week or so, and yesterday i received my signed card from the reigning national league mvp and cy young award winner, clayton kershaw.  i had sent him a 2013 topps update card last year, and now here it is signed by the man himself
this is the second year in a row that kershaw has apparently cleared out his ttm request pile just before the start of spring training.  he also added a note about his 'kershaw's challenge', which you can learn more about at kershawschallenge.com.  this year, he is partnering with cure, arise africa, la dream center, and mercy street in dallas to improve lives in la, dallas, and lusaka, zambia.  he's a cool dude.

this also allows me to fill a spot in my topps dodger autograph project for 2013 topps update.  as you might recall, i tried to secure at least one signed dodger card (ideally freely obtained through the mail) for each topps flagship set, starting with the 1951 red/blue backs, without repeating a player.  i don't officially consider update sets to be a part of the project, but i note them if i have them.  now, i also have a ricky nolasco 2013 topps update card that was signed through the mail, but i used him for the 2014 set's entry.

here's the updated tally of the project, by the way.

1951 topps - preacher roe (purchased)
1952 topps - rocky bridges
1953 topps - bobby morgan
1954 topps - billy herman (purchased)
1955 topps - don zimmer (purchased)
1956 topps - randy jackson
1957 topps - carl erskine
1958 topps - joe pignatano
1959 topps - fred kipp
1960 topps - chuck essegian
1961 topps - bob aspromonte
1962 topps - norm sherry
1963 topps - ed roebuck
1964 topps - ken mcmullen
1965 topps - dick tracewski
1966 topps - john kennedy
1967 topps - phil regan
1968 topps - jim campanis
1969 topps - jeff torborg
1970 topps - al mcbean
1971 topps - sandy vance
1972 topps - manny mota
1973 topps - wes parker
1974 topps - claude osteen
1974 topps traded - jim wynn
1975 topps - ron cey
1975 topps mini - joe ferguson
1976 topps - bill russell
1976 topps traded - dusty baker
1977 topps - steve garvey
1978 topps - dave lopes
1979 topps - charlie hough
1980 topps - jerry reuss
1981 topps - doug rau
1981 topps traded - ken landreaux
1982 topps - dave goltz
1982 topps traded - jose morales
1983 topps - ron roenicke
1983 topps traded - rafael landestoy
1984 topps - fernando valenzuela
1984 topps traded - mike vail
1985 topps - burt hooton
1985 topps traded - mariano duncan
1986 topps - enos cabell
1986 topps traded - franklin stubbs
1987 topps - steve sax
1987 topps traded - matt young
1988 topps - len matuszek
1988 topps traded - jay howell
1989 topps - mickey hatcher
1990 topps - kal daniels
1990 topps traded - juan samuel
1991 topps - tim belcher
1992 topps - roger mcdowell
1993 topps - dave hansen
1993 topps traded - tim wallach
1994 topps - jody reed
1995 topps - chris gwynn
1996 topps - todd hollandsworth
1997 topps - brett butler
1998 topps - greg gagne
1999 topps - jose vizcaino
2000 topps - jeff shaw
2001 topps - chan ho park
2002 topps - andy ashby
2002 topps traded - joel hanrahan
2003 topps - jim tracy
2003 topps traded - ron coomer
2004 topps - edwin jackson
2004 topps traded - milton bradley
2005 topps - chad billingsley
2005 topps update & highlights - jason phillips
2006 topps - bill mueller
2007 topps - james loney
2007 topps update & highlights - andy laroche
2008 topps - delwyn young
2008 topps update & highlights - casey blake
2009 topps - matt kemp
2009 topps update & highlights - brad ausmus
2010 topps - juan pierre
2010 topps update & highlights - ronnie belliard
2011 topps - hong-chih kuo
2011 topps update & highlights - matt guerrier
2012 topps - nathan eovaldi
2012 topps update & highlights - matt treanor
2013 topps - randy choate
2013 topps update - clayton kershaw
2014 topps - ricky nolasco

i did just pull a double of kershaw's highlight/checklist card from 2015 topps, so maybe i'll be sending another request to glendale next week…

thanks clayton for signing my card, pitching like you do, and working hard to make a difference.  it is all appreciated.

3 comments:

JediJeff said...

All I know is he isn't clearing mine!!! I sent him a TTM Spring Training 2014. :(

Zippy Zappy said...

Congrats on the nice success. Always awesome to get a return from the game's best.

Frankie.M said...

I sent to him back in September, and still haven't gotten anything back. Hopefully he comes through for me! That's a really cool cool card, awesome success!