30 April 2009

my latest endeavor - the modest 1978 topps dodgers autograph project

1978 topps is my favorite set ever. mostly for sentimental reasons, but i do really like the design. most of the dodgers from that year are still around, and i have enjoyed my limited foray into the world of through the mail autographs, so i decided to try to complete a team autographed set.

i will try to do it primarily ttm, but i may hit up ebay if there is a roadblock with a certain player. for glenn burke and johnny oates, ebay is going to be the only likely source for me. i already have a steve garvey autographed 78 topps, but that's with my garvey collection, so i will be sending another one his way.

here's a list of the players included in the team set.

team card
dusty baker
glenn burke (deceased)
ron cey
vic davalillo
terry forster
mike garman
steve garvey
ed goodson
jerry grote
burt hooton
charlie hough
tommy john
lee lacy
tom lasorda
dave lopes
ted martinez
manny mota
rick monday
johnny oates (deceased)
doug rau
lance rautzhan
rick rhoden
bill russell
reggie smith
elias sosa
don sutton
steve yeager
nlcs (davey lopes)

wish me luck. and if you know someone who has a glenn burke auto, please let me know!


Matt Runyon said...

Great project! The '78 Topps set is a good one. None of those facsimilie autographs to foul things up. The Burke autograph will be a tough one to get. Are you going to have Tommy Lasorda autograph the team card?

gcrl said...

matt - i have a couple of ideas for the team card, but lasorda has his own card in this set.

Matt Runyon said...

Duh! I forgot about that!