Friday, May 26, 2017

updating the topps dodger autograph project once again, 60 years apart

the last time i updated my topps dodger autograph project (obtain a card from each flagship release signed by a dodger - ideally for free), i noted that i had sent out a 1955 ed roebuck card in hopes of replacing one of the last two cards in the project that i paid for.  well, the 85-year old member of the dodgers' first world series championship team did not disappoint.
as promised, this card replaces fellow '55 rookie don zimmer's card in the project, with zimmer now taking roebuck's spot representing the 1963 topps set.

another update to the project is warranted after receiving this 2015 topps juan uribe card
the day after roebuck's appeared in my mailbox.  those cards were issued 60 years apart, but are linked in a number of ways, including this project i suppose.

i also received a return from chris hatcher just the other day, which fills the 2017 topps spot in the project
getting 2017 out of the way with my first request of the year is nice, and a change of pace from the past two seasons. it's too bad that there's no chance of replacing the 1951 topps card on the list below, but here's hoping one of the 2016 flagship cards i've sent out finds its way back to me (come on, zach lee!).

update (9/22/17) - zach lee delivered!
awesome!

here's the updated tally of the project:

1951 topps - preacher roe (purchased)
1952 topps - rocky bridges
1953 topps - bobby morgan
1954 topps - charlie thompson
1955 topps - don zimmer (purchased) ed roebuck
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 don zimmer
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
2006 topps update & highlights - mark hendrickson
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
2014 topps update - scott van slyke
2015 topps - juan uribe
2015 topps update - brett anderson
2016 topps - zach lee
2016 topps update - mike bolsinger
2017 topps - chris hatcher

as always, thanks to these players who sign through the mail, and thanks to the lost collector for the idea.

1 comment:

  1. You're doing awesome. Impressed you went after the Update/Rookie Trades sets. Now you've got me thinking...

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