I was thinking about the '55 Dodgers today, particularly Don Newcombe. In 1955, Newk went 20-5, hit seven homeruns and helped the Brooklyn Dodgers win their first World Championship.
He remains the only player in franchise history to win the Rookie of the Year(1949), Cy Young(1956) and Most Valuable Player(1956) awards. You can read Newcombe's bio here.
The Dodgers honored Newcombe with a bobblehead in 2004. You can see my post on his bobblehead here.
Today I'm gonna show Newcombe's autograph. This is a 2003 Upper Deck SP Authentic Chirography Don Newcombe #281/345. This is a pretty good looking card. I love the blue signatures on the Dodger cards, although there are some flaws in this autograph.
My goal is to get Mr. Newcombe's bobblehead autographed. He still works for the Dodgers as a "Special Advisor" to Owner Frank McCourt.
The sticker auto somewhat detracts from the card for me, but otherwise it is a fantastic-looking card. Love the Newcombe closeup!ReplyDelete
Night Owl - Agreed on the sticker. But the pic is amazing.ReplyDelete
Wow, that card totally rules!ReplyDelete
Like night owl said, great close up. You can really see the determinedness on his face.
Cool card to have!
It took me forever to get my newcombe bobblehead signed but i got it done in the last week of the regular season, good luck!ReplyDelete
rafael - Thanks. I know Newcombe lives in Northridge, which is real close to me, but I don't want to send the bobblehead in the mail.ReplyDelete
Nice card. Would be nice to see a Dodger pitcher go 20-5 and also hit seven homers again! That is an athelete!ReplyDelete
Evan - I know. Those days are long gone.ReplyDelete
I met him two years ago at a BKN Cyclones game. He was looking good. I'm with "I Love This Game" ~ I'd love to see a pitcher bat like that again.ReplyDelete
BTB - Very nice! My goal is to meet him this year.ReplyDelete
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