Monday, February 22, 2010

1981 Donruss, Andre Dawson



#212 Andre Dawson

Here is the fiftieth signed card I have for my mini-'81 Donruss set. For those of you scoring at home, I am at the halfway point. Fifty down, now fifty more to go.

I found this card in my mailbox on Saturday right before I headed to work. It took about three weeks to get this card back. I sent the card to him with a ten dollar check made out to the Andre Dawson Foundation. I usually do not like paying for autographs, but I figured that I would take advantage of Andre's low price before he raises it. It was a good thing I sent this card to him when I did because he sent back a pamphlet with the prices he charges for various signed items. The first thing I noticed is that he now charges twenty bucks for a signed card. So, I guess that I timed that one just right.

Andre certainly has a unique signature. I can't quite tell what is going on with his first name after the "A". But, from all of the autographs that I have seen of his on the net, I can tell that he takes his time when he signs since all of his 'graphs look the same. As a collector, I really appreciate that.

Thanks to Brian of 30-Year Old Cardboard for inspiring me to write to the Hawk and for sending the address to mail it out to.

'81 Donruss Tracker: 50/100

5 comments:

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

Awesome stuff!!! I too posted my newest Dawson autograph tonight.

Dan said...

Very nice, indeed. I shot pair of '87 Topps (regular & traded) to him this morning. I didn't realize he had raised his prices either. Hope he's still cool with the donation I sent. I've been meaning to send them to him for a looooong time.

Andre certainly has a classic signature.

Nice work on your '81 set btw.

Charley said...

Nice 'graph! Andre has one of the best! I think playing in Montrael influnced his signature and that is why Andre looks different. It looks influenced by the French culture. That's my opinion anyway.

Charley
Andre Dawson Blog
http://www.hawk4thehall.blogspot.com

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Very cool autograph of the newest Hall of Famer.

zman40 said...

Thanks guys!