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