Thursday, December 7, 2017

Secret Santa: Signed Strawberry

Ok. Well. I don't know yet who had me for Matt's (aka BobWalkThePlank) Secret Santa but I but like to let this person know that their gift was received and is: awesome, appreciated, and out of this world kind.

In 1992, as a member of the Dodgers, Darryl penned a book called... Darryl (with help from Art Rust, Jr.) and published by Bantam in New York. I've read a couple of books about Strawberry and his Mets but this book I don't think I knew about.

And this book was my Secret Santa gift. THANK YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE.


The book came signed and with a Beckett authentication certificate. But I almost don't want to read it as it seems pristine and unread. Might see if my library has it or can get it.

Here's the cover (as you probably figured out, I was his stand-in stunt double for the cover):


And here's the signature on the front free endpaper.


Thanks, Matt, for doing the Secret Santa again. And thank you, Secret Santa, for this awesome Strawberry gift.

Thanks for stopping by!


edited, 7 December 2017, at 13:06
P.S. I found out that the inimitable Wes Moore had me for Secret Santa and that more is on its way to me. Say what?? I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy.

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    1. Indeed. I'm amazed! I'm glad that I work in a library/archive and have experience handling precious books. This one will be very well cared for!

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  2. Very cool. For awhile I was on the signed book kick. Anyways... love that picture on the back cover. Gotta love Straw winding up.

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    1. I know what you mean about Strawberry's wind up to swing. A very fluid, beautiful one for sure.

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  3. Your P.S. had me laughing out loud! The blogs are almost like a frat... you're not in until you've been initiated by Wes. Very soon you will be one of us! LOL

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    1. I've always been told "You'll feel different after the first time you have [cardboard] with Wes" and it's true.

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  4. I was pumped that Wes drew your name. Always fun seeing someone new experience the madman and his cardboard shenanigans.

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    1. Thanks Matt, for doing this. When I learned it was Wes I felt intimidated as I always read about the spoils the recipients of his kindness receive and I felt a part of a great tradition.

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