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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Smooth As Silk

Topps has issued a variety of cards featuring some kind of image on "silk".  This is one I pulled from a blaster in 2013.  

2013 Topps Rookie Patch Sandy Koufax

As with postcards, covers offer a great variety of subject matter.  A subset are the silk cachet envelopes.  There are a good many baseball subjects available.   This one is, of course, of actor and writer Alan Alda.


I was a M*A*S*H fan.  I'm sure I saw every episode when it first aired.  Toward the end of the series I felt the actors became a bit too sanctimonious and it left a sour taste for me.  M*A*S*H may have had more to say than "Hogan's Heroes" but it was still a sitcom.  

I came to a new appreciation of Alda through his memoirs and his great work on PBS as a fantastic liason between the scientific community and the general public.

How many people do an Alan Alda impression?

6 comments:

  1. I remember watching MASH with my parents when I was little. My dad would whistle the theme song... and I can still hum it to this day. I've always wanted to know more about the silk cachet envelopes. I own a few I've picked up at the flea market over the years. Were/Are they sold at the post office?

    P.S. Hader does an awesome impression of Alda.

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    1. You know, I'm not sure. First Day Covers have been around since the 1920's. I'm still learning. Did you see Hader on "Finding My Roots"? Love that show.

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    2. Never heard of it... but I'll Google it now.

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    3. Finding "Your" Roots. sorry. It's pbs btw.

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  2. MASH was one of my migraine shows back when I was teen (90's). I couldn't always physically watch the episodes, but closing my eyes and listening to them was often just as good.

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    1. I inherited the migraine gene (if there is such a thing) from my mother. Fortunately I don't get them very often these days. Your story reminds me of the kid actor (can't recall who, may Joey Lawrence?) that told Johnny Carson that he saw his show when he was up late at night vomiting.

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