Monday, July 13, 2009

Bruce Von Hoff

I sent Bruce Von Hoff card #529 from the 1968 Topps set on 6/10/09 and received it back today. Mr. Von Hoff also sent a nice letter, which he also signed. In fact, he even signed the piece of cardboard I used to prevent the envelope from being bent--so three signatures total! In his letter he stated that it would "be a pleasure. Thank you for asking, you've made me feel special".

I always appreciate it when someone includes a letter with the card I've sent, and more so when they let me know how much it means to them.

Bruce was drafted by the Houston Colt .45's from the San Francisco Giants in the 1964 first-year draft. He played in three games in 1965. In 1967 he played in a ten more games in the majors. He spent the rest of that season plus five more games in '68 with the Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs.


  1. Bruce passed away on 11/12/2012.

  2. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I see that he actually passed away September 11, 2012 in Gulfport, FL.