Today I got an email from the son of onetime Red Sox minor league pitcher John Thibdeau saying that his Dad had passed away yesterday. He saw my custom cards of his Dad that he signed for me and wanted to know if I could send him the photos for the funeral on Saturday. I told him the images I used were small but I sent him the photos via email and he was very happy. As a shot in the dark, I asked a friend of mine named Keith if he had any images of John Thibdeau and sure enough he came up with a beautiful color image of him with the Louisville Colonels. I sent the image to John's son and he replied that his Mom was blown away by the image.
Even though Mr Thibdeau never pitched in the major leagues, he did make it to a 1969 Topps "Red Sox Rookie Stars" card he shared with Joe Lahoud, so his name will live forever.