The facsimile autograph on the front of the card is not that of the Dodgers' pitcher, but rather than of his widow, Ann Meyers Drysdale.
|Facsimile autograph on Dodgers Archives card is that|
of Ann Meyers Drysdale.
After her playing days she became a television analyst and executive with Phoenix's teams in the NBA and WNBA.
A cursory search on eBay doesn't turn up any Topps cards of Ann Meyers, but I suppose it's not unreasonable that they would have a file autograph of her. How that autograph got on the retro-1955 Don Drysdale card is anybody's guess. Maybe somebody in the art department saw the last name "Drysdale" and assumed it was the correct sig. Or perhaps it was just incorrectly selected from a pull-down menu.
|Correct Don Drysdale auotgraph from 1959 Topps card.|