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Saturday, March 12, 2016
TTM Success - Wade Boggs
The above 1991 Topps was the one that I really wanted to see again. I love the clouds in the background. I think this may be one of the most beautiful cards that Topps has produced. I believe that the 1991 set was one of Topps's best efforts as far as photography is concerned. They have continued to improve, but I really feel like 1991 was a very eye-appealing set, that might be a bit underrated as far as collectors are concerned.
I hope you all are enjoying the recent flood of TTMs. I am seriously loving it and my friend, Drew was right when he said it was addictive. I have a ton of cards pending, and a few more queued up to be sent. I also have a few successes still sitting here, waiting to be blogged.
Boggs (b. 1958) played in the majors from 1982 to 1999 for the Red Sox, Yankees and Devil Rays. He had 3,010 career hits, 118 home runs and a .328 career batting average. He was a 12-time All Star, a 5-time batting champ and batted .300 or better in 15 of the 18 seasons in which he played. He also never struck out more than 68 times in a season.
Boggs never won an MVP award, having finished as high as 4th in the AL MVP voting (1985) and had to leave the Red Sox as a free agent to win his only World Series Championship, which he won with the Yankees in 1996.
Boggs was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (2005) with 91.9% of the vote. I paid a $10 fee, sent to him on February 18 and got the cards back on March 10, making him a 21-day TAT.