Thursday, January 26, 2017

TTM Success - Ron Fairly

I added a couple more nice vintage cards to my autograph album with this success from Ron Fairly.  This 1966 Topps turned out really nice, I think.  The card was in a lot better condition than some of the others that I have.  I like the red and yellow on the card, but I think it would do better when coordinated with team colors.
This 1976 Topps looks nice, as well.  I actually sent two of these, and Fairly signed them both.  I have a plan for some of the extra autos I get, but I need to stockpile a few more.

Fairly (b.1938) played in the majors from 1958 to 1978 for the Dodgers, Expos, Cardinals, A's, Blue Jays and Angels.  He had 1,913 hits, 213 home runs and a .266 batting average.  He was an All Star in 1973 and 1977.  Fairly won the World Series with the Dodgers in 1959, 1963 and 1965.  He appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in 1984 and didn't receive any votes, and also appeared on the 1985 ballot and received 0.8% of the vote.

I mailed to Fairly on November 12 and got the cards back on December 31, for a 49-day TAT.  This was the last TTM success to come in during 2016.
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