Monday, April 10, 2017

TTM Success - Art Howe

I added some really cool cards to the autograph binder with this success from former manager, Art Howe.  The best part of what I added was that I got some colorful Astros jerseys as part of the success.

The above 1989 Topps Traded was just the start, with the color shown on that card.  I did a pretty good job choosing what I sent off, I think.
I used this as an opportunity to get the above 1979 and 1978 Astros card signed, but I also needed some more mid-2000s cards, so his 2005 and 2004 Topps helped up the tallies for those years.

Howe (b. 1946) played in the majors from 1974 to 1982, 1984 and 1985 for the Pirates, Astros and Cardinals.  He had 682 hits, 43 home runs and a .260 batting average.  He finished 18th in the 1981 NL MVP voting.

He managed the Astros from 1989 to 1993, the A's from 1996 to 2002 and the Mets from 2003 to 2004.  His managerial record is 1,129-1,137 (.498 win %).

I mailed to Howe on March 13 and got the cards back on March 20, for a 7-day TAT.
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