Monday, May 15, 2017

TTM Success - Roger Craig

I got a really cool TTM success from former manager, Roger Craig.  I really liked this 1992 Topps with the throwback jerseys.  This is actually the card that made me want to send to Craig.  I just think the retro jersey is really cool.
I didn't think about it at the time, but I also sent these two cards, a 1962 and a 1987.  When they came back signed, I realized that I had the same guy signed on a 1962 and 1987 Topps.  I think this is really cool, side-by-side.
Finally, I got this 1986 Topps signed as well.  These cards always look cool when scanned.  Craig signed for a $5 fee per card, and this was $20 well spent.

Carig (b. 1930) played in the majors from 1955 to 1966 for the Dodgers (Brooklyn and LA), he was an Original Met, and played for the Cardinals, Reds and Phillies.  He had a career record of 74-98 with 803 strike outs and an ERA of 3.83.

Craig was a graduate of NC State University and was born in Durham, NC.  He managed in the majors for the Padres in 1978 and 1979, then the Giants from 1985 to 1992.  He led the Giants to the NL Pennant in 1989 and to the infamous earthquake World Series that season.

I mailed to Craig on May 3 and got the cards back on May 12, for a 9-day TAT.
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