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Friday, June 9, 2017

TTM Success - Jim Tracy

I added some early 2000s cards with this success from former Dodgers manager, Jim Tracy.  I haven't added a 2003 Topps in quite a while, mainly because I don't have very many available.  I need to pick up a box of them and bust it so I have more to choose from.  This one didn't turn out all that great, though.  I don't normally rub up or powder base cards, but I think 2001-2003 Topps might need it.
This 2004 Topps turned out much better.  I probably was the first one Tracy signed, then he went to sign the 2003 and put them together, causing the 03 to mess us a bit.  That's my theory at least.

Tracy (b. 1955) played in the majors in 1980 and 1981 for the Cubs.  He had 46 hits, 3 home runs and a .249 batting average.

Tracy was Davey Johnson's successor in LA and managed the Dodgers from 2001 to 2005 to a record of 427-383 (.527%).  He, then, managed the Pirates from 2006 to 2007 to a record of 135-189 (.417).  He most recently managed the Rockies from 2009 to 2012.  Their record was 294-308 in his tenure, a .488 winning percentage.  His career managerial record is 856-880 (.493%) with a playoff record of 2-6.

I mailed to Tracy on May 17 and got the cards back on June 1, for a 15-day TAT.
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