Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TTM Success - Dave Rader

Here are some cards from the 1970s that turned out really nice, in this success from Dave Rader.  The above 1976 Topps is a really cool card, with him showing off the bat.
I liked the 1977 Topps on the right, since it is an obvious airbrush card.  Some of those are historically bad, but this one it pretty decent.  The 1974 Topps on the left turned out really nice, as well.

Rader (b. 1948) played in the majors from 1971 to 1980 for the Giants, Cardinals, Cubs, Phillies and Red Sox.  He was a first round pick (18th overall) by the Giants in the 1967 June amateur draft out of high school.  He had 619 hits, 30 home runs and a .257 batting average.  He finished second in the 1972 NL Rookie of the Year voting to Jon Matlack.  He is not related to former player and manager, Doug Rader.

I mailed to Rader on September 2 and got the cards back on October 10, for a 38-day TAT.
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