Wednesday, November 1, 2017

TTM Success - Lee Stange

I recently went to my LCS and looked through their vintage box for a few guys to send TTM.  I was able to add a couple nice cards with this success from Lee Stange.  I don't have many 1966 Topps in the album, and I like this one showing the Indians uniform of those times.  I typed Reds, then looked at the team name on the card.  That C on the hat tricked me.
I also added this 1970 Topps.  This might be one of the worst Topps designs, with the drab gray border and all, but I like the set.  It was a nice set to build and has many Seattle Pilots  in it, which has been a fun subject to send out for TTM.  That doesn't have much to do with Stange, but still, a moment of merit for a much maligned set.

Stange (b. 1936) played in the majors from 1961 to 1970 for the Twins, Indians, Red Sox and White Sox.  He had a career record of 62-61 with a 3.56 ERA and 718 strike outs.  He once won 20 games in the minors while playing for the nearby Wilson Tobs.

I mailed to Stange on October 16 and got the cards back on October 23, for a 7-day TAT.
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