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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
TTM Success - Gary Matthews Jr.
The above 2007 Turkey Red Chrome was my favorite of the bunch. I prepped the card before I mailed, and that really made it pop. Matthews has a nice auto that shows up really well on this card.
Matthews (b. 1974) played in the majors from 1999 to 2010 for the Padres, Cubs, Pirates, Mets, Orioles, Rangers and Angels. He had 1,056 hits, 108 home runs and a .257 batting average. He was an All Star in 2006, a season where he also finished 30th in the AL MVP voting. For some reason, the Angels signed him to a 5-year, $50 million contract after the 2006 season, and Matthews didn't really live up to it. At that time, the Angels must have had money to burn. Nothing against Matthews, but that contract was crazy from the beginning.
I mailed to Matthews on February 5 and got the cards back on October 18, for a 255-day TAT.