Sunday, May 19, 2019

TTM Success - Dick Hughes

I got a couple vintage cards into my autograph album when this TTM success came back from Dick Hughes.  I won't be able to complete this 1967 Topps Rookie Stars card, since Jim Cosman has passed away, but it is still a cool card.
I also got this 1968 Topps signed, and it turned out ok.  Hughes used a ballpoint pen to sign, and it showed up well on the scan.

Hughes (b. 1938) played in the majors from 1966 to 1968 for the Cardinals.  He had a career record of 20-9 with 230 strike outs and a 2.79 ERA.  He was second in the 1967 NL Rookie of the Year Award voting (to Tom Seaver) and finished 17th in the NL MVP voting that season.  He won the World Series with the Cardinals in 1967.

I mailed to Hughes on March 23 and got the cards back on April 1, for a 9-day TAT.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

Hughes was named to the Topps All-Rookie team in 1967, but Topps forgot to include the rookie trophy on Hughes' 1968 card. (They also left it off Rick Monday's and Rich Nye's 1968 cards.)