Tuesday, June 25, 2019

TTM Success - Turk Wendell

I kept putting off sending to Turk Wendell for some reason that I can't remember.  I finally sent off some cards and they came back in April.  He is kind of odd when it comes to signing; he colors the edge of each card with a marker.  I don't quite get it, but it was kind of cool.
I was able to get some turn-of-the-century cards signed, but I'm most happy about the 1997 Topps at the top of the page.  I have very few of these cards remaining, and am always glad to get one into my album.

Wendell (b. 1967) played in the majors from 1993 to 2001 and 2003 to 2004 for the Cubs, Mets, Phillies and Rockies.  He had a career record of 36-33 with 515 strike outs and a 3.93 ERA.

I mailed to Wendell on March 15 and got the cards back on April 27, for a 43-day TAT.

1 comment:

Jafronius said...

The odd thing he does when signing cards doesn't surprise me...he was known for having a bunch of superstitions, like leaping over the foul lines or brushing his teeth between innings.