Sunday, March 6, 2016

TTM Success - Darren Daulton

I got two TTM successes on Friday (March 4).  The first of which was this pair of signed 1987 Topps from former catcher, Darren Daulton.  I sent four cards (3 1987 and one 1989) and he signed the above two, and returned the others unsigned.  I mailed them out on February 18, in my first batch of TTMs that I have sent recently, so that made him a 15-day TAT.

Daulton (b. 1962) was a 25th round draft pick by the Phillies in the 1980 Amateur Draft.  He would go one to play in the majors from 1983, 1985 to 1997 for the Phillies and Marlins.  He was a three-time All Star (1992, 93 and 95) and finished as high as 6th in the NL MVP voting (1992).  He had 891 hits, 137 home runs and a lifetime average of .245.  He went to the World Series with the Phillies in 1993, ultimately losing in 6 games to the Blue Jays.  He won a ring with the 1997 Marlins and was a key contributor by hitting .389 over the seven games.  Daulton appeared on the 2003 Hall of fame ballot and received only 0.2% of the vote (he received one vote).

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