Monday, May 30, 2016

TTM Success - Johnny Grubb

I received a nice TTM success recently from former big leaguer, Johnny Grubb.  I was able to get some really ncie cards signed, starting with this 1975 Topps that I got from my good friend, Max.  As of today, I have been able to get 13 of the 75s that Max gave me signed.  Thirteen different ones, that is. I have doubled up on a few and sent them along to Max, since he was nice enough to provide me with the cards, and since he does some nice 50/50s for me as well.
I was also able to put some of the cards I got from my mom to good use.  These all came out of the 1980s boxes that she got for me,  They all look great.  Of these years, here are the totals I have so far as of today: 1985 - 19; 1986 - 15; 1987 - 19 and 1988 - 8.  I noticed that 1985 has finally caught up with 1987 as far as most from one single Topps year that I have been able to get signed.

Grubb also inscribed the 1985 and 1987 Topps with '84 Champs.  They all turned out great.

Grubb (b. 1948) played in the majors from 1972 to 1987 for the Padres, Indians, Rangers and Tigers.  He had 1,153 hits, 99 home runs and a .278 batting average.  He finished 6th in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1973 and was an All Star in 1974.  He won the World Series in 1984 with the Tigers.

I mailed to Grubb on April 12 and got the cards back on May 4, for an 18-day TAT.

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