Wednesday, December 21, 2016

TTM Success - Juan Pizarro

I was able to use a few more vintage cards from my box when I got two autographs back from former pitcher, Juan Pizarro.  This 1962 Topps was in fair shape, and I didn't have very many of those signed, so I thought it would be good to send it along.  It turned out pretty nice, I think.
I wasn't sure if I had any other Pizarro cards, so I went through my partial 1972 set and found this one to send as well.  I have raided my partial set a few times.  I probably should stop so I can complete the set.  I'll get to it eventually.

Pizarro (b. 1937) played in the majors from 1957 to 1974 for the Braves, White Sox, Pirates, Red Sox, Indians, A's, Cubs and Astros.  He had a career record of 131-105 with 1,522 strike outs and a 3.43 ERA.  His best seasons were 1963 (16-8; 2.39 ERA) and 1964 (19-9; 2.56 ERA) where he was an All Star both seasons, and finished 19th in the AL MVP Award voting.  He won the World Series with the Braves in 1957.  Pizarro was on the 1980 Hall of Fame ballot, but did not receive any votes.

I mailed to Pizarro on November 11 and got the cards back on December 1, for a 20-day TAT.

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