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Sunday, February 19, 2017
TTM Success - Ray Rippelmeyer
I bought those because at the time, I had only one signed 1961 Topps. So, I figured I would beef up that portion of my ledger, and some of the cards I picked up really looked great. The first of the cards to come back was this success from Ray Rippelmeyer. The above 1961 Topps is his rookie card, and I really enjoyed how his uniform looked on this card. It looks almost like an early 50s Topps in that he appears to be a painting, as opposed to a photo.
Rippelmeyer (b. 1933) played in the majors for 18 games in 1962 for the Senators. He had a record of 1-2 with 17 strike outs and a 5.49 ERA. While his card from 1961 lists him as being on the Reds, he never made the majors with them. He was picked up by the Senators in November 1961 in the Rule V Draft.
I mailed to Rippelmeyer on January 16 and got the cards back on January 25, for a 9-day TAT.