Thursday, March 23, 2017

TTM Success - Doug Bird

Here is a TTM success from former pitcher, Doug Bird.  I was able to get him to sign this 1977 Topps that is pretty off-center, as you can see at the top of the card.  Still, it was nice to add another '77 to the album.
Speaking of adding Topps sets to the album, I got two different 1981s with this success.  The Cubs card is a 1981 Topps Traded, and the Yankee card is his normal card from that year.

Bird (b. 1950) played in the majors from 1973 to 1983 for the Royals, Phillies, Yankees, Cubs and Red Sox.  He had a career record of 73-60 with an ERA of 3.99 and 680 strike outs.  He reached three consecutive ALCS with the Royals from 1976 to 1978.  The Royals were beaten by the Yankees in each series.  Over the six games he pitched in those three ALCS, he had a 2.35 ERA and a 1-1 record.

I mailed to Bird on January 24 and got the cards back on February 27, for a 34-day TAT.

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