Tuesday, March 7, 2017

TTM Success - Ed Ott

Here I am, back with another TTM success of a player on some 70s and 80s cards.  Ed Ott is a player I identified once I had sorted out my 1981 Topps bulk by number and pulled all of the current signers.  For whatever reason, Ott kind of hung around my TTM box until I found some more cards of his to send out.  I'm glad I finally got around to sending these out, because I really wanted to add another 1978 Topps to the album.  1978 (above) is one of the tougher years for me to add to the album.  When I've bought my bulk Topps, 1978 has been one of the years that I haven't been able to find.
I've still got plenty of these years, 1981, 81 Traded, 1982 and 1983.  I remember a time when I got back into collecting, it was 1983 Topps that I had trouble finding.  Now, I have maybe 1,000 cards from that set alone.

Ott (b. 1951) played in the majors from 1974 to 1981 for the Pirates and Angels.  He had 465 hits, 33 home runs and a .259 batting average.  He won the World Series with the Pirates in 1979.  He is not related to Hall of Famer Mel Ott.

I mailed to Ott on February 8 and got the cards back on February 16, for an 8-day TAT.

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