Thursday, March 2, 2017

TTM Success - Goose Gossage

There are a few guys I sent baseballs to back when I first started doing TTM that I really am wanting to get on a card or two.  One of them came back recently from Hall of Famer, Goose Gossage.  I sent two cards, this 1985 Topps and a 1987, and he signed one of them.  Realistically, this one looks better, anyway.  The 1987 was a bit dark.  I have only a few 1985s less than 1987, those two sets are neck and neck among the leaders of what set I have the most signed cards of.

Gossage (b. 1951) played in the majors from 1972 to 1989 and 1991 to 1994 for the White Sox, Pirates, Yankees, Padres, Cubs, Giants, Rangers, A's and Mariners.  He had a career record of 124-107 with 1,502 strike outs, 310 saves and a 3.01 ERA.

I mailed to Gossage on January 26 and got the card back on February 4, for a 9-day TAT.  I was able to get the autograph without paying a fee, as well!

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