Sunday, March 26, 2017

TTM Success - Michael Cuddyer

This is one of those TTM successes that really makes you enjoy the hobby.  Michael Cuddyer, early in his career, received some advice for Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew.  Killebrew taught him the value of having a good signature, and it really shows here.  Add in the fact that I got a nice auto on a 2013 Topps Update emerald parallel, and you have a really nice addition to the album.

Cuddyer (b. 1979) played in the majors from 2001 to 2015 for the Twins, Rockies and Mets.  He had 1,522 hits, 197 home runs and a .277 batting average.  He was the NL Batting Champion in 2013 when he batted .330 with the Rockies.  That season he had his best finish in the MVP voting at 20th.  He was an All Star in 2011 and 2013, and won the Silver Slugger award in 2013.  He appeared in 7 playoff series with the Twins, but didn't reach a World Series until 2015 with the Mets (his final season) where he lost to the Royals.

I mailed to Cuddyer on October 13 and got the card back on March 2, for a 140-day TAT.

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