Friday, March 24, 2017

TTM Success - Ned Yost

I got a nice TTM back from the manager of the Royals recently.  Ned Yost actually signed three of this 1985 Topps, even though I only sent two.  The card looks really cool; I like how the uniform matches up with the borders on the card.  Yost's choice of a blue Sharpie helps compliment the card, I think.

Yost (b. 1954) played in the majors from 1980 to 1985 for the Brewers, Rangers and Expos.  He had 128 hits, 16 home runs and a .212 batting average.

Yost has managed in the majors from 2003 to 2008 with the Brewers and 2010 to present with the Royals.  He has posted 7 seasons of .500 or better in his managerial career with a career won-loss record of 1,006-1,052 (.489).  With the Royals, he won the AL pennant twice (2014 and 2015) and won the 2016 World Series.

I mailed to Yost on February 20 at Royals Spring Training and got the cards back on February 27, for a 7-day TAT.  I have already given one of the extra 1985 Topps to a friend of mine, and plan on doing something with the other one soon.

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