Saturday, May 27, 2017

TTM Success - Sparky Lyle

I have been slowly knocking out TTM subjects who charge fees, so I can conserve money.  I sent off to Sparky Lyle, who charges $5.00/card and got some nice early 70s taken care of and added two other cards as well.  I had been holding onto this 1970 Topps for some time, hoping I could get it signed, and finally got it taken care of.  His signature is pretty nice.
This 1971 Topps also turned out really well.  I haven't gotten one of them back in a while, so this one was a nice addition.
I also added these two cards from 1979 and 1980.  Lyle has a really great signature and it really did well on the 1979.  The 1980, not so much,

Lyle (b. 1944) played in the majors from 1967 to 1982 for the Red Sox, Yankees, Rangers, Phillies and White Sox.  He had a career record of 99-76 with 873 strike outs and an ERA of 2.88.  He was a 3-time All Star (1973, 1976 and 1977) and was the 1977 AL Cy Young Award Winner.  He finished third in the 1972 AL MVP voting and won the World Series in 1977 with the Yankees.  He appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot between 1988 and 1991 but only received a peak of 13.1% of the vote.

I mailed to Lyle on May 9 and got the cards back on May 18, for a  9-day TAT.

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