Thursday, July 13, 2017

TTM Success - John Wathan

I have gotten a few TTM successes in recently that have been out in the world for a while.  One of which was this one from John Wathan.  I got some nice Topps cards signed, starting with this 1983 Topps Record Breaker.  I like getting cards like this signed.  They kind of show some things about the player that might not show up on baseball-reference.
I also got Topps cards from 1978, 1980, 1985 and 1989 signed.  They all turned out great.  Wathan has a really nice signature, and it shows on all of these cards.

Wathan (b. 1949) played in the majors from 1976 to 1985 for the Royals.  He had 656 hits, 21 home runs and a .262 batting average.  He finished 24th in the 1980 AL MVP race, his only time receiving votes.  He won the World Series with the Royals in 1985.

Wathan was the manager of the Royals from 1987 to 1991, and then the Angels for 89 games in 1992.  His career managerial record was 326-320, for a .505 winning %.

I mailed to Wathan on May 8 and got the cards back on July 8, for a 61-day TAT.

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