Tuesday, August 22, 2017

TTM Success - Lance Parrish

I finally got a TTM return from former catcher, Lance Parrish.  It took me over a year and a half, and two attempts, but I got some signed cards back.  I liked this 1992 Triple Play Little Hotshots card, as it was the first of these that I have added to my album.
I also added some nice Topps cards, including another 1987 for the album.  I also was glad to get a 1989 Topps, as it was one of the first ever baseball cards that I had.

Parrish (b. 1956) played in the majors from 1977 to 1995 for the Tigers, Phillies, Angels, Mariners, Indians, Pirates and Blue Jays.  He had 1,782 hits, 324 home runs and a .252 batting average.  He won the World Series with the Tigers in 1984.  He was an 8-time All Star and his best finish for the MVP award was 9th (1983).  He was a Silver Slugger Award winner in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1990.  He won the Gold Glove Award in 1983, 1984 and 1985.  Parrish appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2001 and received only 1.7% of the vote.

I originally mailed to Parrish on February 18, 2016, but never got those cards back.  I mailed to him again on June 10 of this year via the Erie SeaWolves, and got the cards back on August 4, for a 55-day TAT.

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