Monday, October 30, 2017

TTM Success - Jerry Reuss

Here is another TTM success from a player who charged fees that I finally got around to mailing to recently.  This one was nice, because I added yet another 1987 Topps to my autograph collection.  I love this card because Jerry Reuss looks like Gary Busey in this card.  I think so, at least.
I also liked this 1989 Topps because I remember this card from my very early days of collecting.  I will always have a special place in my heart for 1989 Topps, and would have pursued that set of signed cards, but my huge lot of 1987 Topps trumped that.

Reuss (b. 1949) played in the majors from 1969 to 1990 for the Cardinals, Astros, Pirates, Dodgers, Reds, Angels, White Sox and Brewers.  He had a career record of 220-191 with 1,907 strike outs and a 3.64 ERA.  He was an All Star in 1975 and 1980.  His best finish in the Cy Young Award voting was 2nd in 1980, the same season he had his best finish for MVP voting (20th), while with the Dodgers.  He won the World Series in 1981 as a Dodger.  Reuss appeared on the 1996 Hall of Fame ballot, but only received 0.4% of the vote.

I mailed to Reuss on Octiber 16 and got the cards back on October 23, for a 7-day TAT.  I paid his fee of $13/card.

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