Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TTM Success - Chuck Estrada

This TTM success from Chuck Estrada was another player that I was able to get using cards I picked up at the recent Greenvile card show.  I was really happy to get one of these 1960 Topps rookie stars cards signed.  It turned out pretty nicely.
I also got these cards signed by Estrada, a 1961 Topps and a 1964 Topps.  Both of them are nice cards.  I love the Topps rookie logo on the 1961.

Estrada (b. 1938) played in the majors from 1960 to 1964 and 1966 to 1967 for the Orioles, Cubs and Mets.  He had a career record of 50-44 with 535 strike outs and an ERA of 4.07.  He led the league in wins (18) in 1960, his rookie season.  He was second in the AL Rookie of the Year Award voting to Ron Hansen.  All three players receiving votes that year were Orioles (Hansen, Estrada and Jim Gentile).  Estrada was an All Star that season and also finished 12th in the AL MVP voting.

I mailed to Estrada on November 3 and got the cards back on November 13, for a 10-day TAT.

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