Saturday, December 9, 2017

TTM Success - Don Larsen

I added another really nice TTM success to my album with this success from Don Larsen.  I had two of the cards that I sent off and bought the other two off of Ebay.  The above Allen & Ginter mini was actually a National Card Show exclusive from 2008 that I got for a dollar off of EBay.  I was glad I found this, because I was really hoping I could find a card that showed the historic embrace of Larsen and Berra during the 1956 World Series perfect game.
I also found this 1961 Topps on Ebay and sent it off.  It looks really nice, and I was happy to have found it as well.
I was going to stop at the above 1962 Topps, but then I found the 2008 Donruss Threads, so I went ahead and sent that as well.

Larsen (b. 1929) played in the majors from 1953 to 1965 and 1967 for the Browns, Orioles, Yankees, A's (Kansas City), White Sox, Giants, Colt .45s, Astros and Cubs.  He had a career record of 81-91 with 849 strike outs and a 3.78 ERA.  He won the World Series with the Yankees in 1956 and 1958.  His perfect game in the 1956 World Series also earned him the MVP Award of that series.

Larsen appeared on a surprising 15 Hall of Fame ballots between 1974 and 1988.  He received a high of 12.3% of the vote (1979). 

I mailed to Larsen on November 14 and got the cards back on November 27, for a 13-day TAT.  I sent $5/card to cover his fee.

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