Wednesday, May 2, 2018

TTM Success - Ellis Burks

I participated in another private signing on when I sent off this 1999 Topps Ellis Burks.  Originally, I wanted to get Burks on a 1987 Topps, and could have sworn he was in that set.  BEFORE I checked the checklist, I searched my box, but couldn't find his 87.  It turns out, he has a card in 1987 Topps Traded, but not in 1987 Topps.  Instead of giving up on Burks altogether, I decided to go ahead and send a card anyway, so this 1999 Topps made the cut.

I always liked Burks.  I thought he was a really underrated player, and ususally could be counted on when playing baseball on Sega.

Burks (b. 1964) played in the majors from 1987 to 2004 for the Red Sox, White Sox, Rockies, Giants and Indians.  He had 2,107 hits, 352 home runs and a .291 batting average.  He was an All Star twice (1990 and 1996).  He finished 3rd in the 1996 NL MVP voting when he led the league in runs (142), had 211 hits, 40 home runs and batted .344.  He was aided by Coors Field, but those are still very impressive numbers.  He was also a Gold Glove Award winner in 1990.

I mailed to the private signing for Burks on February 16 and got the card back on March 22, for a 34-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $15/card.

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