Monday, May 21, 2018

TTM Success - Jim Lonborg

I added some nice late 60s and early 70s cards to my autograph album with this success from Jim Lonborg.  I had a lot of cards to choose from, thanks to my LCS, and I'm glad I got them all returned.
All of the cards turned out great.  Since this TTM success came back, I actually purchased a huge lot of 1972 and 1973 Topps cards from Conrad.  I hope to be able to add a bunch more of them to my album.

Lonborg (b. 1942) played in the majors from 1965 to 1979 for the Red Sox, Brewers and Phillies.  He had a career record of 157-137 with 1,475 strike outs and a 3.86 ERA.  He was the 1967 AL Cy Young Award winner when he went 22-9 with 246 strike outs and a 3.16 ERA.  He was also an All Star that season and finished 6th in the AL MVP race.

He appeared on two Hall of Fame ballots, 1984 and 1985, but didn't receive more than 0.8% of the vote.

I mailed to Lonborg on March 17 and got the cards back on March 26, for a 9-day TAT.

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