Friday, May 25, 2018

TTM Success - Joe Rudi

I sat on my Joe Rudi cards for some reason, but finally mailed them out, and got some nice returns.  The above 2001 Topps American Pie is a bit different for my album.  I'm all for adding different sets and subsets to the album, so this is pretty cool.
I also added some more contemporary cards, with these Topps issues from 1981 and 1982.  He inscribed "To William" on each card, which was a nice touch.

Rudi (b. 1946) played in the majors from 1967 to 1982 for the A's (KC and Oakland), Angels and Red Sox.  He had 1,468 hits, 179 home runs and a .264 batting average.  He was a 3-time All Star (1972, 1974 and 1975) and 3-time Gold Glove Award Winner (1974, 197 and 1976).  His best finish in the AL MVP voting was 2nd, wich he did twice (1972 and 1974).  He won the World Series 3 times (1972, 1973 and 1974) with the A's.  Rudi appeared on the 1988 Hall of Fame ballot, but did not receive any votes.

I mailed to Rudi on February 5 and got the cards back on March 26, for a 49-day TAT.

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