Tuesday, September 25, 2018

TTM Success - Ozzie Guillen

The private signings on SCN really have helped me get a few tougher 1987s out of the way, like this Ozzie Guillen.  I don't know when I would have been able to get him on a card, so this really was my only hope.

Guillen (b. 1964) played in the majors from 1985 to 2000 for the White Sox, Orioles, Braves and Rays.  He had 1,764 hits, 28 home runs and a .264 batting average.  He was the 1985 AL Rookie of the Year and was a 3-time All Star (1988, 1990. 1991).  He won a Gold Glove in 1990.  His best (and only) MVP finish was 17th in 1990.

He went on to manage the White Sox from 2004 to 2011 and the Marlins in 2012.  His overall managerial record is 747-710 (.513 win %).  He won the World Series with the White Sox in 2005.  He was the AL Manager of the Year in 2005.

Guillen appeared on the 2006 Hall of Fame ballot, but received only 1.0% of the vote.

I sent off for the private signing on May 29 and got the card back on June 19, for a 21-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $25.00.

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