Monday, April 29, 2019

TTM Success - Bill Madlock

I could have sworn that my friend, Max, had given me a signed 1987 Topps Bill Madlock.  I checked my albums, and there was no Madlock to be seen, so I sent this one off to a private signing.  The card came back, and looks awesome.

Madlock (b. 1951) played in the majors from 1973 to 1987 for the Rangers, Cubs, Giants, Pirates, Dodgers and Tigers.  He had 2,008 hits, 163 home runs and a .305 batting average.  He was the NL batting champion 4 times (1975 - .354; 1976 - .339, 1980 - .341 and 1983 - .323).  He batted over .300 in 8 of the full seasons in which he played.  His best MVP finish was 6th (1976 - NL) and was an All Star 3 times (1975, 1981, 1983).  He won the World Series in 1979 with the Pirates.  He appeared on the 1993 Hall of Fame ballot and received 4.5% of the vote.

I mailed to the private signing on February 11 and got the card back on March 19, for a 36-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $19.00.

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