Thursday, September 12, 2019

TTM Success - Jose Cruz

I gave it a shot, not expecting to get the cards back, but I sent two cards to Jose Cruz and was surprised with a quick return.

Obviously, I needed this one for my 1987 set, and it turned out really well.
I also took a chance and sent this 1977 Topps, and it turned out ok.  He signed it over the faux signature, and it looks kind of goofy like that, but I especially like the old Astros uniform.

Cruz (b. 1947) played in the majors from 1970 to 1988 for the Cardinals, Astros and Yankees.  He had 2,251 hits, 165 home runs and a .284 batting average.  He was an All Star in 1980 and 1985.  His best finish in the MVP voting was 6th in 1983 (NL).  He was also a Silver Slugger Award winner in 1983 and 1984.  He appeared on the 1994 Hall of Fame ballot, but received only 0.4% if the vote.

I mailed to Cruz on July 23 and got the cards back on August 20, for a 28-day TAT.

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