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Sunday, July 19, 2020
TTM Success - Tom Griffin
Anyway, I got a few cards signed TTM from Tom Griffin. I like the action shot on the 1973 Topps above. They aren't the polished shots that you see today, but really, the shots aren't bad. There's something to like about the wide angles, and early attempts at the action photography on a card.
1975 Topps is a really cool set, and was one of my favorite ones that I put together. The Yount and Brett rookie cards are popular, but really, the design it what does it. It is delightfully freaky; nnot super trippy and scary like 1995 Fleer (which I also enjoy). Griffin signed over top of the faux signatures on the 75 and the 1982 beside it. I think that kind of takes away from the auto. I wouldn't mind if Topps never did the facsilime autos ever again.
Griffin (b. 1948) played in the majors from 1969 to 1982 for the Astros, Padres, Angels, Giants and Pirates. He had a career record of 77-94 with 1,054 strike outs and a 4.07 ERA.
I mailed to Griffin on May 7 and got the cards back on May 15, for an 8-day TAT.