Monday, December 28, 2020

TTM Success - David Cone

This is another of those cases where my scanner clearly did an injustice to a really nice card.  This is a 1998 Fleer Metal David Cone that I sent TTM through a private signing.  I really liked the card because of the World Trade Center in the background, so I wanted to get it signed and into my album.  In person, the card looks awesome.  The scanner just crapped the bed on it, I guess.

Cone (b. 1963) played in the majors from 1986 to 2001 and 2003 for the Royals, Mets, Blue Jays, Yankees and Red Sox.  He had a career record of 194-126 with 2,668 strike outs and a 3.36 ERA.  He was a 5-time All Star (1988, 1992, 1994, 1997 and 1999).  He was the Cy Young Award Winner in 1994 (AL) and finished 9th in the MVP race that season.  He won the World Series 5 times (1992 with Toronto and 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 with the Yankees).  He pitched a perfect game in 1999.

Cone appeared on the 2009 Hall of Fame ballot, but received only 3.9% of the vote.

I mailed to the signing on August 17 and got the card back on October 13, for a 57-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $35.00.

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