Tuesday, December 29, 2020

TTM Success - Ray Knight

I had entered a private signing for Ray Knight a while back, but it fell through.  Thankfully, I was patient, and another came along that allowed for me to add his card to my 1987 Topps set.  The card looks great.  Also, I was finally able to show the set off to someone in person yesterday, which was really nice.  It isn't any fun collecting something and not being able to share it.  That's why I have this blog, and my instagram page.  Still, it is a lot more fun watching someone flip through the pages in person and talking about the cards and players.

Knight (b. 1952) played in the majors in 1974 and from 1977 to 1988 for the Reds, Astros, Mets, Orioles and Tigers.  He had 1,311 hits, 84 home runs and a .271 batting average.  He was an All Star twice (1980 and 1982) and his best MVP finish was 5th in 1979 (NL).  He was the World Series MVP in 1986 with the Mets.  Of course, the Mets won that World Series.

Knight also managed the Reds in 1996, 1997 and 2003 to a record of 125-137 (.477 win %).

I mailed to the private signing on September 5 and got the card back on October 13, for a 38-day TAT.

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