Monday, December 21, 2020

TTM Success - Rick Burleson

I had seen that Rick Burleson rarely signed TTM when I was going through my checklist last year.  Luckily, a private signing popped up on SCN and I was able to get my 1987 Topps and my 1991 Crown Orioles signed.
Burleson (b. 1951) played in the majors from 1974 to 1984 and 1986 to 1987 for the Red Sox, Angels and Orioles.  He had 1,401 hits, 50 home runs and a .273 batting average.  He was an All Star 4 times (1977, 1978, 1978 and 1981) and a Gold Glove Award winner in 1979.  He also was a Silver Slugger in 1981.  His best MVP finish was 13th (1975, AL).  He appeared on the 1993 Hall of Fame ballot, but received no votes.

I mailed to the private signing on September 1 and got the cards back on October 9, for a 38-day TAT.

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