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Monday, January 25, 2021

TTM Success - Willie Wilson

I crossed another name off of my 1987 Topps checklist with this TTM success from Willie Wilson.  I also got the above 1985 Topps signed.  I figured I would add something to the submission along with the typical 87, so this card made the cut.
Of course, the 87 looks great, also.  I was glad to get this card done and off of my list.

Wilson (b. 1955) played in the majors from 1976 to 1994 for the Royals, A's and Cubs.  He had 2,207 hits, 41 home runs and a .285 batting average.  He was a 2-time All Star (1982 and 1983) and a Gold Glove Award winner (1980).  He led the league in hits in 1980 (230 hits) and led the league in triples 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988.  He also led the league in stolen bases in 1979 with 83.  He was the 1982 AL Batting Champ with a .332 batting average.  That season, he won the Silver Slugger Award.  His best MVP finish was in 1980, when he finished 4th.  He won the World Series with the Royals in 1985.  He appeared on the 2000 Hall of Fame ballot, but received only 2.0% of the vote.  One would think he would have had a little bit better of a showing than that.

I mailed to Wilson on October 31 and got the cards back signed on November 9, for a 9-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $5/card.

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