Wednesday, February 3, 2021

TTM Success - Larry Dierker

I got a couple nice vintage cards signed when I got this TTM success back from Larry Dierker.  I like the old Astros jersey on the above 1974 Topps.  I believe this card came out of a box that I got from my buddy, Max, a while back.
This 1966 Topps also turned out well.

Dierker (b. 1946) played in the majors from 1964 to 1977 for the Colt .45s/Astros and Cardinals.  he had a record of 139-123 with 1,493 strike outs and a 3.31 ERA.  He was an All Star twice (1969 and 1971) and won 20 games in 1969.

Dierker managed the Astros from 1997 to 2001 compiling a record of 435-348 (.556 win %).  He was the NL Manager of the Year in 1998.  He appeared on the 1983 Hall of Fame ballot, but received no votes.

I mailed to Dierker on October 5 and got the cards back signed on November 23, for a 49-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $5/card.

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