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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

TTM Success - Rob Gardner

Here are a few vintage cards that got some frequent flyer miles on them.  I believe I tried three times to get Rob Gardner TTM until finally succeeding.  I don't know what the deal was, but I had seen folks get him, but I got 2 return to senders.  Oh well, I got my 1967, 1972 and 1973 Topps signed by him and am glad to finally put these cards to rest in my autograph album.
Gardner (b. 1944) played in the majors from 1965 to 1968 and 1970 to 1973 for the Mets, Cubs, Indians, Yankees, A's and Brewers.  He had a record of 14-18 with 193 strike outs and a 4.35 ERA.

Gardner bounced between the A's and Yankees as a piece that sent Felipe Alou from Oakland to New York.  He was sent back to Oakland from New York as a piece for Curt Befary and then was sent back to Oakland a year later for Matty Alou.

I mailed to Gardner on April 23, 2020, and got the cards back on January 29, 2021, for a 281-day TAT.

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