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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

TTM Success - Bernie Williams

This 1997 Zenith Bernie Williams is a card that was at the very top of my list of cards I really wanted to get signed and into my autograph album.  I had found it a while back at my former LCS when they allowed me to look through boxes in the back room.  Since then, I was able to get all of the 1997 Zenith cards that they had, but I didn't know that I would be getting them at the time I found this Bernie.

The card is amazing, and frankly, the set is awesome.  There may be one or two cards in the set that I probably wouldn't spend money on to get signed, but most of them have great shots, and would be worth sending off.  So, I put this card aside and waited until I saw a Bernie signing, and when I did, I jumped all over it and sent the card off.

Williams (b. 1968) played in the majors from 1991 to 2006 for the Yankees.  He had 2,336 hits, 287 home runs and a .297 batting average.  He was the 1998 AL Batting Champion.  He was a 5-time All Star (1997 to 2001) and a 4-time Gold Glove Award winner (1997 to 2000).  He won the Silver Slugger Award once (2002).  His best finish in the AL MVP race was 7th (1998).  He won the World Series with the Yankees in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000.  He appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2012 and 2013, but only received a high of 9.6% of the vote.

I mailed to the signing on March 4 and got the card back on May 8, for a 65-day TAT.  I paid a fee of $50.00.  My good friend, Aidan, spotted the signing and let me know about it right away.

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