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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

TTM Success - Tim Salmon

This 1996 Fleer Metal Mother Lode card of Tim Salmon sat in my TTM box for a long time waiting for a private signing to come up.  I just liked the look of the card, and hoped that I could get it signed and into my autograph album at some point.  Thankfully, I kept it close by and when the signing finally did pop up, I was ready.  The card turned out great, and I am glad I was prepared to send it in.

Salmon (b. 1968) played in the majors from 1992 to 2004 and 2006 for the Angels.  He had 1,674 hits, 299 home runs and a .282 batting average.  He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1993.  His best MVP finish was 7th (1995 and 1997).  He won the Silver Slugger Award in 1995.  Surprisingly, Salmon never was an All Star.  He won the World Series with the Angels in 2002.  He appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2012, but received only 0.9% of the vote.

I mailed to the signing on September 20 and got the card back on March 1, for a 162-day TAT.  I paid $40.00.

1 comment:

Jafronius said...

One of my favorites from that time, awesome!