Friday, December 23, 2022

TTM Success - Ron Stone

Here are a couple nice vintage cards that I got back signed from Ron Stone.  The above 1970 Topps turned out really well.  You can tell Stone had an A's jersey on, although the card has him listed with the Phillies.
I looked to see if Stone was in the 1991 Orioles Crown set, then learned that he never played a game for the Orioles, so that search didn't last long.  This 1968 Topps was pretty nice, anyway. 

Stone (b. 1942) played in the majors in 1966 and from 1969 to 1972 for the A's (Kansas City) and Phillies.  He had 194 hits, 6 home runs and a .241 batting average.

Stone's connection to the Orioles was that he was originally signed by the Orioles prior to the 1963 season as an amateur free agent.  He was selected by the A's in the 1965 Rule 5 draft, returned to the Orioles I'm July 1966 then traded by the Orioles to the Phillies in 1969 for Clay Dalrymple.

I mailed to Stone on October 17 and got the cards back on November 18, for a 32-day TAT.  Stone also included a signed post card.

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