Friday, March 3, 2023

TTM Success - Jack Billingham

Completing a multi-player card is always nice, and I was able to finish this 1968 Topps Dodgers Rookies card that I had previously gotten signed TTM by Jim Fairey.  I finished the card with a TTM success frmo Jack Billingham after waiting a couple months.

Billingham (b. 1943) played in the majors from 1968 to 1980 for the Dodgers, Astros, Reds, Tigers and Red Sox.  He had a record of 14-113 with 1,141 strike outs and a 3.83 ERA.  His best finish in the Cy Young voting was 4th in 1973, the same season that accounts for his lone season as an All Star.  He won the World Series with the Reds in 1975 and 1976.  Billingham appeared on the 1986 Hall of Fame ballot, but received only 0.2% of the vote.

I mailed to Billingham on October 31 and got the cards back on January 10, for a 71-day TAT.

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