Daily Archives: November 4, 2009

Lance Parrish TTM Success!!!

In my longest wait since I got back into the TTM game, Lance Parrish returned all 3 of the cards I sent him.  And it took 278 days!!!

I had seen several returns in the last week from Parrish and all of them were lengthy in terms of the wait time.  I am just happy that I am in the group that has now added Parrish’s great signature to my collection.

Parrish has a nice, artsy signature.  Of the three I got back, I have to say that the ’86 Topps is my favorite!!

Thank you, Mr. Parrish!!

Parrish

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #13

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #13

1968 Topps – Card #177 – AKA – ‘The Nolan Ryan Rookie Card’

Ryan

Jerry Koosman – Koosman started 527 games during his career going 222-209.  He has a career ERA of 3.36 and struck out 2,556 batters.  Koosman is a 2-time All-star and was a member of the 1969 World Series champion New York Mets.

Nolan Ryan – The definition of dominance and longevity, there is nothing Nolan Ryan didn’t accomplish during his 27-year career.  Ryan holds the major league record for strikeouts in a career as well as no-hitters thrown.  He is a member of the 300 wins club and has a career ERA of just 3.19.  Ryan is a 7-time All-star, and has also won a World Series championship with the Mets in 1969.  Ryan was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1999 on 491 of 497 votes.

1967 Topps Jim Palmer – World Series Highlights

1967 Topps Jim Palmer – World Series Highlights

Being that we’re right in the midst of the 2009 World Series, I thought I would show off the newest addition to my Jim Palmer player collection that honor’s Palmer’s contribution to the Baltimore Orioles 1966 championship!

In that match-up, the O’s played the Dodgers and Palmer as phenomenal!!!  As a rookie, Palmer battled Sandy Koufax in Game 2 of the series and emerged victorious.  He pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just 4 hits.  He also struck out 6 batters while walking 3.  It was a dominant performance by the 20-year old, and he and his Orioles teammates ended up sweeping the series 4-0!!

Palmer 1967T