Thursday, October 6, 2011
TTM Success: Gary Peters (on a '68 Topps Game)
I’ve gotten a few 1968 Topps Game dupes from picking up multicard lots. I figured that I’d trade some, and send a few out in hopes of TTM signatures. After one week, I got my first return from former White Sox (and Red Sox) lefty Gary Peters. He signed my card and answered my questions:
What is your best career memory? Hitting a grand slam vs the Yankees in 1967 (I was surprised by this answer – I figured it would have been winning ROY or winning 20 games.)
Who was the toughest hitter you faced? Harmon Killebrew (good answer…Harmon hit .263 vs Peters but with 6 HRs, a .512 OBP and a rather large 1.126 OPS)
What current pitcher reminds you of yourself? Mark Buehrle (good answer!)
This was a cool success by a great former pitcher. I appreciate his quick response and taking the time to answer my letter.