Sunday, July 31, 2011

John Tudor

Sent: 2/24/11
Received: 7/30/11
Time: 156 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1981 Topps, 1985 Fleer, 1986 Topps, 1988 Score
Item Received: 1981 Topps, 1985 Fleer, 1986 Topps, 1988 Score.  All signed in blue Sharpie.

John Tudor had an outstanding 12 year career, complete with a sterling .619 career winning percentage.  His most notable season was 1985, where he assembled one of the finest campaigns of the era.  After starting the season 1-7, he finished on a 20-1 run to end the year with a 21-8 record, a 1.93 ERA, and a league leading ten shutouts.  Unanimous Cy Young Award numbers, but thanks to the remarkable sophomore performance by Doc Gooden that same year, Tudor failed to garner a single first place vote.  After coming up short in the 1985 and 1987 World Series for the Cardinals, he finally won his ring with the 1988 Dodgers.

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