Friday, September 2, 2011

Gary Serum

Sent: 8/29/11
Received: 9/1/11
Time: 3 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1979 Topps, 1980 Topps
Item Received: 1979 Topps, 1980 Topps.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

Gary Serum graduated from Alexandria High School in central Minnesota and went on to pitch for St. Cloud State University.  He gained notoriety among Minnesota sports fans when the Twins signed the undrafted righty following an open tryout at Met Stadium.  Two years later he made his big league debut.  He had a solid rookie season in 1978, going 9-9 with a 4.11 ERA over 184 innings, highlighted by a two-hit shutout against the Blue Jays.  His ERA ballooned to 6.61 in 1979.  He did not return to the major leagues.

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