Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Today's TTM Return from Larry Barnett

Larry Barnett was the home plate umpire for the Angels first ever visit to the postseason. They had been an MLB team since 1961, but didn't make it to postseason play until 1979. They met the Orioles that year and were eliminated three games to one. FUN FACT: This was the only ALCS between 1971 and 1981 that did not feature either the Oakland Athletics or the Kansas City Royals.

I chose the 1979 Topps to correspond with the '79 postseason, and the '69 Topps because that was Mr. Barnett's rookie season as an umpire.

Mr. Barnett also included two of his own personal cards.

And was kind enough to answer a few questions.

I sent these to his home in Prospect, Ohio and received them back 7 days later.


  1. Cool that he threw in the bonus cards.

  2. Love that he took the time to answer your questions. Can't wait until I can be at the point where I can do what I want... when I want.

  3. Love his personal card! Pretty cool of him to respond and answer your questions too.