I usually skip the tables with cards pre-90s. The sets from the 70s or earlier didn't interest me much. But, since there aren't as many new sets popping up that captivate my interest, I have to go back in time to pick up some awesomeness that is new to me. This time at the show I picked up a box of 2007 Masterpieces that I promise I will post about real soon, and I bought some random singles. The cards that I picked up from the 70s were the best pick ups that I got.
This set offers a lot of great action shots like the Willie Davis card. But, this set also has some photos of dudes in near empty ball parks. I wonder how Topps picks who gets a memorable action photo on there card and who gets a dull standing still photo. Jerry Reuss pitched 192 innings in 1972 for the Astros. A photographer must have found him at some other point to take a better photo.
I looked up some stats of Mike Epstein and it turns out he had some pretty good seasons. He had some pop and good on-base skills. The late 60s and early 70s were his peak years. Collecting cards and learning about baseball go well together. Since, I started to collect again, I have been able to pick up even more knowledge about ball players than I had before. Card collecting keeps you up on players of the past as well as a hot shot minor leaguer.
These two cards were picked up at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet. They are two oddball cards featuring two hall of famers and a great comedic actor. The Brock/Hernandez card is from a set that came with a magazine called Collectors Quarterly. I am pretty sure that is accurate. I am guessing on this from the info that I am reading from the back of the card. If anyone in the blog world knows more about this card/set please let me know.
The other card is of Dodger Don Sutton. Sutton has the 'fro oozing from under his cap. This card is from 1975. I believe the set is called SSPC. Maybe that stands for something else. Info on the Sutton card is needed at the Platter as well. Thanks.
In news that is unrelated to my recent old school binge, I opened some 2011 Topps Heritage today. Luckily, I was able to pull a Jacoby Ellsbury GU Bat card. This card is very trade able. I also pulled a a Brian McCann #443 Short Print from this set.
This is a fresh card straight from the pack. Please let me know if your interested in trading for this card or the McCann SP.