Saturday, January 28, 2012

1978 Topps - Part IV

I bought another lot of 1978 Topps cards on eBay the other day.  I'm done using eBay now though, well, at least until it becomes a headache to track down the last few cards.  This lot contained some of the more valuable cards in the lot and they were a must.

I needed to feel like I was going to get a good deal on Eddie Muray's rookie card.  His card kind of defines the set and can routinely be found on eBay for a starting price of three figures.  Here's one that caught my attention as far as asking prices go:

My dad always used to tell me that people can ask for whatever they want AND something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay.  Wise man, my father.

Anyway, my Murray rookie is NOT in "gem mint" condition, but I absolutely love it.  Older cards should have character, shouldn't they?  They may have been stored in a shoe box, left on the bedroom floor or kitchen table for a little borther to find, brought school bound in rubber bands... ahhh... good stuff.  My Eddie has a ding on one corner and he's off center.  No biggie, he's still probably one of the top ten cards condition-wise in my 1978 set.   Truly a gem in my eyes!

Eddie is one of only two players in the history of baseball to hit over 500 homers as a switch hitter and the other is the legendary Mickey Mantle.  I payed just over $20 for the lot below, which also contained a Jack Morris rookie card (not pictured), which I already owned.  $20 for a lot that contains 8 hall-of-famers!  Pretty solid deal if you ask me.

As it stands, I now have 528 of the 726 cards, which good for 72.7%. 

Look at those sideburns on Dave Winfield!  Whoa!


  1. Do you you think Dawson could look any more serious?

  2. Ah, when you're a rookie you'll try to earn respect anyway you can. If he was caught on film cheesing like Nolan Ryan's card he would have never lived it down.

  3. Those are some impressive sideburns!