Saturday, April 17, 2010

Totally Awesome $40 Card Lot: Part 7 - Earlier Vintage

In a previous post, we saw some cards from the late-1970s and 1980 that snuck into the $40 lot. Now we're talking 1975 and earlier. Let's take a trip back in time...

1975 Topps #130 Phil Niekro, #306 1974 Batting Leaders Carew/Garr, #220 Don Sutton

1974 Topps #575 Steve Garvey

1973 Topps #257 Yogi Berra (and coaches)

1970 Topps #17 Hoyt Wilhelm, #286 Dodgers Rookie Stars Jack Jenkins/Bill Buckner

1959 Topps #206 Carl Furillo

1954 Bowman #74 James Gilliam

Hardly a collection of scrubs, eh? I count five Hall of Famers in the bunch (Niekro, Carew, Sutton, Wilhelm, and Berra), and those two old Dodgers who weren't HOFers also had very nice careers. Furillo was an All-Star in 1952 and 1953, and Gilliam was the 1953 NL Rookie of the Year and made the All-Star team in '56 and '59. The teammates also share six World Series rings between them.

Yes, there is still more to come.

4 comments:

dayf said...

wowzers, I'm jealous of the Gilliam. I need to find me a lot like this.

SpastikMooss said...

I'm with Dayf - this lot just gets better and better by the day. I'm waiting for post #93, where you reveal that you picked up an original T206 or something.

night owl said...

Now that's fun.

Play at the Plate said...

That's a lot I can get excited about. Very nice!