Monday, May 23, 2011

The 100 Best Finds in a 30-Dollar Lot: #7

A nice stack of vintage cards was found in the $30 lot, and one of my favorites was this puppy.

1970 Topps #65 National League Home Run Leaders Willie McCovey, Hank Aaron, and Lee May

Willie bested Hank by only one home run during that Summer of Love, 45-44. Following the 1967 season, when he hit 39, Aaron would never lead the league again, even though he hit 47 in 1971. (Willie Stargell hit 48 that year.)

This is the kind of card that keeps me coming back for more mystery lots. (And how awesome is it that it was kept in a sleeve cut out from a 9-pocket page, and an old-school one with ridged dividers?!)

2 comments:

Fuji said...

I love the gray borders of 1970 Topps. Great card of two of the best players to take the field.

Peterson said...

I just got the AL version in Diamond Giveaway Game (alot like the crane game at the bowling alley...you know you shouldn't but you like your chances anyway

DIY penny sleeves FTW.