Monday, February 10, 2014

Ten Best Cards From a $30 Lot: #9

The 1972 Topps set is often recognized as one of the company's creative high points, and there are few cooler cards in the set than this one.

1972 Topps #230 Series Celebration: On TOP of the WORLD!

With several members of the '71 champs visible Manny Sanguillen is easily the star of this card. I was surprised to read how easily accessible Sanguillen is these days. Word has it that he's often sitting at the Manny's BBQ booth at PNC Park, and patrons are encouraged to come right up, say hi, and maybe snag an autograph or a photo. I'd like to get to PNC in the near future, and if I do, I'll be sure to bring this card along and get it signed.

In the 1971 Topps set, card #230 is Willie Stargell. Coincidence?

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