Monday, April 30, 2012

Cleve's Auction Night- Consolation Prizes Are Good Too, Part 2

I mentioned yesterday that there was one other item I won at Cleve's.  I was pretty surprised that I won it since I thought my bid would easily be beaten.  It was an album full of 1970 and 1971 Topps cards, with several decent stars.  The cards were not in pristine shape, but they weren't in bad shape either.  Very few creases and no major damage to the cards with a few insignificant examples.

Here are the 1970 pages:


There were 12 pages total, with cards on front and back giving me about 216 cards.

Here are the 1971 Pages:


18 pages here, front only, for about 162 cards.

So, there are about 378 cards altogether, and the album cost $10 total so these guys cost just under $.04 each.  If these were all commons, that would still be a good deal, but like I said, there were some pretty good players included.

Here are the cards I liked the most of the 1970 group:

 I'm especially excited about the Killebrew and Aparicio cards, both of which were in pretty great shape.

The Bill Buckner rookie is cool, and there are a few good superstars on the league leader cards.  I'm always glad to get a Clemente!

Here are the highlights of the 1971 pages:

 A couple of Hall of Famers, although the Carlton has crease in the corner.  There's something I like about the Brooks Robinson card, but can't put my finger on it.



The Stargell has a crease also, but that's ok.  Tom Grieve does the Rangers broadcasts, so I may see if I can get this one signed by him since I know where to send it.

Grade:

1970 and 71 Topps Lot $10:  A+  This is a great value and was loads of fun to look through.  If anyone is working on these sets, let me know and maybe I can help.!

7 comments:

Ryan H said...

Wow, that's a great pick up for 4 pennies a card!

The Lost Collector said...

Wow! Dude, you have to start collecting these sets now. You've been given a huge head start for dirt cheap.

arpsmith said...

Awesome pickup! I wish I had a Cleve's like shop near me. I am always jealous to see the great stuff you pick up.

Ryan said...

Sweet starter sets for some great years!!!

Let the quest(s) begin.

As always - mucho Cleve's envy.

Dhoff said...

Awesome buy. This might be your best Cleve deal yet. The Blyleven rookie alone probably would have went for five bucks as a signle card.

Hackenbush said...

Outstanding!

Spiegel83 said...

Great deal on the albums. Are you willing to trade any Dodger dupes from this bunch? Please email me and let me know. Thanks.