Monday, March 06, 2017

1974 Topps Tom Seaver #80

I picked this card up for a sampler run of PSA graded Topps cards from 1952-1980 - I've always associated old-school [anything between 1974-1985] or vintage [1973 and older] cards as something 'old and valuable,' especially when the cards came out before I was alive.

I kind of want to see if this particular project becomes a more significant, satisfying chase - while eBay effectively saturated the market, it makes it easier to look for cards whose values were inflated 25-30 years ago, even if they weren't quite the big money old-school/vintage cards serious collectors continue to chase today.

So far I only have 3 of 28 cards [a 1960 Willie Mays and a 1961 Eddie Mathews are the other two I bought years ago] for this project - there maybe a couple of other cards I can use, though they maybe tied to another part of my collection, so I might only decide to use them if they are the final two cards I need.


Hackenbush said...

Curious what your guidelines are for your project, HOF only, commons, condition? Seems like it could be fun.

Laurens said...

1. The project is probably tilted towards cards of Hall of Famers - I have a short list [Aaron, Mantle, Mays, Koufax] of HOFers whose cards I'd like to pick up and work from there.

2. I prefer picking up cards of Hall of Famers because I feel that's a no-brainer - though there might be at least 4-5 non-HOFer cards [maybe a Minnie Minoso, a Richie Allen, a Thurman Munson, a Mark Fidrych or Jim Bouton among others].

2. Condition on this project would probably be midlevel PSA grades between 4-6, though there might be lesser graded [maybe a '3'] cards in this project [as long as the card doesn't look like a beater] and higher graded cards [maybe a 7-8 for years between 1975-1980].