Twitter – Batch of Cubs players

I’ve recently started following other card collectors on Twitter (@cubsfanstan) and Instagram (@cubsfanstan). I ran across Cliff (@oriolesrise) on Twitter who was sharing photos of cards he was looking to move. I saw he had a few Cubs players and asked him how much he wanted for them. It wasn’t very much so he found a few more to make the shipping worthwhile.

They’re in varying condition but all new ones for me. I really like batches of cards as I usually get a good assortment for a low price. I added another Ron Santo to my collection along with fellow Cubs Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins. Thanks Cliff for the great deal!

1962 Topps Ron Santo #170

1973 Topps Fergie Jenkins #180

1974 Topps Billy Williams #110

Cards in this order:
1960 Topps Dick Ellsworth #125
1960 Topps Harry Bright #277
1962 Topps Barney Schultz #89 RC
1962 Topps Ron Santo #170
1964 Topps Bob Buhl #96
1964 Topps Don Elston #111
1964 Topps Steve Boros #131
1970 Topps Ken Rudolph #46
1970 Topps Phil Regan #334
1970 Topps Willie Smith #318
1971 Topps Larry Gura #203 RC
1973 Topps Fergie Jenkins #180
1973 Topps Whitey Lockman #81
1974 Topps Billy Williams #110
1974 Topps Carmen Fanzone #484
1974 Topps Chicago Cubs Team Checklist #5
1974 Topps Traded George Mitterwald #249T
1975 Topps Ken Frailing #436
1989 Kmart Baseball Dream Team 33 card set
1991 Woolworth Baseball 33 card set
1992 Post Ryne Sandberg #2

eBay – 1975 Ron Santo

In my search to get all the 1960s and 1970s Ron Santo cards, I stumbled across a 1975 on eBay for $3 shipped. Even though the 1975 card is for the crosstown Chicago White Sox, I still wanted it. It came in a plain-white envelope inside a toploader. The card has really good corners and edges. There is a small red pen mark on the right front but that doesn’t bother me much. I’m very happy with the card!

Cards in this order: 1975 Topps Ron Santo #35

Mother lode of cards from work

My nice coworker who brought me numerous cards earlier this year said she found a few more. She is moving and doesn’t have the room for them and just wants to get rid of them. Most of the stuff she brought me was from the late 80s and early 90s. However, this latest batch must have been the prized possessions of her late husband. A lot of the good cards are in thick screwdown holders or snap together holders.

There are quite a few 1972 and 1973 Topps football cards and not just the common players. There are rookie cards in here from folks like Ken Stabler, Franco Harris, Jack Ham, Dan Dierdorf, Ray May, Gene Upshaw, Art Shell and Ken Anderson. Other non-rookie cards include players like Bart Starr, Mercury Morris, OJ Simpson, Roger Staubach, John Unitas, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath and Dick Butkus. Holy crap! I bought a month subscription to Beckett’s vintage online price guide just to give me a sense of what they are worth. I also looked at past sales on eBay and it’s quite impressive.

But wait, there’s more! I found a few basketball cards in here and one Mr. Michael Jordan makes a few appearances. How about a 2nd and 3rd year MJ card. There’s even the 1992-93 Stadium Club Beam Team card! Wow! I’m a big MJ fan and these are cards I’d probably not be able to afford.

How about a Magic Johnson rookie card? Larry Bird maybe? I didn’t get the holy grail card (Johnson, Bird, Erving), but the Jan Van Breda Kolff, Julius Erving, Magic Johnson card. The Bird card has Junior Bridgeman, Larry Bird and Ron Brewer. Insanity!

I also found a few baseball cards in another box, most of which was wrapped in rubber bands. While the cards aren’t in the greatest condition, I did add a few more Ron Santo cards to my collection.

1969 Topps Ron Santo All Star #420
1970 Kellogg’s 3-D Super Stars Ron Santo #42
1971 Topps Ron Santo #220

I’m seriously considering getting these puppies professionally graded. I’ve never done that before but I think they might have more value when I go to resell them vs selling them as raw cards. I’m very grateful for my coworker giving me these cards!