Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1976 Topps #17 - New York Yankees



Aargh! I hate looking at my old cards and finding marked checklists like this. I didn't mark this one, but I remember getting it from a neighbor kid who stopped collecting when he started high school. I was a couple of years younger and was still collecting, so he sold me a bunch of his cards for $20. I had a paper route that helped support my habit. :)
The Yankees won their first AL East title in 1976. They played the KC Royals in the League Championship Series. I remember being bummed out when Chris Chambliss hit that home run to win it for the Yanks.

2 comments:

  1. That Yankees ALCS "win" is tainted. Chambliss never touched home plate. He abandoned the play and should have been called out when he went back to the dugout. 32 1/2 years ago when I first saw that play live I felt that way and I do to this day.

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  2. Call me crazy but I don't mind a marked checklist: it shows the card has been put to the use intended.

    In the years since I returned to collecting I'll sometimes buy marked checklist cards. If nothing else it guarantees the card's authenticity in a market filled with counterfeits. And for a discount price!

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