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.


  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.

  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!