Card of the Day: 1973 Topps All-Time Home Run Leaders Ruth, Aaron, Mays
Talk about a classic card. I’ve not spent a lot of time lately working on my personal collection. Mainly I’ve been a slave to anything that interests me, and that isn’t exactly a good thing. But when I came across this card on eBay last week, I knew I had to have it for my Topps Number Ones collection.
I feel like I’ve owned this card before, which could have been the case. Nonetheless, I didn’t own this time last week so I had to purchase it for the mere $1.85 the seller was asking. The book on this is $40.
This card is awesome. It’s a real vintage card featuring three of the game’s greatest players highlighted for their home run achievements. What makes this card even cooler is the back, which displays how many home runs each player hit during each season. I love that after four season,s Babe Ruth had a whopping nine home runs for his entire career.
Remarkably, this card is in pretty good shape for being No.1 in the set. By the time the early 1970′s rolled around I guess kids were learning a thing or two about how to care for their cards. This one might be off-center, or miscut, whichever term you prefer, but the corners are decent, and there are no creases or evidence of rubber bands. Gotta love that.