Thrift Treasures 96: Vintage Gaylord and ‘Blue Moon’
I love me some thrift store baggie’s full of cards. I love it even more when at least one of the cards is already in some sort of protector.
Such was the case earlier this week when I saw this:
I immediate saw this and snatched it off the leg hook. I recognized that as a 1965 Topps Gaylord Perry. Sure, I could buy the single almost anywhere for less than the $2.99 price tag on this bag, but this all goes back to the theme of the last “Thrift Treasures” post — principle. This is a third year card of a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it should have never been in this situation.
Once I opened the package I could see that the Gaylord was in pretty good condition other than the centering.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some names still strike a cord with people out here. The aforementioned Perry is one. Another is Oakland A’s legend John “Blue Moon” Odom, a top pitcher for the club as Oakland won three consecutive World Series Titles from 1972 to 1974.
And finally a few inserts. I LOVE the Topps Rookies glossy set, which were available only on rack packs. And anytime I locate an early Kevin Maas oddball card I usually buy it because of this story I wrote seven years ago.
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