Rookie Card Upgrade: 1971 Topps Dave Concepcion

I’ve been doing quite a bit of upgrading over the last few months. One of the cards I upgraded somewhat recently was m 1971 Topps Dave Concepcion rookie card.  The 1971 set is a really tough set to get in good condition.  Those black borders make the cards susceptible to chipping, which was a major problem for my original Concepcion:

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I didn’t pay much for the raw conception, but was always open for an upgrade. And then came along an opportunity for a Beckett Graded slabbed copy that looked really nice. The cost was actually not much more than what it would have cost just to have any card graded. That’s a big win for a key member of those great Reds teams of the 1970s.
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