Archive for Gaylord Perry

Thrift Treasures 96: Vintage Gaylord and ‘Blue Moon’

Posted in Thrift Treasures with tags , , , , , , , on September 20, 2015 by Cardboard Icons

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. 

At this point, everything else in the package was a bonus. Let’s have a look at what else was within.

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.

The Perry and Odom were the only true vintage cards, but there also were these early 1980s cards.

And nice 1985 Topps card commemorating Tony Perez’s grand slam in 1984,  which made him the oldest player to hit one.

A few other HOFers on some 1980s cards that aren’t as highly regarded.

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.

Total cost of these Treasures: $2.99

You can read more Thrift Treasures posts here.

A package of brotherly love

Posted in Hall of Fame Rookie Cards, New Addition with tags , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by Cardboard Icons

The other morning before work I spent five minutes browsing eBay at 5 a.m., something I had not done in quite a while.  And what I stumbled upon was a sweet auction containing rookie cards of brothers Jim Perry and Gaylord Perry.

Jim was a pretty decent pitcher in his day, but he was not nearly as good as his Hall of Fame brother Gaylord.

Nonetheless, the auction caught my eye for the following reasons: 1) both cards were graded by SGC, 2) I needed Jim Perry’s rookie for my collection, 3) I needed to replace a Gaylord Perry rookie that I once owned but sold.  That card was brutal.  It looked like Hercules from The Sandlot got a hold of it.

Obviously I won the auction  … for the low, low price of $13.50 shipped!

Pretty good score considering the Gaylord Perry rookie holds a book value of $80 and routinely sells by itself ungraded for more than I paid for both cards.

Card of the Day: 2007 Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Gaylord Perry Gold

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

gaylord2007 was a bad year for me and baseball cards. I had a couple nice pulls, and made some solid purchases on eBay, but there were a couple foolish buys that netted me a whole lot of nothin’ for a lot of somethin’ — the kind of poor decisions that can ruin an excellent year. One example being this horrendous Gaylord Perry 2007 Sweet Spot Classic Signatures. Continue reading