The end of the round of 16 is finally upon us. This is the last match, featuring two pretty solid sets. The two priciest rookie cards out of 1972 are both multi player cards, but feature some pretty good players who had long careers in MLB. Today was the first time I had to look over the '63 set, and there are some pretty scary cards in there $$ wise, which has the cheap ass in me worried a bit.
Tale of the tape:
- Set Size: 1963 has 576 cards. 1972 has 787 cards
- Key RCs: 1963 Pete Rose, Willie Stargell 1972 Fisk/Cooper, Oglivie/Cey
- Cost of complete set in NM condition: 1963 $6000 1961 $7000
- Number of cards with high book at $100 or more: 1963: 11 (Rose RC = 1K) 1972: 1
Jim from Downingtown appears once again on the blog stats; his 1963 Topps blog is actually a collaborative effort with the Troll and Commishbob both being listed as contributors. The 1972 Topps blog is unfortunately dormant; the last post there was 4.5 years ago, and stopped at card #135. [EDIT: thanks to Jim for the update on the '72 blog, the link has been updated to reflect the '72 Topps countdown blog]
thanks for reading, Robert