I have far more '74 Topps cards to choose from, so finding a card that was interesting and worthy of scanning was easier than the '61 set. Also, I'm not really sure what I was expecting out of the '74 set, but I was kind of surprised when compiling the tale of the tape that it was as inexpensive as it is.
Tale of the tape:
- Set Size: 1974 has 660 cards. 1961 has 587 cards
- Key RCs: 1974 Dave Winfield, Ken Griffey Sr. 1961 Ron Santo, Juan Marichal
- Cost of complete set in NM condition: 1974 $400 1961 $7000
- Number of cards with high book at $100 or more: 1974: 0 1961: 17
I still haven't been able to find a blog dedicated to the 1961 Topps set, so this time I decided to link a recent post of the Night Owl to use as a reference. The 1974 blog appears to have had its last entry written a couple of weeks back, so I'll have to take the time to read some of that now that it's finished.
I do have to say thanks to those who are voting regularly; it has been very interesting to see the comments on how collectors feel about these older sets. Sometimes it has only been one line, other times it has been a paragraph. But the comments have shown me how these sets have hit home with some people (positively and negatively), and that has made this tournament very enjoyable for me.
Spread the word if you can, it would be greatly appreciated.
thanks for reading, Robert