I finally ordered my Sportlots box over the weekend, and it had all but one of the cards I needed to finish off the '74 Topps set. Card #126, the 1st series checklist.
A bit of obsessiveness kicked in and I wound up trying to chase down the card, first on ebay where I couldn't find a copy less than $13. To me, that wasn't going to fly. So I hit Sportlots.
|Struggled with cutting the tops of cards off on the scans today|
I found the copy you see on the right for $3, much more acceptable. It does have a bit of a border on the top, despite the scan you see above. The seller graded the card as good, likely because of the boxes that were colored in on both sides of the card. One of these days I will get into a full on discussion about how I feel checklists should be graded, especially those with the boxes checked/colored in. For me, what you see above really didn't wouldn't have kept me from buying the card as I think that older checklists should be colored or marked. That's what kids did back then.
|Not my day for scanning|