What Porky Pig said - Later tonight I will kick off the Traded set portion of the 1985 Topps set over on my 1985 Topps blog. After completing the 792-card flagship set the oth...
Saturday, May 20, 2017
One Card Post - Pistol Pete!
How Much?: $.88
Why?: I'm not a big basketball guy, but when I found out recently that Pete Maravich had a card from his final NBA season with the Celtics I was intrigued. As basketball collectors know, the '80-81 set actually had three mini cards per full-size card. The mini cards had perforated edges and could be torn apart, which is what happened here. Each mini card like this one is roughly the size of a mini card that you'd find in modern-day Allen & Ginter baseball sets, though not exactly.
I'm sure the fact that this one has been separated hurts its "value", but I thought it was a really cool card from a sport I don't really dabble in for less than a buck! Even comes with a cartoon on the back: