Here's a quickie from the dollar box at JC Sports World in North Providence, RI:
Normally I would pass on cards from the 1970's in this condition, but for a dollar I had to pick this one up, especially since it signifies one of the greatest Red Sox seasons of all time, the 1967 "Impossible Dream" season. It was definitely loved by its previous owner, with well rounded corners, a gigantic crease down the middle and plenty of scuffing. These were put out by Fleer, with the artwork done by a man named Robert Laughlin. There were a few different runs of these produced, and it took some work to figure out which this card came from. Apparently there was a black and white run produced in the 60's, followed by a couple of different color runs in 1970 and 1971, and then some updates later in the 70's. Finally, some of them were released in sticker form in the early 80's. Complicating matters is the fact that the cards are all marked 1968 on the back:
Luckily, I stumbled upon a great post on CaptKirk42's Trading Card Blog that summarizes some of the key differences. Because the "1967" on the front of my card appears just above the MLB World Series logo (rather than within a cartoon baseball) I can tell this is from the '71 set.
So there you go, a 1971 card depicting the 1967 World Series with a copyright date of 1968. Go figure!
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