Ozzie Smith’s Tough To Find Mint 1979 Topps Rookie Card

Ozzie Smith’s Tough To Find Mint 1979 Topps Rookie Card

There is no bigger card in the 1979 Topps set than Ozzie Smith’s rookie card.

I had one of these cards as a kid and eventually traded it away(I’m sure that I got the short-end of that stick!).

It is very hard to find a well centered Smith rookie card for some reason.  I don’t know if it was a manufacturing defect, but most of the Smith rookies I was able to find back then, and now on eBay as well, are cut pretty badly.  With a large and uneven border on the left, and a thin and slight border on the right being the norm, if you were able to find a well-centered Ozzie Smith rookie card, it carried a hefty price tag.

Today there are no less than 250 of Ozzie’s rookie cards circulating on eBay.  And if you look closely, probably 95% of them are badly centered.

For this card, the quest to find a nice one is certainly worth the wait!!!

Nice ‘Chops’ Ozzie!!!

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3 responses to “Ozzie Smith’s Tough To Find Mint 1979 Topps Rookie Card

  1. I was lucky enough to find a perfectly centered card in a set I had bought a couple years back. Ironically, it never occured to me to have it graded. LOL Definitely a classic card!

  2. My sister in law found me a box of free baseball cards on Craig’s list last December. When I opened it up on the top was one of the best centered Ozzie rookies I’ve ever seen. I really lucked out.

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