Dave Parker 1974 Topps ROOKIE Card

Dave Parker 1974 Topps ROOKIE Card

A rookie baseball card and a batting cage card, all in one!  This collector is drooling!!

Of all of the batting cage cards that I have acquired over the years, I believe that this one of Dave Parker is the first rookie card of the bunch. 

Have a look:

 

This is certainly not the greatest batting cage card in my collection, but it is a nice one.  It’s just too bad that the photographer couldn’t capture Parker in a little bit different pose…

As for the card, Topps really did a great job.  The Black and Yellow of the Pittsburgh Pirates color scheme is displayed very well.  And the reverse coloring of the lettering of Parker’s jersey adds a nice contrast to the team banner that Topps built.

Gotta Love The Rookie Cards!!!

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13 responses to “Dave Parker 1974 Topps ROOKIE Card

  1. One of the most underrated rookies of the 1970’s! Love my Pirates!

  2. I agree it is a nice looking card. 74 is a decent looking set.

  3. On a side not Brian, do you collect any other sports? Just curious

  4. Brian, your holding out…. you should one day mention your past collection. And the basketball stuff….
    I agree w. Ron. Cobra was under-rated & the more I think about him the more I think hes HOF worthy. Another guy who managed to stay away from the supplements. All natural.

    • McGee-Fan51 is correct. He and I have followed very similar collecting paths.

      I left baseball card collecting for basketball cards around 1992. I did A little set building but focused most of my collecting around my favorite players, Karl Malone and John Stockton.

      Since then, I have dumped almost all of my hoops stuff. I still have the Malone and Stockton stuff in tact, probably 5000 total cards.

      i left collecting altogether before the auto and relic era started so most of my stuff is their rookie cards through the late 90’s.

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