Rollie Fingers 1972 Topps
As it stands, this baseball card from the 1972 Topps set is the oldest card in my Rollie Fingers collection.
And for a card that is now 41 years old, this card is in unbelievable condition. I hope I look this good when I turn 41!!!
Have a look:
What I find most interesting about this card is that Topps went with “A’s” for the team name instead of “Athletics”. This is quite unusual, at least in my opinion…
I just checked some other cards from the set on Ebay and the Orioles cards say “Orioles” instead of “O’s” and the Yankees cards say “Yankees” instead of “Yanks”.
Maybe it had to do with the team name being so long?? Athletics has nine characters in it. But so does “White Sox” and those cards appear to look fine with all 9 characters fitting well.