‘Million Dollar Question’ – If You Had A $25 Gift Card Redeemable For Any Rookie Card From The 1970’s, Which One Would You Grab??
Last week, we took a little detour with ‘Million Dollar Question’ as I had a Lou Brock inspired theme that fit well with Brock’s birthday last Tuesday. Prior to that, we had been discussing rookie cards of the 1970’s and I wanted to continue with that theme tonight.
This is going to be a lot of fun…
The two previous posts related to this theme have discussed the most underrated and overrated rookie cards that were issued during the 1970’s. The conversations have been candid, eye-opening, and a lot of fun.
To continue down this road, I thought I would try a new approach. An approach that is sure to net some unique answers.
This one attaches your personal collection and collecting style to the question. While other ‘Million Dollar Questions’ have been about baseball card collecting as a whole, they have not really been designed to make you reach into your baseball card album. This one will!!
So, for this ‘Million Dollar Question’, I ask you: ‘If You Had A $25 Gift Card Redeemable For Any Rookie Card From The 1970’s, Which One Would You Grab’??
With so many cards to choose from, what would be the card would you want most?? Do you want one that you have drooled over for years? Do you want to upgrade a badly beaten-up card that you have carried around for 30+ years? Is there a player you cherish now that you did not in prior times?
For me, this one was a lot of fun to think about. I really have a nice collection of cards featuring players that debuted in the 1970’s, and among them I have rookie cards of Dave Winfield, Ozzie Smith, Gary Carter, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Parker, Ken Griffey Sr. I also have rookie cards of Ozzie Smith, Dale Murphy, Alan Trammell, Eddie Murray, Paul Molitor, and more.
So, for me, I don’t want a duplicate when there are so many good ones to still go after.
And after thinking about this long and hard, my choice came down to three guys.
First, it was Robin Yount, but I quickly moved on from him to another player.
Then, I considered Steve Garvey but passed on him too.
I almost went with Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage, but I can land his rookie cards for roughly $8-$10 if shopped properly.
And then it hit me!!!
George Brett’s 1975 Topps card!! That is the one that I would want!!!! If shopped with patience and the willingness to accept EX condition opposed to MINT, I think that this can be done.
And now it is your turn. What card would you go after??