‘Million Dollar Question’ – If You Had A $25 Gift Card Redeemable For Any Rookie Card From The 1970’s, Which One Would You Grab??

‘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.

Why?

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 rookie

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??

 

14 responses to “‘Million Dollar Question’ – If You Had A $25 Gift Card Redeemable For Any Rookie Card From The 1970’s, Which One Would You Grab??

  1. With my $25 gift card I’ll pick up an Al Bumbry, Dwight Evans and Charlie Spikes RC. It’ll be nice to get a RC of a couple former Orioles. I’ll probably have enough to pick up a 1971 Ken Singleton RC too!!

  2. I’d go with Ozzie Smith, though picking up a ’73 Goose Gossage and a ’71 George Foster doesn’t sound too bad either.

  3. I would have to get a carlton fisk. He is my all-time favorite, yet I still haven’t been able to find one in my price range.

  4. I just crossed the The Wizard of Oz rookie off of my list… so I’d go with the Winfield RC.

  5. i Would go for the Bert Blyleven, should be able to find a decent bargain in great shape

  6. Ron Churchwell

    As you would expect, give me multiple copies of Ted Simmons. HOF will get him in eventually!!!

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