The eBay description: "A 105 card St Louis Cardinals Topps baseball card lot consisting of 11 1977. Including Gary Templeton rookie card. 13. 1978. 21 1979. And 34 1980 the 26 1981(3 Jim Kaat bonds 2 Ted Simmons near mint -mint inc Keith Hernandez . The 1980 are near mint. Most of cards are nice."
Cost of lot with shipping: $9.99
Cost per card of unduplicated cards: 8.4 cents per card.
Quality: 2.5 Blasters
Value: 3 Blasters
Expectations: 2.5 Blasters
Over All: 2.67 Blasters
OK, now I have some of these already but since I was 9 when the 1977 Topps came out these and a few subsequent years’ cards are in fairly bad shape from endlessly flipping through them. Having said that I decided to gamble on this lot of those cards I wore out. How was it? Well the lot did contain 106 cards; 14 1977, 13, 1978, 21 1979, 32, 1980, and 26 1981. The description indicated near mint, well that was a stretch since they were nearly all bent as if they were in binder pages. All in all the cards were in very good condition, some had creases, and slight bends. However, they are an upgrade on what I have and filled in the checklist for these years.
What are some of the highlights?
Besides reminding me of my youth gone by I am glad I picked up this lot but the only bummer is it reminded me how bad the Topps issues were in ’78 and ’79. I wish they were indeed in near mint this would have given it 3 blasters for fulfilling my expectations.