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#304133 - 01/04/04 04:22 PM 1975 SSPC Baseball
vayank
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Folks > I am looking for any information on this issue. Thanks.
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#304134 - 01/04/04 04:38 PM Re: 1975 SSPC Baseball [Re: vayank]
njdolphins
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Matt

Tons of Minty not mediciney cards available. Not my cuppa but I do have a Seaver and Rice from the issue.

Ron
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#304135 - 01/04/04 05:36 PM Re: 1975 SSPC Baseball [Re: njdolphins]
srs1a
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I picked up a set several years ago. Nice format -- just a photo on the front...I think they tried to make them look like '53 Bowmans. I've also picked up a few mint Aaron's over the years. If you are interested, I can post a few scans.
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#304136 - 01/04/04 10:48 PM Re: 1975 SSPC Baseball [Re: srs1a]
downgoesfrazier
I am gonna miss that car.


Registered: 08/02/02
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Loc: Summer of '77

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I dig 'em! Big-time color and some neat cards like Willie Randolph all by his lonesome on the Pirates and Bill Madlock smiling . The poly-knit pullovers were just bursting on the scenes and the colors are all there to enjoy. I've been assembling a set of these for some time now. Not real tough, but the color-strikes vary and thus the eye-appeal. Go for the throat on these if you're going to build 'em. Don't settle for an OK copy. The "BOMBS" are out there and plentiful!!!...pretty cheap, too!

77s
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#304137 - 01/05/04 12:14 AM Re: 1975 SSPC Baseball [Re: vayank]
estang
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Matthew,

One of the set designers was Keith Olberman (some way involved). Interestingly Beckett considers it to be a 1976 issue while SGC and most others consider it a 1975 issue. I have a Jim Rice BVG 9 that I picked up for about $3 to $5 and a SGC 96 Rod Carew I picked up for about $9. As well, I purchased a complete set on ebay for around $70 a couple of years ago.

They are very nice and clean cards with interesting photos of mid-70s greats and some interesting multi-player cards. I guess you could consider the Rice, Lynn, Eckersley, Brett and Yount cards to be rookies. There's even Harmon Killebrew in a Royals uniform. Another depiction of Aaron in a Brewers uniform.

Mint condition seems to be plentiful and more typical than Topps, and I've seen them in Mint grade for very cheap prices. In fact, I recall seeing someone sell 5 Brett's graded at Mint for like $25.

For whatever reason they don't have great popularity; perhaps not as much as same-period Kellogg's and Hostess issues.

After checking the SGC population report they have graded 59 of the 600+ cards in the set. Given the size and cost to buy at cheap or even submit them for grading would cost a princely sum, of which, you'd likely never get your money back if you intended to sell.

For me, it is a set like the Conlon issues where they display very nicely in a binder and are a good historical reference set.

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#304138 - 01/05/04 07:43 AM Re: 1975 SSPC Baseball [Re: estang]
downgoesfrazier
I am gonna miss that car.


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Olbermann wrote the text on the reverse.
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