Tag: rookie cards

1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski Rookie Card: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

With due apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Edgar Martinez, I know who the real ancient mariner is — it’s legendary Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski.

By the time I started collecting baseball cards in earnest in 1983, Yaz was in his final season with the Sawx, which was totally amazing considering that he was 71 years old at the time. So it wasn’t surprising that he was all over the place that summer, from This Week in 1960 Topps Carl YastrzemskiBaseball to Baseball Cards Magazine to an intriguing 1983 Topps Super Veteran card.

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1987 Topps Baseball Cards – 25 Most Valuable … Plus BONUS Listings!

If you were looking for a hobby time machine to transport you back to the 1980s and flood you with the essence of the hobby boom, you couldn’t do much better than ripping o1987-topps-wax-boxpen a pack of 1987 Topps baseball cards.

Of all the hundreds of sets produced during the decade, none measured up to all the excess the era has come to represent quite as well as Topps’ wood-grained beauties.

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