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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I'd Like Mine Rare

There are very few boxes left to check off on my vintage Ron Santo list.  This was one of them.  It's from the 1969 set called called Topps Super but unlike the next two years' versions this one is not super-sized.  In fact it's about 1/4 inch smaller in each direction than a regular card.  I believe the "super" refers more to the gloss than anything.  My copy doesn't seem too glossy and I've never seen another one in person so I'm not too sure.  Anyone have a really nice one?  According to Beckett the cards were a stand alone set issued in cello packs of three.  I'm not certain of the rarity of these cards but I know I've only seen the Santo come up on Ebay a few times.  There's currently  a PSA 9 copy being offered for a BIN price of $149.95. (Update: sold just after I posted this.)  Mine suffers from a few surface scratches but I paid way less than that.


  1. I'm not sure that I've about these cards before... It reminds me an awful lot of the late 1970's hockey inserts, and those were pretty nice. Looks like a very nice addition to the Santo Collection!

  2. An excellent card of a man that deserves far more than he's gotten from Topps!

    1. I still don't know the story on that. Is it a contractual issue with the family or what? Panini has issued more cards than Topps.


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