Wednesday, May 25, 2016
1,000+ 1982 Topps
For a month or so there had been a listing on ebay for a lot of 225 1982 Topps Wallach cards. With shipping, the "buy it now" price came out to about 13¢ a card. That's a completely reasonable price, but even at that price, 225 of them adds up. So I held off, hoping it would drop in price when relisted. When it listed for a third time, I caved in and pulled the trigger. 225 1982 Topps Wallach cards arrived in my mailbox a few days later, pushing my total to 1,131 copies. It's the first card to crack the 1,000 mark.
I imagine a lot of people would be inclined to sort through 225 copies of the same card looking for "gem mint" examples. I do the oppossite. I eagerly sort through hoping to find miscut, off-centered or other imperfect examples. This lot was by and large in great shape. However, there were a couple copies with a decidely blue or green tone. The most extreme example being shown above (and below). In person, the purple hockey stick stripe looks even more blue than it does in these pictures. Perhaps the person in charge of producing the 2005 Topps Rookie Cup Reprints was looking at one of these blue examples. It's the first time I can recall seeing this printing defect (but I haven't gone back and looked at my other ~900 copies).
Belwo is an example of the 2005 Rookie Cup Rookie Reprint, with the blue hockey stick stripe.
Posted by Stack22 at 1:44 PM