Monday, May 13, 2013

The King of All Restaurant Issues


A few weeks ago, I turned forty to fifty thousand trading cards into $100.  And now I'm turning the money back into cardboard.  My first purchase with the $100 is this 1978 Topps Burger King Detroit Tigers set.  It's no secret that the Tigers had a nice share of the cardboard prospects in 1978.

Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, and Lou Whitaker were all featured on 1978 Topps quad-player rookie cards:


And thanks to the collaboration of Topps and Burger King, they had individual cards as well:




As of today, none of them have plaques hanging in Cooperstown.  But that hasn't kept collectors from paying decent money for these restaurant issue rookie cards.

I entered into a nice little bidding war and in the end... I prevailed.  FINAL PRICE = $28 + $3.50 shipping.

So that leaves me with $68.50 from my Craigslist sale.  I'll update you with the rest of my purchases in the near future.

Happy Monday and sayonara!

11 comments:

  1. Not only did you get a Trammell rookie but you got a Molitor rookie too, two greats for one!

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  2. That, there is all kinds of awesome. Not much in the oddball world can touch late '70s Burger King cards.

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  3. Sweeeeeet! This set has long been on my wantlist, but who knows when I'll get around to getting one (unless it falls into my lap)

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  4. I didn't know about this set, so cool! Nice pick up and good choice on your first purchase.

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  5. Wow, very cool, I had no idea this particular set of BK cards existed. Great post.

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  6. That is a great pickup- I believe those are very undervalued cards.

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  7. i love all things 1978 topps. i picked up all the variations from the bk sets - there are nice goose gossage, al oliver, and jesus alou cards in addition to the tigers' trifecta.

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  8. Very nice. I'm not familiar with that set/release from BK. Good to know...

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  9. Great, now I want to buy baseball cards AND a Whopper...
    Thanks Fuji!

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  10. man, I haven't had Burger King in ages.

    Trammell = HOF

    Whitaker = more borderline but considering he played 2nd, a solid choice.

    Morris = NEVER EVER EVER. NO NO NO. HELL NO.

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