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!