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balco758balco758 Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭✭✭

All baseball. I'd appreciate hearing why you made your choice.

Tim / Grote15 gets + 1 voting shares.

78 Rack BBCE (from board rip)
75 OPC Wax PSA 9 (8 card)
93 SP Pack PSA 9 (Jeter??)

Steve

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  • Bosox1976Bosox1976 Posts: 8,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    78 Rack - sharper cards

    Mike
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  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,685 ✭✭✭✭✭

    75 OPC Wax PSA 9 (8 card)

  • miwlvrnmiwlvrn Posts: 4,226 ✭✭✭✭✭

    78 Rack. I love the 1975 OPC but the OPC gum deterioration will have destroyed too much of the potential.

  • 80sOPC80sOPC Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭✭✭

    75 opc, oh ya

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 945 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rip 'em ALL!

  • jordangretzkyfanjordangretzkyfan Posts: 2,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    78 Topps rack will give you the better chance for PSA 9+ cards versus the 75 OPC. Plus the 75 OPC is more rare, so keep it sealed. 93 SP is not very exciting outside the Jeter, which is about 1 per box. Net, I vote 78 rack to give you the best chance at RIP value.

  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Racks are Too Pretty to bust open...I'd hold on to the 75 as well... :)

  • CakesCakes Posts: 3,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    All 3 are good choices but please rip the 93 SP Pack PSA 9. It's much rarer to see ripped than the 70's Topps Baseball stuff.

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  • waxman2745waxman2745 Posts: 720 ✭✭✭

    I would say rip the 78 rack. The 75 OPC is tempting with the chance of Brett, Yount, Ryan, Aaron, Rose, and other stars, but only 8 chances of pulling one of the 660 cards in the set. Did OPC fix the issue of the leaking gum by the time the 75s hit the market? I thought that the leaking gum only plagued the 1972 packs.

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  • coinspackscoinspacks Posts: 959 ✭✭✭✭

    1978 rack pak

  • BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll go with '78 rack as well - no gum damage and cards tend to have sharper corners.

    Daniel
  • 19591959 Posts: 612 ✭✭✭

    Rack em up!

  • DavidPuddyDavidPuddy Posts: 3,483 ✭✭✭

    78

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,013 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As Yogi would say:"when you come to the fork in the road,take it". OPC,my choice.

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  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 3,025 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Either of the 70s sounds great. I wouldn’t bother with the 93 pack.

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  • jeffv96mastersjeffv96masters Posts: 595 ✭✭✭✭

    @BBBrkrr said:
    Rip 'em ALL!

    Ditto B)

    Hopefully we are talking sealed packs. If just unopened from boxed the above comment applies

    Personally the 93 pack would go first. Cards are probably stuck like glue. The 78 at the same time. No use keeping sealed unless doing a run of packs.

    I'd rather NEVER rip the OPC. Especially if in a PSA holder. No benefits. Keep sealed.

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,509 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 6, 2024 10:08PM

    78 rack has the best chance for higher grade pulls and positive results with 2 major HOF rookies. 75 OPC, I can tell you from experience, is typically a brutal experience with centering (worse even than 75 minis) so the odds of turning $450 into $4.50 are very high. That said, if you are lucky enough to get a centered pack, the upside is huge with the key cards from that set.

    So, if you want to play it safer, go with the 78~Murray and Molitor are both 1K+ cards in PSA 9 grade and you have much better odds pulling centered sharp cards from a rack pack than you do from a 75 OPC wax pack which contains 2 fewer cards than the Topps counterpart and usually at least 1 of the 8 damaged by the gum.

    Additionally, the value of a 78 rack pack is less than 1/2 the value of a PSA 9 1975 OPC wax pack.



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  • grote15grote15 Posts: 29,509 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 6, 2024 10:07PM

    @waxman2745 said:
    I would say rip the 78 rack. The 75 OPC is tempting with the chance of Brett, Yount, Ryan, Aaron, Rose, and other stars, but only 8 chances of pulling one of the 660 cards in the set. Did OPC fix the issue of the leaking gum by the time the 75s hit the market? I thought that the leaking gum only plagued the 1972 packs.

    Gum damage is not nearly as bad with 75 OPC as it is with 72 (really, 72 is the worst by a country mile), but the gum is usually stuck to the top card which ruins 12.5% of the pack contents right off the bat.



    Collecting 1970s Topps baseball wax, rack and cello packs, as well as PCGS graded Half Cents, Large Cents, Two Cent pieces and Three Cent Silver pieces.
  • ArtVandelayArtVandelay Posts: 647 ✭✭✭✭

    78 Rack

  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    D. All the above

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    78 rack for sure.

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