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T206 Honus Wagner $1500, Complete set of 1975 Minis $30?


Ran across this ad in a 1975 issue of Hockey Digest and got a kick out of reading the pricing they have here. These old advertisements can be pretty entertaining sometimes, so thought I'd scan and share:

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    ldfergldferg Posts: 6,739 ✭✭✭
    This is great! I love seeing things like this (i.e. prices back in the day). Especially related to sports cards. A box of 1975 topps (500 count)...I'm assuming vending for $5.


    Thanks,

    David (LD_Ferg)



    1985 Topps Football (starting in psa 8) - #9 - started 05/21/06
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    StingrayStingray Posts: 8,843 ✭✭✭
    That is wild. Loved reading Baseball Digest back in the day.
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    Stone193Stone193 Posts: 24,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanx for posting. Always enjoy stuff that takes us back to the ole days of the hobby.

    A few years back, I posted a piece on the Wagner card with a "50s" perspective.

    Back in 1958, Charles Bray was willing to pay a whopping 25 bucks for the card! "In good clean undamaged condition."

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    There's an interesting article in the Hauls of Shame on one particular "Wagner" card.
    Mike
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    StingrayStingray Posts: 8,843 ✭✭✭
    Crap, look at the add. $30 for a 1975 Topps Mini Baseball set. $12.50 for a 1974 Topps Football set.
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    stevebaystevebay Posts: 289 ✭✭✭
    Actually, not too far off. $30 back in 1975, w/ inflation today is $130.41

    Inflation Calculator


    A recent Topps Mini set sold for $140
    1975 Topps Mini Set

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