I picked up this 1974 Topps Dave Winfield Rookie Card this past Friday at my local card shop. I've wanted this card for a while. My brother-in-law had this card from when he was a kid and I've always liked it. Now I have one of my own. The condition is not perfect (I didn't crop it real close so you could see the corners and edges), but I've mentioned before that for me, when it comes to vintage, condition is not all that imprtant to me. This card definitly fits my vintage goal that I set as part of my 2012 Card Collecting Goals. I never knew, or had forgotten, but Winfield was a pitcher in college, and a darn good one at that. He was the 1973 College World Series MVP as a pitcher, before being drafted by the San Diego Padres (MLB), Minnesota Vikings (NFL), Atlanta Hawks (NBA), and Utah Stars (ABA). I'm glad he choose baseball!
Nice work. This card was the most I ever paid for one card. I know I could've gotten it cheaper but I just wanted to be done with it.ReplyDelete
Very nice find! People always forget how great of an athlete Winfield truly was.ReplyDelete