Tuesday, June 28, 2022

World Series Cards from a Live Auction

I added a more cards to the prize for my contest, so be sure to click here and get leave a comment (one per day) to enter to win some a Sparky Lyle rookie card and some other great cards as well. I will continue to add prizes throughout the contest. Here is what I added today.

Alright, let's get to today's post. 

This past Saturday I went to my favorite LCS; The Batter's Box, for their weekly Saturday live auction. I only ended up winning one item. I ended up getting it for $6.50, but I used 3 Comp Cards so I only paid $0.50. 

Pretty sure I've explained the Comp Card before, but it's been a while, so let me explain.

Here is The Batter's Box business card. They talk about their auctions and they even mention the Comp Card and how you can earn store credit.

So when you go into the store they give you a business card and that is your Comp Card. On the back they write your name and auction bidder number and then you The Batter's Box stamps on the back. Once you get 10 stamps, the card is full and it is worth store credit. $1 off anything in the store or $2 off anything in the auction.

You get a stamp for coming in; regardless of whether or not you buy anything. Actually right now they are doing 3 stamps for coming in. 1 extra because it is their 40th anniversary and another extra because gas prices are so high. You also get a stamp for every 5 write in bids you place on the auction. They have boards up in the shop for each of the auctions and you can write in bids throughout the week and then the live auction will start at whatever the highest write in bid is. (I should take a picture the next time I'm there.) You also get a stamp for every 10 dollars spent. So it's pretty easy to accumulate stamps. I tend to use my Comp Cards on the auction. 

Anyways, back to the item I won. This sheet has 8 cards. The sticker says World Series cards, and while 6 of the 8 are World Series cards, there are two that are playoff cards (1970 Topps and 1974 Topps).

I started a binder a while back with the World Series cards that Topps has put out over the years. I love the history of the game and the World Series is a big part of that, so it's fun to look back at these cards and relive the history of the World Series. This really started with the 1970 World Series cards. Years ago, probably over 20 years ago, I picked up a 1969 Mets World Series program. That is the year the Amazin' Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles and I think the program is really cool. It's up on a shelf right now and I don't have easy access to it, so I won't show it, but I wanted the 1970 Topps World Series card subset that feature that 1969 World Series, so I tracked them all down several years ago. I have a couple other complete subsets (1964 and 1973) but most of the other years I might have one or two or none at all, so I was happy to grab this page mostly for the 1960 Topps card featured in the upper left corner. I did need one of the 1972 cards and I needed both of the 1974 cards and the 1975 World Series card. So I ended up needing 5 out of the 6 World Series cards on the page.

The dups will probably end up as part of the prize package for my ongoing contest, so be on the lookout for those. Do you collect the World Series subset cards or another subset that Topps has put out over the years?


  1. Love the old WS cards.

    Good Job. šŸ‘

  2. I have some World Series cards in my collection. I am building a Frankenset of what I call fun cards and they are in that set.

  3. Kudos to your LCS for creating a creative bonus for their customers. If my LCS did that and had all of the cool bargain bins your shop has, I'd make an effort to go there much more frequently.

    As for WS subset cards... I'm pretty sure I've gone out and picked up all of the A's from the 1973, 1974, and 1975 Topps sets.

  4. You seem to have started a contest while I was out of town for a few days. I'll see if I can catch up ... I've said this before but that is some exotic LCS you have there.

  5. That Comp Card idea is pretty cool. Seems like a good way to keep people coming back and bidding.

  6. Bonus points to your LCS for trying to keep the customers coming back!

  7. I kind of started a world series collection a few years ago; mainly 71 and 74. I just like the action shots on these cards.