Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 3.
The pack: 1970 Fleer MLB Iron-ons
The cost now: $4
The cost then: 5 cents
What’s inside this pack? Keep reading …
With Major League Baseball‘s historic trip to Cuba and the Tampa Bay Rays’ exhibition game against the Cuban national team on Tuesday, the spotlight is shining bright on the country and its rich baseball history.
One part of that history that might not be remembered by many collectors is the fact that there was once a minor league team in Cuba, the Havana Sugar Kings, that was a Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and a member of the International League.
Is your 1967 Topps baseball card set complete? There’s a chance it might not be now.
A funny thing happened when Buzz was working to confirm the various errors and variations in the 1967 card set in the weeks before the arrival of this year’s homage, 2016 Topps Heritage.
There appears there could be a third version of Mike McCormick‘s card No. 86. When examining a group of 1967 cards, Buzz noticed a possible version (above) that’s not cataloged anywhere among the various error & variations lists or noted on any population reports despite this set being 49 years old. It’s a dramatically different version of the card for the Washington Senators pitcher who was traded to the San Francisco Giants, which is the reason for the variations to exist.
It turns out that this card is from the 1967 O-Pee-Chee set, though there is only one version cataloged there. Could a third version like this exist for the Topps card? Or are there two versions for O-Pee-Chee? Keep reading for the details.