Over the last few Fridays, we’ve looked at some of the more outrageous baseball card lots available on eBay.

No matter what makes you gasp when it comes to baseball cards — sheer volume, rarity, a sudden rush of memories — you’ll find it among these offerings.

Whatever their individual superpowers, though, these lots all have one thing in common — you’re going to want them!

Here are the droolworthy lots for June 8, 2018.

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Enough Rollie Fingers Rookie Cards to Lead the League in Saves

1969 Topps Rollie Fingers Rookie Cards (50)

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When you think of mega lots or rookie card speculation, what comes to mind?

If you’re like most collectors, it’s modern stuff — junk wax cards and later. You know, like 100 Kurt Stillwell rookie cards from the 1986 Topps Traded set.

Certainly not vintage cards, however you might define that term.

And that’s what makes this lot of 1969 Topps Rollie Fingers cards stick out like a handlebar mustache on a 20th century Cincinnati Reds team.

Can there really be 50 Rollie Fingers rookie cards all in one place? I mean, who would do that?

Sure, Fingers is a legend in the game and one of the few relievers to win a League Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards in the same season (1981).

And yes, Fingers is also one of the few relievers to have been elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

But 50 is an awful lot of 50-year-old cards, especially if they’re in NM-MT condition, as this listing states.

The explanation is that they came from a vending case, but, man — still astounding.

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Near Complete Set of Perez-Steele Hall of Fame Art Postcards (1980-2001) PSA 9 & 10

Joe DiMaggio Mickey Mantle Perez Steele Hall of Fame Postcards

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From 1980 through 2001, Dick Perez created original paintings to honor Hall of Fame inductees, and that art was reproduced on Perez-Steele postcards offered for sale to collectors and Cooperstown visitors.

In all, there were 275 different postcards produced, and this lot offers up 266 of them.

The kicker is that all of these cards have been graded by PSA, with 44 of them checking in at PSA 9 and a whopping 242 scoring perfect 10s.


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Baseball Digest – 44 Issues from 1964-1975

Baseball Digest 1964-1975

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OK, you got me … these aren’t technically baseball cards.

But everything you can do with a box of baseball cards, you can do with these beauties …

Devour stats? Read bios? Peruse photos? Flip the “cards”? Sort the “cards”? Trade the “cards”?

Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep.

And when was the last time you read fan mail on the back of a baseball card?

Or how about learning which eight players are at a career crossroads?

Or worked a baseball crossword puzzle?

Uh-huh. That’s what I thought.

If you’ve never curled up with a box of Baseball Digests and told the world to go away for the weekend, well, you’re missing out on one of the diamond world’s great guilty pleasures.

Consider this lot a chance to redeem yourself.

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Partial 1973 Topps High Numbers Uncut Sheet w/Mike Schmidt Rookie Card

1973 Topps Baseball Partial Uncut Sheet

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This one is a bit odd, yet still *ahem* oddly appealing.

When you first see the photos, you think they’ve been cropped, that you’re seeing only part of the picture.

But you’re not.

It’s the sheet itself that’s been cropped, down to 10″ x 14″, which translates to nine full cards plus 16 other partials.

Full cards include the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees team cards, but it’s the partials that are really intriguing.

At the bottom, you have the Gary Matthews rookie card.

And in the upper right-hand corner … the Mike Schmidt rookie card.

Oh yeah … the front of the sheet is blank, too.

So tantalizing, yet so flawed.

In the end, this is a curiosity, to be sure, but one that would still make a great display piece and give you something to talk about when you huddle up around the hot stove with your partial-sheet buddies next winter.

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Collection of 40,000 Baseball Cards

Baseball Card Collection

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Squint your eyes and take a peek in the mirror before you check out this lot.

If you’re balding, put on a ball cap. If you have wrinkles, lean forward on the sink and rest your face in your hands … you know, to pull out the crinkles a little.

Maybe dim the lights.

OK. Now, do you look young(er)? Could you believe it’s the 1980s or, maybe the 1990s?


You should be primed for the maximum excitement afforded by this listing.

I mean, wasn’t this the kind of thing you dream of as a kid, or as a young adult? You’re out hitting garage sales and flea markets when you run into some dude selling his whole dang collection.

You finagle a deal and *bang* — your cardboard holdings double in a flash.

These cards look to be about that vintage, and they’re stacked in all sorts of interesting boxes, sheets, and tubs. Whether you think these bad boys are worth much today, you have to admit they’d be fun to tear into.

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