Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Today I want to feature some cards that have absolutely nothing to do with Thanksgiving.
I’ll start off the festivities with a 1961 Topps Sports Cars card of the Simca Plein Ciel; Simca was a French automobile.
This one is a 1976 Topps “Autos Of 1977” card of a Mercury Monarch Ghia. My first car was a 1976 Ford Granada, which was largely the same car, just with different grille, taillights and fewer options.
Looking back over 40 years, one can’t help but look at a lot of cars from the 1970’s and say “DAMN! Those things were boxy”.
I got this card on COMC back in the Spring, and before I even saw the back I said “Isn’t that John Lennon’s car???” (BTW, this is from the 1992 Pro Set “Guinness Book Of Records” set)
I didn’t scan the back, but it describes how Lennon’s 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V was sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $2,229,000, which had been the record for the highest price paid for a used car before 1990.
And we wrap up with another 1961 Topps Sports Cars card…
I find the cartoon on the back, about how jack rabbit starts burn lots of gas, to be interesting. I didn’t realize that anybody cared all that much about burning lots of gas in 1961. Wasn’t gas like 2 cents a gallon then? :-)
As of right now, I have shared all of my 1961 Sports Cars cards… But I do plan on looking for more at an upcoming show, as well as during the COMC Black Friday promotion.
Oh! Did I happen to mention the COMC Black Friday promotion just now? How fortuitous!
will be *am* taking part in the COMC Black Friday promotion (it’s live NOW), and I have 200 new cards in my inventory as well. Among the highlights are rookie cards for John Elway, Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg… a chrome reprint of the 1989 Topps Traded Ken Griffey rookie (from my 2015 Topps Factory Set)… Plus lots more!
More information about my promotion tomorrow…
Happy Turkey Day!