I continue my quest for great rookie cards of the ’70s. This next one is a biggie.
Around the early ’90s Carlton Fisk was moving towards retirement and almost certain enshrinement in Cooperstown. As a result demand for his rookie cards jumped. As a kid with limited cash flow the $100+ price tag was out of reach. I could only marvel from the other side of the card show display-case glass.
These are pretty easy to find well centered, much easier than other early ’70s releases. The green background does have a tendency to fade, this one isn’t too bad in that respect. It is an almost theatrical looking design with the little stars and marque style lettering up top. I like it. The card has a little wax stain on the back, but that adds to the nostalgia.
Fisk is a beast even if he played for two of my least favorite teams.
Bonus Cecil Cooper rookie. A five time All Star and star in his own right.