My Top Ten George Brett Cards Released From 1980-1982
10. 1980 Topps Super #14
Let start it off big, or at least with a big card. I like the Super series that Topps produced, especially in the mid 1980s. This one had 2 variations, a gray back and a white back version. I also like it when they put the faux autograph on the cards.
9. 1982 Wilson Glove Tags, Youth League Baseball Glove
Though not technically a baseball card, it's still a fun collectible. This "cards" whole purpose was to be thrown away after the purchase, but luckily someone saw the value and held it back. I hope that the kid that got this glove got some good use out of it. I am not sure what year this was released. Most commentary that I see on this show that it was made probably in 1982.
8. 1981 Ted Watts Postcards
7. 1981 Topps Scratchoffs #1 Panel with Willie Wilson & Alan Trammel
How do we make collecting cards popular? I know, add a hint of gambling in it. I honestly think the card is ugly, but that’s what makes it stand out to me. There are 4 different panels that Brett appears on. I chose this one, because it has Willie Wilson on it. I also have a large collection of his cards too.
6. 1982 O-Pee-Chee #201 In Action
5. 1981 Squirt #1
4. 1981 All-Star Game Program Insert #29
3. 1980 Burger King #13
2. 1982 Perma-Graphic Gold All-Stars #9
Until recently this probably would have been my number one card. But a recent disappointment knocked it down a spot, at no fault of this card. I have the complete line of George Brett Perma-Graphic cards (1981-1983) except for the 1982 Gold Credit Card #19. Couple weeks ago, I saw that someone was selling one online and bought it. I thought that this part of my collection was finally going to be complete, but alas the seller mismarked it for this pictured card and my set is still incomplete.
1. 1981 Royals Police #2
This is probably on of the last cards that I added to this era of cards, definitely not the last one though, and one of the hardest to find in a price that I was comfortable paying. I like cards that have a nice action shot, very simplistic design, and are rare. This fits all 3 categories.
Thanks for checking out my top ten. Check back regularly for my "hopefully" semi-regular blog called "Random and Reflections." Also, again, don't forget to check out my website, "The Unofficial George Brett Card Catalog".