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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1981 Topps–Rollie Fingers #229

I’m collecting the 1981 set, slowly but surely. This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.

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  • Card Facts – Rollie Fingers – San Diego Padres – Card #229
  • Purchase Price – $0.05 (ebay lot – 100/$4.99)
  • On the back (toon, bottom left) – none
  • On the back (toon, bottom right) – none
  • Signed by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1964.
  • Debut – September 15, 1968
  • 1968-1976 (A’s), 1977-1980 (Padres), 1981-1982, 1984-1985 (Brewers)
  • Born in Steubenville, OH

I remember Rollie more from his days with the Brewers as they were my more impressionable years.  And I remember him for the same reason most of us do, his mustache.  Oh yeah, he was a pretty good reliever as well.

  • Cards posted in this set – 18
  • Total price paid – $1.44
  • Average price per card – $0.08
  • Cards left to post – 709

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