Friday, December 16, 2011

Shiny, But Vintage

Once again, I'll celebrate the weekend by pulling something out of my Steelers collection:

This is a 1970 Topps Glossy card of Roy Jefferson. They shouldn't be confused with the larger-size Topps Super cards of the same year. These were inserted into the first series wax packs of 1970 Topps football cards, with 33 cards making up the complete set. They were printed on much thicker cardboard than the standard cards were and given a heavy gloss, which can be seen in the back scan:

Thanks to being printed on thick cardboard and getting a heavy coat of gloss, these cards are fairly easy to pick up in high grade today.

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