Among the items that walked into the All-American Collectors Show in Collinsville, IL on Sunday was a 1968 Milton Bradley ‘Win a Card’ baseball card game. For those who haven’t seen one, it was a board game produced in the late 1960s that used real baseball and football cards as well as some non-sports.
A few have made it into online and catalog auctions over the years and sell for good money because of the uniqueness and because of the cards that are inside. Among the baseball cards that was in the very well preserved game that was pulled out of an attic by its owner just to see what it was worth was a very nice Nolan Ryan rookie card. Several other Hall of Famers were part of the cards included with the game including a 1967 Joe Namath.
Not a bad little summer cleaning find.
The Milton Bradley baseball cards are distinguishable from the regular 1968 Topps cards by way of their bright yellow color as opposed to the orange-ish backs found in gum packs.
It’s believed 132 were included in each Win a Card game and they were originally packaged in cellophane. A game with most of the cards still unopened sold at auction for more than $6,700 in 2007.
The seller’s asking price was $2,000 and he was still carrying it as the show came to a close. Still fun to see one and he’ll have no trouble getting rid of it, especially with prices for all kinds of Nolan Ryan rookie cards continuing to climb.
You can see 1968 Milton Bradley baseball cards on eBay here.