Against the backdrop of increasingly turbulent times, kids a quiet, but growing number of adult collectors could still count nickel packs of baseball cards to provide a little diversion during the spring, summer and early fall of 1967.
That feeling comes back this month with the launch of the Burl’s Sports Vintage Set Break of the Month. A complete low to mid-grade set is being broken up card-by-card, including the rookie cards of Tom Seaver and Rod Carew, with 609 random slots being offered for $5.99 each. Bulk discounts are available.
The set also includes Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and numerous other Hall of Famers along with some very popular single print high number cards.
Since last October, Burl’s breaks have included 1911 Mecca Double Folders, 1934 Goudey, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1965 Topps and a 1941 Play Ball set.
Once the break is filled, cards from the set are awarded via random computer draw that is broadcast live online and also made available for later viewing.
The ’67 set being offered averages around VG, according to owner Justin Burleson, with the stars generally G-VG and many commons grading VG-EX. Stars and conditions include: Mickey Mantle G/VG (#150), Willie Mays VG (#200), Hank Aaron G (#250), Roberto Clemente VG (#400), Pete Rose VG (#430), Rod Carew RC VG (#569), Tom Seaver RC G/VG (#581), Brooks Robinson VG+ (#600).
For more information or to secure spots, visit BurlsSports.com.