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Old 06-29-2014, 10:42 PM
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Default 1977-79 Sportscaster Cards

Anyone else besides me collect these?

I put together my Dodgers team set about a year ago...

In the process I discovered this site as a great resource:

It was there that I learned of the many variations. These variations consist of different print runs and releases in different countries. There are so many variations it is quite overwhelming and is seemingly an impossible task for a team collector like me unless I'd be willing to shell out big coin for an entire set and break it up.

Here are some of the Jackie Robinson variations:



COLLECTING DODGERS ~ Vintage, OddBall, Regional
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:29 PM
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I love those recipe cards!
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:46 AM
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I collect them, but I hardly ever buy singles. most of what I have comes from a couple big lots I bought. Two of them I found at the same antique show one was a shoebox full. Maybe 700 cards? The other was a couple hundred.

They're a large and complicated set for sure. With probably more variations than that site shows.

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Old 06-30-2014, 11:52 AM
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I'm not surprised you chose the Jackie Robinson card as a scan choice for your thread. With so few non-Topps cards produced of Mr. Robinson, we have to search far and wide for nicer cards. The Sportscaster card is a honey. Maybe they were produced in the mid-70s, now close to 40 years ago, but the photo is so evocative and nostalgic of his career in Brooklyn. The earliest date on this shot would be 1952. That year the home uniforms had a significant change--uniform numbers on the front were now in red rather than blue.

The hobby maybe doesn't consider Sportscaster cards valuable, but as a Jackie Robinson fan the eye appeal of that pose with the Ebbets Field backdrop is PERFECT.

For what it's worth, I think you made a great choice for a Dodger collection. From what I can see of the Sandy Koufax, that looks to be a killer image as well!

Have a great day. ---Brian Powell

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Old 06-30-2014, 02:43 PM
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Here is Lou Brock. There may be a few other variations on the print line, but I got tired of trying to look for them.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:14 PM
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Default Brooks Robinson

As a player collector I only have the Brooksie Sportscaster card, but I really like the picture/s used on the cards. I knew there were some variations, but never really took the time to search for different backs.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:40 PM
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Default Sportscaster cards

I have bought the George Brett sportscaster cards several times but
can not find one without chipping of the black. I would be interested
in buying one that is not chipped if anyone has an extra one.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:55 PM
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The link below seems to have a great deal of info and lists for this "set":
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:33 AM
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Default Sportscaster Variations and Foreign Printings

For the UK version I found some different players represented but I haven't been able to find a checklist to help me complete the set. Does anyone have a UK checklist?

I have some from Finland and there certainly are more Finnish athletes. I can't seem to find checklists for any of the foreign sets. Can anyone help?
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:48 AM
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Have dozens and dozens of them. How many hundred do you have autograped there HRBAKER? Good thing you bought a bigger house there in the new city for all those autos! The tougher ones, of course, are the high series and there are some really neat cards in there like Gretzky and others. If you troll ebay on them, you can occasionally find HUGE groups of them for decent prices. I'm pretty close on finishing the standard BB set minus just a few high numbers. Same on FB................
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