Thursday, December 16, 2010

Help, I need some advice!!

I picked up some Virdon cards off of ebay.  I have never seen a Venezuelan card in person.  So when I saw some pop up I had to have them.  I'm not at all sure about them though.  This first one was advertised as a 72 Venezuelan Sticker card.  It however doesn't look much like the one that got picked up at the national by the #5 Type Collection.  So does anyone know if this is a legit card.  It actually shipped from Venezuela so it could be.

I scanned it alongside this 64 that I picked up from the same guy so everyone could see the small oddball size.  The 64 was also advertised as a Venezuelan. 


 I was expecting a different language on the back but I'm pretty sure it is legit, cause the back is a different color. 


If anyone has any information on the sticker card I would really appreciate it.

6 comments:

swk473 said...

I believe it's an early Topps Venezuelan card.

Eli said...

From what I found online, that is a legit card from the 1964 Topps Venezuelan 370 card set.

AdamE said...

Here is what makes me think think the 72 may not be legit.

http://number5typecollection.blogspot.com/2010/08/cards-from-2010-national-sports.html

See his 72 Sticker. It is regular size and had a different border.

The 64 I'm sure is the real deal.

dayf said...

'64 is real, I have a few of those and they all look like that.

I think the '72 might be legit too because the one on the #5 collection is not a Topps Venezuelan stamp. Here's the description from my SCD:

Utilizing most of the same photos as the 1972 Topps baseball cards, the 242 player stamps in this set feature only Major Leaguers, though with an over-representation of Hispanics rather than the usual mix of US and local talent. Stamps measure 2" x 2-9/16" and feature tombstone-shaped color photos at center, surrounded by a greem background. The only printing is the player name, team name (In Spanish) and stamp number, all in black. A white border surrounds the whole. Backs are blank and the stamps were meant to be mounted in an album.

Your stamp looks like the sample in the album and #132 is Bill Virdon according to the checklist.

AdamE said...

I found a post that may show it is the real deal.

http://toppsarchives.blogspot.com/2010/10/el-fin-de-invierno.html

Odd though that the #5 Type Collection card was normal size and this one is mini. The border matches and the one I got had a blank back. So I'm guessing it is a legit 72 Venezuelan Sticker.

AdamE said...

I put the Standard Catalog of Baseball cards at the topp of my want list for Christmas this year. Hopefully I get it and don't have to ask these kinds of questions anymore.