Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Rick Stelmaszek Saga:Part 15

I have been collecting baseball cards since 1973. Over the last 15 years or so, I haven't bought as many, but I have purchased more specifically desired cards. With this internet thing, it has become a lot easier finding these desired cards.
I thought I knew and had all of the cards of my favorite players. I even have a few more virtual cards of some of them, thanks to Steve (at White Sox cards) and other nice bloggers. Then Steve sent me a link to the card pictured below.
It is a 1974 Venezuelan sticker card of Rick Stelmaszek. As you can see, it is done in the style of a 1968 Topps card. It has a blank back.
Back in those days, I knew Stelmaszek played some winter ball, but had no idea these cards were printed. I wonder if even Stelmaszek knows.
It's a bit pricey, with a VG card going for about $10. Still, that's not bad for a 40 year old card. It's not like I'm buying the entire set.

Rick Stelmaszek's 1974 Venezuelan sticker card.

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