Monday, December 30, 2013

1980 Topps Burger King Pitch, Hit and Run

This has to be one of the best cards I picked up in my COMC Black Friday Hauliday.  I love oddball food issues.  In 1980 Burger King teamed up with Topps to offer a 34 card set (33 players and a checklist) called Pitch, Hit, Run.  The first 11 cards were pitcher, the next 11 were power hitters, and the final 11 were base stealers. From what I could find you got a pack of 3 players one from each group with the purchase of French Fries.

 Other big names in the set are Nolan Ryan, George Brett, Reggie Jackson, and Pete Rose.The Standard Catalog says that most of the photos were identical to the 1980 Topps card with a few exceptions.  But the player position has been replaced with the Burger King logo. The backs are also red instead of blue. But an overall very good looking card. And these are still pretty cheap, even for the bigger named stars.

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