I'm trying to complete Series One of the 1971 Topps set without breaking the bank. Condition be darned. Several bloggers (and a reader), a few OBC members, Listia, and my local card shop have helped me get closer to my goal*. I can add Just Commons to that list.
I ordered 38 1971 Topps cards, condition ranging from GD to EX. Prices ranged from 20¢ to 75¢, with the average price being 35¢ each.
Can you spot the mistake?
Jose Laboy (card # 132)
No, of course you can't. I ordered up card #32 (Jerry DaVanon). They sent card #132 (Jose Laboy). The Laboy card is so off center, top to bottom, that it cropped the 1 out of the 132. They had it misfiled. Honest mistake. I needed the Laboy, so no harm, no foul.
Now let's look at their preemptive corrections. I received the following email from them:
HiLet's look at the cards in question.
Shipped out your order but sorry as two cards were in worse condition then stated. Cards #97 and #126 should have been in Poor condition instead of Good. Refunded the .40 for them but sent them with package in case you wanted them.
Rest were good.
Floyd Wicker (card # 97)
The lower right corners are gone. I would agree that they are in Poor condition. But it doesn't matter to me. I appreciated them letting me know and the refund. With the refund in place that drops the average price per card to 34¢. The cards arrived quickly and in good packaging.
Danny Coombs (card # 126)
I'm good with those.
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* By my count I've got 61 of the 132 cards in Series One. Halfway there. Here's my 1971 Topps checklist.