Back in December of 1980, I sent away for (for about 6.99 ppd), a complete set of 1980-81 Topps Basketball cards. When I received the cards, I was amazed that the cards I was particularly looking forward to having were in non perforated 3 card panels. Topps, how could you do this to me. How I wanted to hold a 2 ½ by 3 ½ Topps rookie basketball card of Larry Bird in my hand. How Topps ruined it all for me. This was a time before the internet and card set previews, I had no idea I was going to get these type of cards. Aagh!!!!! I eventually undid the perforation and within the last 3 years sold all the cards (including the Bird rookie). How I wish Topps would create a reprint in 2 ½ by 3 ½ size of the 1980-81 Bird rookie. Anyway, here are the prices for the Bird/Magic rookie through the years:
Fall 1982 Renata Galasso $----- (Not listed whole set listed at $8.00)
12/1990 FBH Collector $210.00
10/1996 SportsCards $475.00
10/1998 SportsCards $450.00
Last week on Ebay $191.00 (4 sales)
I don’t have any listed prices from the past 13 years but this card has held its price. 3 of the ebay sales were not graded and one was graded a PSA 7. I did not see any sales for any perforated cards.