Card of the Day: Bobby Bonds 1969 Topps #630

Card of the Day: Billy Kilmer 1969 Topps #240

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Card of the Day: Gus Gil 1969 Topps #651

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Card of the Day: Steve Stonebreaker 1969 Topps #174

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Card of the Day: Tom Beer 1969 Topps #18

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Card of the Day: Lew Alcindor 1969 Topps Rulers #10

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Card of the Day: Nate Thurmond 1969 Topps #10

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Card of the Day: Dick Shiner 1969 Topps #64

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Card of the Day: Dock Ellis 1969 Topps #286

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1969 Fleer Trophy

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Talk about your oddball product.  The 1969 Fleer Trophy set doesn’t have any players.  Instead you get these cheaply made plastic plaques.  You only received one of these plaques inside a pack.  At the time, Major League Baseball was comprised of 24 teams.  According to the checklist, there should be a plaque for every team.  But nobody has ever seen a plaque for the Expos.  Whether or not it exists is still a mystery.

These little plaques measure 3″ x 4″, and came along with a small back board.  Once the back board was attached, you could make the plaque stand up.  On the front of each plaque is a 3D impression of a MLB cap, and an A.L or N.L baseball.  What you’re suppose to do with these things is still beyond my comprehension.  They’re more of a novelty than anything.

Unopened packs sell for $30.00.  Depending on the team and how desperate someone needs a plaque for their collection, singles can be worth $20.00 to $65.00.  But they could probably be found for much less.  Its one of those strange vintage products that few collectors want.  A sealed box would be a nice find though.  The absence of players really lowers the demand.