Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Mess of Yearbooks Found in the Tubs!

Hey everyone, Drew back here! So one thing I wanted to share with you all are these yearbooks I found in the tubs. There's literally around 25 yearbooks at least, with a few programs mixed in along the way. I think we really lucked out, as a lot of the yearbooks carry strong value. I plan on possibly selling a few, but for now, take a look at them:

1963 Yankees Yearbook
1964 Mets Yearbook
1966 Mets Yearbook
1967 Mets Yearbook
1968 Mets Yearbook
1969 Yankees Yearbook
1969 Dodgers Yearbook
1970 Mets Yearbook
1971 Mets Yearbook
1971 Yankees Yearbook
1974 Mets Yearbook
1976 Pirates Yearbook
1978 Pirates Yearbook
1980 Mets Yearbook
1988 Mets Yearbook
1989 Mets Yearbook
1991 Yankees Yearbook
1992 Mets Yearbook
2000 Hudson Valley Renegades Yearbook w/Autos
1965 Yankees Scorecard
1971 Yankees Scorecard
1968 Mets Scorecard
1969 Mets Scorecard
1991 Mets Magazine
1992 Mets Magazine
1970-71 Knicks Yearbook
1971 Philadelphia Eagles Yearbook
Thats a majority of them, but not all of them! A good amount of them are Mets yearbooks, from 1964-1968, plus 1970, 1971, 1980, 1988, 1989, and 1992, but there are also some nice Yankees ones, especially the 1963 yearbook! I never would have imagined owning so many old yearbooks, and some of them are especially neat, like the Knicks yearbook right above, that highlights their championship season. Also, the collector had a 2000 Renegades yearbook, signed by many of the championship players. Of course, that one isn't worth as much, but it's cool to have for sure. Two of my other favorites are the Pirates yearbooks, from 1976 and 1978. That was a great time to be a Pirates fan, and I really like seeing shows about that team, and hearing about some of their better players through the 1970's.

I haven't gotten to look through all of them, but I'm going to try to before I put a few of the Mets ones on eBay. One of my favorite parts looking through these yearbooks are the prices on the cover. Through the early 1960's, yearbooks cost 50 cents. Yeah, 50 cents. Today, you can't find a yearbook for the Yankees for any less than $25! It also seemed like baseball was just much more fun back then, without all the press coverage and media shoving cameras in players faces. Baseball was just a game, not a market and business. It sucks thinking that it'll never be the way it used to be, when people idolized Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays and followed their careers every single day.

So, I have a feeling I'm going to sell a good bit of these. After seeing what they sell for on eBay, I realized that I would be happier with $50 to spend on whatever cards I want, than to have a yearbook of one of my least favorite teams, even with Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver frequently seen in them. Before I put these for sale, I'll leave it open to you all first. If you are interested in buying one of the Mets yearbooks or magazines, please contact me at yanks1996wsc@gmail.com. I could possibly make a trade too with any of you, but be ready to cough up a little bit of value (about $35-50 worth). Everything that isn't claimed by you guys will be put on eBay, minus the Yankees and Pirates books at least. If you have any questions, leave a comment here and I'll get back to you on it. Thanks everyone!

See Ya!


  1. Another awesome batch of discoveries, Drew!

    I couldn't stop laughing when I saw the '89 Mets yearbook, though - Ha! Greg Jeffries (or, 'the Prodigy' per the cover) was one hot card back in those days.

    Those Yanks books are, obviously, definite treasures!

    Anybody need a Gregg Jeffries, by the way?

  2. Haha Vince Coleman! Love the old Datsun/Nissan (I mix those up all the time). Nice stuff, man! Those Yankees ones will definitely hold good value for you!

  3. That one with Yosemite Sam is sweet. I'd take it off your hands if ya ever want to dump it.


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