Atlanta Sports Cards now has a Quarter box. Life is beautiful. There's a pretty nice mix of newer stuff and inserts from all the major sports in there, but you know what I scrounged for: vintage. Here is a quarter card from each year of the '70s.
1970 - Rod Carew All Star
(insert Beastie Boys lyrics here) Rod's bustin' right through the Sporting News to take his place as the AL's starting second baseman.
1971 - 1970 American League Batting Leaders
Poor Yaz loses the batting title to Alex Johnson by a thousandth of a point and he gets stuck on the bottom row with Tony Oliva. Poor Carl.
1972 - 1971 American League ERA Leaders
Click here. Look at the earned run averages for these three dudes.
Contemplate what an American League starting pitcher would have to do in order to post an ERA like that in today's game. Try to think of a way not involving land mines in the batter's box. What hath the DH wrought?
1973 - Rookie Outfielders
HOW THE HECK DID I JUST BUY A DEWEY ROOKIE CARD FOR A BLEEDING QUARTER?! Shoot, maybe I should just build the '73 set...
1974 - Steve Garvey
If the Louvre were to take exactly one baseball card to exhibit in the Modern Art wing, this one here would have to be given serious consideration. This is a masterpiece.
1975 - Bert Blyleven
Look how calmly Bert blows bubbles while waiting in a midaeval torture chamber for the BBWAA to poke and prod him with 287 wins. Now sit on... THE COMFY CHAIR.
1976 - 1975 American League ERA leaders
1977 - Rookies - Outfielders
1978 - Andre Dawson
1979 - Bump Wills Blue Jays error
When I first started collecting this error card was like some rare magical legend... strange and alien... not fit for this world. Now it's in a quarter box. Good thing I'm a scrounger and not an investor! Some poor schlub out there has ten thousand of these cards locked up in a safe deposit box, you just know it.