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richloughlin
04-03-2010, 07:51 PM
I have a 1979 Topps #20 Mickey Rivers. According to the large Beckett Price Guide, card #20 is supposed to be Joe Morgan. Rivers should be card #60 in this set. I did notice that the font size for the card number is a bold #20 rather than the thin numbers used for the card numbers in the 1979 issue. Could it be that this is either:

1) An error card??
2) An Opee-Chee equivalent produced in Canada?
3) A counterfeit?

I can send a scan of the back of the card if you'd like to see it. Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks,


Rich

otgoal
04-03-2010, 07:55 PM
I'm guessing it's the Burger King issue, available regionally that year.
1979 Yankees Burger King #20 Mickey Rivers

Yanks21
04-03-2010, 07:56 PM
It is from the 1979 Burger King set. They did the same in 1977 and 1978. Same looking fronts numbered different on back:

1979 Yankees Burger King #20 Mickey Rivers $0.75

Trishlp
04-03-2010, 07:56 PM
According to beckett OPG there is a 1979 Yankees Burger King #20 Mickey Rivers. There is no picture though so I don't know if it looks like the Topps from that year or not.
Trish

richloughlin
04-03-2010, 08:01 PM
Thanks to everyone for their help. The card looks exactly the same (front and back) as the 1979 Topps issue; again the exception being a bolder #20 on the back. Sounds like everyone is correct that it's the 1979 Burger King issue.

I'm impressed with the quick answer on this. Thanks!


Rich