July 17, 2011

Heartbreaking Damage: 1981 Donruss #62 Johnny Bench

**In this series we highlight the cards that may have seen better days but the rough times these cards have seen have made them infinitely more interesting.**

This card could be one of those example cards of the terms used in grading cards.  

"Rounded corners"
"Surface damage"
"Major creasing"
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Editor's Note: After writing beginning to the post I felt like that was a pretty familiar opening.  So I took a look at the archive of my 1,775 posts and sure enough I nearly plagiarized myself...About 16 months ago I wrote a nearly identical post about a very damaged Whitey Ford card I found at an antique shop.  Back to the action...
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Johnny played through the end of the 1983 season even earning a spot on the All-Star team that year.  This card comes from The Box that I've been writing about for a little while now

1981 Donruss #62 Johnny Bench

The back is just as bad or possibly worse than the front:


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