Hi everyone this is it, an infomative 1978 rugby league guide; in this guide i will be giving a brief description of the set and a guide line to what this set is potentialy worth (depending on factors)....
This set is 32 years old, and next year, the centenary of Rugby League, this set will truly be a veteran and increasingly rare (over 30 YEARS OLD!).
What makes this set so special is the fact that on the rear there are THREE picture puzzles - all scenes from the glorious 1977 grand final(s) between St Geeorge and Parramatta - the first drawn grand final. And as a Dragons fan who ultimately won the premiership that year - most magical!
This set includes some of the legends of the modern game.
Starting with the Dragons - (Lord) Ted Goodwin, (Rocket) Rod Reddy, Craig Young, Steve Edge, John Jansen ....
And the Eels - legend Mick Cronin, Ray Price, John Peard and North Queensland and NSW Origin coach Graham Murray
Other legends include ...
The Mortimer and Hughes brothers at Canterbury, Graham Eadie, Max Krilich, Terry Randall and modern media personality John Gibbs from Manly
The late Steve Rogers from Cronulla, Arthur Beetson, 2GB Continuous Call Vice Captain Bobby Fulton and Russell Fairfax playing for Easts
Tim Sheens playing for Penrih, recent coach of Canberra and Tigers.
The dangerous Les Boyd and famous Magpie Tom Raudonikis
Plus Souths legends George Piggins and Bob McCarthy
Now depending on the condition and refrences from past ebay auctions; this set is valued anywhere between $400 (set is considerd Fair-Good with a 6-7/10 rating) - $700(Set is considerd Excelent - Mint with a 8-9/10 rating)...
Note: The set is worth more with the checklists included (even more un-marked)
How do you rate your set or a potential set that you want to buy; you ask?? Well the way i go about rating my sets are as followed:
Firstly i look at each individual card and look for the following (Creases, Scuff marks, Corner wear, Corner rounding, Dis-colouration, pen marks) once you have examined each card you need to put them in seperate categories:
Poor: Tears, signs of moths, multiple heavy creasing, or significant surface/rear damage due to staining, wear, moisture or tape
Fair: Worn, rounded corners, multiple small creases or single major crease.
Good: Single slight crease not extending across card, rounding of corners, slight wear.
Very Good: One or two slightly rounded corners, or small spot/area of wear. No creases allowed.
Ecellent: Features solid corners and edging. One minor imperfection allowed if does not detract from the card as a whole
Near Mint: Might have slight discolouration of the edges due to age or wear. Circulation is the only thing preventing mint grading
Mint: Generally uncirculated. Rare that anything pre 90's matches this because of the poor quality cardboard used from 1976 - 1989.
Now once you have catogrised your cards (E.g 50 cards = poor, 80 cards = Excellent, 26 cards = Near Mint) you need to grade them on a scale from 1-10
Here is the scale:
Poor: 0-3/10, Fair: 3.5-5/10, Good: 6-7/10, V.Good: 7.5/10, Excellent: 8-8.5/10, N.Mint: 9-9.5/10, Mint: 10/10... Once you have classified your cards on the scale all you need to do is a abit of simple maths:
Example: ill use the example above; i had 50 cards that were in poor condition so all i do is 50x3 = 150, 80 cards excellent 80x8 = 640, 26N.Mint 26x9 = 234, Add the sub totals 80+640+234 = 954 then divide the number by the amount of cards in the set 954/156 = 6.1, so this set is rated as Good:
Now people may or may not agree with my evaluations however this is why it's called a guide; Now if you found this helpfull then please click "yes" on the bottom of the page...
Thank you for reading...
THE SET GO'S LIKE THIS.............
1.KEVIN DANN 79.MICK LUIBINSKAS
2.BILL HAMITION 80.JOHN GIBBS
3.BARRY ANDREWS 81.TREVOR RYAN
4.MARK SCULDAM 82.MARK WRIGHT
5.GLEN PORTER 83.NEVILLE GLOVER
6.BOB JAY 84.KEVIN STEVENS
7.MARSHALL ROGERS 85.TERRY WICKEY
8.LINDASAY DRAKE 86.DON MCKINNON
9.LARRY CORAWA 87.PAUL KHAN
10.COL CASEY 88.ROD REDDY
11.GRAHAM OLLING 89.PAUL SAIT
12.AUTHER BEETSON 90.PAT CUDMORE
13.ZAC OLEGARMIN 91.GEOFF FOSTER
14.TERRY ADAMS 92.TOM MOONEY
15.ERIC ACHER 93.GARY SPEARS
16.ROBERT STONE 94.BRAIN HARTHINGTON
17.GEORGE PIGGINS 95.KEN HEY
18.GARRY DOWNING 96.RUSSELL FAIRFAX
19.GARY WALSH 97.GRAHAM QUINN
20.JOHN GRAY 98.PETER MORTIMER
21.NOEL MAYBURRY 99.MAX KRILLICH
22.RON PILON 100.WARRAN BOLAND
23.RON HIDITCH 101.COL MURPHY
24.MARK HARRIS 102.RAY HIGGS
25.JOHN KING 103.TIM SHEENS
26.CHRIS LUCKMAN 104.RUSSEL HUNTER
27.STEVE ROGERS 105.MARTIN RAFTEY
28.JOHN CHAMPAN 106.JOHN JANSEN
29.BOB MCMILLAN 107.TERRY FAHENY
30.LES MARA 108.STEVE HAGE
31.DOUG LUCAS 109.STEVEN BLYTH
32.TERRY RANDELL 110.ALAN THOMPSON
33.WAYNE WIGHAM 111.DENNIS BENDALL
34.TONY BICKOFF 112.BRAIN ROBERTSON
35.RAY PRICE 113.JOHN PEARD
36.MICHEAL MOSEN 114.RON COOTE
37.ROSS CALE 115.BRUCE FOYE
38.AUB LE'BROCQ 116.RICK BOURKE
39.DANE SORENSEN 117.ROD MCGREGOR
40.TONY GRAHAM 118.DAVID SINCLAIR
41.JOHN BERNE 119.STEVE GEARIN
42.STEVE MORTIMER 120.JOHN DONNELLY
43.LES BOYD 121.JOHN HARVEY
44.RUSSEL GARTNER 122.GEOFF TAYLOR
45.ALLAN MCMAHON 123.JOHN DORAHY
46.LES COOLEY 124.MICK CRONIN
47.PILLIP MANN 125.GARY METCALFE
48.BILL MULLINS 126.STEVE KNIGHT
49.ROSS GIGG 127.KEN WILSON
50.MAL MCLACHLEN 128.GREG PIERCE
51.STEVE HANDSARD 129.TONY QUIRK
52.ROBERT FINCH 130.DAVE SEELIN
53.BILL ANIBLE 131.BILL NOONAN
54.GRAEME HUGHES 132.JOHN DORAHY
55.TOM RAUDONKIS 133.PAUL KEOGH
56.RAY BIRANIGHAN 134.JOHN FLOYD
57.KEITH COOK 135.MARK LEVY
58.PAUL HAYWARD 136.BOBBY FULTON
59.GRAHAM MURRAY 137.BOB MCCARTHEY
60.KEVIN HASTING 138.PHIL MOATE
61.PAUL MERLO 139.GRAIG YOUNG
62.GORDEN WEST 140.GREG PURCELL
63.STEVE KNEEN 141.KEITH HARRIS
64.TED GOODWIN 142.WAYNE SMITH
65.STEVE LITTLE 143.IAN THOMPSON
66.GREG MULLANE 144.GENNARO PANZARINO
67.GRAHAM O'GRADY 145.JOHN ADAM
68.GRAHAM EADIE 146.GREG COX
69.DAVE EDWARDS 147.PETER SCHOFIELD
70.JEFF HUNT 148.RAY KEAR
71.JOHN KOLC 149.DES O'REILLY
72.ROYCE AYLIFFE 150.TONY TRUDENT
73.MIKE STEPHENSON 51.GREG BRENTALL
74.REX MURPHY 152.GARRY HUGHES
75.JOHN MCMARTIN 153.PERCEY KNIGHT
76.STVE EDGE 154.APT KELLY
77.IAN MACKAY 155.MARK HUGHES
78.GEORGE PEPIONIS 156.PAUL JELFS