Thursday, July 5, 2018

Building the 1959 Topps Set


I've just added the page to my blog for my 1959 Topps Wantlist updated as of today. A few weeks ago I received a large lot of commons and minor stars from the vintage guy I buy from regularly at card shows. He moved out to the East Coast, but stayed in touch. I gave him my budget and a lengthy wantlist, and he sent me about 200 needs!


I am organizing the set in a binder, sorted by team in order of their 1958 standings (the most recent stats on the back.) When I finally start to add some of those high number All-Star cards, they will go in front.


The National League Team order, with a baseball thrill in the middle.


Just a sampling of the awesomeness.


Before I started this set, I was working on a Reds' Team set, so here's what Page 1 of each team will look like. Team Card / checklist goes first, then the most common lineup from the 1958/1959 seasons.


Page 2 will have the starting rotation, then the primary relievers, then start the bench players. Each team in the set has 3 or 4 pages of cards. I'm hoping to complete the set in a year or two, I'm starting to save up for the 3 Mantles now....

Here's a Shout Out to the vintage dealer that gave me a big boost on this set, Kurt Tourdot - You can check out his facebook page or his website to see when he'll be at a show or check out his online store.  I haven't purchased from his website before, so I can only say that he's been great in person at card shows and always deals fairly.

10 comments:

  1. '59s seem especially stunning when they're all clustered together like that. Looks like you got a great deal from your vintage guy!

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    1. Don't know if you remember him, but I brought you over to his table when we met at the National, he had a bunch of tubs of vintage in mid to low grade, and half price boxes.

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  2. Nice! Good luck with your set. If/when I decide to tackle another vintage set, 1959 would be on top of my list. (So keep me in mind for your dupes!)

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    1. I have accumulated a handful of dupes, and I am guessing that I will end up with more before I'm all done! I think there are a few bloggers working on the set, but I will keep an eye out for everyone's want lists!

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  3. Awesome set. And big fun to pick up such a big chunk at once. I'll see if I can trim your wants.

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  4. Fantastic '59s, especially the Mays and Frank Robinson. I pick up a few '59s on COMC when I see one that strikes me but I'd never be able to finish the set. It is a beauty though.

    I'm headed over to Kurt's site now, to see if he's got any '56 Topps cards I need.

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    1. I actually purchased the Robinson from Kurt about 3 years ago - It was one of the first vintage cards I ever bought!

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  5. I must have brain farted and not hit 'publish' when I typed this previously. LOL

    I've got some of your needs pulled and ready to send, Brian. I'll send you the numbers in a bit and get them to the PO sometime this week.

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    1. Thanks so much! It takes a village to build a set!

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