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.