Saturday, August 11, 2018

You Say Sat-ur-day, I Say Card-Show-Day

OK, I know I said I wasn't a fan of 1953 Topps, but every rule has its exceptions. They look fantastic in hand, and if they have been kept in good condition, they look great. This is just my 3rd '53 card, along with Player Collection guys Minnie Minoso and Elmer Valo.

I'm not going to run out and build the set, but this was a fun addition.

I'm still a big fan of the Horizontal '52 Topps cards - Sievers was available for a steal!

Things are moving ahead on the 1959 Topps set build.

My first two All-Stars from the back end of the set, I have a feeling some of these will have me muttering to myself before this set is completed.

I really like the backs on the All-Star subset.

The cartoon on Whitey Ford's card cracked me up - it was the batter's expression that did it for me.

Found a quarter box! I knew I'd find a Ranger Vlad in there eventually.

Some '80s goodness!

I don't know what I'm doing with these.

Or these...

But hey, Here's Tony Gwynn wearing Scott Sanders' jersey in a spring training game!

This was a special Eddie Murray Rookie card.

It's O-Pee-Chee! I had a great day at the card show - it's been a few months since I made it out, so I was happy to finally make the trip.


  1. Glad to have seen you. Good grab on the opc murray!

    1. Ditto- hope you found some good stuff too!

  2. I was in Minneapolis today, but didn't know about any show...shoot!

  3. Nice haul! That Murray is terrific, don't think I've ever seen the OPC version of it.

  4. Wow. Lot's of great stuff. Love all of that vintage... especially that 52T Sievers and the 59T Sporting News All-Stars. Beautiful cards.

    P.S. #1 I just added that 78OPC Murray to my collection as well.
    P.S. #2 Don't think I ever noticed that Gwynn wasn't wearing #19 on that SP card.