Saturday, October 21, 2017

Birth Year 1966 Topps trip cards

Yep, I'm old(er) than many of you. Turned 51 last month, and damn if I don't look good, lol. Okay, now that the fun is over let's look at something that really looks good for being 51 years old.

Okay, that Brock is a tad bit off center (but normal for a 51 year old), Mantle has a crease, again normal (wrinkles happen), Phil is showing that age eventually shows up, and heck the checklist is just all marked up.

We can see that the original owner of that checklist had all first 88 cards, lol.

and all the boxes checked again for Series 3.

I'm betting that all the checklists were complete for this guy.

I beginning to think that all though I'd prefer a completely unmarked checklist, they still look pretty good all filled in too.

I am biased when it comes to the 66' set, but who can deny just an all around classic great looking set. I know many would like some action shots like turning two, but..........

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 20, 2017

1965 Topps trip cards

I didn't have a lot of 65's in my collection, so it was a no brainer that I needed all that was in the 2 boxes of vintage I picked up on that "trip that didn't go as planned".

Unfortunately there were only 18 65's. A few good names. And a story....

I guess Roy didn't rate a write up, lol.

Bouton: The other day I was watching back to back episodes of the Dick Cavett show on Decades. These 2 episodes had Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Leo Durocher, and umpire Tom Gorman. Apparently non of these fellows cared much for Bouton or his book Ball Four, just saying.  Anyways, I now need to add Tom Gorman to my famous names binder as there was a MLBer in the 50's as well, a coach in Portland, OR, a tennis player and this umpire. yeah, it qualifies.

Next up will be my birth year 1966.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1964 Topps trip cards

I had a good bit of 64's before this box. In fact, 64' and 59' are the first two Topps sets that my lists went from "haves" to an actual want/need list. ( I also have a needs list for 67" and 70' too).

Anyways, I was only able to add 9 needs to this set, but there a ton of them in the box.

As you can see these are in super condition.

I'm not sure if that is supposed to be an autograph or something else on Dick Groat. It isn't his signature for sure. Looks more like the letter A in a circle. Kids, what can you do?


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1963 Topps trip cards

Here we go. Only 14 63's this go around.

But in pretty good shape, and a clean checklist to boot.

Well, the backside of the checklist is a little dirty, but no markings by pen or pencil.

This checklist has some marks.......

especially on the back.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

1962 Topps trip cards

I was able to add quite a few 62's to the fold. 17 to be exact.

Moon just keeps showing up.

I kind of like the format of these cartoons.

Thank you sir!

Not a bad center piece here.  Robin Roberts reminds me of Will Ferrell in that pic.

Other than the Al Dark card the rest are in okay condition.

A lot of collector's don't like the wood grain set design, but I do. I like here with the 62's, the 55 Bowman (TV) which looks wood grain to me, and even the 87' Topps where in my opinion the only problem was over production, and I'm sure everyone of us can agree on that.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

1961 Topps trip cards

61 Topps is one of my favorite set designs.

Nice center piece.

And a better center piece, crease and all.

That's a wrap for tonight.