Surprise #2 finally revealed - I am* finally* ready to reveal the second surprise I had up my sleeve for the Cardboard History Gallery. I didn't expect it to take as long as it did, but ...
Thursday, January 10, 2019
One Card Post - Tough Guy Tallboy
How Much?: $7.00
Why?: I adore the 1964-65 Topps tallboys. Despite being just 110 cards deep, the set is deceptively hard as it contains quite a few very short-printed cards that regularly go for hundreds of dollars in just about any condition. A checklist alone could be quite an adventure. So, I just take the approach of grabbing cheap examples on the rare occasion that I encounter them over the years. That approach has worked well so far, as Reg Fleming here represents my 15th card from the set.
Fleming was known as a tough customer who played with a lot of grit, and was a fan favorite in many of the cities where he spent time during his 20-year professional career. The back of the card features some evidence of this, as the cartoon mentions Reg setting an NHL record for most penalty minutes in a game!