Time for the next installment of "Cardboard Keepers", a thought experiment where I theoretically whittle my entire collection down to just 2,000 cards; 1,000 baseball keepers and 1,000 other keepers.
Today I've got a trio of baseball cards joining the project, each of which feature the great Carl Yastrzemski!
a Ted Williams card, so it makes sense to go with arguably the second most popular player in Red Sox history this time around with Yaz. I was a tad too young to ever have been able to see Carl play with my own two eyes, as I'd only just turned a year old when he made his final MLB appearance. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate the man though, and no proper Red Sox collection could be considered complete without some Yaz representation!
I aspire to someday complete the entire run of Yastrzemski's Topps cards from his playing days, but as it stands now this '63 is my earliest card of his. An aesthetically pleasing card as 1963 Topps goes, if you ask me.
Carl had a monster year in 1965, leading the league in doubles, on-base percentage, and slugging en route to his second All-Star selection and second Gold Glove award. He finished 10th in American League MVP voting.
That's 18 cards down in the baseball Cardboard Keepers collection altogether now, 982 to go. You can see the virtual album here if you're interested.
I'll be back with more keepers soon, in the meantime thanks for stopping by!
Clueless about blackless - I am not as obsessive about variation and error cards as some collectors, particularly when it comes to the minute "errors" that people chase with cards ...