Time for the next installment of "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's post is all about 1953 Topps. I know, the blog has been heavy on this set as of late. What can I say? In a weird way, selling off the bulk of my graded '53s has motivated me more than ever to go after the set (as well as provided some serious funds with which to do so). When I sold that lot of graded cards off, I kept not only my Red Sox cards from the release, but also the three HOFers from the set featured in today's post.
All three are no-brainers for my Keepers project on the baseball side. They've each been featured on the blog in the distant past, but not for many long years, so I'm excited to show them off again...
This has really become an iconic baseball card, and it's easy to see why. I'd be hanging onto it even if I had to shave my collection down to just 10 baseball cards, forget 1,000. Can't say that for the other two cards in this post, as cool as they are.
That's 14 cards down in the Baseball Keepers collection altogether now, 986 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!
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