Friday, February 12, 2010

Filling in Gaps - 1956 Topps Baseball

Today is pay day, and I just blew my entire $60 card budget for this paycheck on a wax box of 2009-10 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey. This is the first wax box I've picked up in quite some time, so I'm pretty excited about it. I'll write up a review sometime in the next couple of weeks when it arrives. In the meantime here are some Red Sox cards I picked up on the cheap last paycheck. I'm ashamed to admit that my collection contained just one single 1956 Topps card prior to winning these 3 on eBay:

#34 - Tom Brewer - This is probably my favorite card of the bunch. It's one of the nicer backgrounds I've seen on a '56 Topps card (although admittedly I haven't seen many).

#93 - George Susce Jr.

#315 - Milt Bolling - Another great background scene on this one. Am I the only one who thinks the Topps Heritage set that paid tribute to these was done poorly?

Well that's about it. A decent start on a '56 Topps Red Sox team set. Total cost was just over $5 and that includes shipping. Not bad huh?

5 comments:

night owl said...

No, you're not the only one. I love the original '56 set, but the Heritage set from '05 doesn't work for me.

Captain Canuck said...

nice. I'm working on my Braves set too... only some guy named Aaron is tough to find cheap.

shanediaz82 said...

Glad I'm not the only one who feels that way about 05 Heritage.

Captain, I've got a similar problem with some dude named Williams...

Collective Troll said...

I agree with you 3. Dont like the Heritage version (which I love for '58). Some guy named Clemente keeps my Pirates set from being done...

dayf said...

Very nice. A red Sox '56 set is a worthy challenge.

Canuck: The Aaron can be found cheap (well cheapish) if you don't mind a Tipton.

Troll: Clemente....? Well that one I've never seen cheap anywhere. It's a HELLUVA card though.

I like the '05 HEritage set, but I'd still take one original '56 over 100 '05 cards.....

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