Back at the beginning of the year I laid out my goals for 2013, as many bloggers do. In some areas, such as growing my Red Sox and Whalers collections, and trading, I've done very well. In others, not so well. My desire to complete a 1953 Topps set in PSA 6 grade is one of those areas that's been a bit neglected. At the end of 2012 I'd accumulated and posted an even 50 cards from the set, and I stated that I'd like to increase that number to 65 by the end of 2013. So far I've posted exactly one and we're already in April, time to get moving!
For some reason the Red Sox decided to tamper with the situation and moved Ellis Kinder to the bullpen for the 1951 season. He responded by leading the league in appearances (63) and saves (14), and again finishing in the top 10 for AL MVP voting. Ellis saw the most action of his career the season this card was released, as he appeared in a league-leading 69 games in 1953, posted a career best 1.85 ERA, and finished with 27 saves, also tops in the league.
Set Progress: 52 of 274 (19%)
A Shlabotnik 12-pack - I'm so backlogged with trade packages that tonight, when I had a few minutes free for a change, I decided to just randomly grab one from the stack I have w...