Over the past couple of years my Dad has been really generous in passing down to me the majority of the cards he had picked up over the years when my brothers and I were kids. I have not done a very good job of posting them and saying thanks, so I plan to start doing that over the next few months.
Today I've got one of my favorites out of everything that's been handed down to me, a beautiful 1964-65 Topps Ed Johnston:
posted recently. I absolutely love these extra large "tall boy" cards, in fact if I was going to chase one '60s hockey set I think this would be the one. As it stands right now Ed here is just my 9th one, and with 110 cards on the checklist I'm quite a ways away from making significant progress. I may decide to go for it if I ever get through with my '70s Topps hockey run first.
This one is particularly cool, as there's just something about vintage goalie cards that I seem to love. I think maybe it's just amazing to me how much the equipment has evolved over the years. Can you imagine a goaltender dressed like this taking a slapshot from one of today's snipers? Ouch! This card is in great shape too, nicer than some of my others from the set.
I'll be posting some more great cards from my Dad in the coming months. Dad, if you read this, thanks!!!
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