I mentioned recently that I've really been enjoying the 1955 Topps baseball set. With just 206 cards on the checklist and no Mickey Mantle it's a tempting set to chase, but Clemente and Koufax rookies make that unlikely for me. In the meantime, I'm enjoying what "no-name" guys I can scrape up on the cheap. My last COMC order contained a few of them, here are five of those for your viewing pleasure...
When I was a kid, I didn't care much for this set. I think the fact that the cards are over-sized bothered my OCD some. I've grown to love both this set, and its sister '56 set, as I've gotten older though. I like that the fronts have plenty of room for both a portrait and an action shot.
With all the controversy around certain franchise names the past few years, I'm not sure Topps could get away with this logo on a 2019 card?
This set is not only fun, but a good one to collect on a budget as well (at least the commons, anyway). These five are in great shape as far as I'm concerned, and set me back between 75 cents and $1.50 each, with the lot of five adding up to less than $6 total. I'm now at about 20% of a complete set, with 41 cards in my collection. I've certainly got a few more to add and post as well.
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Penmanship Hall of Fame - For not only fitting a lengthy name on the sticker, but for doing so with such great cursive, Ga'Quincy McKinstry goes directly to my collection's penm...
'55 kind of gets overshadowed by the '56 set that came after it but it's pretty spectacular in its own right. Lots to love in this little group.
Right now 1970 and 1972 are the sets that I'm accumulating but not trying to complete, but I might have to give 1955 consideration as a set to semi-go-after... I should, at least, give the Orioles team set a go; maybe after I complete my current vintage O's projects.
I had no idea that Dick Hall started out as a position player, much less enough of one to have a card! I might have to add that bad boy to my wantlist.
I think Topps would "win" any legal battle today with that old Braves logo, they just don't want the hassel that might but shouldn't come with it.
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