Friday, September 26, 2014

Fifty Nine

Today's post is brought to you by the number 11.

The "What's next?" tournament has concluded, and the winning set earned 11 votes in each of its 4 wins. 

This set won by scores of 11-9, 11-10, 11-5, and finally this week defeated the Cinderella story that was 1974 Topps by a very close 11-10 margin.


1959 Topps, in all its circular multicolored splendor, is the winner. It will be the next vintage set that I will put together and display for everyone in the blogosphere (at least those who read my blog anyhow) to see.

10 cards down, 562 left to go.  I'm sure that the '59 posts that I generate won't be to the level of the Commish, but I hope at least that I can learn a thing or two along the way. 

Let the journey begin.   Thank you everyone for your votes!

thanks for reading, Robert

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tournament. It was a ton of fun to participate in. Good luck with the set!

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  2. Good luck with the set. Powers looks like Andy Griffith

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  3. Robert, give me a bit of time (We are having work done on the house and things are very crazy) and I'll have some 59's to send your way.

    It's really a great set and you'll appreciate how neat it is with every card you pick up and research.

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    1. Sounds good Bob, I'm sure that I'll appreciate anything you send my way.

      I am looking forward to putting it together now...I imagine it will be a long process, similar to my '64 build.

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  4. I guess the same 11 people carried 1959 to the win! I always liked this set because, on top of all the color and the cool design, I always liked the e e cummings capitalization style going on here.

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  5. Probably my favorite set of all time. I'm four All-Stars and the Yankees team away from completing it myself thanks to some key purchases at the National.

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    1. Sounds good Greg! If you have any dupes, let me know and hopefully we can work something out...

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  6. OK, now the race is on to see who gets Koufax first!

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    1. One question Greg, would it be considered blasphemous if I picked up the Koufax before you?

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