Sunday, September 7, 2014
What's next? (8) 1959 Topps vs (5) 1967 Topps
The semi-finals will be the first time that I have injected personal feelings/commentary into the opening post. I've tried to be as impartial as possible in the earlier rounds, and now I think a little sentiment may go a long way (for me...lol).
How they got this far:
1959 defeated 1966 and 1965 Topps, gaining 11 votes in both rounds.
1967 defeated 1962 with 16 votes, and then 1976 with 17 votes.
To sum up the first two rounds:
I would have thought that 1959 would have had an easier time in the first round against '66, but it was close. I fully expected a close match against '65, and was a little surprised that '59 gained a quarter final victory (I originally thought that '65 was going to be a finalist, if not win the whole tourney).
I didn't think that '67 would make it by '62 Topps in the first round ('62 is one of my favorite sets). I was pretty sure that it would defeat '76, but didn't think that the voting would be as lopsided. (I thought that '67 may win one round, but not make it as far as the semis---what do I know??)
What I think will happen in this round:
I think that the voting is going to be close in this round, but a lot of people in the last round really surprised me with their strong feelings for '67.
I think that '67 wins this round and moves on to the finals....but that's up to you now, isn't it??
thanks for reading, and for voting! Robert