Saturday, September 13, 2014
What's next? Semi-final #2: (7) 1963 Topps vs (3) 1974 Topps
How they got this far:
1963 defeated 1972 and 1960 Topps, gaining 12 votes in both rounds.
1974 defeated 1961 with 16 votes, and then 1969 with 15 votes.
To sum up the first two rounds:
I'm not surprised to see that '63 made it this far. It is a colorful set and a favorite of mine. '63 had a tougher road to get to the semi-finals, defeating two very good releases in both '72 & '60. If it wins the tournament I believe that I would enjoy putting it together, as it will make a nice contrast to the much more plain '64 set that I am coming closer to completing.
If there is one set that I didn't think would make it this far, it certainly would have to be the '74 set. I would have to say that the luck of the draw helped '74 in the tourney, as '61 and '69 Topps aren't particular favorites of a lot of collectors (although the back of the '69 Topps cards are arguably my favorite of the '60s sets...). Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying '74 is a bad set, in my opinion it just doesn't compare to a lot of the '60s sets that were eliminated earlier.
What I think will happen in this round:
I am predicting that the final will have a pair of sets that have circles on the front, as I believe that '63 will move on to the final, and end the surprising run of '74 Topps.
Is everyone going to prove me wrong two weeks in a row? Will '74 Topps pull off another win and advance to the finals?
You tell me. Voting starts.....................
thanks for reading, Robert