Part of the haul I brought home from the card show on the weekend was a half dozen beauties from the '59 Topps set.
I really love the Rookie Stars subset, and these two cards have me owning just over half of the 31 cards needed. What I didn't realize until looking at the scan is the other 4 cards provide a nice cross section of the different background color schemes that the 59 Topps set employs.
While those 6 cards came from the monthly card show, I picked up this checklist as part of the '64 Topps purchase on eBay. The '59 checklists are really cool, and this one turned out to be even better.
Not only is the front a great shot of the Chicago White Sox, it's in decent condition, and features the old flying white sock logo. Excellent!!
As great as the front was, the back for me was even better...
With these cards in the bank, I'm just 48 cards shy of owning half of the '59 Topps set. I never thought my progress on this set would move along this quickly. Then I remind myself, there are a lot of big names that I still haven't even looked at yet. Names like Mantle, Gibson, Berra, Aaron, Mays are all out there.
As someone mentioned in the blogosphere recently...it's a marathon, not a sprint, right?
If that's the case, I'm glad because I'm too old and out of shape for sprinting...
thanks for reading, Robert