NO SLEEP TILL
I had a game plan when I walked into the vintage show this weekend. I had very little time and less money, so I had to be prepared. Here were my goals:
1) FIND SOME BRAVES YOU DON'T GOT
2) KNOCK SOME NAMES OFF YOUR '50s TOPPS LISTS IN THIS ORDER:
- 1953 Topps
- 1956 Topps
- 1951 Topps
- 1954 Topps
- 1955 Topps
3) PICK A FEW COOL CARDS OUT OF THE NON-SPORTS BIN
4) IF THERE'S MONEY LEFT, FIND SOMETHING UNIQUE
There were a few plastic boxes full of $2 and $3 cards from 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956 Topps out on one of the tables. I scrounged through them and managed to find three $2 cards I liked and needed. There were a ton of '55 Topps there. I could have knocked about twenty 1955 cards off my list, but I'm not too crazy about that set so I passed. I eventually settled on what I considered to be the best cards out of the 1954 and 1956 Topps $2 boxes. Oddly enough, the best cards were Bums.
1954 Topps Rube Walker
1956 Topps Don Zimmer
MySpace page. I especially enjoy the quizzical look on Don's face here. He seems to be thinking "The Brooklyn Dodgers won WHAT???"
I also did some damage to another of my '50s wantlists, but that will have to wait for another post...