Sunday, August 1, 2010
1953 Topps Elroy Face
When I went to the card show my #1 priority was to get as many inexpensive 1953 Topps short prints as I could manage. There were quite a few in the bargain bin for $5 or less the last time they were in town so I hoped to snag a few. Unfortunately the cheap ones were mostly gone, replaced by better looking but more expensive examples. I made the call to pick up as many cheapo fillers as I could this go around and save the pricey ones for later. Roy here had two different versions of his card. A G/VG copy that retailed at 25 clams, or this one with slight alterations for a fifth of the price. This one has more character anyway. I like how Roy is looking suspiciously towards the now-missing border wondering what the hell happened over there.
That has to be the best cartoon in the entire set.