Thursday, August 5, 2010
1954 Topps Preston Ward
The '53s from my card show haul are done, but I got plenty of '54s. I've got about 3 minutes to write this up so I'll be brief. The 1954 Topps set was not one of my favorites when I was a kid. This is probably due to the deep seated neuroses I suffer from. I've always had this weird asperger OCD thing going on which hit its peak intensity during my teen years. Is it any surprise that a set where every card in the set looked miscut would weird me out? This is long before the days of full bleed borders and Strasburg Superfractor enhancements. I've grown to like this set, but this card with a collage of two great looking photos that work by themselves but are somewhat awkward together is bringing back the old uneasiness. I need to go wash my hands a couple dozen times.
The backs of this set are great looking, but infuriating. That's a subject for another post though.