Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


1952 Topps
Robin Roberts

So I think I have changed my mind.

A few years back I listed my top-5 favorite Topps baseball cards. The list went as follows:

1. 1971 Thurman Munson
2. 1957 Ted Kluszewski
3. 1953 Satchel Paige
4. 1964 Mickey Mantle
5. 1952 Any card in this set

But after getting this beauty in the mail the other day, It's got to be included in the list. It may even be No. 1. I've been a huge fan of Thurman Munson's second-year card for a long time. It's so much better than any other card made in the 1970s.

But I think there's a new (old) sheriff in town. And I think his name is Robin Roberts. How can I go wrong? Not only is this card of a great Whiz Kid, but it's from 1952.

It amazes me how this set continues to gain in popularity.

Maybe it's because it's simply the best set ever made.

So here's my new list:

1. 1952 Robin Roberts
2. 1971 Thurman Munson
3. 1953 Satchel Paige
4. 1957 Ted Kluszewski
5. 1964 Mickey Mantle

There's my list, what's yours?


Matthew Glidden said...

Very nice! Echo the Munson sentiment and add a few more faves.

- 1956 Topps Carl Furillo
- 1933 Goudey Joe Judge
- 1953 Red Man Roy Campanella (passed along by my dad)
- 1934 Batter-Up Carl Hubbell

Anonymous said...

Munson's '71 is a very sweet card. Any of the horizontal ones from that era have a sweeping, cinematic look to them. The black border on the '71s makes that even more so.