Posts tagged 1960 Topps
The life of a compulsive collector is never boring: one minute you chase a player’s autos, the next you think you sholud turn to hobby boxes, just to find yourself two minutes later on a bidding war on a rookie refractor.
Then you realize you want something huge and difficult to achieve, just to threaten your bank account, and you dig into the perils of vintage cards.
How much “vintage” these cards would be depends only on your cash: they may be some T206, or some Goudeys, or some 1952 Topps.
I turned my attention to a great set, with many hall of famers on their prime (there are 41 of them in the set), with a beautiful, innovative design: it’s the 1960 Topps.
My first card was this Mathews, and it will be a reference point for what I am trying to do with this set: buying graded cards of hall of famers and other great players, in the PSA 5-6 range, where they are still appealing to the eye but not so expensive that you can’t touch them without a stick.
This Mathews embodies these guidelines well, and so it does the second card I got, a Brooks Robinson graded 6 by BVG, the Beckett vintage specialist branch. I’ll try and get as many cards as possible, then turn to ungraded cards for less famous players.
I don’t know whether I’ll stop along the way or if I can go the distance and actually complete this huge set, but I know I have found a lifetime project to fulfil.