Decided to show off some recent pick ups from the decade of the 1960s. The 60s were before my time but there seems to be quite a bit of interesting things going on. We has the rise of the hippie movement and rock and roll music, a ridiculous number of political assassinations (not that even one isn't ridiculous), and the rest of the US finally starting to make some racial integration progress after baseball started 2 decades before. My favorite time to read about is the Giants team of 1962 that were so close to a World Series victory with my favorite player of all time making the last out and being immortalized in a Peanuts comic strip.
Leading off are some Post cards I picked up on the cheap. Many of these were a quarter with none of them being over $1. Have I mentioned how I love the Sportlots auctions! I got a couple of nice players in this group from 1961
I was also able to pick up one card from the 1962 release and it was one of the famous Alou brothers and a future Giants manager.
Finally I got 3 from the 1963 release showcasing stats from the 62 World Series team. That Alou picture looks kinda familiar.
I was also able to pick up 2 cards from 1967 Topps and both are Hall of Famers. I picked up a nice looking Gaylord Perry card for a couple of bucks and the "left ear showing" version of the Juan Marichal check list. I can see why they removed the ear for part of the set. The positioning of his ear with the floating head design just looks off. Two nice pick ups and I am only 9 cards away from completing this team set.
The last group of cards are from 1964 Topps. I really like this design, I think it is primarily due to the orange lettering that goes so well with the Giants. I picked up the Juan Marichal Pitching Leaders card. It also has a couple other fairly decent players joining him. I am also really happy to have picked up this card of the Baby Bull. I only need 4 cards to complete this Giants team set with the most challenging being the Tops in the NL card featuring Mays and Hank Aaron and a high number Gaylord Perry card. I am hoping to finish this one off by year's end.