My collecting focus over the past couple years has been about 25% set building and 75% building my Giants collection. While I do trade for an purchase modern cards, the vintage cards excite me most. Recently I have gotten some cards that complete three different vintage sets from three different non-Topps brands.
First up is this 1960 Fleer John McGraw.
Here are the fronts and backs of the entire team set.
The next set I completed was the 1961 Golden Press set. My latest pickup is this Mel Ott card.
The final set I just completed is a big one in my opinion. I have featured several of these pick ups in the blog over the past couple months and here are my two recent acquisitions.
This is one of my favorite sets of all time. This is a 320 card set and features 17 Giants. Each player's picture is shown on a TV set that is framed in wood, I think this is a great design and takes you back to the time the cards were produced. Even the back is cool with the number appearing in a small baseball glove in the upper left corner. I like the cursive writing of the players name at the top and just the overall design of the back is great. This Giants team set has a couple of big ones to secure in Willie Mays and Hoyt Wilhelm and I shared the Mays pick up in one of my earlier blog posts. Here is the complete Giants 55 Bowman set in all its glory.
Don't you hate it when the team set runs 1 card over onto another page? Oh well, I am still so happy with completing this team set.