Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2013 Collection Goal Update - 1969 Topps

One of my goals in 2013 is to complete 5 of the 10 Topps Giants team sets from the 1960s.  Well after a couple recent card purchases, I can knock one of the list - 1969 Topps.

First, I will share the two new cards that finished it off:
 I am not sure if all Frank Linzy cards look this way or I got an odd one but his face is all crackled.  There seem to be quite a few close up portrait shots in this set. 
This Ron Hunt card was my final pickup. We get to see a little more of Ron than we did of Frank.  I like how we can see the stitches on the ball as he readies himself to throw.  This is the highest numbered card in the set but the high numbers in 1969 don't go for much of a premium.

I thought it would be cool to show the entire team set as it appears in my binder pages:
The Giants were well represented in the League Leaders thanks to my man Willie McCovey, Bob Bolin and Juan Marichal.
 The big one here is obviously Willie Mays.  One of his more affordable vintage cards with a "book value" of $40.  I picked this one up in February of 2011 in Cooperstown during my visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame at Yastrzemski's Sports Cards. 
 This is a pretty sweet page with the base cards of Marichal and McCovey along with Willie Mac's All-Star card. I really like the design of the All-Star cards and have picked up a few of other players.
The final page is nice looking as well. I am a fan of the multi player cards that Topps used to feature and of course one titled Giants Heroes is high on my list.  I also really like the Bobby Bonds rookie card with the rookie cup featured.  I also have a nice deckle Willie Mays on this page as well.

One set down, 4 to go to meet my goal.  This won't be an easy or cheap goal as my want list shows all but one set (1963) still has a card with a BV of over $100.  Time to bargain hunt!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck, and enjoy your quest!

    I had all the 1968s and 1969s, and most of the 1967s during their issue years, but recently I've been trying to complete the 1966 and 1970 sets (basically from scratch), so I know how tough it can be, especially with the high numbers.