I have a list of 8 sets I am hoping to finish in 2020. Most of these had fairly small want lists and I have recently gotten the cards to finish off 3 of these sets. Today I am going to share the 1961 Golden Press set. The final card I needed to finish this off was card #3 Babe Ruth.
This is a 33-card set of standard card size. The 1961 Golden Press set features full color cards and all of the players are members of Baseball's Hall of Fame. The cards came in a booklet with perforations for punching the cards out of the book. The price of the full intact book is fairly pricey but overall I found this set to be pretty affordable. I tried to look for cards in pretty nice condition but as you will see I wasn't too picky.
I really enjoy oddball cards and this set has that going for it. Additionally, I love the artwork on these cards, they are well done and very colorful. Any set featuring Hall of Famers is great in my book. The backs feature nice write ups about some career highlights and a listing of some key career stats. I found this write up pretty timely as the following year the Ruth's "most famous record" would no longer exist.
Here is the set in all its glory:
Awesome looking set and pretty nice checklist, huh?