Thursday, June 14, 2018

Father's Day '57s

I went on another '57 kick recently, scooping up some more needs for this ambitious setbuild of mine. I used the "Get a gift for Dad" eBay coupon code that popped up the other day for 20% off $50+ to find a couple graded HOFers to get me into the discount threshold.

I'm not concerned with condition for my set, though I am concerned with avoiding counterfeits, so with big name players, I often like to find PSA graded cards, even if the grade isn't great. Yogi Berra here looks good other than some light pencil marks over his face. Hey, just adds more character to a face that already had character to spare. lol

Great to pick up a vintage Yogi. It's my first playing-days card of him (unless you count '65 Topps and his 4 games with the Mets that year.)

And here's a fine looking Richie Ashburn.

Another great from yesteryear and "one of the real 'pros' of the game." Nice to check that one off.

I've got other neat '57s on the way, so expect to see more popping up on the blog over the next week or two.


  1. That Ashburn is one of my very favorite '57s.

  2. That Ashburn is schweeeeeeet! Try erasing the pencil marks on Yogi. HA!
    I kid.

  3. Awesome cards! I spent over an hour on eBay trying to use that coupon... but couldn't find any cards to buy. So what did I do? I bought a Lego set instead.