Before I left for college in 1993, I made sure that my main binder, with all my best cards, was organized in a way I was happy with, for it to stay that way forever, basically. It lasted about 23 years, until I started to update it in 2016. The binder starts with my favorite Topps cards chronologically, and these are 9-card pages so it only starts with standard-sized cards, i.e. post-1956. Back then, the oldest card I had there was my 1959 Topps Harmon Killebrew, and after that it jumped to my 1962 Topps Robin Roberts. Then I had a 1963 Roberts as well, and then a 1965 Juan Marichal. Then I had all the years after that represented. In updating, I decided I wanted all the years represented. I showed a 1958 John Roseboro, and a 1960 Frank Robinson, but that left 1957, 1961, and 1964 to fill in. So that's what we have today.
1957 Topps Robin Roberts.
Robin Roberts and Richie Ashburn cards, to me, represent my dad. Dad was an orphan in the 50s and lived in a locally well-known orphange/school in Philadelphia. They would take him to Phillies games at Connie Mack stadium every now and then, and he was definitely a Phillies fan. So even though I have a number of Roberts cards already at the front of the binder, I went for one more. This 1957 fits in condition-wise with a few of the others, as you may be able to see the multiple creases in the scan.
I saw a copy of this Duke Snider card on another blog (sorry I don't remember who), and I had to have one for myself. It works perfectly that Duke can represent 1964 in my binder, as well as representing those very early New York Mets teams. It's my second good card of Snider, after the 1955 Red Man tobacco card I showed previously.