Sunday, May 5, 2019

Four 1950's Topps cards

I'm continuing to post some cards I've picked up from various COMC shipments in the past year.  This time, two 1957 Topps and two 1958 Topps.
1957 Topps Larry Doby.
1957 Topps Roy Campanella.
I'm very excited to get my first good cards of both Larry Doby and Roy Campanella.  I want at least one more of both, especially one of Doby with the Indians, with whom he became the second black player in MLB just months after Jackie Robinson with the Dodgers.  Back when I was watching baseball in the late 80s and early 90s, Doby had thus far been excluded from the Hall.  When I rejoined the baseball-watching world a couple of years ago, I was delighted to see that this oversight had been corrected in the interim.
1958 Topps Bill Mazeroski.
1958 Topps Richie Ashburn.
I posted a while ago that I had picked up a 1957 Robin Roberts; usually I try to get cards of Roberts and Richie Ashburn in pairs, since they were the greats of the 1950s Phillies that my dad grew up with.  I decided to slightly split the pair, by matching it with a 1958 Ashburn instead of 1957, just so that I have another 1958.  I posted my first 1958 card before, too; it was of John Roseboro.  And to add a Bucco to the mix, I picked up this 1958 Maz as well.

At first I thought I didn't like the 1957 design so much because it's so plain, and the 1958's with their bright colorful backgrounds seem fun.  But seeing all of these together, I think I do prefer the full photos on the 1957's.  They're all great, though.  Thanks for reading!


  1. Whoa, those are some heavyweights!

  2. I love the '57 Larry Doby, he's got some really neat cards, but I think that one's my favorite.