The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXV
November 21st, 2012 by slangon

Geez. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. I guess that’s the thing about chasing sets, especially vintage ones. You invariably end up hitting a wall where you’re just not finding any cards that you need in the price range you want for a while. Well, I recently was able to dredge […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXIV
February 19th, 2012 by slangon

Picking up where I left off the other day, here’s the rest of the 1960 Topps cards that I picked up on Sportlots for less than a quarter a pop. #281 Ray Boone I don’t know why, but I always find it vaguely humorous when, on these Topps designs that feature a smaller, black and […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXIII
February 15th, 2012 by slangon

I recently hit up that wondrous Virtual Quarter Bin that is Sportlots in search of some cards that I needed for my 1960 Topps set. I was able to knock off the equivalent of 3 nickel packs and with no doubles to boot. Of course, that would’ve run me 15¢ back in 1960, whereas I […]

I Actually Finished a Vintage Set, Sort Of
January 11th, 2012 by slangon

Yesterday, I had showed off a 1969 Topps Deckle Edge card of Hall of Famer Ron Santo that I got from Reader Jim. Considering how easy it was for me to track down some other cards from that set, I was always a little surprised at how hard it was for me to finally acquire […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXII
December 31st, 2011 by slangon

Here’s the remainder of the 1960 Topps cards that Reader Jim traded me. #81 Russ Snyder Russ Snyder looks to be a pretty, um, shall we say, unexcitable fellow. He played 12 seasons of unflappable ball for 5 teams, including the A’s, the O’s, the White Sox, the Indians and the Brewers. During that time […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXXI
December 28th, 2011 by slangon

Well, Christmas is over. It has been for a couple of days now. I reckon it’s about time to show some cards that I got in a trade with Reader Jim quite a spell ago, but just got around to posting now. Actually, I probably would’ve posted these sooner except for the fact that he […]

Even I Kind of Forgot I Was Collecting This Set
November 29th, 2011 by slangon

It’s been a really long time since I got any cards from the 1969 Topps Deckle Edge set. I’m not sure why. I’m so close to killing it off you would think that I would put a little focus into it and just polish it off, but noooooo. I think before these 2, the last […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXX
November 19th, 2011 by slangon

A while back, Greg at the always excellent Night Owl Cards had posted a certain card of a certain Dodger from a certain 1960 Topps baseball card set that happened to be not only a card that I needed, but one that I had especially wanted for quite a while. In said post, he mentioned that […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXIX
September 30th, 2011 by slangon

Today is a small step in the Quest for the 1960 Topps Set. Just one card. #349 Moe Drabowsky Myron Walter Drabowsky played for 8 teams over the course of his 17 year career. He spent time in Chicago with both the Cubs and the White Sox, in Milwaukee with the Bravos, in Kansas City […]

The Quest for the 1960 Topps Set, Part XXVIII
September 14th, 2011 by slangon

I was recently able to cross off another card from the 1960 Topps set. It’s not a Hall of Famer, but it is one of those kind of in between guys who was really good and is a little bit of tough card to get none the less. #365 Minnoe Minoso The Cuban born Saturnino […]