Invasion of the 6-for-5 Bin
February 27th, 2010 by slangon
This is actually the last of the initial 2 giant hauls from the 6 for $5 bin. Luckily for you, I actually have to run to the card shop later today to grab some binder pages to fit some 1950′s cards that I’ve recently acquired.
But let’s see what’s in this last “pack”.
1973 Topps #90 Brooks Robinson
I’ve gotten quite a few of these ’73′s over the last month or two, enough that I’m beginning to contemplate collecting the set. Most of them have come from this very same 6-for-5 bin, so most of them are Hall of Famers. That further makes me contemplate collecting the set since a good chunk of the star players are already out of the way. Of course when I look at the checklist and see how many more star players I would need to get, I start to think it might not be such a good idea. Man, there were a lot of good players back in 1973. Regardless, here’s Brooks Robinson. I don’t know if those little position player icons on the bottom right are representations of any specific players, but if they were to be, I would imagine Brooks should be the little man for third base.
1960 Topps #193 Dick Hyde
One thing I really love about looking at old baseball cards is seeing how many nerds were playing the game back then. Doesn’t Dick Hyde look like the kind of guy that missed most of Spring Training because he was too busy with tax season. Looking at this card also makes me wish that when the Expos moved to D.C. they just revived the Senators name instead of taking the Nationals. I guess they chose not to since the Senators were traditionally an American League team, but still. It’s be awesome.
1960 Topps #347 Ed Bouchee
I like this picture of Ed Bouchee. He looks like either A) he farted, or B) somebody off camera is trying awfully hard to make him laugh and he’s about to crack. Another reason I like this card is that Ed Bouchee was an Original Met. I always like these old cards because I love seeing the past logos for different teams. That Phillies logo is pretty cool, but I can’t quite figure out whats going on. Is it supposed to be like an atomic particle?
1965 Topps #35 Ed Charles
1963 Topps is defiantly my favorite Topps set from the 60′s, but this ’65 set is quickly moving up the ranks. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I have so few of them. I think counting my Mets collection I have 7 maybe, 2 of which are non-Mets. Although maybe that should be only 1 since in my mind Ed Charles will always be a Met. Athletics fans may disagree with me considering he was an A for 5 1/2 seasons and a Met for only 2 1/2. But still, he was a Miracle Met, so to me, he will remain a Met.
1965 Topps #121 Gene Alley
I keep inadvertently getting cards of guys who I’ve gotten custom cards signed by. I don’t know where I’m going with that. I’m just saying. Anyway, another fine example of a 1965 Topps, which is featuring possibly my favorite sports logo of all-time. I of course am talking about the ’50′s and ’60′s Pittsburgh Pirates logo. Is it just me or is Gene in a more classic catcher pose than a shortstop pose?
1966 Topps #74 Don Mossi
Finally, we have a 1966 Topps card of the Babe Ruth of ugly, Mr. Don Mossi. I’m seriously thinking about starting a player collection of Don. His cards are some of the most fun I’ve ever seen. I heard that when he pitched, the catcher didn’t need to use signs. He would just whisper what pitch he wanted and Don was able to hear it.
Well, that does it for the 6-for-5 bin. For now. Hopefully, I’ll be able to pick up some nice stuff when I head over there later.