Tuesday, February 5, 2013
1951 Topps - The Rizzuto chase continues
In my quest to pick up an original Topps card of Phil Rizzuto, I had to have this one. I'm still chasing the 1952 Topps white whale, but this one is even older!
1951 Topps are cool. I know they don't get mentioned in the same breath as other Topps issues from the '50s, as they were a different ballgame...literally. But they do hold a meaningful place in the hobby as Topps first entry into the baseball card world.
This card is in decent condition. A slight crease in the upper right and some fuzzy corners, but overall really nice. The color is great.
Once I grab a '52 at some point (it will happen), I'll probably start focusing on Bowman, as well as some oddballs, such as Wheaties.