Friday, February 15, 2013

Maris! Finally.

Over the past two years, I've added a lot of Yankee legends to my collection. A '67 Topps Mantle. A '60 Topps Berra. Numerous Rizzutos. One slugger that eluded me was Roger Maris.

I finally picked up a Maris card, at a hell of a price. I got this 1966 Topps for $7. No creases or wrinkles. Sure, some fuzzy corners, and the centering isn't perfect. However, overall, the condition is really nice.

I won't say that 1966 is my favorite Topps design. It's a bit bland. But I love having a Maris, especially at this price.

What about you guys? Do any of you own an original Maris? Which ones?


  1. The '64 Maris is still one that I have to pick up in order to complete my set. The '66 you have AJ looks really nice though, and at $7 you can't go wrong! Nice pickup!!

  2. I own a '68 Maris as a Cardinal!

    I love it!

  3. Welcome to the club, and that's a great price for it.

    I've got '60-'61, '63, '66-'67 on Maris so far. 6 more to go. It's doable, but it'll take some time. His cards have actually come down to Earth a bit recently, which is kinda surprising given that he's the one with the untarnished single-season HR record. (Yeah, Ruth 'roided! You hear me?!)

    What other major Yankees of that era and further back do you (and the other folks reading this) have so far?

  4. Nice pickup!

    I own Maris's '64 and '65 Topps cards, both are definite favorites in my collection.

  5. (thunderous applause)!!!!!!!!!!!