Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Yogi '57 Topps? Don't mind if I do...

Over the last few weeks, I've pulled a few all-nighters for work, like many of the bloggers out there. We're just finishing up a very busy time by nature of the season we're in, and I'm exhausted. To stay up while waiting for certain deliverables from others, I found myself cruising eBay and Listia.

Then one day, I got an email from eBay saying that I had won an auction for a 1957 Topps Yogi Berra. Shit, what did I do on one of my states of exhaustion? Did I bid on a Yogi thinking it was a good idea. Turns out...yes, I did. But then it came back to me. I came across a decently priced 1957 Topps Yogi with some surface damage. I put in a fairly low bid, forgot about it, and it held up.
The card actually is pretty solid other than being off-centered. No creases, which surprises me. the surface-wear does suck, but the card is over 50 years old. It's life. For the price, I think it's a pretty damn good score. This is my third original Yogi, as I also have a 1959 and 1960 Topps.


  1. Sweet yogi! If there's a fork in the road take it!

  2. Awesome pickup! I've always wanted to own a '50s issue of Yogi.

  3. Congratulations! Great eBay purchase.