Friday, October 24, 2014

Completely Red: 1965 Topps Embossed

We all know these, yes? Inserted into packs of the regular Topps flagship, these cards are near impossible to find in mint condition. Lucky for me, I hate mint condition. The gold-foil-eruption suffers from chips and cracks. The embossing gets smooshed. Being narrower than regular cards, they slide around in card pages, so the corners and edges get dinged. They apparently attract a six-decade-long coating of grime. But hey. This is a completed team set from the 60's. So I have no choice but to love it.

The Reds in the set are top notch. Not only are all three All Stars, all three are in the Reds Hall of Fame. And with Frank Robinson, we have a Cooperstown inductee as well. These were all acquired from a brick-and-mortar card shop that either sells things for suspiciously cheap or ridiculously expensive. You can guess which end of that spectrum I live on.


Cards - 3

RC's - 0

All Stars - 3

Hall of Famers - 1 (Robinson)

Reds Hall of Famers - 3


 22 Frank Robinson 
 42 Vada Pinson 
 68 Jim Maloney 

Go Reds.


  1. Man you are kicking ass on the vintage lately

    1. heh, don't think this entire week has been new stuff. i'm way too cheap to add that much goodness all at once.