Saturday, November 22, 2014

Top Ten Week - Day 7

This entire week will be devoted to various Top Ten lists culled from the ol' card stacks. Because why not. These are mostly based on favoritism as opposed to 'best'. My favorites are based on my own eclectic, fanciful whims. Yeah that's right. I have whims. And they're fanciful. Wanna fight about it?
Links to Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
Today, we're closing out Top Ten Week with my top ten 'Topps Era' vintage. So, 50's, 60's, and 70's.

10. 1968 Topps Johnny Bench/Ron Tompkins

Solid ten-spot. The card on its own is nothing to speak of, but the fact that it's Johnny's RC makes me happy.

9. 1954-56 Exhibits Ted Kluszewski

Sweet oversized oddball from a packing supply company.

8. 1964 Kahn's Bob Purkey

Heh heh. Wieners.

7. 1966 Topps Pete Rose

Vintage Rose is so hard to find on the cheap that I cherish every one.

6. 1957 Topps Ted Kluszewski

This would be much higher if it was in better shape.

5. 1964 Topps Pete Rose


4. 1971 Topps Sparky Anderson

I've always enjoyed this card of Sparky. It resonates with me. I'm sure there's an eloquent reason for it, but it's not coming to me.

3. 1952 Topps Ted Kluszewski

Wait, wasn't this not even the best 1952 according to your previous list? Yeah, well, different list, bub.

2. 1973 Topps Johnny Bench

The best.

1. 1955 Red Man Gus Bell

I really, really like this card. Like, really. Really do. Really. I wish Red Man made bigger sets so I'd have more.

Go Reds.


  1. All nice. I still have the Bench rookie that I collected as a kid.

  2. I love the Bench! I recently just picked up an autographed Pete Rose Rookie card that you would probably love. It wasn't cheap though. At all. I'll be following this blog!