Friday, August 28, 2015

1962 Topps #478 Don Zimmer

Two days left to vote in the first-round-closing in the NTNBRVT.
Big get for Red Cardboard here. The Zim is quite popular, and it's reflected in his card prices. I had to wait for a grossly off-centered version to pop up, which is perfectly fine by me.

Oh, but why am I snagging a 50 year old Mets card? Check again. "CIN. REDS" is clear as day on the bottom line. That makes this a Reds card, kiddies. Popeye played 63 games for the Reds in 1962, after playing 14 for the Mets that same year. Both of those would constitute his entire tenures for those teams in his 15 year playing career.

From what I can tell, there are only 2 cards of Zimmer as a Red: This one (and it's stamped buyback) and a 1962 Reds-issued postcard. So I'm halfway to 'Zimmer as a Red' supercollector status. Aw yeah.

Go Reds.

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