Here are the newest additions to my 1956 Topps Baseball Project, along with a couple other vintage cards I added to the order:
I also picked up two more vintage cards, in case I couldn't meet PSA's 25-card minimum. This is one of a handful of '59's I've accumulated, but I've got no plans to start the set.
George Susce 1959 Topps #511 ($2.50)
The centering isn't great, and the top left corner is dinged (it actually looks worse in the scan) but other than that it's a beauty. I think this is a high-number, too.
Joe Torre 1971 Topps #370 ($1.04)
I'm not exactly a fan of Torre or the '71 set (too much black, and too susceptible to chipping/paper loss) but I like cards that say "cards" and this was Torre's MVP season.
Many of these are good candidates for my next/last PSA submission - but I still have ten days to decide whether to get them graded or keep them as is. Right now my '56 set is about half and half, and I wont be renewing my subscription after it expires in April. I'll keep you posted.
As I started writing this blog post, my first order from Just Commons arrived. I'll discuss these cards in more detail tomorrow, but I wanted to include one card here.
The dozen cards in this post were all purchased on COMC. None of them cost more than $4.13 each (Groat, Pierce, and Ron Jackson) When I filled my cart with commons on Just Commons, I was amazed at the selection of 10- and 15-cent singles available. I had intended to fill some team and set wantlists, but after two hours of shopping I still hadn't reached the minimum $15 for free shipping. Andso I checked their selection of 1956 Topps cards and took a chance on a $6 Walker Cooper card that was listed as an "EX".
Does this look like an EX?
I should have just paid the damn shipping charge. Lesson learned.
Hope you all have a great weekend!