Thursday, September 30, 2010

Post #300! Tike to Kick Something Off!

I have finally reached post #300. It took almost 2 years, but I made it. I struggled for a few days trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to do in celebration, and then it occurred to me... Why don't I do what I've been talking about doing for a year, now; blog my entire 1955 Topps set, card for card.

Here is a quick breakdown of what you can look forward to in the set:

  • 206 cards
  • Rookie cards of Sandy Koufax, Harmon Killebrew, Roberto Clemente, Don Zimmer and Ken Boyer
  • Lots and lots and lots of Hall of Famers

I really hope that you all are interested in seeing this set on here, card for card. I had a really fun (and expensive) time putting it together over the course of something like 2 years.

It all started with a Christmas present from my mom and ended with a trip to the card show in Raleigh. In between there were ebay purchases. One of them a drunken ebay purchase (Rizzuto). Only a select few people have seen the set in person and an even fewer have held the Clemente RC without it being in a top loader.

I saw the other day that I lost a reader. I also recognize that my blog isn't the best blog out there, so it is my goal to try a little harder in bringing some interesting topics to the table. I would definitely appreciate feedback on the set and posts. Have any thoughts on how you would like me to lay it out? Any facts you want me to include? I will start the posting tomorrow. I really want to make sure I don't rip off the guy who blogged the entire 1988 Topps set, but I liked a few of the little things he included (a running tab of hall of famers, also a running tab of deceased players, future managers, etc). I'm going to try my best to include information that everyone can find as useful.

Thanks for checking out my blog, please come back again and again!


Captain Canuck said...

cool stuff. scans of both front and back please.

William Regenthal said...

I've got you covered!!

night owl said...

Cool! I'll try not to be too jealous.

Play at the Plate said...

I'm looking forward to this...I have to agree with CC, we need to see both sides. Other than that, do what you think you can. I'll be checking it out.

Drew said...

Awesome idea man! Can't wait to read it all, and congrats on 300!