Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2019 National Pickup - 1957 Topps Frank Robinson Rookie

I don't know if I am going to do a full recap post of "this is everything I got at this year's National" or if I'm going to break the stuff up into multiple posts, but at this moment, I am going to post a few things individually, and them maybe do one post talking about my experiences at the National itself.  We'll see.

This card was definitely not the first thing I bought (that was a stack of signed 1987 Topps), but this was one of the first major purchases.  I had wanted a Frank rookie for some time, and saw this one in a case.  It was actually the first of several Frank rookies that I saw, and it ended up being the most affordable.  I didn't even talk the dealer down in price, because I thought the price was amazing.

The card is off-centered, but otherwise sharp.  I am still sad that Frank is no longer with us, but I am happy that I was able to talk to his widow a bit.  I am happy that I have finally added his rookie card to my collection, and this one is such a great one to add!


arpsmith said...

Nice pick up! I didn't get to go to the National but I was at a card shop on a quick trip to CA last weekend and picked up my own Frank RC for my 1957 Topps set build. My centering is pretty nice but it has a small crease on the top middle. Doesn't detract much from the awesomeness of the card and made the card fit nicely within my budget.

Johnnys Trading Spot said...

Congrats on the 57' Robinson RC! Great addition. I need two of them....one day.