I got hit with one of those life complications that just made my blog seem so unimportant, and at times left me with no energy to get back into the routine of keeping up with routines. i'm trying to get back to normal...so once again, it's the contest over at Fuji's Chronicles that serves as my inspiration.
i like modern cards as much as anybody else because i love the action of rippin' packs and finding what's inside. however, my real love is in vintage, so it was especially difficult for me to settle on a favorite.
so - let's start with the runner up...
|1959 Topps #550 Symbol Of Courage|
both this runner-up and the winner were acquired back in the day when i regularly trolled through the local card shows. i knew of the campy card and i wanted it. since it's a high number it's a tough find. I looked through many a dealers box before i could find one in good condition, and that fit my budget. it took a while, but that campy cardboard finally got into my collection.
however, as yoda once said..." there is another"(or something like that). presenting my favorite:
|1964 Topps WS Inserts Game 1 #136|
i didn't even know this card existed - but, man oh man, this card has it all ! it's the best Dodger's pitcher ever ! in the Fall Classic ! starting Game 1 ! and the headline shows he struck out 15 !! the vintage photo is awesome. it captures sandy in full stride about to bring the heat down on some hapless yankee. the colors and shadowing are classic of baseball photography from the era. this card just drips baseball and cardboard history. whatta card, indeed.