How's it going out there? I haven't posted for a while, but once a week or so, I've been checking in and reading everyone's blogs. Tonight I was reading and I noticed ATBATT listed in someone's blog roll. Then I noticed I haven't posted in 3 weeks !!! YIKES ! That's the longest I've gone without a post since launching ATBATT, so it's definitely time to stop that slide....
Reviving the Binder Page Heroes series, here comes a page featuring a subset I've been chasing since I started collecting. It's the Baseball Thrills subset from 1959 Topps. These cards are beauties and they commemorate some big moments in MLB history. They cost a pretty penny when they're in good condition, so I'm far from completing the set. That means there are a couple of modern reprints, and a lurker on the binder page, who certainly hold their own. Let's check 'em out....
|How about these cards? Beautiful colorization, action-packed photos, and simple but powerful designs. I feel those thrills just looking at the cards!|
|Leading off is Hammerin' Hank, the Home Run King, hitting exactly as you would expect from him in the Fall Classic. Aaron helped lead the Braves to a 7-game win over the Yankees. Along the way, he batted nearly .400 and punched 3 homers.|
|Reprint Alert - This comes from 2001 Topps. This will have to do until I get my hands on the real mccoy.|
|Reprints or not, I just can't resist these cards. They just scream Old Time Baseball.|
|I picked this one up from a trade with a fellow blogger. One step closer to completion! THANKS, trading partners!|
|This set just drips baseball history. Tiger Kaline finds his way into the set, and we get a bonus view of old time umpire gear.|
|Another Tiger and another consecutive photo action shot. COOOOOL !|
|Finally, one of my vintage faves. '52 Bowman rocking an absolute work of baseball art on cardboard.|
THANKS for reading, everybody ~