I'll say this I'm really enjoying this vintage set building thing. One of my goals for this set was to feature it here on the blog as I build it. In the process, I wanted to do a little research on each player to provide a little meat to the post and in turn I get to learn some great baseball history and pass that on down. If you've wandered over to my dedicated 1963 Topps Project page you know I set a few rules for myself in collecting the set. First was no wax backs and the second was no filler. My main goal was to put together a nice mid-grade set. So that meant no crappy cards. Now that doesn't mean in buying lots I won't get a few cards I consider sub-par for the set. I will. I know it, but I'm not knowingly going after cards under my desired grade which is EX+ or better. I'm hoping to get the best centering possible with sharp corners, but this is 1960's Topps! With that said I'm fairly happy with the cards I've acquired so far.
I've also be posting in groups of three. I think that's a good fit for the blog. Just enough meat to fill you up, but not so sparse as to leave you hungry. And who knows when this is all said and done maybe we might just learn something too. As always comments are welcome.
So enough blabbing here are 3 more cards from the shoebox.
#140 Frank "Taters" Lary
Next, figuratively and numerically we have #141 Manny Mota.
#152 Ron Nischwitz