i am straight up stealing this concept from night owl, i know. but, since i recently finished off my 1960's dodger team sets, i figured i would celebrate with a run through the decade with one of the more prominent players.
the 1960's set up nicely for don drysdale, as we get a full 10 cards from which to choose, starting with his 1960 topps card
it's horizontal, it's got two photos, and it's got good hair. i like how the hatless big d is admiring his black and white self.
here's 1961 topps
young looking don with a squat hat. simple, yet elegant.
methinks we have seen that photo before.
so far, don really likes looking to his right. here, he seems unaware that a black and white version of himself is down and to the left. this photo reminds me of the 1957 set thanks to the stadium and the ads in the background.
he's looking at the camera! or at least in its general direction! and he's smiling. none of the 'bob gibson intimidates me' look on this card.
i should probably look to upgrade this card. and, for the first time ever, we have two consecutive years in which topps gave us proof that drysdale had hands.
so, there you have it. a trip through the 60's with don drysdale. now, which one is your favorite? sound off in the comments because i haven't figured out how to add a poll widget yet. and don't forget to vote in that other thing going on today.