anyway, like many of you, i never left vintage. just like evita never left argentina. even in my wild years. in fact, in the four and a half years (almost) that i have been running this blog, i have probably focused more on vintage (to me, those are cards that came out before i was born, so pre-1970) than at any time previously in my collection. a lot of it probably has to do with the accessibility of vintage bargain bins and ebay, but i attribute much of it to the vintage that i have seen on the blogs over that time.
at any rate, i am more than pleased to announce that i have completed the topps dodger team sets from 1957 on. in fact, the only cards preventing me from saying that i have all the topps dodger base cards from 1957 through 2012, including traded and update sets are those four red sox turned dodger players that got the ssp's in last year's update set. boo/hiss on topps.
the last card that i needed for the 1957 topps team set? none other than roy campanella.
here's another regular from the brooklyn days - gil hodges
i've always thought that it was nice that hodges got a shout-out in 'field of dreams'.
i picked up the team card around the same time that i got the campanella
i finished up the team set for the first year in los angeles a while back, but there are a few cards that i had scanned that hadn't been showcased yet. like gil hodges
also known as 'rube'. the card above was an upgrade that i picked up at a show last summer. here is the walker card that was in my topps dodger team binder previously
it's been a blast digging through vintage bargain bins and finding vintage deals online the last few years, and really for most of my 35 years of collecting (except for the online part). i kept my promise. vintage, don't keep your distance.