time to show my 1957 topps sampler set. this one is different from the others in that i have decided that completing this set is one of my collecting 'stretch' goals. so, i will take the dodgers out of here for my team set (completed!), but look to replace them in the future as a i build the set. i like the colors on the cards, plus the fact that it is the first set at the now standard card size. here's my want list, by the way.
as a reminder, the sampler set consists of (at least) one card from every team, plus (at least) one card from every subset. in 1957, there were still only 16 teams. there were also team cards, a league presidents card, and for the first time, combo cards.
here's the backs of the first sampler sheet
i'll probably start my set building with a random lot and try to pick up some of the star cards here and there over the next, oh, 20 years or so. should be fun.