Monday, June 19, 2017

The 30-Day Baseball Card Challenge: Day #10

Tony, the wonderful writer of the “Off Hiatus Baseball” blog, started a fun activity based off the “30-Day Music Challenge” that Twitter users were taking. The list of challenges looks like this:

Today, we’ll continue with Challenge #10: One of your favorite cards from the 1960’s.

OK. This is pathetic. In the last challenge post, I lamented the fact that I only had three cards from the 1960's in my collection. Well, for this challenge I had to choose between two cards.


I have managed to accumulate two cards from the 1960's in my Red Sox collection? What's wrong with me?

Honestly, I sort of understand. For one thing, the Sox in the 60's weren't very good. Not a lot of desire on my part to gobble those cards up. Besides' the Yaz cards are expensive. In my case, that decade is a bit of a tweener. Not old enough to be "cool vintage" like a 1956 Topps. The players are too recent to be legends, but not recent enough to be players I was personally a fan of. When the 70's come around, there are at least players I've seen play. Plus, the cards themselves fall into the same trap. Take this card.

See what I mean? Not old enough to be a great painting from the 50's, but not new enough for a modern action shot from the seventies. Just a bleh mix of poor printing and boring pictures. 

So I forgive myself for not chasing any of these cards down. But, it's still fairly pathetic. Especially since there are several players from the Red Sox Hall of Fame who played in the sixties. Apparently I need to make an effort to gather their cards. I need them to round out my collection.

Because two cards covering ten years is just sad.

1 comment:

  1. Every collection is different... just like every collector is different. 1965 Topps is one of my favorite designs, so I've been picking up a single here and there over the past few years. Before that... I didn't have many 60's cards either.


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