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Friday, March 11, 2011
Vintage Fridays: Bob Boyd, 1960 Leaf #13
This is one of my nifty finds from last weekend's Philly card show. 1960 Leaf is an overlooked set that consisted of 144 black-and-white portraits of players and coaches. A lot of people seem to think that the lack of color and the spartan design elements make it a boring, ugly set, with the contents looking more like mug shots than baseball cards. However, it's certainly distinctive. You so rarely see a black-and-white set that the monochrome look makes it stand out. These photos seem to have more definition than the offerings from Topps at the time. It's also nice to have something different to collect from an era in which Topps was the big game in town. I now have two of the nine Orioles cards from this set; I showed off the Brooks Robinson card last year. What do you think of 1960 Leaf?
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.